Start your day by replacing your breakfast with a healthy green smoothie. Smoothies are a quick and healthy option that will boost energy, encourage your natural ideal weight, and improve your mental clarity and focus.
Green smoothies also give you a healthy glow. Your skin, hair, and nails look healthier and stronger. Incorporate green smoothies into your diet to help remedy skin problems especially acne.
Smoothies are rich in fiber, promoting a healthy bowel and supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.Smoothies also keep you full and satisfied longer, provide a source of slower-releasing energy, and can be used as meal replacements.
This makes them ideal for people trying to lose or maintain weight, help with those sneaky little cravings, and usually a healthier option for people with blood sugar problems.
The easiest way to get your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet is by putting these into your green smoothie.Smoothies provide a balanced meal of your veggie and fruit daily recommendations, with loads of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.When blended well, most of the cells in the greens and fruits are ruptured, making the valuable nutrients easy for the body to assimilate.
Green smoothies are easy to make and quick to clean up after. A perfect smoothie mix should contain a good source of protein, good fats, and low GI carbohydrates.
Good sources of protein can be a protein supplement ( we like hemp protein) or some raw nuts and seeds. Add 1-2 serves of low GI fruits like berries, citrus fruits, apples or half of a banana, and a sprinkle of Chia seeds or Flaxseeds for those good fats.
For the liquid component of your smoothie, use clean water, coconut water, kefir, or nut milk for a gut-friendly blend. Kefir is low GI and is a great source of friendly probiotic bacteria.
Now for the best ingredients; add your leafy greens, like spinach and kale. These are a great source of alkalizing chlorophyll, minerals, and amino acids.
You can also add coconut oil, super green powders, goji berries, cacao and even bee pollen which are also great for your immune system.
The best way is to make your own home-made smoothies; you have control on what ingredients to use and you can use organic or local supplied fruit and veggies.
Green smoothies will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but you will lose some of the nutrients as it sits in the fridge. Some people make up a big batch of smoothie and drink it over 2 to 3 days. Personally, we like to have our smoothies fresh.
We love using Moringa Powder as the main ingredient in our green smoothie. Moringa hailed as a superfood, has a rich nutritional profile, loaded with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and more.
Moringa is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. Moringa is an excellent ingredient to put into your green smoothie to give you a calcium and/or iron boost if needed.
You will find that you will have loads more energy and will give you increased endurance and stamina during exercise.
Moringa has a distinctive “green” flavour, a bit like a strong brewed green tea. To enhance the flavour, add sweet fruits like bananas, citrus, pineapples, kiwifruit and berries. If you add fresh leafy greens in addition to Moringa, stick to mild flavoured ones like baby spinach or lettuce.
Add Moringa powder to soups and other foods for extra nutrition. As Moringa powder has a distinctive “green” flavor, you may want to start out slowly when adding it to your meals. You may like to try our refreshing Moringa Teas.
Here is our favourite Moringa green smoothie recipe. It is absolutely delicious. source – urbannaturale.com
1 teaspoon Moringa powder
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 /2 cup blueberries
1 cup filtered water or coconut water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 avocado – peeled
1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
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