The Green Smoothie You Need to Try
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? They are a great source of vitamins and minerals and the recipes can change based on the season. My go to smoothies are green smoothies which are lush green looking with add-ons.
The Greener the Better
How can you make your smoothies green? There are so many varieties of fruits and vegetables that can be added to a smoothie, my motto is the greener the better. Here are a few items you can add to your smoothie and all the added benefits:
- Avocado- Rich in Vitamin E.
- Spinach- Rich is potassium which helps lowering blood pressure.
- Cucumber- Good for digestive regularity.
- Kale-Rich in Vitamin A which is important for eye and bone health and a strong immune system.
- Celery- Rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index.
How Often Should You Drink Smoothies?
Is it okay to have a green smoothie every day? Having green smoothies are definitely a great way to incorporate healthy greens to your diet. You could add fruits to them to incorporate sweetness. The whole logic to smoothies is to add fibers in the form of greens and have that sweet flavor to satisfy those sugar cravings. You can sweeten your smoothie naturally with fruits, raw honey, stevia, dates and monk fruit.
Common Mistakes When Making Smoothies
Green smoothies are rich in chlorophyll which is the green pigment in vegetables and plants. This keeps the smoothies fresh longer, but it is advised to keep the green smoothies in the fridge to up to 24 hours to ensure maximum freshness, nutrition, and taste.
There are many good benefits to these green smoothies, but they may not yield the benefits mentioned due to some common smoothie mistakes you might be making and not realizing. Some common smoothie mistakes to keep in check are:
- Adding too much of fruit.
- Adding excess sugar even if it is natural.
- Storage issues like keeping them for too long.
There is no rule for smoothie making but keep experimenting and have that nutrition packed bowl with balance and most importantly have fun with your smoothies!
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-Written by Sushmita Majumdar