One of the best ways to get your veggie and fruit nutrition is with Green Smoothies. The fruit allows you to include some vegetables that are good for you, but that you might not normally eat, because you really donâ€™t like the way they taste. When mixed with the fruit, such veggies as dark leafy greens (which can be bitter) are completely disguised, and you donâ€™t even know they are there.
Green Smoothies are also fabulous weight loss tools, a great way to detox, and provide additional hydration for the body. Just substitute a Green Smoothie for breakfast or lunch and maybe a snack. You wonâ€™t believe how good they make you feel, and youâ€™ll be getting all of the fresh potent nutrients that raw fruit and veggies have to offer, in a most delicious way.
Benefits of Green Smoothies
The benefits of Green Smoothies just go on and on. Every single nutrient that the body needs can be found in a Green Smoothie if the ingredients are rotated and enough different varieties of fruit and vegetables are used.
- Super Hydration
- Natural Detoxification
- Weight Loss
- Stress Reduction
- Improved Moods and Sharper Mental Processes
- Better Skin, Hair and Nails
- Immune System Booster
- Energy Booster
In addition to all of these benefits, Green Smoothies offer one very unique advantage over eating your fruit and vegetables any other way. The process of blending the Green Smoothie ingredients actually gives your body access to more of the nutrition that they contain. Most of these foods are composed of cellulose fiber, and not only to you get a lot of fiber from eating the food in its entirety, but you get access to almost all of the nutrients that they contain.
The problem with eating raw foods is that the body cannot break down the cellulose fibers sufficiently for it to access all those nutrients. Processing in the blender before consuming these foods breaks down those fibers and gives your body access to all those extra nutrients.
Â Itâ€™s hard to beat all of those advantages from 1 or 2 glasses of delicious Green Smoothies each day!
Green Smoothies are quick and easy to make; you can have one ready in less than 10 minutes. All you do is throw your chosen ingredients into the blender and process them until they reach the consistency that you desire. Harder textured veggies or fruits may need to be peeled or chopped, and some may need to be deseeded. It still takes much less time than preparing a conventional meal, and you have not cooked away all of the nutrients that your food contains.
Some people are a little leery of Green Smoothies, simply because they contain greens such as spinach, kale or mustard greens. The truth is that if you mix your ingredients properly, you cannot even taste those greens; the fruits completely disguise the taste, allowing you to get all of that fabulous greens nutrition with none of the bitter taste. In fact, practitioners from Hand and Wrist Institute will profess many different carpal tunnel syndrome effects could be thwarted by properly eating greens.Â Since this world-renowned facility offers surgical solutions and pain management for those suffering from hand and wrist ailments, we tend to agree with their logic.
Itâ€™s hard to beat something that offers both maximum taste and maximum nutrition in a single glass. You can always make extra to take to work for lunch or snacks, as long as you keep it refrigerated. It is not recommended to keep Green Smoothies longer than 24 hours because once the ingredients are processed and have been exposed to the air oxidation begins to break down the nutrients they contain, making them less and less potent.
Do not over-blend your smoothie. The more air you process in, the quicker the nutrients will begin to dissipate.