I’m detoxing this week – no sugar, no flour, no alcohol (no fun), so I’m loading up on fruits, veggies and lean meats.

Today turned out to be a very green day.

My green day started out with my breakfast: a green smoothie.  I filled the blender with some banana, pineapple, plum, strawberries, almond milk, orange juice, flax seed meal and whole bunch of baby spinach.  It may look very green, but it was sweet and delicious.

I decided to make some kale chips to go with lunch . . . more green food.

Later, I got cooking in the kitchen, and started dinner.  First, cauliflower rice with lime and cilantro. . . more green!


Then I made the thai cilantro marinade for the chicken.  This is REALLY green!


Funny how all things green taste light, crisp and fresh, and are so healthy.

Hey, isn’t mint chip icecream green too?  Now why can’t THAT be a health food?

That’s a lot of green for one day.  Too much?

But then I found THIS kind of green on my walk with Bear – the budding of my precious pear trees.


And these little periwinkle flowers and hyacinth buds.

And these baby daffodils.


And these little crocus babies and some iris starting to poke their way up to the sun.

I don’t think you can ever have TOO much green this time of year.  Green is fresh and bright and full of promise. . . and who can’t use some of that as we try to shed some of the dark, heaviness of winter.



Written by Jennifer Cartledge