janice_williamsWritten by Janice Williams (View Bio)

In today’s blog I am expressing my thoughts about the quote “Eat to Live not Live to Eat”. Once upon a time we may have heard this quote. I now try to live by those words. Often times I want to eat just anything that I think tastes good but I stop and remember that food is healing our bodies. And a great way I have found to consume those healing foods is through smoothies.

Smoothies are easy to incorporate in our daily lives and can be delicious and fulfilling. It is easy to get a blender out and make a smoothie. Often times I think it’s a lot of trouble and money to eat right but I know when we pay attention, while consciously making good decision about what we eat and what we put in our body, we feel so much better. We must remember it is not always about ourselves. It may be about our children, spouses, parents and friends who are counting on us to be healthy. So if we can’t make the right choices for ourselves maybe we can make the right choices because someone else is depending on us.

So introduce smoothies into your life and enjoy the benefits. You can actually freeze it and unthaw it to be consumed later in the day if you don’t want to drink it immediately.

Here is a good easy delicious recipe:

Mango Delight

  • 4 ounces Orange/Mango juice
  • 1 cup of Spinach
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Frozen Banana

For more information or additional questions contact me at janiceuplift@gmail.com.

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28 Responses to Eating to Live? Try a Smoothie

  1. Patricia says:

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for sharing. Your smoothie recipe sounds good. I think it’s berries, berries and more berries for my smoothie today.

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Thank you, Patricia! This was from our one of our Savvy Sister Coaches. Yes, her recipe looks very good.

  2. Sonya says:

    My life has changed so much since I changed my eating habits.

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Eating right is a huge portion of managing weight, health issues and more. Many do not realize it.

  3. love my smoothies especially for breakfast. I’ve never been one to eat early so these make my day!! great job! P

  4. Beth Niebuhr says:

    Yum! Your recipe sounds delicious!

  5. This is great! I haven’t had many smoothies in my life but your post has me rethinking! Thanks for sharing!

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Janice did a good job putting this blog together. There are so many different one you could try Melissa, you don’t have to limit yourself. Just put together the ingredients that you enjoy!

  6. Smoothies are always a quick & easy way to get some nutrition in. Going to try this one! 🙂

  7. We make smoothies all the time, delicious, filling and good for you

  8. Sheri says:

    SOOOO agree with you. I have started every day with a green smoothie for the past two years(I travel with my NutriBullet.) And not only do a feel great when I do but it sets me up for healthier day over all. Oh, and bonus – with very little effort, I dropped 60lbs. I credit smoothies to that weight loss because they were the catalyst for nutritious living.

    Today was a tropical smoothie day:
    Fax seed and a dash of Maca root


    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Thanks for sharing your recipes! Yes, these are great. It is amazing what benefits it has for you body!! Keep at it! Your weight loss is exciting!

  9. Pam says:

    Thanks for sharing! Smoothies are a good way to get them vegetables in that your children don’t like. Smoothies are great for you and delicious.

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Pam, you are so right. That is a good way to get the vegetables in for little ones. Thanks for the comment!

  10. Kae Whitaker says:

    Love the smoothie recipe. I have to do much better about my eating habits, but I love smoothies. Will try it out and let you know how it goes!

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:

      Please do. It is always great to here successes. Don’t forget there are so many combinations out there. You can get online and find something to your liking.

  11. That smoothie sounds delicious! And thanks for the reminder that good health is not just about US – it’s for our families too – great post 🙂

  12. Love my smoothies, it helps me get in some fruits and veggies (that I wouldn’t normally as I don’t like spinach or kale, but can sneak them in) and added protein with my Juice Plus Complete whole plant shake. Love it!

  13. I love smoothies! I drink them almost everyday!

  14. Beth Blacker says:

    I love smoothies and will put anything in them except bananas…not a fan. But I add kale, avocado, cucumbers, etc with almost any other fruit. I definitely agree…EAT TO LIVE!

    • Linda J. Hawkins says:


      I don’t like everything, but my favorite does happen to include bananas. Mine has bananas, apples, strawberries, spinach or kale. Thanks for your comment – Linda

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