Several of you asked what I use as a sweetener. I often use STEVIA (www.NuNaturals.com). Stevia is all-natural originating from a plant related to the chrysanthemum originally grown in South America. Stevia is about 30 TIMES sweeter than sugar and does not impact blood sugar. South Americans have used stevia for thousands of years with no significant side effects. However, they USE IT IN VERY SMALL AMOUNTS - don't overdo. My family also loves the natural vanilla/stevia blend
* Dark greens - their phytochemicals will help sore muscles and begin muscle repair.
* Brazil nuts for cell damage fighting selenium.
* Chocolate Milk for protein and glycogen to help build muscles.
* Sweet Potatoes for rebuilding energy with complex carbs and antioxidants.
Sound like too much to do in one sitting? Try doing it as pre-made smoothies. I fill a blender once a week with fresh dark greens, an orange veggie like carrots, sweet potato or squash and fruit (comp
Enjoy a delicious, healthy, refreshing smoothie; try this recipe we've enjoyed on our retreats: 1 quart strawberries 6 fresh mint leaves (the secret ingredient!) 1 pint plain low or non-fat yogurt 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 pint low-fat sour cream Ice Stevia* (to taste) Combine all ingredients in blender. Crushed ice added to the mix can be even more refreshing (or use frozen strawberries). When serving, add a fresh strawberry and/or mint leave for garnish. Makes 8-10 se