Alright. So I’m sure a lot of you, and from your e-mails I mean a lot, a lot of you, love sweets. So eating plenty of fruit is never a problem, right? And when you make smoothies, fruit most likely is the first thing that goes in. Well, what if I told you that you could stick veggies in there too?
Yup, they’re called Green Smoothies. And they are delicious!
A green smoothies is basically just a mix of fruit with a bunch of leafy greens blended in as well. My personal favorite right now is a combo of spinach, blueberries, and banana along with the yogurt and milk. A good mix is about 60% fruit to 40% veggies. And you can mix it up and change around what you “drink” everyday! Variety is the spice of life you know! Later this week I’m hoping (actually I have to) to get to the farm and pick some strawberries so those will be a wonderful “in season” addition. Next week I’ll be headed to the farmers market (this week I’m out of town that day!) and I’m gonna make sure I pick up a lot of in season leafy greens!
The benefits of Green Smoothies
- they contain lots of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll
- you consume essential amino acids that are the building blocks for protein
- they enhance digestion by stimulating enzyme production
This has been a great way for me to consume more veggies as I’ve been severely lacking in that area as of late.