First attempt at making a Green Smoothie


This morning I woke up feeling bloated, bleery-eyed and drained; not a great way to start the day.

As I sat on the edge of my bed, a thought popped into my head, that proverbial light bulb came on. Actually it was more like a flashing neon-light which read…

I think I’ve been saying yes to the wrong things.

It hurts me to even write these word: ‘I’ve been saying yes to food and drinks that are wrong for me.’

Why does it pain me so much to write this? Because, by nature, I am a complete and utter ‘Permitter’ and I like it!

You see, I have this theory that there are two types of people in the world: Permitters and Restrictors.

Permitters can’t be bothered with plans and food ‘rules’. They pretty much eat what they like, when they like.

Restrictors like to follow food rules and are very rigid with what they eat. They can tell you the fat count, calorie count and carb intake of all they eat.

If you know me well, you probably know straight away which category I fit into. If you don’t know me well…I am a TOTAL permitter!

‘Would you like dessert?’ Yes please!

‘Hey Mel, you wanna come out for lunch?’ Absolutely!

‘Do you want bacon and fries with that?’ Pile it high sista!

‘Do you want another glass of wine?” Hells yeah!

Ok, so being totally 100% honest with you…I’m on a plane right flying back to Newcastle tucking into a glass of wine and cheese and crackers as I write this.

Because, well, the flight attendant came around and said do you want anything to drink, and I thought, ‘Well it’s lunchtime and I’m still on my conference break so, ‘Sure, I’ll have a wine.’’

And then she said, ‘Do you want the cheese and crackers with that?’…And of course I said ‘Yes’!

I love being spontaneous and saying ‘Yes’ to things in life. Being a Permitter has led me to some great places, people and fantastic opportunities.

But I’m not sure that it is serving my body well.

I believe that we all need to be kind to ourselves: mind, body and soul. It is one of my visions for The Sista Code: for women to be kinder to themselves.

But I’m not sure that being a Permitter is allowing me to nurture and be kinder to my body.

So…(big deep breath)…I’m making a change.

I began sharing all these thoughts with my dear friend, Belinda Smith from ‘Girl Get Your Groove On’, and we made the decision that it was time to take better care of ourselves.

Given that Spring is only week and a half away, we thought this would be the perfect time for a Spring Clean of our mind, body and soul!

I don’t know about you, but I am a total creature of habit – both good and bad. So I know the key for me is to break the habits that aren’t serving me and create new habits that will.

They say that it takes 21 days to break a habit and 21 days to make a habit, so I’m thinking the Spring Clean will be a 21 day challenge to myself.

A challenge to:

  • declutter our lives
  • to eat cleaner
  • to feel calmer
  • live more consciously, more mindfully
  • to be kinder to our Mind, Body and Soul!

If you have been feeling sluggish, weighed down by the stresses of work and life and want to Spring Clean too, join us!

This is not a sales thing or promotion. It’s just two gals who are creating their own challenge to live consciously, mindfully for 21 days to be kinder and more nurturing to ourselves.

If you so want to join us…just register here (it’s FREE, no cost I promise!).

Just register to join our 21-Day Challenge by clicking on the button below.

Starting from 1st September, we will send you an email each week with tips, resources, exercises and suggestions to feel happier and healthier.

If you register, you can also join our private Facebook group, ‘Mel and Bel’s Spring Clean Challenge’, to keep in touch and stay motivated!  webpage join button

Let’s get kind!

Mel xx

My first ever attempt at making a green smoothie (*WARNING: do not attempt this at home)


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