Healthy Benefits of Smoothie - 101


When it comes to weight loss and keeping fit, exercise is not your only best and bitter friend; something else that can help you keep your shape, make your skin glow and get the metabolism going are green smoothies. Why green? Because they ARE green and comprise mostly of green veggies plus they are healthy for the body, and anything healthy for the body is commonly exhibited in green.


Healthy Benefits of Smoothie - 101


Okay, ever wondered what your mother drinks every other day when she wakes up, something thick and green and definitely not tasty. It may be a taste bud sacrifice for many but this is the secret to a very healthy body.

WHAT THE HECK IS ACTUALLY IN THERE?
That’s one of the first questions you ask someone before you get interested in joining this group of healthy people. The combination is actually pretty simple and easy to make. Just dump a few lettuce leaves, spinach, a bowl of berries and a piece of ginger in the blender and get the blade moving. Add a little water; although it is preferably used with honey due to its benefits but since honey at a lower temperature causes fattening effects its either neglected or used in a very little amount.

I, personally have been drinking smoothies since I discovered its benefits from my mother and believe me it’s not easy to wash down a thick blob of green smoothie that doesn’t even taste good but let me tell you it sure is worth it and you’ll definitely not regret it. Never!

HOW IT WORKS
And if you want to get all scientific, dark leafy greens contain: high-quality amino acids, important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant-based chemicals that support your immune system, improve health and longevity, and may reduce life- threatening diseases. I know that’s a mouthful, so that’s why when you hang out with us, we try to keep the green smoothie lifestyle simple and fun. I think we can both agree fruits and vegetables are good for you.

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All you need to get started with smoothies is the will to bring it down your throat as a rookie, however as you go on with time, pursuing this you will improve manifolds in terms of taste of the smoothie and will develop an immunity to the not so exhilarating taste whatsoever!

Following are some of the top health benefits of green smoothies:
  • Natural weight loss.
  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Excellent source of minerals and vitamins.
  • Excellent source of antioxidants (Slows down the aging process and acts as an anti-wrinkle)
  • The best fast food—If the veggies are already washed, all you need to do is plunge ‘em into the blender bowl and get the motor running.
  • Supports colon and gut health.
  • Promotes Clear, Radiant Skin and Strong Hair & Nails.
  • Reduces and Combats Cravings.
  • Supports Eye Health & Protects Vision
Some basic stuff to get you going or give you an idea about how it goes:

Leafy greens
Liquid base
Ripe fruit
Spinach
Water
Banana
Kale
Coconut water
Mango
Romaine
Coconut milk
Berries
Bok choy
Almond milk
Orange
Collards

Avocado
Dandelions

Peach
Swiss chard

Pear


Apple

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Abeer Chaudhry

Aeronautical engineer (To-be), Writer, fitness freak and somewhat of a photographer!

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