You may have heard of popular green smoothies and how they are life-changing beverages, and it is true that they are. There are many recipes out there for different green smoothies, with different benefits each.
Not only they are excellent for weight loss, but they are amazing for boosting your fruit and vegetable intake. Do you know how you're supposed to eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day each day in order to stay healthier and keep many diseases away, even cancer? Well, there is no faster and convenient way of making sure you eat them than green smoothies.
Not only they are fast and convenient, but the taste is also a big plus. Even if you do not like one of the ingredients, as long as you add a predominant flavor like pineapple or mango, that's what it is going to be majorly tasting like so you can eat even vegetables you dislike by mixing them with the fruits you love. Also, keep in mind that the average green smoothie contains about 3-5 servings of the fruits and veggies you need in your daily life.
Even though we’ve already mentioned some benefits, let’s start with our list now!
Power up your nutrition!
As we’ve already mentioned, these green smoothies are fully packed with nutrients, and you’ll quickly find out that different recipes of green smoothies will provide even over 100% or your daily recommended value of vitamins. Not only this, but some are excellent with required minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium potassium.
Also ingesting the fruits and vegetables blended down makes it easier for your body to digest them, and you get to be able to “eat” them anywhere you want.
Eat healthily, get healthy cravings
Sometimes you’re just in your everyday routine, maybe it’s midday and you ate just an hour ago, but you start getting hungry, and the cravings you get are for some unhealthy food. We’ve all been there right? Well, it is completely normal to have cravings for unhealthy food. But that’s where the benefits of the green smoothies come in.
The regular consumption of green smoothies becomes sort of a good habit to your organism. This means that after a few weeks of consuming your green smoothies, you’ll enjoy your greens more and your body will start craving them more than unhealthier food.
You could say that they make you subconsciously want to be healthier. It does give you a psychological lift that will prompt you into healthier habits.
Drinking your food
Some people think that drinking your green smoothies can't be considered "eating" simply because, well, you're drinking them like juice. But it is important to note that opposed to juices, green smoothies are complete foods because they do have fibers which are necessary to your body. It is a beverage but it is also a food. It's kinda like soup if you think about it. However, they do not replace your whole meals. They are simply a plus to your nutrition, keep that in mind.
You’re completely in charge
We can stress how important it is to know what you're eating, especially if you are on a diet. Most of the times you're out and about, you tend to go for some snacks that you most likely don't know how they were prepared, maybe something fast and salty is what you choose since it is so simple and, well, fast.
That's where green smoothies are excellent. They are something like fast-food-snack you can "eat" whenever you want, take wherever you go, and enjoy any time of the day. Also, you can choose exactly what to put on it, and with dozens of recipes out there for you to choose from, it is guaranteed that there will be one green smoothie to suit your needs and tastes.