It’s hard to stay healthy during the holidays with all the sweets and treats around. But one way to make more good choices is by starting your day with them. If you start your day healthy, you feel good and when you feel good, you want to do more things to keep feeling good.
One way to do this is through the power of the green smoothie. We work hard to keep our homes clean, but it’s important to be just as devoted to keeping our bodies clean and strong.
Green smoothies are surprisingly easy to make, delicious and come with tons of benefits. Don’t know the benefits? Here are just a few:
More energy. If you start the day with a green smoothie you will notice a massive increase in the amount of energy you have.
Weight loss. Increasing the number of fruit and vegetables you eat in a day gives you body an opportunity to shed excess fat and water weight built up from toxins stored in the body.
Reduce junk food cravings: When you increase the amount of healthy foods in your diet and decrease the unhealthy foods you will naturally stop craving junk food and crave more of the same healthy food. You may find yourself adding more fruit during the day when you start eating more healthily.
Better skin: The increased fluids and power of natural foods in your diet will hydrate your skin and reduce your wrinkles and improve acne problems making you look younger.
Boost immune system: Incorporating green smoothies into your diet will help boost your resistance to colds, flu and other bugs and feel generally amazing. After having a cold or the flu all winter long, I didn’t have a single bug for 3 years after introducing green smoothies to my diet.
Improve your digestion: enjoy the detox and get your intestines off to a flying start today. Chronic IBS has been known to clear up after these changes in diet occur. One thing is for sure, a green smoothie is guaranteed to get everything moving in the morning.
One of the simplest ways to make a green smoothie is by putting the following base recipe into your favorite blender:
- 1 cup of spinach
- ½ cup chopped kale
- ½ squeezed lemon
- 2 bananas
- Any other fruit you feel like adding! Some ideas would include 1 orange, 1 pear, 1 cup of berries and even ½ an inch of ginger if you’d like an extra kick!
As you can see, it’s easy and comes with so many benefits. Counter the sugar of the holidays with the minerals, fiber and nutrients of the green smoothie. You’ll feel great and won’t regret it for a minute.
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