Put all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Why is it important to add greens to your smoothies?
1. Enhanced Nutrient Absorption
Green vegetables like kale, spinach, lettuce are nutrient powerhouses! When blended in a smoothie, the nutrients in these leafy greens are released and readily absorbed into the bloodstream.
2. Increased Energy
With enhanced nutrient absorption, you become invigorated and energized.
3. Improved Digestion
Smoothies, as opposed to juices, utilize the whole fruits and veggies that go into them. The abundant fiber in leafy greens, when consumed in a hydrating smoothie, will help you reach optimal digestibility.
4. Boost your Immune System
Loaded with phytonutrients, leafy greens strengthen your immune system and help keep illness away for longer.
5. Healthy Bones
Dark leafy greens are rich in calcium and vitamin K, which is necessary in ensuring calcium reaches your bones and not your tissues.
6. Heart Healthy
Rich in antioxidants like vitamin A and C, greens in smoothies can significantly lower cholesterol, decreasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
7. Get that Glow
Full of antioxidants, green smoothies reduce the signs of aging as well as hydrate your skin.
8. Consume those vegetables without realising it
Most people struggle to get enough greens, which are excellent sources of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll replenishes and rebuilds red blood cells, rejuvenating your body.
9. Reduce unhealthy cravings
When you consume whole, unprocessed, nourishing foods, you naturally start to crave those healthy foods over unhealthy sweet, salty, and fatty ones.
10. Mind over matter
Believe it or not, consuming green smoothies makes you more likely to engage in other healthy habits. Because the human mind thrives on consistency, one healthy habit leads to another. So after adding kale or spinach to your smoothie, you may be more likely to try out that exercise class you’ve been thinking about or opt for a side salad instead of fries when eating out.