Green Smoothies: Why and How?


Downing a glass of green pulpy stuff has been the craze for a while now… But green smoothies are not just a trend, they’re here to stay and here’s why!Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 6.01.29 PM

What is a green smoothie?

It is very simple actually, a green smoothie is just that, a smoothie with a base of leafy greens, fruit to cut the bitterness and help with digestion and liquid.

Here are some of the reasons why I love green smoothies:

Not only do green smoothies actually taste good they are also a wonderful way to get nutrient dense raw leafy greens into your daily diet.

Packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients, green smoothies not only give your body the best defenses for disease, but you are ingesting a variety of natural substances that are essential for optimum health, fitness and wellbeing.

These whole foods when blended provide a power pack boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients without bogging down your digestive system. The best natural energy booster out there!

Drinking green smoothies is a great way to get all your greens in. Many of us do not consume enough greens. By drinking two or three cups of green smoothies daily you will consume enough greens for the day to nourish your body, and all of the beneficial nutrients will be well assimilated.

Do green smoothies taste like grass?

No, the good news is, if made properly, a green smoothie tastes just as good as a smoothie of another color! The greens may add plenty of color to your recipe, but they shouldn’t alter the taste much at all. If you do make one that is slightly bitter for your liking, just add more fruit. Some greens are hidden (in terms of flavor) better than others. Spinach for example, is fairly neutral in taste, while kale has a stronger, more bitter flavor. 

Summary of Sexy Fit Vegan’s ebook, How to Make Your Own Superfood Protein Shakes:

1. Choose your base. There are many different liquids you can choose from to use as the “base” of your green smoothie. First, there are many store-bought milk substitutes. It’s best to choose one that is “unsweetened” so you can create a smoothie that is free of any added sugars. Second, you have the option of making your own nut milk. It’s actually much easier than you may think. My favorite nut milk recipe can be found at A third option is using coconut water, which will create great flavor with less creaminess. Coconut water also has plenty of health benefits including providing us with valuable electrolytes for hydration.

2. Seeds are a staple for your super food green smoothie. The three super food seeds that SFV recommends adding are hemp, chia, and flax seeds. All three are high in protein and fiber, and hemp seeds are among the few plant foods that are a complete protein.

3. Use Popeye Power to make it a Green smoothie. Popeye was smarter than he looked! Dark leafy greens are, calorie per calorie, the most nutritious foods on the planet! 

4. Choose a thickener. Depending on how thick you like your shake, either banana or, believe it or not, avocado, can be added if it needs to be thickened.

5. Fruit Favorite. Now that we have the base ingredients set, it’s time to decide if you want to go with a fruity flavor, or go a different route (Ella gives you some great ideas!)

6. Super food add-ons. Depending on your individual health considerations, there may be additional supplemental foods that would be appropriate additions to your smoothies. Learn about the benefits of amla and maca powders in the book.

7. For the fitness freaks. If you are extremely active, do high-intensity workouts, and/or are looking to gain muscle mass, you may want to consider a few ways to get the extra energy and protein you need. Ella gives some great tips for making your green smoothie especially helpful to make gains.

8. Va Va Va Vitamix. A high-speed blender is a key component in successful shake and green smoothie creations. Many of the ingredients SVF suggests simply require a quality piece of equipment to fully breakdown and blend together.

**As always we recommend keep an open mind,and only use fresh, local, organic ingredients to receive optimal benefits

Enjoy incorporating more green smoothies into your daily routine! Find more awesome smoothie recipes in The Six Weeks to Sexy Abs Meal Plan as well 🙂









Detox From the Inside Out With Kaeng Raeng

Kaeng Raeng Vegan

I was recently introduced to a line of nutritional and skin care products that are not only certified vegan, but also unique and effective… Meet Kaeng Raeng.

I was fortunate enough to be able to try all the Kaeng Raeng products and was impressed by everything! The body care line, which was actually developed as a supplement to the nutritional line, is now part of my every day routine. Every product is part of a total body detoxing system. The idea is that we need to detox from the inside out. This is a philosophy I believe in, and realize that the convenience of making a shake can make this cleanse do-able for even the busiest people. Plus, with the cleanse, the directions mention that you can eat all the raw veggies and fruits you want, which means keeping up with your workouts and not being hungry (and grumpy) for the entire span of the cleanse. I think this is a huge bonus. 
The other fact that attracted me to the company is that Kaeng Raeng’s nutritional and body care products are all 100% vegan and cruelty free, gluten free, non-gmo, caffeine free, soy free, peanut free, and contain NO artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. They are also hand made in small batches right here in the USA with only locally sourced ingredients. They are even certified vegan by This is not something that many companies can claim, and if you are like me, I want to support ecologically sound, cruelty free, local companies as often as possible.
Here is information on each individual product…

The Kaeng Raeng Cleanse:

Kaeng Raeng Cleanse is a nutritional meal replacement cleanse program that delivers you results without sacrificing taste, convenience, quality, or your sanity.

