Benefits Of Green Drinks & The Ultimate Green Smoothie

Recently, I ‘ve found myself hooked to green drinks and seeing the amazing benefits I am getting,  it looks like I am hooked for life.  I make sure to have one green smoothie/day for breakfast and often another in the evening.  The nicest  thing about making it yourself  is that you can customize it to suit your needs and control what goes in!  I make mine yummy because I like taste.  I cannot drink concoctions that do not taste good.  Plus, I add a little protein powder  so it actually holds me until lunch time! If you’re into green drinks try and make your own! It’s easy and fresh and will taste great! It is also a better source of live enzymes.  The store brand ones on the grocery shelves have been flash pasteurized which makes them void of live enzymes.  I am sharing with you my favorite recipe and I am giving you a list  of “stuff ” you can put into your green concoction to make it “your own “!! Not convinced?  Well! Here are some compelling reasons to  drink the green stuff !

Why Go Green ?

Best source of chlorophyl :  chlorophyl has been used  to treat or prevent certain types of cancers, such as colon, skin and liver cancer.  It is said to prevent damage to DNA caused by certain carcinogens.

Weight loss : The specific enzymes that are needed to break down fatty acids are increased in people who eat a diet high in foods containing chlorophyll or take chlorophyll supplements.  As fatty acids in the cells are broken down they are used for energy, promoting weight loss.

Easily absorbed nutrient form : A great source of varied vitamins, minerals,  micro nutrients, live enzymes  and antioxidants which infuse your body.

Make body alkaline : Being highly alkaline, they also help to boost the body’s energy levels and remove toxins from the lymph system whilst encouraging new cell growth.  The more alkaline your body is, the better it is for your health.  Read my tweaked version of the alkaline diet for some easy tips to achieve an alkaline PH.

Some other benefits of taking green smoothies are good digestion, increased energy,  improved immunity, mental acuity, fat burning benefits and  joint health !

 

 

Foods to add to green smoothies ! 

Spinach,  arugula,  kale, romaine lettuce, green grapes, kiwi, cucumber, aloe vera, aloe vera juice, lemon, wheat grass juice, wheat grass powder, barley grass juice, barley grass powder, celery, broccoli, okra, kelp, parsley, cilantro , mint , sprouts, avocado, whey protein, lecithin, nutritional yeast, sprouts, bananas, green teas, detox teas and dandelion teas.

Don’t let this list intimidate you !!! I just like to give you lots of options :) Use anything you want. Key is to make it taste great so you’ll want to drink it. 

Tips

When introducing kids to green smoothies, add a lot of fruit like green grapes, banana and other fruit  to make it sweeter.

It is easier to juice celery and then add it  to a green smoothie. Blending celery to a smooth consistency can be difficult. If adding celery to the smoothie, add small amounts. 

When you start off on green smoothies , keep in mind that they tend to clean out your system.  Adding banana and whey protein makes it easier on the digestive system. 

 

Ultimate Green Smoothie

Serves 1 large
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
The ultimate Green Smoothie to power your day !!

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 heaped tablespoon mint
  • 1 heaped tablespoon parsely
  • 1 teaspoon wheat grass powder
  • 1/2 cup Aloe vera juice ((optional))
  • 1 heaped tablespoon whey protein powder
  • 1/2 Avocado (or banana)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (peeled and cubed )

Note

If you dont have all these ingredients, just blend anything green and make your own Green Smoothie !

Directions

Wash all raw produce and peel kiwi
Blend all ingredients together for the ultimate green smoothie * Shrek Monster *

 

Here is another green smoothie in case you want another recipe . This one has kiwi and aloe vera in it and tastes delish too !

 

 

Comments

  1. I just came across this weblog and believed that more individuals should see it! It has assisted me out a lot! I’ve been experiencing my bodyweight for decades but this really gives me hope! I wish you individuals discover what your looking for like I did!

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Glad you found it useful ! Try the sections under wt loss too. Natural ways to lose wt etc… Thanks for stopping by !

  2. Love this ! I buy the naked brand & it tastes so sweet. Not to mention expensive … $4.00 /smoothie. Bet this will just be a couple of cents ! Thanks Sue !

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Yeah ! these are cheap. cents & taste better too. I cant drink store bought green drinks after these. Thanks Tanya !

  3. Great post ! Have been making my own green smoothies, but never thought to add wheatgrass powder . That must make it super strong & full of green power ! Thanks ! Buying some stufff now. Wonder, have you ever added the green food supplements you get in health food stores ?

  4. Love the recipe & like the other one too ! very inviting your pics :0 ) Can market these smoothies sue ! Will sell like hot cakes !! Thanks for another informative post !

  5. Great post. Green smoothies are easily digestible & are nutritious for health. Spinach, kale are good source. I like this informative post. Thanks for this sharing.

  6. Green drinks o I don`t love green drinks but without question they are amazing and very healthy.

  7. we can make anything of juice with this. I should try broccoli, spinach, aloe vera, banana, and kiwi and protein powder just like your recommendation :)

  8. Hi banana smoothies are my favourite. Probably because bananas are my favourite fruit by far. Also they are so good for you so a win win for me.. I am going to have to make one of your smoothies now and feel healthy why I am drinking it.

    So for that yummy post thanks lee

  9. Spinch and kela are the good source… liked the post very much. Thanks for sharing it

  10. Informative posting! I think this posting would be effective for all. Thank you for sharing with us. invites you to read kale smoothie

  11. Yes this is why i love kale shake so much!

  12. I have tried this smoothie and it is great lately I have been juicing to get more fruit and veg in to my body each day and I am feeling better for it.

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