Health Drinks – Everything About Green Smoothies

green smoothie recipes

 

Green Smoothie is kind of a health drink with amazing healthy qualities. What diseases it helps prevent, what can it rehabilitate in your body, and what combinations of greens and vegetables will improve your health dramatically? The recipes are inside, you can already start drinking.

To make a green smoothie, you can make combinations of different types of fruits and vegetables; however, it is advised to follow the recommendations:The right ratio between the vegetables and fruit in your smoothie should be about 3 : 1, meaning use 3 vegetables on every fruit you add.You can use any green leaf, depending on the taste but don't use root vegetables. At the beginning, it is recommended to use vegetables with less dominant flavors, and in the future you can try new combinations and experience other stronger flavors.

Green Smoothie Health Benefits

The health benefits of the green smoothie vary according to the type of the leaves you choose to use in the smoothie. According to recent studies, green smoothie clears toxins, helps dealing with iron deficiency, cleanses the digestive system, nurtures the skin, helps to prevent diseases, improves vision, helps with bad mouth smell, relieves sore throat, and many more.

The main difference between vegetable juice and green smoothies is that green smoothie contains fiber which helps to get rid of waste from the body. Green smoothies are prepared ​​in a blender, it is fast and easy to prepare, and it can easily replace a meal (breakfast).

Green Leaves are Great Source of Protein

Green leaves are also an excellent source of iron, minerals, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, potassium

How Many Glasses of Green Smoothie Are Recommended per Day?

Dietary recommendations talk about five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables a day, to fight diseases ranging from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

For example, one of the main advantages of Green smoothie is fiber and large amount of chlorophyll. The studies very much encourage the consumption of dietary fiber, which contributes greatly to the health benefits of colon (large intestine) and other systems in the body.

Unlike juices, green smoothie maintains high nutritional values ​​and when it is added to the chlorophyll, it is a gift. Chlorophyll is the green color that is in leaves, green fruits and vegetables, is not just a pigment, it combines with toxins and free radicals and turns them into neutral substances.  Studies have shown that it helps clean up heavy metals that tend to accumulate in our bodies in different places and has anti cancer qualities, specifically when you talk about liver.

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes – 5 Easy Green Smoothies to Start With

Green Smoothie for Beginners

1.  5-6 leaves of lettuce. Lettuce is a vegetable with a neutral flavor and it would be good to start with it. In the future, you can replace it with leaves with more dominant taste.

2. One cucumber, celery is also a good possibility if you like it

3. Handful of sprouts

4. Green fruit – an apple, a pear or a kiwi

5. Dried and pitted date

6. Cool water as you need, depending on the desired level of thickness of the smoothie

Put all the ingredients in a blender, without the water, blend and add water gradually until you get the thickness level you want.

Your green smoothie is ready to go, enjoy!

Green Smoothie for "Advanced"

The taste makes all the difference and the sky is the limit, just keep the right ratios between the ingredients and allow yourself to go wild with various ingredients.

1.  A bunch of parsley

2.  Handful of Swiss chard or spinach

3.  Small amount of mint leaves

4. Tablespoon of almond butter or tahini

5. It is possible to add Chia seeds for Omega 3, as an option

6. Add cool water as you need, depending on the desired level of thickness of the smoothie

Put all the ingredients in a blender, without the water, blend and add water gradually until you get the thickness level you want.

Your green smoothie is ready to serve, enjoy!

Green Smoothie with Melon

2 Servings

500 gr. of orange or green melon

Two apricots

2 cups of greens (Kale, chard, lettuce, parsley, etc. . .)

100 ml of water or soy milk

3-4 ice cubes

Optional: some pine nuts

Blend everything in a blender and serve while cold!

* You can replace the fruit with seasonal fruit and play with imagination and quantities according to personal taste. Optional: you can add a teaspoon of maca root powder to your smoothie to boost your energy levels.

Popeye's Green Shake

Half a package of washed spinach leaves

1 frozen banana peeled and cut into pieces (preferably freeze the night before)

Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon

2 pitted dates

Apple juice or a glass of water

10 soaked and peeled pecans / almonds  

(For those who love sweet, candied pecans can be used, but take into consideration that they are less healthy)

* You can replace spinach with Swiss chard or Arugula

After you chose the ingredients, put them into the blender, add water or juice to half tank and blend everything with high speed. After about a minute green you get a nutritious smoothie that contains all the minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and fiber that your body needs. What makes this smoothie even greater, the fact that it tastes great – even children will enjoy it, and if you tell them the story of Popeye and Olive, then this will turn into their favorite drink at home!

Figs and Apples Green Smoothie

(1 liter 630 calories, you can play with the amount of calories)

8 figs (wash them well and there is no need to peel them)

3 peeled green apples

1/2 bunch of arugula or 4 leaves of Kyle

2 cups water

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a blender, Blend till the texture is smooth. Pour a nice big cup, decorate it with a piece of apple and enjoy!

Of course there are endless variations of green smoothies that you can create. I found another 5 great green smoothies on youtube that can add some other choices for your breakfast possibilities, so enjoy and let me know how it was.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Health Drinks – Everything About Green Smoothies

  1. Hi, I wanted to thank you for those great recipes. Green smoothie with melon was an absolute delight for my family. Keep up with what you are doing, tnx. 

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