The Green Smoothie Challenge

The Green Smoothie Challenge
Lose Weight and Feel Great!

The Green Smoothie Challenge

Kick start your heatlhy lifestyle with The Green Smoothie Challenge! I have created this cleanse as a way for you to refresh and rejuvenate. Many people find that they lose a lot of weight, increase their energy levels and improve their health. So, come join the fun at my new Web site
Get your friends to do it with you. This makes it so much easier!

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Daily Cleanse

I start every day off with my cleansing tea made of the juice of half of a lemon, two scoops of stevia made by KAL brand. Stevia is an herbal sweetner that is VERY sweet. It will taste bitter if you use too much, but the two tiny scoops work great for this tea. I use one teabag of ginger tea. Ginger is a digestive aid, it boosts metabolism and helps to reduce toxic build up in your fat cells. Sometimes I even use a ginger/peppermint tea combination which is so refreshing. I also drink a cup of this tea before bed.


Hummus is a yummy Middle Eastern dip. I like to serve it up with cut up veggies for a treat anyone will like. It contains raw garlic which is an incredibly healthy food because of it's anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Garlic also aids liver function. The recipe also contains fresh lemmon juice which benefits bile formation, essential for optimal fat metabolism and it also helps to cleanse the liver. Lemon juice also helps the body in the elimination of waste by helping to keep everything moving!!

1 1/2 cups canned garbanzo beans
1 -2 garlic cloves
1 TBSP raw Tahini
1 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 TBS cold pressed olive oil

Put all ingredients in the food processor and mix well. Enjoy with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sliced daikon radish, carrots and any of your favorite veggies.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Welcome to Wellthy Momma's blog.

My name is Maria and I am the blessed wife of Tobin and mother of 4 wonderful little miracles. They are Max, 11, Dominic 8, Sophia 6 and Isabella 3. What a journey, to learn how to be a wife and a mother. We are not born knowing how. It is our life work to learn and God gives us the amazing gift of husbands and children to help us grow and be conformed to HIS image. I am no expert, let me assure you of that. I constantly fall short. I am on a journey to becoming well in this life. I want to be able to truly say "When peace like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, 'It is well, it is well with my soul.'" So, join me on my journey. Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

By wellthy, I do not mean I am rich financially. I am well because I have been forgiven and set free from the bondage of sin. Along the way, I have also learned a thing or two about physical health. I believe we were created in God's image and I beleive that HE blessed us with so many wonderfully amazing, colorful, flavorful foods in their natural form. I believe if we eat foods the way God intended for our bodies to ingest them, we will live a life with more energy, vitality and health. I personally have struggled for many years from lack of energy and one way I have combated that is by getting adequate sleep and eating a healthy, whole food diet. I have given birth to four children at home. Not one of my children has ever had a need to take antibiotics and none of them have even been to see a doctor in two years. I do not say that at all to brag. I just say it to show that if we feed them naturally, they will most likely be healthier. I am blessed beyond measure with healthy, wellthy children!!! They certainly do each eat their fair share of junk food, but it is not the norm in our life. I want them to learn moderation and I feel it is unrealistic of me to never allow them to enjoy some not so healthy food because that is just part of our culture. I talk to them a lot about why we might want to mostly feed our bodies healthy food and usually they crave something healthy to eat if they have had very much junk food especially on vacation. I love to hear them beg, "please, mom, can we just get something healthy?"

I have often been asked what I feed my family. I have created this blog as a means to share some of what I have been blessed to learn over the years. I hope this is an encouragement to you!! Here's to your wellth!! Oh, and one more thing...I do believe true wellth cannot come only from eating a healthy diet. If we are unhealthy spiritually, we cannot become healthy through a change in our diet. So along the way, I will also write about what I am learning on my journey towards Paradise!!!