Green Smoothie Definition
A green smoothie is a smoothie that is blended with fresh leafy green vegetables, such as collard greens, kale, rainbow or Swiss chard or spinach. Some people also use fresh green herbs such as mint or parsley in their green smoothies.
Why Make Green Smoothies
I have been drinking what is considered a green smoothie for almost two years now. The green smoothie is so delicious and healthy that there is no reason to purchase these anywhere. Make them yourself at home with fresh ingredients. This way, you know exactly what is in your super smoothie, being digested in your body. You can purchase protein and other healthy boosters all over the website. My protein powder of choice happens to be shakeology. I switch back and forth between vegan chocolate and vegan tropical strawberry. No, I am not a vegan, but these flavors are absolutely amazing! Other flavor options are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, greenberry, and our newest cafe’ latte.
Green Smoothie Recipes
Most of the time my green smoothie consists of coconut water, vegan tropical strawberry shakeology, 1 banana, 2 cups of spinach, and 1 cup of cherries/blueberries. This is currently my favorite recipe. Another recipe I really enjoy consists of coconut water, vegan tropical strawberry shakeology, 3 cups of spinach, 1 carrot, 1/3 of a zucchini, 1 cup blueberries, and 1 cup cherries. The picture below shows the second recipe, although some of the ingredients are hidden below the spinach. (When blending smoothies, the softer ingredients and liquid are on the bottom while the harder and frozen ingredients need to be on the top).
Green Smoothie Benefits
There are all sorts of benefits from drinking green smoothies. Some are: weight loss; increased consumption of fruits and veggies; easy to digest; contains nutrients; contains antioxidants; increased energy; increased mental clarity and focus; more fiber; reduce cravings; clearer skin; alkalizing; and many many more benefits. The possibilities are endless and so good for your body! I bet if you drank a green smoothie every day for 30 days that you would see amazing changes in your cravings, weight, complexion, energy, and more.