Nothing is more important than good health. Whether you are trying to shed a few pounds or just want to improve your eating habits, you can do it…with a little help, that is. Have you heard about green smoothies? In case you haven’t taken note of the latest health craze, let’s break it down.
What exactly are green smoothies? These are plant-based smoothies made up of blended vegetables and fruits. The combination is thought to increase your mineral consumption and improve overall health because each drink is packed full of immune system boosting nutrients. Believe it or not, green smoothies are actually thought to be better than just eating greens just on their own. How is this possible? Well, for starters, you are more likely to drink an entire glass than you are to eat a massive plateful of greens. Green smoothies are also easier for your body to digest.
This type of smoothie is commonly full of things like collard greens, kale, spinach, or even mint and parsley. They can be mixed with fruits like bananas, blueberries, strawberries, fresh juice, coconut water, or almond milk for added flavour and texture. To make sure you enjoy the smoothie, you’ll need to find the right balance. At first, the flavour may be too strong for you to finish. If you are having trouble getting it down, put in less greens at first and add more as you get used to it. While a green smoothie may not sound appealing to everyone, it can actually be quite delicious! It’s all about finding what suits your taste buds.
Adding a smoothie into your diet can help you get healthy and lose weight. That’s why green smoothies for weight loss are becoming more and more popular. They give you even more energy throughout the day thanks to all of those wonderful nutrients. If you want to try it out for yourself, there are countless recipes to try. Here is one of the easiest and most basic to get you started:
Collard Greens Smoothie With Fruit
Start by putting in your liquids first. For this recipe, you will need 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and ½ cup of water. Next, it’s time to add in your greens. Include 2 cups of chopped collard greens (you can also substitute spinach, if you’d prefer).
The fruit comes next. The type that you choose is totally up to you, but something like mango, green grapes, pineapple, coconut, apples, or berries will add a dash of flavour to the smoothie. Start blending slowly and build up the speed as you go to create an even consistency. If you find your smoothie is too thick, add more water until you’re happy with it. This easy recipe has just 180 calories in it and will help you to start eating and living a little bit, well, greener!
Have you embraced the green smoothie health trend? If you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time. They don’t take long to prepare and are full of essential nutrients. Going green is a great way to start losing weight and improving your overall health…. so get blending!