What is a Green Smoothie, how can they benefit me and how do I go about making them?
TrueSapien friends YemSmoothies give advice and answer some Frequently Asked Questions on the subject.
What is A Green Smoothie?
Green smoothie is a thick beverage made using whole fruits a liquid base and leafy greens. Dark leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses containing vital minerals and nutrients
Green Smoothies Are Bitter, Can I Add Sugar?
There’s no need to add sugar to your smoothies. Your solid green smoothie sweeteners are some fingers of banana, pineapple rings, mango chunks or dates.
What’s The Best Green Smoothie For A New Starter?
Lettuce leaves, Pineapple, Cucumber and Water. Lettuce leaves are quire subtle and will ease you in to the ‘green world’ quite gently. Hopefully you’ll graduate to using Kale and Spinach which are awesome green leaves!
How Do I Make A Green Smoothie?
Simple! All you need is a blender, come fruit, green leaves and a base (i.e. water).
Can Green Smoothies Be Used As A Meal Replacement?
Yes. If you are drinking a green smoothie as a meal replacement you should ensure that your smoothie does contain protein and some healthy fat. For example you could add some Chia Seed for Protein and a teaspoon of Coconut or Flax Oil for fat.
Remember any changes to your daily nutrition should be sustainable. Small, incremental changes that are long lasting are far more beneficial than drastic, short lived overhauls.
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