Have you ever tried a green smoothie ?
A few years ago, I tasted my first one. It was delicious! Around the same time, a friend bought me a book, called Green for Life, by Victoria Boutenko. I put the book on a shelf and did not pick it up again (or drink another green smoothie) until recently.
…really glad I finally did!
A Solution: Green Smoothies!
What is a green smoothie ? It is a blended drink containing green leafy vegetables and fruit.
Combining fruits and greens in a smoothie each day can help solve the problem of not getting in enough fruits and vegetables every day. It is a source of multiple servings of fruits and veggies every day that doesn’t force you to chew all day long! Why green leafy veggies and fruits? Because they are loaded with more nutrients, including fiber, than any other food on the planet! Contrary to popular belief, they are also a great source of protein!
Some of the experiences documented in the book, Green for Life, that people have felt after 30 days of green smoothies include: more energy, less desire for junk foods/bad carbs, better sleep, weight loss, increased regular bowel movements
Here’s a couple of recipes:
Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie
2 heaping cups organic spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup filtered water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice
1/4 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of mint extract to desired taste
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Blend all ingredients into a high-speed blender until thick and smooth.