You can color your smoothie diet in orange, red or green depending on the color of the fruits and vegetables you blend together.
Juicing recipes could vary, but the idea is still the same. A Green Smoothie can be prepared by mixing fruits with leafy greens and water. All you need to do is put all three ingredients together and blend them in a high-speed blender for a few minutes to break the fiber structure of the greens and fruits and have them all mixed together. The blending method would bring out the important vitamins and minerals contained in these festivals. The result is a green and healthy smoothie that tastes as sweet as fruits.
For such recipes we can use the leafy greens and celery because they can blend well with fruits. Other types of green vegetables such as Broccoli and cauliflower do not blend well when uncooked; hence we don’t use them in recipes for smoothie diets.
This is a variety of greens that can be used to make a smoothie diet such as lettuce, kale, dandelion, wheatgrass, endive, spinach, basil, mint and other herbs.
Leafy greens are often neglected in many people’s diet, especially kids. We are all missing out on valuable nutrients available in that type of vegetables. Smoothie diet is the most pleasant way to have more greens in our diet.
How many vegetables (in cups) are needed daily or weekly?
According to the commendation of the USDA’s key consumer message, “make half your plate fruits and vegetables.”
Here’s a chart published on the USDA website that shows the recommendation of vegetables intake:
A popular way of including vegetables in our diet is preparing green salads. To unlock the nutrients in the green leaves and vegetables we need to crush the cellulite structure of the vegetables by chewing them thoroughly. Unfortunately, most of us rush in eating and we do not chew enough to these the whole benefits of the nutrients in these vegetables. Children on the other hand, don’t seem to be in favor of eating vegetables.
Smoothie diet is a great way to include in children’s and adults’ daily intake. There are many blending machines in the market that can crush the vegetables and blend them to the consistency that makes them easier to digest, and make use of the minerals and vitamins in the vegetables. Mixing fruits with this blend would add a nice flavor and a sweet taste appealing both to children and adults. For children, start with higher percentage of fruit to greens and add gradually as kids get used to the greens taste in the smoothie.
Leafy greens are rich with chlorophyll which supplies our human bodies with the micronutrient magnesium which is vital to how energy is produced in the body. Magnesium contributes to the making of more than 300 enzymes in our body.
A smoothie diet that consists of greens and fruits is easy to digest and helps balance stomach acid levels and provides an overall improvement of the immune function.
There are many brands of blenders available in the market for yu to choose from. Amazon.com has a good selection of counter top blenders. Depending on how much budget you have assigned for your purchase, you can choose from Vitamix, Breville, Oster, and Hamilton Beach to name a few.
Benefits of a Green Smoothie Diet :
- Very nutritious when the ratio is 40% greens to 60% fruit.
- Easy to digest as their fiber cells are broken down and the nutrients are readily available for absorption.
- Tasty and children would like drinking them because of the sweet taste of the fruit in them, so it is a great way to maintain a healthy BMI for children.
- Fast and easy way to prepare healthy and nutritious drink for weight-loss and to burn fat.
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