Go Green!

I have a conversation this past week with a firefighter who, in less than six weeks, went from requesting a second surgery, to not only not needing surgery, but feeling that he was well enough to return to work.  This was after a year and a half of pain and reduced motion that failed to improve.   What made the difference?  A change in lifestyle which centered on changing the way he ate.  Being inspired by the movie “Forks Over Knives” (click title to watch online for free :)),  he decided to eliminate meat, eliminate sugar, and go with a plant based diet.  One part of his diet was drinking smoothies recommended at the following website link:  7 Nutritious  Recipes (click link for website posting)

I have made some modifications to these recipes, and have come up with three smoothies myself (green, yellow/orange, and red –  I call them my traffic light).  I will share is my green and orange smoothies (still working on the red):

  • Green (good for energy): two handfuls of chopped kale, one handful of chopped lettuce, 2 stalks of chopped celery, handful of frozen peas, one apple (green : ), one banana, cup of pineapple, tablespoon of mint leaves, cup of plain yogurt, and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Orange (good for my joints): two oranges, yellow apple, 1/2 small sweet potato (raw), 1/2 of large carrot, banana, slice of ginger, cup of yogurt, and 1/2 cup of water.

 Sometimes I will add some beans to my smoothies for a little protein, mainly canned black-beans.

These make more than you can drink in one setting, but  a glass or two will keep you energized for most of the morning : )

If you have a favorite, please share..



  1. would be helpful to have more background information on the fire fighter. no other changes but diet?

    • James Blessman says

      Actually the changes mentioned to me include: cut out meat, cut out sugar, running 3 miles, and pushups. Whats interesting to me about the case is that the traditional “health care” system did little to improve his condition on over a year and and half. In fact it was telling him that he needed more surgery. Despite this he was able to turn this matter around IN UNDER SIX WEEKS, by making lifestyle changes : )

  2. Teta Petty says

    Im convienced

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