Why You Should Drink Green Smoothies! >>
(You can find out more about healthy eating, juices, smoothies, meal plans and more in Denisa’s new ebook “Bloom” which has a whole section on green smoothies too).
1. They are EASY to make!
You can get a Green Smoothie done in as little as 60 seconds! Probably faster than making a cup of coffee. You can’t beat that.
2. Assisting Weight Loss.
By increasing your intake of chlorophyll rich greens in your smoothies you alkalise your body and facilitate burning fat from the places where excessive weight is stored. They are also filling so you don’t feel the need to overeat. Don’t worry if you don’t want to lose weight – simply add one to your current diet and you will feel the difference in energy levels.
3. They are very nutritious.
You would have to spend a lot of time chewing kale or spinach to acquire the same quantities of nutrients as you do from making a smoothie. Also the addition of fresh fruit not only makes it more palatable, but it increases the intake of vitamins and minerals that can be absorbed in liquid form.
4. They are a complete food.
As opposed to juices, green smoothies still have the fiber. This is o particular importance for the elimination system. If you’re having, let’s say, difficulties ‘going’, green smoothies can fix that issue for you.
5. They reduce cravings.
By having more nutrient rich, whole foods in their liquid form you are more likely to absorb those nutrients. This will repair your body’s storage levels and make you crave less junk foods, since the vitamins and minerals levels are more likely to be refilled. You also don’t feel the need for eating more due to the filling quality of the blends.
6. They are like a blank canvas. Be creative!
As long as you get green leaves and fruit in the 40-60% ratio at the beginning, you can make whatever mixes you prefer. Once you get more comfortable with experimenting you can start adding different super foods, herbs and spice that will boost your immune system and improve your overall well being.
7. They improve athletic performance and speed up recovery.
In his documentary “Powered by Green Smoothies”, Sergei Boutenko proves how 10 ultra-runners and cross fitters improve their athletic performance and speed up the recovery time in between training only by adding 1 liter of Green Smoothie a day into their diets for six weeks. You can watch the documentary here .
8. They improve digestion.
This will help your body in the processes of detoxification. Forget about the coffee effects, this will get everything moving from morning due to the fiber content. Because the plant’s cells are broken down you absorb the smoothies from the mouth. You spend less energy digesting, thus having more energy for the important things in life.
9. They’re perfect ON THE GO.
If time is a struggle, Green Smoothies will keep well in a closed glass jar/bottle for up to 3 days chilled. This is great for travelling for busy days that need that extra energy kick. Prepare some the night before or blend just before you leave the house. Either way, you can enjoy it wherever you are.
10. A great way to have chocolate for breakfast.
Probably my favourite part! Raw cacao is an amazing super food, filled with anti-oxidants and happiness booster characteristics and it fits perfect in smoothies. Whatever the health benefits of it, chocolate is always a great excuse to have! Be careful though, it does contain caffeine, and too much may keep you awake when not needed.
Denisa Ratulea of Second Nature is a London based Health Coach and Raw Food Chef, with over 10 years experience in dealing with severe back pain and healing through foods, while experiencing two major spinal surgeries. She is the founder of Second Nature, an educational platform for wellness and holistic living, which delivers talks, raw food classes and retreats across the UK and Europe. Denisa helps people make health and energy their second nature by showing them step by step, tasty and simple strategies to implement into their diets for a healthier lifestyle. Check out her site, full of amazing recipes and smoothies: www.Second-Nature.co
Find out more about healthy eating, juicing, smoothies, and meal plans in Denisa’s new ebook “Bloom” which has a whole section on green smoothies too!