Reasons to Include Green Smoothies in Your Diet:
A GREAT way to get kids to “eat” their vegetables. You may need to start with a higher proportion of fruit vs. vegetables until their pallets get used to it.
Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods with more calcium than dairy milk most often, rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants
Greens are full of vitamins A, K, D, and E, which are all fat-soluble.
We are a nation of fiber deficiency. It helps us stay full and works to keep our gut healthy.
Greens are full of chlorophyll, which purifies the blood, prevents tooth decay, aids in proper digestion, helps detoxify the liver, keeps the thyroid gland in balance, cleanses internal organs, enhances capillary function, supports sex hormones, decontaminates inorganic chemicals, and builds up red blood cell counts, according to Dr. Ann, Dr. Bernard Jensen and G. P. Earp-Thomas.
Easy Green Smoothie
- 1.5c+ water or unsweetened almond milk
- Small handful of spinach
- Small handful of Swiss chard or romaine lettuce
- 2 celery stalks
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 apple cored
- 1-2inch piece of ginger
- 1/2 lemon, no peel
- 1/2 banana
- Wash all ingredients, add liquid to high power blender.
- Put in all ingredients and mix.
- Add more liquid to desired consistency.
- Consume immediately.
Ingredients can be changed and swapped based on desired taste. * 2 to 1 or even better, 3 to 1 ratio of veggies is recommend