To Detox or Not to Detox?? (Plus a New Green Smoothie Recipe)

www.farmfoodiefitness.comWell it’s the New Year and we’re all detoxing or at least thinking about detoxing! I am actually doing a 14-day one myself! After a season of college and professional football, holidays, parties, and massive amounts of stress, I think I may have over done it a little with the beer and wine!

Yea, I’m the crazy girl jumping on the couch, beer sloshing out of the bottle, yelling at the t.v., peaking around the corner trying not watch the nail-biting last second field goal kick that could win the game! Between my Washington Redskins leaving in a puddle of tears all season and my Clemson Tigers finishing off strong, but giving me small rounds of panic attacks and possibly heart failure, the micro brews always seemed to make it a little easier to take. 🙂

With all the holiday fun and relaxing football watching, 🙂 I let myself fall out of my daily regime and actually enjoyed my friends, family, and the holidays. With that came lots of stress, sleepless nights, and even my skin started to really break out, which yea I get some break outs but this was getting ridiculous! Trips to get facials, the dermatologists, back to the doctors for a blood work up, prescriptions, microdermabrasion, Nada! None of it was working! Completely frustrated and at my wit’s end. I kept asking myself what the heck was going on? I knew serious inflammation issues! So I gave myself the time to enjoy the rest of the holidays and football season, then I was back on the wagon. So a couple of days ago I started my own detox program. No concoctions, no powders or only drinking smoothies and juicing all day! I’m not starving myself or depriving myself of food, no crazy diets, or pills to take everyday! Just a good old-fashioned detox. Normally I tell my clients 5 days is perfect. Getting to 5 days is a huge accomplishment with our busy lives these days. And in 5 days you’ll be able to feel and see the difference.

So here’s one of my new green smoothie recipes. I drank mine out of a large wine glass to celebrate some big news I got this morning and yes I was jumping on the couch again in excitement with this in my hand too! 😉 You can also check out my 5 day detox program on my website. If you decide you want to try it out, we can detox together so you’ll have tons of support and know someone else is out there fighting not to open the freezer door for the large bar of dark chocolate! You’ll cleanse your body, kick old habits, expel toxins, gain energy, shed unwanted pounds, boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, get glowing radiant skin, restart your system, and kick chronic health issues. Sounds great huh?

Well in 3 days all the inflammation in my skin has gone, my face has cleared up, I have my energy back, sleeping soundly, definitely boosting my immune system as my husband sits next to be coughing. Yuck! But, in the meantime here is my new green juice recipe to get you started!

Add all ingredients to an immersion blender and blend well.


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach
  • 1 nectarine peeled
  • 1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 frozen banana
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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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