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!
I now make green smoothies a part of my plant based diet and healthy lifestyle. The source of this blog information is the book I read, Green for Life, and my personal experience.
Our Cousin the Chimp
The animals most similar in genetic makeup to humans are chimpanzees, who share more than 99% of the same genes. So, it makes sense to consider what foods eat: 25-50 % greens and about 50 % fruit.
By contrast, more than half of the standard American diet is simple carbohydrates (e.g. bread and white rice) and animal-based foods (e.g.beef and chicken). Greens and fruit comprise less than 10% of the SAD, compared with 75 to nearly 100 % of the chimps diet
Does it make sense that we are so similar biologically, but our diets are so radically different? Absolutely not!
A Solution: Green Smoothies!
What is a green smoothie ? It is a blended drink containing green leafy vegetables and fruit.