Benefits of Green Smoothies

Green smoothies have many health benefits, and can include spinach, zuchinni, celery; as well as apples, bananas, mango and avocado are great companions in these beverages.

 Green Smoothies Nutritional Value

Leafy greens offer pure nutrition. They are a great source of non-dairy calcium, vitamin C and magnesium. And they contain carotenoids which may help protect against heart disease and cancer.

The amount of vitamins you’ll get depends on the fruits and veggies you choose for the smoothie. Nevertheless, most fruits and veggies are high in vitamins A and C.

Three Reasons to Drink Green Smoothies

1. Green smoothies are an excellent way to eat vegetables without even realizing it! Many have trouble getting their daily requirement of vegetables. When you make a green smoothie, the taste of the veggies is hidden by the taste of the fruit, so you don’t even notice the greens are there.

2. Homemade green smoothies are quite cheap. Drinking them once a day will provide you with all the vitamins you need, a more natural and cheaper option than taking multivitamins.

3. When drinking smoothies, you are reducing the consumption of salt and oils in your diet.

Recipe

Here you have one of my favourites green smoothie recipes!
  • 1 large celery stalk
  • 2 Green apples
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1tsp honey

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy! 🙂

 

Do you know any smoothie recipes made with greens? Share it in the comments below!

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