A short-term cleanse is a great way to reset your health, jumpstart weight loss, bolster immunity, improve digestion, and enhance skin and hair quality. Flush toxins and impurities and start feeling incredible!

Choose your timeline – either 3 or 6 day. The 6-Day program is ideal for those trying to lose weight. You’ll receive 3 packets per day (9 or 18 total) of the detox program you choose. The program is simple and straight forward: just drink one pouch per meal time (3 times per day). You can also eat as many raw fruits and veggies as you want! There’s no fasting, no starving yourself.Kaeng Raeng Cleanse Detox

How to drink Kaeng Raeng Cleanses:

For the Health Novice:
Mix Kaeng Raeng into your favorite smoothie adding at least 24oz of water plus juice, non-dairy milk, and raw fruits and veggies.

For the Health Conscious:
Mix Kaeng Raeng with at least 18oz of water plus 4-8oz of juice.

For the Health Nut:
Mix Kaeng Raeng with just water.

Cleanse Ingredients:

Kaeng Raeng Detox Cleanse Ingredients

Daily Green Energy:

Kaeng Raeng Daily Green Energy is an all natural, organic green superfood + protein powder drink mix with probiotics and energizing B vitamins. The Daily Green Energy is a great way to ease in or out of a Kaeng Raeng Cleanse and is safe for daily use. With caffeine free energy, 12 real fruits and vegetables, stomach-settling ginger, organic pea protein, and vegan probiotic cultures, the Daily Green Energy is a great way to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. Use it for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or before or after your daily workout. Safe for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

kaeng raeng Daily Green Energy

How to drink Kaeng Raeng Daily Green Energy:

For the Health Novice:
Mix one pouch with your favorite smoothie adding at least 12oz of water plus juice, non-dairy milk, and raw fruits and veggies.

For the Health Conscious:
Mix one pouch with 6oz of water plus 2-6oz of juice.

For the Health Nut:
Mix with 8-12oz of water only.

Daily Green Energy is certified organic, certified vegan, and certified gluten free and made with only non-gmo ingredients.

Daily Green Energy Ingredients:KR-ingredients


Kaeng Raeng’s Body Line

Cleansing Clay (Activated Charcoal Face Mask):

Kaeng Raeng Cleansing Clay Mask
Our amazing, best-selling mask has been reformulated and made even better with a longer shelf life and smoother finish!
Draw out impurities and revitalize your skin with KR Cleansing Clay: your facial in a jar! Life & Style Weekly calls our clay a “Miracle in a Jar”! KR Cleansing Clay is a unique formulation of two highly absorptive clays and activated charcoal, an absorptive carbon that can attract and hold 200 times its volume in impurities, making it the perfect ingredient to help draw out toxins. High end spas charge several hundred dollars for these specialty masks, but now Kaeng Raeng has brought the spa to your home! KR Cleansing Clay contains powerful botanical healing properties, mineral rich exfoliation, and luxurious essential oils which help to improve circulation and calm irritated skin.

After Glow Facial Serum:

 Kaeng Raeng Facial Serum

When you’ve finished your cleanse, you know your skin looks incredible. Keep up your new glow with After Glow, a daily nighttime moisturizing serum.

KR After Glow is a special, 4-way blend of antioxidant rich organic oils, handpicked for their abilities to brighten and renew skin. These luxury oils make our blend exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids, tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, and squalene. These are all vital elements that defend against free radicals damage, brighten skin, and minimize fine lines for deeply hydrated, glowing skin. This must-have lightweight serum smooths on and absorbs quickly and deeply to make even the driest skin feel amazing. Lavender, Frankincense and Neroli Essential oils provide anti-bacterial properties to treat and prevent breakouts as well as powerful healing properties to help regenerate skin, fighting age spots and acne scars. Best for normal to dry skin.

How to Use: Apply a dime-sized amount to clean, dry skin daily at nighttime. One 1oz bottle lasts approximately 30 days.

Ingredients: Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Rosemary Antioxidant (Extract)

Detoxfoliant Scrub:

 Kaeng Raeng Body Scrub

Our new luxurious body scrub, the first in our natural body care line, exfoliates impurities and replenishes your skin, leaving a silky smooth finish you’ll have to feel to believe. Use it during a cleanse to extend detoxifying benefits, or enjoy daily. Don’t forget: what goes on your body goes in your body, so we kept it all natural and chemical free.

How to Use: In the shower or bath, stir contents of jar with stirring stick or finger then apply to wet skin. Massage gently, exfoliating dead skin cells. Rinse well and pat dry.

Ingredients: Himalayan Pink Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Virgin Shea Butter, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Vanilla Absolute Essential Oil

So there you have it! You can buy products individually or choose one of their many different packages based on what you need (such as the “Beauty Package,” “Super Cleanse Package,” and “Bridal Party Package.” Give Kaeng Raeng a try and let me know how you like it!