10 green smoothie benefits you didn’t know

Green_SmoothieWe all know we should be eating more vegetables and preferably more greens. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get as many servings of vegetables into your diet as you’d like.

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

What are you waiting for …grab your blender, here’s the recipe I use and it only takes 5 minutes.
Green_Smoothie_Ingredients

Ingredients

3 fistfuls of greens (kale, spinach or beetroot leaves)
½ cup of pineapple (can be frozen if you prefer)
½ pint of water
(you can also add celery, cucumber or whatever green veg you have to hand)
Green_Smoothie_Blender

Method

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!

What are your favorite smoothy combinations? Share them with us below.

Ben

About the author

Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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