10 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Smoothies

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Green smoothies have become increasingly popular over the years, and with so many affordable household blenders on the market it is now easier than ever to prepare green smoothies in your own kitchen.

I’ve been hooked to blending since many years now, and I can honestly say that drinking green smoothies on a regular basis has changed my life dramatically.

In this article I am sharing why I think you should also start making smoothies.

10 Reasons You Need to Drink Green Smoothies

In no particular order, here are 10 good reasons why you should start drinking green smoothies regularly, and make positive health changes to your life.

1. Green smoothies are extremely nutritious

A green smoothie typically contains leafy greens, such as kale, spinach and bok choy, although blending kale can be a bit of a challenge sometimes.

Leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses loaded with a great variety of different vitamins (in particular vitamin K, C, E and also B vitamins) and minerals (i.e. iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium).

Green smoothies have lots of disease fighting properties and they help boost your immune system.

2. Green smoothies are very easy to make

If you don’t have time to prepare a decent meal, a green smoothie can be made in just 10 minutes.

Green smoothie with avocado and spinach

You can also prepare your green smoothie ahead of time and drink them when you’re ready. You can keep them fresh in the fridge for at least another day.

3. Blending gives you better access to nutrients of leafy greens

A strong blender crushes fruits and vegetables, taking them down to the cellular level.

As a result, the nutrients in fruits and especially in greens become readily available to the body. This cannot be achieved to the same extent by simply chewing greens.

4. Green smoothies are a complete food

The main difference between juicing and blending is that juicing extracts only the juice from fruit and vegetables and blending involves whole foods resulting in thick smoothies.

Unlike a juice, a smoothie contains a lot of fiber which helps slow the absorption of sugar in fruit, providing your body with the right amount of energy and nutrition, all at the right pace.

5. Green smoothies have an alkalizing effect

Green smoothies are the perfect way to alkalize the body and to achieve a healthy alkaline acid balance.

Breakfast green smoothie

A good alkaline-acid balance is important when it comes to maintaining your overall health.

6. Green smoothies are very energizing

Because green smoothies are so nutritious, they will give you an instant energy boost.

The great thing about green smoothies is that once you start drinking them, your body gets used to all this natural goodness and you won’t be craving for sweets anymore.

As a result, you will feel a lot more energized and refreshed in the long term.

7. Green smoothies are loved by kids

Children are usually not very big fans of vegetables, but when blended with fruits they will love them.

So if you are struggling to feed your kids vegetables, green smoothies could just be the perfect solution.

8. Green smoothies are for everyone

There is a green smoothie for everyone, no matter how picky we are. The taste of green smoothies can easily be manipulated with so many different ingredients available.

Green smoothie with banana

The more you use your blender, the better you get at creating great tasting smoothies.

9. Green smoothies are a great source of protein

You may not know, but green smoothies are actually a great source of protein.

Greens contain lots of amino acids which the body uses to produce protein. So next time you hit the gym, try a green smoothie instead of a protein shake.

10. Green smoothies can help with weight loss

Green smoothies are typically quite thick and are loaded with nutrients. As a result, you’ll feel very satisfied after drinking one or two glass of green goodness.

By drinking green smoothies regularly, you simply don’t feel like eating more sweets or other snacks and junk food.

So if you’re looking to lose weight, try adding green smoothies to your diet and you may get some really good weight loss results.

A Few Quick Tips Before You Start Blending

Make sure you vary the ingredients in your green smoothies and avoid using the same fruits and greens over and over again.

All fruits and vegetables have their own unique nutritional values and the combination of all these fruits and greens makes them so good for our bodies.

There are a lot of blenders on the market and when you are only just starting out with blending, it may be best to buy a basic machine, just to get used to the process.

But if you want to get serious about blending, I would recommend buying a Vitamix or a Blendtec.

They may not be the cheapest, but they do the job of blending so well that your new blender will become your best friend in the kitchen.

Happy blending!

Are you thinking to buy a new quality blender?
Please check out my list of best affordable blenders for making green smoothies. Or if you have a higher budget, check out my recommendations for high-end blenders.


Reasons for drinking green smoothies

Donna Harrison

I created Healthy Food Tribe because I am passionate about health, nutrition and green living, and I want to share my journey towards a better health with you.

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