Hey guys, I hope you all had a great start into the new year. I got so many questions from you regarding my green smoothies, so I decided to brake it down for you and tell you a little bit more about why you should include the Glowing Green Smoothie into your daily eating routine. A while back I already talked about my super easy and healthy breakfast which included my recipe for the Green Smoothie. Today I want to talk about the benefits of why drinking the Glowing Green Smoothie is so healthy and important for you.
Why Green Smoothies?
Green smoothies are surprisingly simple, consisting of raw organic fruit, raw organic leafy greens, and water. (The recommended fruit:greens ratio is 6:4.) Despite their simplicity, green smoothies provide a ton of nutritional benefits that lead to a healthier lifestyle. The benefits include weight loss, increased energy, reduction of food cravings, cleaner skin and much more. The ingredients are all raw and thus more nutritions. The extremely high temperatures often used during cooking destroy many of the nutritions in our food. Green Smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and they provide a great source of fiber. Our body naturally tries to eliminate toxins, but you can always assist your body in detoxifiying and eliminating toxins that cause weight gain and harm your health. Without proper and complete elimination, undigsted food can leave toxins and waste in your body. But thanks to the Green Smoothie, you can get fiber you need to cleanse your body, tone your digestive system, and eliminate toxins.
Green Smoothies are much easier to digest and metabolize than solid food. Just because you “eat” the right amount of fruits and vegetables does not mean you are automatically getting all the nutrients necessary for your health. There are many people who cannot effectively digest solid whole food, so the nutrients from the food are not completely absorbed by the body. Green drinks are far easier to metabolize. In fact, these delicious smoothies are so bio-available that their nutritions start to get absorbed by the body even while the smoothie is still in your mouth. Plus the preparation time only takes five minutes or less. Easy right?! Okaaaay but I must admit, I had several smoothie fails in the beginning. So don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t work out right away. Keep trying, or as I always say keep adding almond butter.
I came across this amazing book from Kimberly Snyder. I highly recommend reading her book if you want to get more into the whole Glowing Green Smoothie – detoxing world.
To me a healthy body is vibrant, full of energy and life! I believe that natural, healthy eating is the secret to inner and outer beauty. As well as the thoughts and emotions that fill our mind and color our spirit. Let’s make 2016 as “Glowing” as it get’s.
xo yours, Maya