Learn How To Concoct Your Very Own Green Smoothies - The Ultimate Guide To Going Green

It seems like green smoothies are all the hype these days. Well, why wouldn’t they be? After all, “Going Green” does have some pretty amazing benefits.
  • Glowing Skin
  • Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Anti Aging
  • Detox
And so on.  It is true that you can find all sorts of green smoothie recipes, like smoothies that use spinach HERE, or even recipes that use seaweed, HERE. But have you ever heard the age old Chinese proverb that goes “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”? Having said that, instead of giving you yet another green smoothie recipe for you to follow step by step, here is the ultimate guide to making one. Follow these basic rules, guidelines if you will, and feel free to be creative, mix and match, and come up with your very own green smoothie concoctions right in your kitchen. Simple really, you will be whizzing away in no time. [caption id="attachment_1823" align="alignleft" width="192"]You can't go wring with green leafy veggies... You can't go wring with green leafy veggies...[/caption]

3 Parts Veggies

In 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.
[caption id="attachment_1825" align="alignright" width="240"]TIP: While adjusting to green smoothies, you can start with 60% fruit and decrease from there as your taste buds adjust. TIP: While adjusting to green smoothies, you can start with 60% fruit and decrease from there as your taste buds adjust.[/caption]

1 Part Alkaline Fruit

When 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?
[caption id="attachment_1824" align="alignleft" width="144"]Avocado is one of the healthiest sources of fat. Avocado is one of the healthiest sources of fat.[/caption]

Add A FAT Element

You 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, 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
     

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