- Glowing Skin
- Weight Loss
- Anti Aging
3 Parts VeggiesIn a one cup blender (that’s all you really need) remember that a good green smoothie is 3 parts veggies, Ideally easy to blend. So here is a short list of some of the best, and by that I mean the healthiest, ones to try:
Cucumber Celery Spinach Kale Parsley Lettuce Swiss Chard Collard Greens Beet Greens Turnip Greens Bok Choy Mustard Greens Basil Cilantro
- Remember, you can never go wrong with green leafy veggies. And a little tip, the DARKER, the BETTER.
1 Part Alkaline FruitWhen it comes to adding fruit, make sure that they are the ALKALINE kind. You see, more than just masking the taste (let’s be real here, blended veggies isn’t exactly a treat for your taste buds.), alkaline fruits offer tons of benefits whereas acidic ones may very well do the opposite. Alkaline fruits (and alkaline foods in general) do wonders for your skin, keeping it soft, vibrant, and young. Plus, it has also been proven that it is good for your mind too keeping it calm, peaceful, and relatively stress free.
Rule of thumb (GREEN THUMB):
“Fruits that are ripe are alkaline-forming. Organic fruits are the most alkaline, because they are grown in mineral-dense soil. Most fruits that are not ripe are acid-forming.”
- A lot of people think that lemons and limes are acidic. True. But not when digested. Did you know that most citrus fruits are acidic outside the body but then become alkaline inside the body?
Add A FAT ElementYou should add a little FAT element to your green smoothie too. Not only will a little fat help give you more energy, but it will also help you stay fuller longer. You can try adding these healthy fats to your green smoothie:
Avocado Seeds Nuts Nut Butters Coconut Coconut Oil Olive Oil[caption id="attachment_1826" align="alignright" width="154"] You can actually get some protein powder at your local grocery.[/caption]
Add A PROTEIN Element (OPTIONAL)Adding a protein element to your smoothie is totally advisable if you are looking not only to gain more nutrition, but to gain weight, and gain more muscle mass too. So it is great for both before or after workouts. Athletes love it. Otherwise, you can go ahead and skip this protein part. Here are some of the best protein sources for your green smoothie:
Protein Powder Yogurt Soy Milk Tofu Oats Egg