I am a NOWWellness Influencer and have been given products to sample, however, I was not paid to write this post. The FTC requires that I disclose this but I was using and loving many of them before working with this company. All opinions are my own. It’s pretty safe to say that most of us have heard our Mother say, “eat your vegetables,” several times throughout our childhoods. We are told that they are good for us, some of us have taken that even further and have researched why they are good for us, and then a few actually take the steps necessary to incorporate them into our daily diets. For many Americans, including myself, we find it difficult to eat the recommended daily amount that is required for optimal health. If you are training for an endurance race or even a recreational runner it’s even more important to eat GREEN. There are so many benefits to eating these foods, but it isn’t always that easy. In comes the green smoothie. You see recipes and even entire cookbooks for them everywhere, but have you ever asked yourself “what is the big deal?” “Why all the hype over green smoothies?” Well, I asked myself that question a few months ago and decided to do a little more research plus incorporate them into my diet to see if they really do give you more energy and overall wellness. I made the commitment to drink one large green smoothie a day for 30 days. The results were interesting and I’m confident that they will vary, as we are all different, but let me tell you what happened to me personally.