Bad at Green Smoothies
Why must you drink these if you practice yoga? Beats the hell outta me.
I used to be great at green smoothies. For two years I rocked that mason jar full of snot everyday. I was the mutha truckin bomb of green smoothies. Then came the day I started projectile vomiting every time I drank one. My fine tuned yogic awareness sensed something might be amiss, after two weeks.
Turns out chewing your food is kind of a big deal. Our saliva starts the digestive process while our food is still in our mouths. It's like a prepping stage. Skipping this step by guzzling artificially masticated raw veggies (which are already difficult to digest) was making my poor gut work overtime. So after two years of well intentioned abuse it said, "Screw you, Lunden. You have teeth for a reason!"
Not ready to give up that easy, I tried one bloggers advice and started swishing my smoothies around my mouth before swallowing. I also started adding less fruit because apparently my post smoothy rush wasn't vitamins or prana- it's was a good ol sugar high. My smoothy habit died pretty quick after these changes. I didn't spew anymore but gargling bitter liquified kale is freakin gross.
Juicing? Sure. But who can afford to do that everyday?! I'd have no money left for overpriced leggings.
So, these days I just eat my veggies. I tell people it's because I'm old school. It makes me sound cool.
Apologies for the duck face. I couldn't help myself.