Wellness WA Green Smoothie Database!

A Basic Green Smoothie Recipe – if you’re new to green smoothies, let this be your introduction! Apple juice (not too much, and as high quality as you can afford), baby spinach, banana, frozen fruit (berries or mango).

Magnificent Energising Morning Smoothie – frozen banana, blueberries, apple, spinach, pepitas, vitamin b.

Stuart Watkin’s Green Smoothie – Spirulina powder, chlorella powder, protein powder, himalayan crystal salt, maca, cayenne pepper, ayurvedic herbs (a unique smoothie for experienced smoothie makers!)

Avocado, Apple & Berry Smoothie – avocado, apple, frozen berries (any kind but I used mixed), flaxseed oil.

Green Smoothies – A New Kind of Beauty Therapy – article on green smoothies for skin health as well as a recipe: pear, apple, avocado, grated ginger, spinach.

Double Whammy Banana and Blueberry Smoothie – vanilla soy milk, bananas, frozen blueberries, spinach, wheatgerm.

Friday Night Smoothie Delight – Chocolate soy milk, banana, frozen blueberries, wheatgerm. Note: spinach not in original recipe but can be added and still be delish! 🙂

Blueberry, Banana and Cashew Butter Smoothie – bananas, frozen blueberries, organic cashew butter. Note: my original recipe doesn’t mention spinach, however a handful or more of baby spinach or greens thrown into this would be a great idea!

Mango/Raspberry and Spinach Smoothie – Frozen mango or raspberries (not both, though it could work, let me know if you try it!), spinach, banana, apple & pear juice, wheatgerm.

Q & A: Green smoothies on the go AKA How long will my green smoothie last? – a question we get asked a lot here, check out how to make the most of your smoothies throughout the day!

A Day in the Life of a Raw Foodist: Casey Lorraine Thomas.

Do you know that eating far more fresh fruits and vegetables daily than the government recommendation of two fruit and five veg can completely change your health, your body and your life experience for the better?
In fact, eating a mostly vegetable based diet can propel your health to heights you can’t even imagine. They alkalise your blood, help to balance your body (and your moods!), allow better digestion and detoxification to occur and improve your chances of healing everything from acne to cancer.

Take my experience for example. I was reliant on daily steroid use to manage debilitating top to toe eczema for almost 25 years of my life. I was very frequently sick with the flu, colds and infections, plus I always battled with my weight. For ten years I tried every medical and natural route to heal my body of the symptoms and pain I lived with to no avail. That is, until I started downing green vegetable juice every day, eating a plant based diet of mostly vegetables, particularly leafy greens, adding in therapeutic natural foods and getting my colon cleansed. Yes, you read that last bit right.

This powerful combination transformed my health, body, energy, happiness and even my career and whole life experience in a way I never thought possible. This is the power of a clean, alkalising, plant based diet to start a revolution inside your own body. Of course, don’t forget your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing too! Below is a look into a typical day for me, which keeps me feeling consistently wonderful. Please use this to inspire, not mimick. You and I are different and have different needs. That is why I coach clients to find their own perfect balance, but everyone can benefit from seriously upping their veggie intake.

7 AM: I wake up and immediately get my meditation on. I listen to a guided mediation, my much loved Blissitations or practice mindfulness meditation.

7.20 AM: I drink lots of spring water and then shake my booty for anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. I am currently running a free Strong Is Sexy Fitness Challenge on my website which is great fun!
8.15 AM: Shower time! I brush my body in long strokes towards the heart with my natural bristly dry body brush to stimulate my lymphatic system. I shower and moisturise with organic, pure products and oils.
8.30 to 11.30 AM: I grab a litre of pure water with lemon juice and stevia and some Tulsi tea and head to my office to get started on my work day.
11.30 AM: I venture on to my back patio to catch some sunlight and breathe deeply.
11.45AML More clients, writing articles, blog posts, and other work. I feel so blessed to do the work I do.

1 PM: I make a full litre of green vegetable juice. Some combination of cucumber, celery, zucchini, silverbeet, chard, parsley, mint, kale, cos lettuce with lemon and ginger. I drink more herbal tea and pure water throughout the day.

3 PM: A snack of a smoothie made from spinach, avocado, blueberries, vanilla stevia, carob powder, cinnamon, water and ice fills me up while leaving me feeling light and energetic (similar to this recipe).
6PM: After finishing up my main projects and tasks for the day, I create an incredible salad of baby lettuces, carrot, beetroot, chopped garlic and ginger and cubed avocado topped with this winning Raw Japanese Caesar Dressing. I follow my salad with steamed cauliflower sprinkled with nutritional yeast, sea salt and dill. While making dinner, I listen to inspiring audios and dance to great music.

