Question: Am I supposed to just drink green smoothies the rest of my life?
Answer: No way!
Whether you are doing a 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge or not, the goal is never to only drink green smoothies—we want you to eat normal meals, too! Having one green smoothie a day without even changing your regular diet moves you in the right direction towards healthy eating. That’s what the green smoothie lifestyle is all about!
However, if you’re looking for a little more guidance when it comes to what else you should be eating while you’re gulping the greens, we suggest you eat real food that is free of processed sugars and ingredients.
A general rule for us: “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.”
We love replacing one meal a day with a green smoothie or having it as a snack, but you can bump it up to two meal replacements if you’d like! When drinking a green smoothie as a meal replacement, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter) and healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil) to complete your meal. Or, you can snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie. This will keep you satisfied throughout the day.
What if I want to take healthy eating to the next level?
If you want to step up your healthy eating game, then we recommend checking out Fresh Start: A 21-Day Cleanse. This is a step-by-step meal plan, with daily green smoothie recipes and whole food recipes created by our resident holistic nutritionist. The recipes are out-of-this-world delicious and so good for your body! We even have a free 1-Day cleanse download to get you started.
Here’s what a few rawkstars had to say after finishing the cleanse:
“I feel a lot healthier and am back on track with planning my meals which really helps me continue eating well. I am mentally happier and feel more as one in my body. I have also lost 8 pounds which is good especially since my goal was to eat well. Losing the weight was done in a healthy natural way and was just a happy side effect.” — Barbara
“I feel soooo good! I have way more energy, I’ve lost 7 pounds, I sleep through the night and wake up refreshed and clearheaded. I have an entirely new relationship with food.” — Raven
“I feel more energized and cleaner in the sense that I don’t feel bloated and heavy. I feel fresh from the inside out.” — Ariel
“I became more energetic without the needs of having any tea or coffee. I am more committed to a healthy and balanced diet.” — Shu Jin
You can find out all about Fresh Start: A 21-Day Cleanse here!