1.Green Smoothies are super healthy, packed full of nutrients and a great energy booster. If you don’t feel like eating your veggies try drinking them instead.
2. A typical green smoothie contains a ratio of about 60% fruit and 40% greens. This means it is a great way to get the optimal amount of nutrients.
3.Green Smoothies are a complete food because they contain fibre (unlike juicing). This will also keep you full for longer.
4. Green smoothies contain chlorophyll (the green pigment in plants/vegetables) which is beneficial for cleansing and detoxifying your body. Chlorophyll delivers a constant amount of energy into our bloodstream and increases the red blood cell count in our bodies. This increases the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen and deliver higher levels of oxygen. Disease-causing bacteria can’t survive in the presence of oxygen so this means it will help to prevent you from getting sick.
5. Darker greens such as kale and swiss chard tend to have more chlorophyll, so using these in smoothies will definitely help to boost your immune system and detoxify your body.
Here is my green smoothie recipe:
- Half a celery
- Half an apple
- Handful of baby spinach leaves
- Handful of ice
Slice up celery and apple. Place these ingredients in the blender with a handful of baby spinach leaves and ice. Blend until smooth.
-You can use nut milk or coconut milk instead of water.
-You can add a teaspoon of a healthy fat such as coconut oil, nut butter, or avocado for a protein boost.