There is something inspiring and delightfully wonderful about a “beginning“. Whether it’s the brand new beginning of a natural life (birth of a baby), the “regeneration” of a soul in Christ (becoming a new creature), the beginning of a new home in the earth when two persons unite in holy matrimony, the first day of a new year (I much prefer God’s new year’s beginning with spring rather than in winter!), the first hour of a new day, or something as simple as a fresh new journal complete with a new writing utensil. There are a number of other “beginnings” you might add to your list. They are promising and hold untold possibilities.
I am so thankful for beginnings and for new beginnings. Everyday is the first day of the rest of your life so you can always have a fresh start. God even promises that Hi s mercies are new every morning…great is His faithfulness!
So on this first day of the rest of my life on the first day of the year, I am trying to make a fresh new start by eating healthier. I made green smoothies this morning for the first time. It’s a great way to get your greens! I tried the following recipe (doubled) from the Hallelujah Acres newsletter.
1 cup strawberries (I used frozen)
2 small bananas
2 cups distilled water
2 TBSP. B-Flax (powdered supplement)
2 handfuls of chopped kale
After taste testing, I added the rest of the (small) bag of frozen strawberries, another banana, a Granny Smith apple and a little more kale. I think it was some better with a little more sweet stuff.
It was quite satisfying and although green, was sweet enough to drink, and very healthy! I so appreciate when those components are all present in a dish!
Tonight I put the following in the food processor:
- 1 can organic kidney beans (rinsed),
- 2 organic carrots,
- several red onion rings (probably the equivalent of 1 or 2 slices),
- and a slice of tomato.
After processing at highest speed I added some marjoram and granulated garlic to taste. I tried it in the form of:
- a frilly taco (inside a kale leaf),
- heated in coconut oil and placed on Ezekiel Bread with my alternative to Miracle Whip spread (Vegenaise, vinegar, agave nectar, and mustard powder mixed together),
- and just plain, eaten with a spoon.
It was really tasty and had nice texture!
I am so thankful for God’s ultimate way to health and His incredible variety of delicious foods!
(Composed Jan. 1 – published Jan. 2)