6 Reason to Drink Green Smoothies
Annessa Chumbley, RD/
Feb 5th, 2015
Keep your smoothies to fresh fruits, and vegetables like spinach and kale. Water, almond milk or coconut milk to thin them out, and use a frozen banana to make them thick and sweet, then add some nutrition boosters, like ground flaxseed, wheat germ or chia seeds. All of those are filled with healthy fats – which you need! Add a scoop of protein power for even more energy.
A great recipe to start with is the Emerald Energizer.
Get the recipe here.
Here’s a few things a healthy smoothie can do for you:
1.) Nutrient Availability
The powerful nutrients are captured in the cell of each fruit & vegetable. Blending ruptures that cell, causing all of the cells to complete —-, which means the most vitamin, mineral, and powerful plant chemicals are ready to be absorbed and used by your body.
2.) Keeps the Fiber
Unlike juicing, smoothies keep all the natural fiber and pulp so you can benefit from it. We need around 30 – 40 grams a day, and these days, processed, non-fibrous foods are all to easy to access, making it difficult to get in this amount. When making smoothies, leave the skin on
3.) Antioxidant Dense
Antioxidants are the special chemicals found mostly in plants that are responsible for keeping us young, fighting disease, eliminating pain, etc. That’s why I call them the police force & firefighters of the body! Well, when you slurp a high-quality smoothie, all of the antioxidants go to work for you…all day long.
4.) Great Way to Use Up Produce
Waste is a wallet killer! Some produce can go bad quickly, so smoothies are an excellent way to get the most out of the healthy garden in your refrigerator.
5.) Slurp & Go
This is the breakfast that can travel with you! For an on-the-go lifestyle, or a busy parent, smoothies are an excellent solution to eating healthy.
6.) Start Strong, & Keep the Momentum Going…
One of the reasons why breakfast is so important is that choices perpetuate themselves! Making a powerful choice in the morning will jump-start your metabolism, and may make you crave healthier foods throughout the day.