can help you to get fit.
I just enjoyed drinking another thick, frothy, delicious green smoothie! Few menu items can give you that clean, sustained buzz better than a green smoothie — a well-made smoothie will energize and strengthen your body.
Are You New to Green Smoothies?
If you’re new to the peculiar world of green smoothies, but are intrigued by the idea of dramatically improving your health and your physique, then I encourage you to start out slowly. In the beginning, make your drinks less green and more sweet, by using more fruits than vegetables.
Over time, however, you will develop a palate that allows for more green and less sweet. In fact, if you’re trying to kick the sugar habit, green smoothies are a great way to gradually wean yourself off of refined sugars within your daily diet.
Similarly, if you’re trying to keep your body nourished with quality protein, but at the same time want to decrease the amount of animal protein that you’re eating, then green smoothies can be the perfect solution.
Also, if you’ve been wanting to find a way to get more fresh green leafy vegetables into your daily diet, I know of no better way than green smoothies. One thing I believe I know for sure, is that if you want to live longer and be extremely healthy, then you need to find way to get more vegetables into your body daily! Generally, green smoothies are a great way to “sneak in” superfoods and other healthy ingredients that otherwise would be go missing from your diet.
If you pay close attention to how your body feels after you eat or drink something, it’s a great way to know how that food collaborates (or doesn’t) with your unique chemistry.
- ▸ do you feel lean or bloated?
- ▸ did your energy level go up or down?
- ▸ was that energy sustained, or did it drop off sharply?
Green smoothies give me the cleanest high! I almost always have one in the mornings, and sometimes in the afternoons, too — particularly after an intense workout.
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What Goes into a Green Smoothie?
The liquid base of a green smoothie is often either almond milk, green tea, or spring water.
For beginners, the “green” in a green smoothie can be frozen organic spinach and some fresh garden cucumber.
For improved texture (and minerals), beginners can add half of a frozen banana and a touch of coconut flour:
For advanced-level smoothie aficionados, add some fresh kale, parsley, chard, celery, and lemon.
Feeling ambitious? You can always add additional superfoods such as maca, acai, locally harvested bee pollen and blue-green algae.
How I Get Fit by Having a Green Smoothie Each Day
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A green smoothie each day helps me to stay fit. Actually, I often have two a day — breakfast and lunch — though the recipes for each are completely different. Green smoothies give me the zest and inspiration I need for a good workout. A year and half ago, I started making fresh green smoothies loaded with vegetables from my local farmers market. I eventually dropped a ton of weight — especially along my waistline — and added muscle tone (see image above). I can’t remember ever having felt better, and I’m 47 years old.
Green smoothies are potentially life-improving, helping you to lose belly fat and get stronger.
Your body will thank you for it!