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Best Green Smoothies

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In recent years, Green Smoothies have gained popularity. More people have opened up to the idea of improving their health by drinking these vitamin rich concoctions.

Not only are Green Smoothies beneficial in preventing disease, but they are also an excellent way to maintain a healthy weight and increase energy. Additionally, they are a convenient meal replacement because they are simple to prepare and cleanup is a breeze.

Use organic fruits and vegetables when making any smoothie recipe and ingredients should be free of any chemicals or pesticides to achieve the maximum benefit.

Let's take a look at a couple of the Best Green Smoothies that taste great and make you feel good:

Basic Recipe

Add the following ingredients to blender and blend until smooth: 

6 large kale leaves (remove stems)

1 large handful of spinach

1 apple

2 stalks of celery

1 cup berries (blueberry or raspberry is preferred)

½ lemon (including rind)

2-3 cups water.

Cancer Fighting Smoothie

The author of a holistic cancer blog suggests this delicious recipe that she drank while healing from cancer.

Add the following ingredients to blender and blend until smooth:

½ avocado

2 Brussels sprouts

1 kale leaf

½ apple

3 handfuls of spinach or baby greens

½ cup broccoli

1 cup broccoli sprouts

1 cup lentil bean sprouts

½ handful sunflower sprouts

½ handful buckwheat lettuce sprouts

1 TB kelp

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

4 cups water

1 cup ice

Tips:

  • When placing your ingredients in the blender, be sure to always put your liquid in first to give room for the fruits and vegetables to puree.
  • Start on a low speed and pulse the button several times before going to a high speed.
  • If your smoothie is too runny, add several ice cubes and blend to thicken it up to the right consistency.

Conclusion

Drinking Green Smoothies on a regular basis is a healthy alternative to sugary drinks with artificial flavors.

For more delicious and healthy recipes, check out: 3 Energy Bar Recipes We Can't Get Enough Of and 3 Of Our Favorite Immune Boosting Recipes.

Image: Flickr



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