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Green Smoothies Offer Benefits (Regardless of What Diet Plan You Follow)


Green smoothies have taken the health world by storm, and people around the globe are now gulping down these vibrant green drinks by the glassful – and for good reason. Regardless of what diet plan you are following, green smoothies can offer a number of benefits. Here's a lowdown on some of the benefits green smoothies can offer to you and your family:

1. Green smoothies are easy and quick to make at home. All you need are ingredients that fit your diet plan and a high quality blender to prepare your drink. Apart from cleaning the ingredients, there's little preparation required. Simply toss the ingredients into the blender, and within minutes you'll have a delicious health bomb that will provide you with energy as well as essential nutrients.

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2. Compared to cooking full-fledged meals which requires you to use a wide range of tools and ingredients, making green smoothies is a clean process that creates very little mess. Even juicing requires more cleaning up as juicers typically contain several detachable parts which need to be thoroughly cleaned after each use.

3. Here's yet another benefit of home-made green smoothies: they typically feature an abundance of raw ingredients, which ensures that heat-sensitive nutrients are not lost during preparation. In addition to providing a truckload of health promoting nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, green smoothies provide energy that we need for our daily activities.

4. One of the greatest advantages of green smoothies over juices is that green smoothies typically contain whole foods and thus plenty of fiber. Juicing, on the other hand, removes much of the natural fiber present in the ingredients, thus increasing concentrations of other substances such as oxalates. Some foods and drinks than contain oxalates may cause health problems in people susceptible to kidney problems.

5. The typical fruit to greens ratio in a home-made green smoothie is about 60% fruit to 40% greens. However, the type of fruit and greens you use is up to you! The freedom to mix and match green smoothie ingredients as you please is one of the best aspects of making green smoothies.

6. Drinking green smoothies is a great way to stay hydrated. Many people get less than the optimal daily amount of water because they don't like the flavor of plain water or because they simply forget to drink enough. Also consumption of dehydrating drinks such as alcoholic beverages and coffee may further increase a person's daily need for water.

7. Home-made smoothies are usually cheap – yet another notable benefit of green smoothies. If you head to a juice bar for a glass of freshly-made juice or smoothie, you may end up paying $5+ per glass. The price of a home-made green smoothie will be a fraction of this – especially if you incorporate plenty of seasonal produce which tends to be cheaper.




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Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner are on a mission to help busy people establish healthy habits that are easy to stick with. Their favorite tip? Drink one green smoothie a day! To help you get started, Hansard and Sellner have put together 300-page collection of exciting green smoothie recipes that address everything from weight loss to healthy skin to kid-friendly options. To learn more about this inspiring book, head to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.ca.