Simply Healthy Family: Detox Day 2: Breakfast In a Glass, Start Your Day Off on a Good Note!

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Detox Day 2: Breakfast In a Glass, Start Your Day Off on a Good Note!

Smoothies are one of my favorite healthy breakfasts. They are delicious obviously but also because if you put a few healthy ingredients in them they are also the perfect breakfast IMO. Pick up a bag of toasted flaxmeal which is pretty easy to find these days at most well-stocked markets. Flax adds fiber and essential Omega fatty acids and it has a wonderful mild nutty flavour perfect in smoothies as well as oatmeal, muffins etc.
Flax is very high in lignans, which have anti-tumor properties—lignans act as antioxidants that could mirror the results of Tamoxifen, the anti-cancer drug for breast cancer.

Check out these 25 Healthy Smoothies from Whole Living.
Also, don't forget to click my smoothie link on my right side bar for easy, healthy and quick ideas!


Apple Carrot Ginger Smoothie


Carrot-Mango-Herb Smoothie
Kiwi Smoothie

Banana-Oat Smoothie






Mona Claire loving her Berry-Tofu Smoothie with Flax



Mix it up a bit! We have a breakfast Gazpacho 3-4 times a week too. Yup, my kids love them!



Keeping a daily journal holds you accountable and keeps you on track!
I carry a small note book to jot down what I eat and my thoughts.
I also just downloaded the 'LivingStrong' App for my IPad which is an excellent calorie counter, nutritional data base, excersise tracker and more!
Also, it will be nice ( I hope ) to look back and see my progress!




BTW, this is what we had for dinner. 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili, slightly adapted from
Whole Living. I added kidney beans and more veggie juice.



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9 comments:

  1. Baby steps is the way! I can't believe your little ones drink those smoothies happily. That just goes to show your motto that if you buy healthy food, children will eat it.

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  2. Im totally loving your blog. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
    One thing that I cant resist in the morning is a cup of coffee...but I bet I could swap it for one of those yummy smoothies. Your little one is so adorable:) I will be back soon and now Im off to read more of your posts:)
    Kisses and enjoy your day

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  3. Hi Gwen - thanks so much for stopping by my blog - it's nice to "meet" you :-)

    Your smoothies look fabulous, but I especially love your journal note and your sense of humour. I love that you had the hamburger AND the glass of wine - always enjoy a woman who doesn't do things by halves. No point, I say, in having just a little bit of a "fail" (questionable point of view anyway), which would only make you feel miserable - do it spectacularly, I say, enjoy it, and begin again tomorrow.

    Baby steps is exactly right - I like to think of eating the elephant just one bit at a time!

    Sue :-)

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  4. Good for you! I love jotting down thoughts and goals. So much easier to focus on things that way. Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh your smoothies do look so very good. One of the benefits of living in Texas is that I'm in the mood for cold smoothies all year round. Thank you for sharing your healthy food ideas...and your own thoughts and goals during this journey. I hope you have an abundant day tomorrow!

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  6. Your smoothies look so inspiring - and I'd love to make a smoothie with flaxseed, never tried this before! Where can I find your banana and oat smoothie recipe?! it sounds fabulous!

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  7. P.S. I found the recipe @Wholeliving, thank you for the link! I'd love to try their chamomile banana smoothie as well!

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  8. I love smoothies too! Yours look incredible! Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing this on Fresh Clean and Pure last week, also! Roz

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  9. I love smoothies too! Yours look incredible! Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing this on Fresh Clean and Pure last week, also! Roz

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