Thursday, November 19, 2009

Green Goodness, thanks to iPhone?

It's true. I took the plunge and bought an iPhone a couple of days ago with high hopes of using handy applications to help me and my family make some healthy lifestyle changes. Sound unlikely? That's what I might have thought before I learned about all the AMAZING possibilities that this little piece of wonderful has to offer!
Because I got my new iPhone I looked into a free web service I used years ago called
This service offers a number of web tools to help people meet their health and fitness goals. It's a whole package. And it's free!! I can't say enough wonderful things about Spark People. You'll have to just check it out for yourself to truly appreciate all it has to offer.

So with the inspiration of my iPhone and a free website as well as a free app for my new toy from Spark People, I set up my account with my current data and set goals. Now I can track my progress daily using my phone, no matter where I am. The convenience is amazing.

There are many factors that go into a healthy lifestyle. I personally choose as many local foods as possible, growing much of it myself. I have every intention of remaining vegetarian, though do not intend to make the move to vegan. I do intend to eat at least 50% of my daily calories raw and hope to increase that over time. I appreciate the motivation that I've gained through a high tech contraption because trust me friends, I wasn't getting motivated any other way!

So this morning I replaced my morning cup of java with a heavenly simple green smoothie that even my 4 year old gulped down. We were both impressed by the flavor, the energy and the shimmer in the glass. It was like magic!

Simple Green Smoothie

1 cup frozen peaches
1 fresh banana
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup water

Blend in the Blendtec until smooth and dreamy. Serves 2.