Monday, 6 February 2012

30-in-30!!!

Hi Everyone!

So I have just had this cool idea whilst driving home from dropping Saana off to school, and its all thanks to Kate Walker!! ;)


Kate recently contacted me on Facebook asking about how I make my green smoothies (without exotic ingredients, LOL!) and she and her husband are going to start having green smoothies for breakfast too! I thought it was so cool that by me talking about this, it has inspired someone else to give it a go - perhaps they had already heard of green smoothies etc and now after reading how great i'm finding them, it was just that extra little "push" they needed? Who knows! But regardless I think its just awesome!


So here is my little brainwave: how about we try to SPREAD that love? I'm going to start small and ask that 30 of you, my friends, family and followers, make the choice to join me in having a Green Smoothie for breakfast each day, by the end of 30 days, so 30-in-30! All you need is a blender, some leafy greens, some beautiful fresh fruits (and nuts too if you like) and a positive attitude! To join me in this, leave a comment on my blog, or on my wall on Facebook, or email me and let me know you're joining in, and lets see if we can have 30 of us by the 6th of March!


All you need to do: 1) Start whizzing up and enjoying your own Green Smoothies for breakfast each day. 2) Start feeling totally awesome in the morning and always being "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed"!!!
3) Contact me by commenting on the blog, or via Facebook or email, to let me know you've joined the 30-in-30 project!


What I will do: 1) Continue posting daily or at a minimum every 2nd or 3rd day on this blog, and in particular; 2) Post information about Green Smoothies, why drink them, benefits, how to, etc 3) Provide ideas/recipes for different flavour combinations for your green smoothies! 4) Keep track of the number of people joining and be your "Green Smoothie Cheerleader"! LOL :D


Love and Health! xxxx

42 comments:

  1. Go Brook! I think there's a green smoothie revolution happening - everyone's talking about them :D That's great. Haven't had mine yet today - had young coconut water & meat, some mango, and buckwheat-almond-quinoa-blueberry pancakes for breakfast! If I miss it in the morning, I have it for afternoon tea :) Love 'em!

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    1. So you're number 1 then Jo! :D Thanks for the support, its going to be RAWsome! teehee

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  2. Count me in. I love this idea, and it's just the extra "push" I need to make sure I squeeze a green smoothie in each day.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Woohoo, that's fantastic, you're number 2! I have a feeling we'll be up to 30 before I know it!

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  3. I'm in, I've been doing this pretty much every morning for a week anyway - yay! Love smoothies :)

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    1. Great Lanie, Welcome! It's great that you're already doing this, I bet you've got heaps more energy than before you started having Green Smoothies! You're number 3! :D

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  4. Count me in, I have a smoothie for brekkie every day anyway but never made a green one, does it change the taste? what can i add? any recipe ideas? whats your facebook link, i rarely blog and found this from quirky Jo!!

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    1. Amanda thanks so much for joining in! The only difference is a green smoothie has no dairy (so don't put milk in if you usually do) and it has some leafy greens in it! If you use Baby Spinach or Butter Lettuce to start with no it doesn't change the taste too much at all, you can move on to other greens later once you're used to it. I'm putting recipes up each night for the next day starting tonight. Have added facebook like button on the top right of the blog, hopefully you can find me from there. :D

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    2. does kefir count as milk? im guessing it does, i cant have lettuce but baby spinach should be fine, what other greens? with all my supplements in there it doesnt taste fab anyways!

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    3. Yes Kefir is made with cows, goats or sheeps milk so its still dairy. Any leafy greens you want, experiment and let me know what tastes good lol!

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  5. Yep, I'm in. We recently watched a David Wolfe DVD in which he talked about the importance of having a liquid breakfast because our digestion is sluggish in the morning etc. My 11yo son overheard what I was listening to, and said he wants to do it too. So we now start the day with 2-4 glasses of lemon water, and then a smoothie (usually green). Some days we have a green juice, THEN a green smoothie (other days we have the juice later in the day, but always on an empty stomach). I'm always looking out for inspiration and new recipes to try, so count me in! (Now I've just got to get the other members of the family interested lol)

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    1. Woohoo, number 5! Watch this space, thanks for joining in! :D

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  6. Hi Brook, I'm also a TMX owner and mother of two and would love to do the challenge but can't find you on Facebook.
    Sarah Drew Hale

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    1. I see you found me on FB, and I've just created a Chookie's Cookin' Page on FB too, like button top right of this blog. :D You're number 6! YAY!

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  7. I'm in... i would love for you to post recipes or just what ingredients you have smoothied for the day

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    1. I'm onto it Michele! Thanks for joining! It's going to be great! Watch this space. :)

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  8. I have never had one but would love to start enjoying them everyday. Count me in! An advance notice of some ingredients would be great as I have two small children :-)

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    1. Could I just have your first name please to make sure I haven't counted you from FB lol! I don't want to count ppl twice. You're Number 8! Watch this space, I'm going to put a shopping list up tonight! :D

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  9. This will b easy for me, I have been doing this for months already! Im in!

