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Green Smoothie Revolution

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Have You Noticed?

It seems that one day, we woke up and were surrounded by the green smoothie revolution. On initial glance, the thought of swallowing a thick, creamy concoction of vegetables and fruits seems somewhat unpalatable, however if you take a closer look the health benefits may persuade you to take the plunge.

What Are They?

A green smoothie is a blended drink of vegetables, fruits and the good fats, plus other super food supplements, if you choose. The blended up nature of the green smoothie, allows you to increase your consumption of fruit and vegetables in a way, which is more easily digested that eating them alone.

Health Benefits

The green smoothie convert could rattle off a multitude of benefits but here we will list just a few to wet your appetite. If you are a skeptic like many, perhaps push your own personal boundaries and give them a try. What have you got to lose?

To put it simply, green smoothies pack a punch of goodness to your body.

The greens you put in are rich in chlorophyll, which increase the hemoglobin in your blood, this in turn means that you have an increase in oxygen dense blood, which helps the cells in your body thrive.

Greens can have an alkalizing impact on the body and they are packed with antioxidants, which help you build a defense system and protect yourself against disease and illness.

You will have more energy and improved mental function. We can all benefit from that! Imagine what additional fun things we could squeeze into our day if we were supercharged and nourished.

As a result of consuming what some would call  'the elixir of life', you will increase your fibre intake, improving your digestion. As a result you will have clearer skin and you may even lose some weight if that was your desire.

Many claim that they will reduce your cravings for the unhealthy foods that often dominate our plate, when we are rushing through our busy and sometimes stressful ways of life.

If nothing more, just looking at the smoothie will inspire you to lead a more healthy, active life. Once devouring it you can give yourself a pat on the back and feel proud.  It will make you feel good about yourself, for caring enough to feed your body well, which in turn feeds your soul.

So, how about it? Give the green smoothie a go today. Dare you.

A Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners!

Ingredients

1 cup of kale

1 cup of water

1/2 cup frozen mango

½ pineapple

1 frozen banana

Method

Chop up your kale into small pieces to assist your blender.

Add the water and the kale to the blender.

Blitz until smooth green water emerges.

Add the frozen mango and blitz.

Add your pineapple and blitz.

Add your banana and blitz.

Once nice and smooth pour into a glass and enjoy!

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