If you read about green smoothies, it does not mean that they are talking about a drink with food coloring in it. A green smoothie is a drink made by mixing fresh green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach. Some people also use fresh green herbs like mint or parsley in their smoothies.
The green drinks that are being talked about more and more not only have a unique color, but they also offer many unique health benefits. Made with green leafy vegetables that are packed with antioxidants and vitamins, these green drinks are an excellent way to enjoy a delicious drink that satisfies your appetite and also provides maximum nutrition.
Most people who advocate the nutritional value of a fruit smoothie believe it is best if the full blend is made from fresh food ingredients. That is, fresh fruit instead of frozen or canned, and with fresh juice, such as fresh coconut water or almond milk, instead of milk or yogurt, as in some smoothie recipes. And if you need another vegan option to add to your green fruit smoothie, how about homemade hemp milk?
Are these drinks bad for me?
Recently, some negative articles have surfaced online claiming that smoothies are bad for your health, which we believe is completely misleading information mainly because there is no evidence to support this. On the contrary, in recent years, the Internet has collected thousands of testimonials from people around the world letting us know how these drinks have vastly improved their health.
The benefits of fresh green blends
Leafy greens are the number one food often missing from our Western diet. However, they are a very important part of good health. Leafy green vegetables help us to increase our energy, prevent cancer, remove congestion, cleanse our body and many more other health benefits. Daily intake of green leafy vegetables will help you maintain long-lasting and vibrant energy, have healthier skin and ensure you get your daily dose of vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. In addition, they are packed with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals.