Green Smoothies have to be one of the smartest creations ever. The benefits are awesome and the taste even better. There are so many people learning about these crafty concoctions and their bodies are thankful for the introduction.
Maybe you are asking just what a green smoothie is. The answer is rather simple. A green smoothie is a fruit smoothie that includes a big serving of dark green leafy vegetables. And please don’t let the name fool you because they are not all green and they definitely don’t taste like grass.
Green smoothies are excellent choices for meals such as breakfast because they provide the healthy carbohydrates, along with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll that a body needs for proper energy source that won’t weigh you down or give that false start followed by a hard fall that unhealthy carbs tend to do. They are also full of fiber which your body needs for proper waster elimination. And they have several servings of greens!
You will find that by consuming more greens you are able to get the amino acids needed for protein as well as antioxidants, and Alkaline minerals which are all important to the function of the body.
Green smoothies are also a perfect way to get your kids to eat their veggies without a fight. They may gawk at the color, especially if it turns out green but they will love the taste so much they will most likely forget the color. Or they may like…my kids love to drink spinach smoothies and be like “Popeye”. You may find that with the older kids, they start to make them without your assistance as a snack or even for their buddies who stop by for a visit. It is truly wonderful.
Because so few of us consume the amount of greens we need to per day, adding green smoothies to the diet can only help. Drinking one or two of these drinks per day will not only give you’re the added necessary nutrition your body needs but you also find that you actually get full. This makes a green smoothie and excellent meal replacement choice.
Some people who consumed green smoothies on a regular basis have reported they noticed improvements in digestion, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, healing of various conditions such as thyroid problems, and more! I know when I started drinking green smoothies I noticed a huge difference in my skin. I finally knew what they meant by glowing skin…it was like I shaved ten years off my face after just a couple of days. I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but it was amazing.
With green smoothies you can mix the greens with any combination of fruit and enjoy a tasty healthy treat that is practically fat free and low in calories. It is as if you are having your cake and eating it to. Really, they are just that good.
Green smoothies are not the wave of the future, they are the here and now. Learning to make them on a daily basis is healthy for you, your family, and even the environment because you are consuming less meat which makes our earth a happy earth.
Check out my kids favorite green smoothie recipes. And check out this video below on how to make a green smoothie. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 21st, 2008