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    1. Fantastic Sarah! Welcome, You're number 11!! (A couple more friends joined me via Facebook, YAY!) :) Stay in touch!

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  10. Well, this is divine intervention or something. Only today I walked into my local green grocer and asked if there was any Kale nearby. :) I have been inspired by the docco "Fat, SIck and Nearly Dead" and have decided to incorporate a vegie and fruit juice into my day. Would you mind terribly if I don't have it for breakfast? I can't get out the ingredients that my intolerant kids can't eat while they're still at home. But when they're at school, all bets are off!! Oh, I get 2 bunches of Kale tomorrow. ;)

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    1. Welcome frillypants! So fabulous that you've decided to join in! :D You're number 12! I think a green smoothie is best first thing in the morning as it really kick-starts your day, BUT I don't think it REALLY matters when you have it. Having one at any time of the day is better than not having one at ALL! So have it whenever you want - maybe a mid-morning power smoothie would be just thing thing for you! I'm so jealous of the Kale, I keep hearing about how awesome it is but its not really in season here so I haven't been able to get hold of any yet! What are your kids intolerant to out of curiosity?

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    2. Actually, it's only one child who is intolerant... but all of them, and Mr frillypants and I all eat the same food. My second DD can't process Salicylates, Amines and glutamate which occur naturally in foods. It causes all sorts of behavioural/emotional/learning issues for her. So we eat fruit/veg/meat etc that is naturally low in all these chemicals. I was told that Kale isn't in season... but that some small growers are still doing it. Lucky for me they do a run to the city every few days.

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  11. Luv your inspiring challenge so here we go. This mornings Power Smoothie ;)))

    Power smoothie. Handful of almonds/spinach leaves, blueberries, 1/2 an avocado - blend with H20 n a tiny tiny splash of maple syrup. YUM!

    Much light Julie

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  12. Thank you for creating this ;)))

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    1. Welcome Julie and thanks so much for joining in - that makes 13 now! :D Your smoothie sounds scrum-diddly-umptious! I'm totally awake now thanks to my green smoothie this morning (see next blog post)!

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  13. I'm in!!!!
    You are inspiring so many to a healthy lifestyle and I'm so proud of you. Green, here we come.
    I also have to mention that all the pictures are thoroughly inticing.
    VB

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    1. Yay Vicki! I'm super excited that you're going to join in too! Lucky number 14! Thanks for the support (always), I hope you love it as much as I do, and thanks! I'm having a great time taking them! xxxx

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  14. Hi Brook My husband and I are going to do it. Have you got a start date or do we just start straight away? I'm only new to my thermie is I have one green smoothie recipe but it would be good when people post theirs. I'm looking forward to this challenge.

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    1. Hi Jeanette! Welcome to your and your husband, that puts us up to 16 who've joined so far! Totally fabulous! Start straight away, I put up a shopping list and two smoothie ideas already last night, and I'll try to post new smoothie recipes/combos every day or two. Just check the main page of the blog for each new post :D Here's a quick link for the first one and I'm about to do a new one: http://chookiescookin.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/and-were-off-and-running.html

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    2. Thands Brook. I went to the shops today and I'm in good supply to start our green smoothie tomorrow.

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  15. I'm in!! Would love to try this in my bid to quit the cereal breakfast.

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  16. Excellent Belinda! Welcome aboard! That puts us up to 20! So only a few more and we'll have reached the goal of 30 people doing green smoothies for breakky! I have a facebook page now too so please find me on there, feel free to comment on any posts or on facebook! Good luck, you're going to feel SO MUCH BETTER than having cereal and milk for breakfast, trust me! :D

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  17. Hi I would like to join you all not sure though how to go about it :-) Karen

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    1. Hi Karen! You're in! You're number 21, so we're OH so close to our 30! All you need to do is start having a green smoothie for breakfast or morning tea each day from now until March 6th! But I bet you wont want to stop after that! For a shopping list and recipe ideas just read my following posts in date order :D You can also get in touch with me via Facebook - Like button at top right of the page. XX B

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  18. Hia Brook,

    I'm keen!! Have been flicking thru ur blog & would love more energy!! If you could give me a run down on what I need to do that would be great! Thanks Fi

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    1. Hi Fi welcome! I just did a refresher post today about this challenge and linked the two posts you need to read to get started. But basically just stock up on your favourite fruits, and some baby spinach, and start blending up fruit with the spinach, ice and water into delicious smoothies. Then start feeling like you've had a double shot of espresso - but without the crash afterwards! :D You're number 24! Make sure to comment on today's post to enter into the draw to win a book. B xx

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  19. I love this. Trying to find something quick for breakfast and I don't eat bread or milk and trying to be more healthy so I am in. Going to the shop tomorrow to get my ingredients to start. :)
    -naomi

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    1. Welcome Naomi! Fantastic that you're joining us, that makes 25 - sooooo close to 30 now! Make sure you tell your friends and family! Oh btw, make sure you comment on today's post to enter into the draw to win the book. Love&Health, B xxx

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  20. I'm in!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting the whole family involved too.

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