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The Green Smoothie Series: What Are Green Smoothies?


You may have heard some buzz lately about green smoothies and all of the benefits they can offer those who enjoy them. The thought of drinking a green blend of vegetables can be intimidating, and may cause you to steer clear of the beverage all together. But you should know that green smoothies are so nutritional, can be quite tasty, and the benefits they offer can truly change your life! If you want to know more about green smoothies, take a look below at some basic information and fun facts to get you started. You may just be inclined to give them a try!

What Are Green Smoothies?

Green smoothies are cool and blended drinks that you can whip up right in your own blender or food processor. When you create green smoothie, you are combining leafy greens which gives the smoothie its lovely green hue. Many people like to add a few fruit items as well to give the smoothie some sweet flavor. Last, healthy fats are added to give the smoothie a even more powerful nutritional kick. This combination of ingredients gives you a tasty smoothie that is designed to help you achieve a excellent health, lose weight, and feel your best!

Here are some examples of the items people are adding to create their green smoothies. As mentioned, the ingredients are divided up into three categories: Green vegetable, Fruit, and Healthy Fat. These are very basic produce items you can find at your local grocer for very reasonable prices. There is no need to search high and low for green smoothie ingredients, your local grocer or farmer’s market will work just fine.

Green Smoothie Ingredients:

Green Vegetables: Kale, spinach, Swiss chard, mint, collard greens, parsley, cucumber

Fruits: Kiwi, assorted melons, blueberries, oranges

Healthy Fats: Almonds, flax, coconut chunks, hemp seeds

When you enjoy a green smoothie, you are treating yourself to an assortment of vitamins such as A and C, omega fatty acids, and lots of fiber. This combination of ingredients can help you feel your best and function well in a highs stress, highly active lifestyle. Green smoothies takes just minutes to make and can be created with a simple and inexpensive blender. No expensive or fancy kitchen gadgets are needed.

If your interest is sparked and you wish to learn even more about green smoothies, keep reading our Green Smoothie Series and see how you can make your own and what benefits you can expect to gain! Stay tuned.


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