She’s been through cancer, she’s a mother, a TV host and now is on a mission to make the World a healthier place! To celebrate Sally’s life and new recipe book, Food Matters TV sat down with her and asked her some of their favorite questions!
Here is my snapshot / bite sized chucks of the most important messages coming out of that interview.
SALLY: I had a generally healthy diet before cancer, but the a-ha moment came during my recovery after I had finished the gruelling and relentless treatment – chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries. My skin was grey, my nails were brittle, my eyebrows were non-existent from the treatment and I was constantly feeling drained and exhausted so I knew I needed to do something to change that.
I had heard a lot about the benefits of leafy greens and of smoothies and how good for you they are for you, so I started adding a truckload more veggies into my diet and began to drink a supercharged smoothie every single day without fail.
I always loaded the smoothie with veggies (spinach, kale, broccoli and celery to name a few) and some fruit so I could get extra vitamins and nutrients. In a short amount of time, I began to feel better. I dropped all the excess weight I had gained as a result of baby weight (I was pregnant when diagnosed) as well as chemo weight. My hair and nails grew back stronger than before and my skin began to glow again. I realized the power of clean eating and specifically of ensuring you get as many vegetables in as you can. That’s ultimately why I’ve been making and drinking super green smoothies ever since!
What is your number one health tip?
SALLY: My number one health tip is to add veggies to as many meals and snacks as you can. Health professionals will agree that eating extra veggies each day is one of the best things you can do for your body. You don’t have to slave away in the kitchen cooking gourmet vegetables either. Simply add some spinach to your morning smoothie or make a simple salad to go with your dinner. Anything is better than nothing!
SUPER GREEN SIMPLE AND LEAN by Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem. Published by Allen & Unwin. Out now. $24.99
Arbonne Greens Boost Powder can be added to boost your vegetable intake. Ideal for quick, easy and clean nutrition supplements.