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Green Smoothie Benefits

What is a green smoothie and why should you add some to your diet? I’ll try to answer that quickly here.

Green smoothies are fruit smoothies made with fresh fruits and greens. By fruit I mean bananas, apples, pears, pineapple, and every other juicy fruit. By greens I mean romaine lettuce, celery, kale, chard, and other green leaves.

Now why would you combine both in one smoothie? First of all, it does taste a lot better than it sounds! A green smoothie can be delicious. There are lots of great recipes to try. And once you start drinking them, you’ll be hooked.

The real benefit of green smoothies come from the added nutrition from blended leaves. As you know, a lot of people add lots of powders to their smoothies. I’m talking about protein powder, bee pollen, and so on. As nutritious as they appear to be, these powders will never beat the nutritious power of green leaves in green smoothies.

Green leaves are filled with:

– Alkaline minerals
- Vitamins
- Antioxidants

And other goodies! But the real value comes when you can blend them with other fruits. That way, the greens become much easier to digest. And contrary to popular belief, greens combine perfectly well with fruits (but other starchy vegetables like carrots don’t!).

The benefits of green smoothies include:

– More energy
- Improved dental health
- More stable blood sugar
- Improved mood

To learn more about green smoothies, click here.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.

Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.