As most Nutritionists can tell you, the consumption of green smoothies is one of the best things you can do for your health. Why? Well we all need to eat vegetables and most of us should be eating more than we do. Drinking green smoothies is a way to increase your veggie intake in an easy and pleasant way.
Green smoothies are a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as fibre (remember, smoothies keep fibre intack whereas juicing extracts the fibre.) There are tons of different greens that can be added to your smoothies….spinach, kale, swiss chard, dandelion, collards, sprouts, broccoli, beet greens and more! It’s a good idea to rotate the kind greens you use as some contain higher amounts of alkaloids which can cause symptoms such as stomach aches in some people.
If the idea of a green smoothie seems unappealing or scary, start with a higher quantity of fruit and smaller amount of greens. The below smoothie is great for beginners!
Fruity Green Smoothie
1 cup dairy-free milk (almond, rice, hemp, coconut)
1 cup coconut water or maple sap
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup pineapple
2 handfuls baby kale
1 scoop Sunwarrior Protein Powder in Vanilla
Combine all ingredients except protein powder in a blender and blend on high. Add in protein powder and blend until smooth. Enjoy!