The perfect way is with a smoothie, made freshly every morning, you’re giving your body a blast of phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Plus it keeps you energised and full until lunchtime.
Here are my top 10 green smoothie benefits:
1. Easy to digest
Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility.
2. Say bye to heartburn or indigestion
Making your body alkaline through the support of delicious green smoothies can make heartburn and indigestion disappear.
3. Increased vitality
Greens are rich in chlorophyll which enhances the immune system, purifies the blood and rejuvenates the body.
4. Increased Energy
Most modern food is loaded down with two things: ingredients to make it taste good, and ingredients to increase its shelf life. (more about this here in my article about commercial bread?)
Since you are eating natural, whole foods in the most optimum form for your digestion and nutrient absorption, you will have more energy to get things done and enjoy your day.
5. Clearer Skin
Smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin.
6. Stronger Hair and Nails
Green smoothies provide the vitamins, minerals, and hydration that your hair and nails need to grow quickly and to grow strong.
7. Reduce Craving
After a few weeks of drinking green smoothies you will crave more fresh fruit and vegetables.
8. Healthy Bones
Leafy greens are a great source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. (a much higher source of calcium than a glass of milk)
9. Increased Hydration
By drinking green smoothies that use water as a base, you’re getting all of the nutrition that comes from a liquid fruit-and-vegetable salad, while also increasing your hydration.
10. Easy to make and tastes amazing
Place all your ingredients in a blender
Blend for 30 secs until incorporated
Pour and enjoy
Final tip: Chew your smoothie! Saliva contains an enzyme called ptyalin that helps break down food and aids digestion!