10 Reasons Why Drinking One Green Smoothie a Day Will Change Your LIFE!
CATEGORIES: Healing & Herbs Nutrition Weight Loss
1. Super-Charged Energy
People always tell me that green smoothies help solve that whole afternoon slump and energy lull.
Nutritionally this could be for many reasons but most likely to be that we are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals and when we give our body what it needs to function optimally then it can release the energy it was using to cover the vitamin or mineral deficiency. A
Also it crowds out the crap (sugar, gluten dairy) which often makes us fatigued, sluggish and blah and replaces with natural goodness!
Here is one lovely lady said recently after completing the 10-day challenge:
“I have so much more energy! I usually flag around 3pm and waste my evenings, but now I have the energy to hit the gym and have even gotten back to running again!! I feel so much better.”
If you are instantly hungry an hour after your porridge or afternoon hobnob then a green smoothie will solve that problem for you.
All the recipes I create are FULL of protein and fats as wells as fibre from the spinach and fruit – this is a winning combination when it comes to hunger as it curbs any blood sugar spike and fat will sustain you longer than any oat will!
3.Natural Multi Vitamin
Green smoothies utilise the power of nutrition synergy – meaning you get a powerful blend of things like the calcium and iron from the raw spinach, the fats from the nuts, fibre and good carbohydrates from the fruit and hydration from it all!
Plus the abundance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals all consumed together increases your bodies ability to absorb and take in all the goodness. The abundance of vitamin C for example will help you utilise and absorb the iron – so you get more nutritional bang for your buck than any pill 😉
More hydration, feeling fuller for longer and no longer having big vitamin deficiencies = your body finding its natural and ideal weight, here is what Karen says:
“I have lost my pregnant belly and I feel fuller longer. My family tell me. I look so much better, slimmer. I have tried to loose weight for years and this is the first time it’s worked and I don’t even feel like I’m doing anything. Love it, thanks”
I imagine you don’t want to spend 1/2 hour making your breakfast or afternoon snack – I don’t. But with a smoothie you literally chuck everything in your blender, blend and drink. All in under 2 minutes flat and faff free – winner winner chicken dinner!
Once you get over the luminous green factor you can actually just enjoy the taste, and boy, they can taste so decadent.
I like to have some sort of chocolate every day so I always have my chocolate super shake. But I also have recipes for Bakewell tart, carrot cake and pecan pie other smoothies that taste more like dessert than something healthy.(Although warning chocolate smoothies do tend to go a brown sludgy colour)
Definitely will keep on using them, if not on a daily basis. Easy to make, filling and tasty – who ever thought I would eat Kale and Avocados (yuck!)!!!! Anon GSC
7. 100% natural
No crazy powders, shakes or additives – it is all about natural whole food . Nothing weird, nothing fake, so don’t be fooled into think you need protein powders or green powders – all you need is some spinach and some fruit and some liquid.
8. Family friendly
I am always surprised at how the whole family often enjoy my green smoothie challenges especially kiddies and even dogs have joined in and gotten their green smoothie groove on!??
9.Keeps you, you know, regular….
To stay healthy we need to poop every day. If you struggling to do that then all this goodness will get you going for shizzle.
10. Won’t break the bank
Some health fads are only available to those with the cash to spend on them but not green smoothies! A bag of kale, some bananas, cocoa and peanut butter will cost you less than a £5 and make you a minimum of 5-6 smoothies. Sure you can pimp them up with fancy algae or bee pollen but you don’t have to to get the benefits.
Here is what Joanne said :
I was already used to green smoothies every day so I gave up sugar as part of my challenge and used the smoothie recipes to help me with that. I have been sleeping better from that and have a bit more energy. I got my husband doing just the smoothie challenge and he has lost a couple of kg. and wants to carry on with daily smoothies.