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Making Your Own Nutritious Green Smoothies

green snoothieGreen smoothies are good for you in so many ways. They provide raw greens into your daily diet and they are cleansing to your organs on account of the chlorophyll (especially your bowels). When you consume vegetables that contain chlorophyll this builds a higher blood count which makes the passage of oxygen in the blood an easier process.

When greens are included in smoothies, in natural juices and eaten raw they help to increase your energy levels and they are rich sources of calcium and potassium. They also contain a small amount of the minerals copper and zinc which the body requires to be healthy and well functioning. Greens also help to maintain the level of good bacteria in the body. Making green smoothies will give you energy (which makes it an excellent choice for breakfast or a mid afternoon snack) and it facilitates healing.

Make Your Own Natural Green Smoothies

There are many places where you can buy a green smoothie but nothing beats making your own at home. When you make your own you control the ingredients that go into making the drink. You want to make your green smoothies as healthy as possible as that is the point of them.

To promote good health and well-being use only greens and fruits in your green smoothies. Do not be too concerned about mixing the two together. It is very good for your body and is a nutritious way to start the day. Some of the green smoothies you make will appeal to your taste buds right away while others may take you a little longer to get use to. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the right mix of fruits and greens for your natural green smoothies. You want to find what tastes goods to you!

If you want a smoothie that is thick in its consistency then your best bet would be to use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit.  If you find that you have made it too thick then you can add a little water or juice to thin it out and make it easier to drink.

Bananas are high in potassium and are very complementary for a green smoothie. They soften the taste of the greens and they provide a smooth consistency to the drink.  If you find greens somewhat bitter then adding banana to your smoothie will change this and it will also help to hide the taste of the greens (if that is what you want to do).

The first few times you experiment with greens for smoothies go easy on the greens. Use no more than a few leaves of greens (or no more than one cup) in your smoothie recipe. Once you get used to the taste of green smoothies then you can add in more greens if you want to.

CPM Green Smoothie

CPM stands for cucumber, pear mint. This green smoothie is a delight for sure!

3 to 4 cucumbers

2 to 3 pears

Handful of fresh mint

2 cups of water

Cut up pears and place in blender with some water. Blend for a minute. Cut up the cucumbers and mint next and introduce into blender. Add the remainder of the water. Blend until you reach the desired consistency.

Spinach and Pineapple Splendor

1 pineapple

1 head of spinach

2 cups of water

Slice up the pineapple and place into your blender with ½ cup to 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Cut up spinach in small pieces and put into blender. Pour in the rest of the water. Blend until consistency reaches the desired thickness.

Green Banana Dream Boat

Instead of ice cream enjoy this smoothie for dessert any day of the week!

2 bananas (fresh or frozen)

1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)

½ cup strawberries

2 cups spinach

1 to 2 cups of water

Combine ingredients together, adding water after each ingredient goes into the blender. Blend for a minute to a minute and a half.

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