Green smoothies come and go as fads, but the fact remains: GREEN SMOOTHIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU. Generally, this drink consists of leafy green vegetables like: collard greens, kale, spinach, etc. Some people like to add in herbs like mint or parsley. In addition to these vegetables, fresh fruit is added and used as a sweetener. Usually, organic juices, coconut water or almond milk is used instead of water.
But why do people drink this?
Fruits and vegetables provide a cast amount of minerals and vitamins.
There are many benefits for drinking this green concoction. For starters, it’s easier to drink your daily portion of vegetables than to eat them. Because it is served raw through puree, its fiber is still intact. Vegetables are also high in potassium – which is known to help lower your blood pressure.
This can also assist you after heavy workouts in improving your muscle recovery.
Assuring your daily intake of fruits and vegetables is good for your digestive system and can even help with boosting your energy.
Try this recipe!
You can find a lot of different recipes through research.
2 Cups of FRESH Spinach2 Cups Almond Milk
4 Peeled and Chopped Pears
1 TSP Cinnamon
- Start with blending fresh spinach and almond milk until smooth
- Add and blend pears and banana
- Top it off with the cinnamon
Once you get past its appearance – if made properly, it will be just as delicious as a traditional smoothie. Be creative with your combinations. Avoid using too many plant products for taste purposes.
If adding protein powders, stir them in slowly to avoid major clumping. Try using Greek yogurt as a substitute.
Be sure to mix your vegetable selections up on a daily basis to avoid high oxalate levels. This can be a problem for people with diabetes and kidney problems.
I dare you to try and drink a green smoothie once a day for a couple weeks. You can drink this for breakfast or for a snack.