Most of us eat leafy green vegetables on a daily basis, both in salads and cooked. The color green is associated with vitality, nutrition, and energy. Most leafy green vegetables that are used in green smoothies are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc, and one cup of leafy green vegetables will supply your daily requirements for beta carotene, as well as vitamins C, E and K. They are also high in fiber, folic acid, and many trace nutrients. Why would you not want to include leafy green vegetables in your green smoothies?
There are a number of benefits to including leafy green vegetables in your green smoothies. Think about the following benefits:
- Chlorophyll helps to purify and build the blood and cardiovascular system.
- It will improve your immune system function.
- It promotes the development of healthy intestinal flora and better digestion
- You will enjoy improved liver and kidney function.
- It can help with the clearing of congestion, especially in the lungs and intestines
The bottom line is that leafy green vegetables are nourishing and uplifting for your body, and I’ve got a great new recipe for you to try here! To make these green smoothies, here are the ingredients you’ll need to have on hand:
- 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 1/4 lemon, skin and all
- 1-2 cored apples
- 5 stalks kale (with the stems removed)
- flesh from 1 avocado
- pinch of sea salt
- dash of water
All of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until smooth. The key to successfully making these green smoothies is to taste the smoothie after you’ve blended, but before you pour it into a glass. This will allow you to adjust the ingredients if necessary. If you think that you’re green smoothies taste too much like vegetables, try adding a natural sweetener, like stevia or agave nectar, to taste.
Once you’ve finished adjusting the ingredients and blending your green smoothies, your next step will be to pour it in a tall glass and enjoy! Green smoothies are perfect for people of all ages, even children, and I can guarantee that this recipe will be an immediate hit with your friends and family members! Of course, if you do not like any of the ingredients in these green smoothies, feel free to substitute your own favorite fruits and vegetables.