All Aboard The Green Smoothie Train

All Aboard The Green Smoothie Train

Over the last few years there has been an emergence of smoothies, and green smoothies are an emerging flavor favorite. Green smoothies are a very popular trend of blending vegetables instead of extracting the juice, and the process breaks food to a cellular level. Green smoothies provide more nutrition and fiber than regular fruit juices.

What is a Green Smoothie?

A green smoothie is a blended drink made mostly of green vegetables, with additions of fruits and other vegetables. The green smoothie is made in a blender rather than a juice maker. This process keeps the fiber blended into the smoothie instead of extracting it.

Benefits of Green Smoothies

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Proponents of the green smoothies cite being able to easily get their fruit and vegetable daily intake. The enzymes and mineral intake will help to strengthen the body and improve overall health. Proponents also share their increase of energy and the boost of enzymes and nutrients.

For EMC2Health.com readers who are looking to get health and beauty benefits, there are many. The minerals and vitamins from the high vegetable intake will benefit the hair and nails, and help the skin to glow.

Ingredient Ideas for Your Green Smoothie

Green Ingredients – kale, spinach, swiss chard, mustards, collards, arugula, turnip greens, wheat grass, parsley, mint
Vegetables – bell pepper, cucumber, broccoli,
Fruits – strawberries, pineapple, banana, lemon, lime, avocado, orange, apple, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mango
Additional Supplements – algae, spirulina, flaxseed, ginger,

Popular Green Smoothie Books

Check out the reel below for great resources and books on green smoothies.

Beginner Green Smoothie Recipes

If you are just starting out, you will definitely want to try our beginner green smoothie recipes. These beginner recipes combined with the instructional video below will get you on the right track for enjoying the nutrients and benefits of green smoothies
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
1 frozen banana
15 large strawberries
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale, stems removed
1/2 cup water
Directions – Place all ingredients into blender and mix for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Green Power Smoothie
1 cup collards, stems removed
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
5 leaves swiss chard
handful parsley
2 pears
1 frozen banana
Directions – Place all ingredients into blender and mix for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Check out the video below for more information on how to make a green smoothie.

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