8 PM: After some final work, scheduling, emails, chores and often a class, client or teleclass, I relax for the night with a hot carob “milk” made with fresh almond milk. I spend quality time with my man, read, watch a film, do some stretches, go for a walk or just lay quietly until I go to bed. Every night I go to sleep listening to more Blissitations and smiling into my pillow, grateful that I’m alive.

Casey Thomas, certified Detox, Health and Life Coach, shows you how to get radiant health and energy, lose weight and heal naturally so that you can live the life you want in a body you love. Casey is based in Perth Australia and conducts phone consultations internationally. If you’re ready to ditch the frumpy feeling and start looking and feeling fantastic in 7 steps, get your FREE report, tips and guidance now at http://www.CaseyLorraine.com

Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Casey Lorraine Thomas, Raw Lifestyle and Detox Coach, Perth.

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a certified Life Coach, Detox and Health Coach, and my passion is helping you to live the life you want in a body you love. I use cellular cleansing and a holistic nutrition and lifestyle approach to create profound and lasting transformation in your health and life.

I educate and work with amazing clients all over the world through my one to one consultations, group coaching programs, motivational speaking, educational and food preparation classes, detox programs and two eBooks.

I live in Perth with my partner and feel so blessed to create and live my dream life every day. Oh, and I also like long walks on the beach 😉

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

My beauty routine mostly takes the form of ensuring I have excellent health on the inside. This is then reflected on the outside. I support my body to detoxify as best as it possibly can every single day. We have a lot to contend with in our world from pollution to stress to processed food and alcohol, so my first point of call for health and beauty is ensuring my body stays as clean as possible and that my body is able to eliminate toxins as efficiently as possible.

I eat clean whole foods, mostly raw and green. I drink fresh vegetable juice daily. I don’t eat all day so I am not constantly digesting and as a consequence having less energy for everything else. I move my body, meditate and get fresh air and sunshine almost every day. I also think healthy thoughts and aim to live with gratitude for everything in my life. In my opinion, this is so essential if you want to feel beautiful.

I also only ever use the purest beauty products I can find. These Ann Marie Gianni products are my current favourites.

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

Fresh vegetable juice daily! I also can’t live without an extremely pure cold pressed oil to moisturise with daily. I love olive oil, coconut oil and argan oil.

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

This question made me laugh because I am extremely low maintenance when it comes to hair and make up. I prefer to spend my money on fresh organic produce that makes my hair shine and my skin glow than dyes and treatments. But I do love a good hair cut too!

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Argan oil or coconut oil! I love it massaged through my hair as a treatment, on my body as a moisturiser and as a make up remover. I also adore the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub in this range.

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

The Ayurvedic Facial Scrub, a long handled natural bristle dry body brush and cold pressed oils for moisturisers.

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Many! I eat a really healthy diet, get plenty of pure water, drink fresh vegetable juice daily, move my body, nourish my mind and my emotions with practices that support them to be healthy, cleanse my colon, do work I am totally in love with, love and be playful all the time and nurture my relationships. These things keep me feeling incredible and looking my best.

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

A hot stone massage! I’ve been wanting to try one of these for many years now but haven’t gotten there yet.

Ed: Check out our reviews of hot stone massages – one, two & three!

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

Every day I drink at least 2 litres of pure water plus herbal teas. I drink a full litre or more of fresh vegetable juice (mostly green vegetables). I eat salad and smoothies every day and often I eat some lightly cooked veggies. I focus on lots of fresh vegetables, a small amount of fruit and tons of avocado – my love!

Describe your fitness routine.

Currently I am running a free Strong Is Sexy Fitness Challenge and it’s so much fun! I love yoga, walking and rebounding, but I’m now also doing regular High Intensity Interval Training with Bodyrock TV workouts. Extremely challenging but great fun!

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I take supplements as I feel they would be helpful. I almost always take a high quality probiotic and digestive enzymes but I believe in getting as much as you can from your food. Fresh vegetable juice is my main “supplement”.

I do colon cleansing regularly and enjoy acupuncture and massage occasionally. I also love using essential oils.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

Lots of things! I adore sitting in the sunshine with my juice and a great book and losing time in my own version of heaven. I love trail walking and hiking, beach walking, and getting out into Nature in any way I can. Yoga and meditation are also regular staples for me. Nothing beats laughing with friends and family and I also love to have a dance around the house and bust out a few moves that no one could ever call graceful ;).

Casey Thomas, certified Detox, Health and Life Coach, shows you how to get radiant health and energy, lose weight and heal naturally so that you can live the life you want in a body you love.  Casey is based in Perth Australia and conducts phone consultations internationally. If you’re ready to ditch the frumpy feeling and start looking and feeling friggin’ fantastic in 7 steps, get your FREE report, tips and guidance now at www.CaseyLorraine.com

Thanks Casey!

Be well,