Green smoothies are the perfect way to get your vegetables and fruits in and improve your health and well-being. Drinking a nutritious green smoothie a few times a week really does wonders to your overall health.
The fun with blending, and also juicing, is that you can try so many different recipes and ingredients. You may be surprised what types of ingredients I often add to my smoothies, such as turmeric, chia seeds and egg shells. There are so many different combinations of recipes to try out, that you’ll never have to stop experimenting.
Why Green Smoothies?
Drinking green smoothies is one of the best ways to get a great variety of nutrients in. A good blender is able to extract the nutrients from greens so you can get the most out of it. It’s also very easy and quick. Within 10 minutes you can prepare yourself a green smoothie with different types of vegetables and fruits.
Green smoothies are also very energizing. If you’re feeling a bit sluggish, instead of grabbing an unhealthy snack, drink a green smoothie and you’ll get an instant energy boost.
Make sure that when you blend regularly to mix up the ingredients. Vegetables all have their own specific set of nutrients and to enjoy them all, you’ll have to blend different types of vegetables. A good tip is to keep the rainbow in mind when you go grocery shopping. Find vegetables of different colors and you’ll get the most of your green smoothies.
Read more about why drinking green smoothies regularly is good for you.
What Type of Blender Should You Get?
If you’re into blending as much as I am, or if you’re keen to get started with green smoothies, I strongly recommend Blendtec and Vitamix blenders. They are a pit pricier than the average blender you can find in every department store, but they give you the best results and they last very long.
The point of blending is to extract the nutrients from vegetables and fruits, and Vitamix and Blendtec blenders do this perfectly with their powerful motors.
Amazon also sells refurbished Vitamix blenders that are a bit cheaper than brand new ones but are still very good quality.
I have been a happy owner of a Vitamix 5200 Total Nutrition Center for more than 4 years now and I can honestly say that it has changed my life for the better. On average, I make around 2 liters worth of green goodness each week with my Vitamix.
My blender makes it so incredibly easy for me to consume many different types of vegetables (mostly raw), combined with a healthy dose of fresh fruit. This allows me to take in a great variety of nutrients on a regular basis, which has a great positive impact on my overall health and well-being.
And it’s not just green smoothies that you can prepare, your Vitamix blender can also make the best soups, such as pumpkin soup.
If you’re thinking to buy a blender, please visit my recommendations for affordable blenders that can prepare great smoothies for you. Is your budget a bit higher? Check out my favorite high-end blenders that can literally blend all foods.
If you’re more into juicing, check out my juicer buying guide for the best juicers across different price ranges.
Green Smoothie Recipes, Tips and Ideas
Over the years I have created many different types of green smoothies. I’ve been documenting the best green smoothie recipes so I can share them here on Healthy Food Tribe for you to try at home. All of these recipes are very easy to prepare and, above all, super nutritious.