Hillbilly Livin’ and Smoothies

Mar 25, 2014 by

 Since we sold our house, we have occupied a travel trailer until the quest for our new home is over.  I have noticed some unexpected things with our new lifestyle and one is, I am not getting the nutrients I need.  I noticed I was craving  vegetables and fruit.  This got my attention because I don’t like fruit!

Since my pregnancies, 25 plus years ago, I had heard you crave what your body needs.  If you are craving something, your body is missing a key nutrient found in that food.  I have heard a great deal about smoothies lately.  Soon I became so preoccupied with the ‘smoothie’ idea,  I  decided to research it.   I found smoothies offer a full days supply of vegetables and fruit and give you many key nutrients with just one serving.  

Today is my second day, and I must say, I do feel a difference for the better.  I don’t feel anything earth shattering, but I do feel I have more energy and I have noticed a considerable reduction in stomach acid and much less acid reflux.  This does surprise me!

This is my recipe, if you would like to break out your blender, too!

ingredients to smoothieI start with half of a banana, 1-2 large strawberries, 1 cup packed spinach, 1/4 of an avocado, and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter.  I do use a small amount of bottled water to make sure it is smooth and not a chunky consistency.

end result of smoothie


This is the result of my nutritious blend.  It is good, not spectacular.  I still have some experimenting to do.  I am not a big fan of bananas, so they will probably be replaced soon with pineapple.  I will let you know how it goes as I go!  Just feeling better is enough for me to say, ‘Bottoms up!’  :)

Blessings, dear reader!  See you soon!!





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  1. I always love natural health stuff (esp before I became a Christian 10 years ago). Green smoothies has been my favorite lately. I am a Christian, always on a journey to seek more of Him and His heart and love Your articles on praying in the spirit which is something I am now persisting in. I have a question though and would genuinely love to hear from you. To what extend should a Christian pursue natural health stuff? Sometimes I am in a struggle between using God’s word alone vs healthy eating and products…. I attend a great church where Jesus is always preached…as I learn more about His redemptive work that even includes our bodily health, I began to question myself whether my pursuit of health in the natural way is something unnecessary? Thanks for your time!

    • simplyjuliana

      Thank you for your comments and question. I cannot give health advice since I am not a professional. I work closely with my doctor and I try to follow what I feel the Lord is telling me. I can only speak for myself!! I do not recommend diets or supplements of any kind. Thank you for reading. Blessings! Juliana

God bless you! I would love to hear your thoughts!

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