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Why Green Smoothies Are So Healing

January 5th, 2010

lettuceGreen smoothies are one of the very best choices you can make for a healthy diet. They’re growing in popularity faster than people can tweet about them, and I wouldn’t miss my morning green smoothie because of how much my body loves it.

“You want me to drink kale?” This is what goes through some people’s mind the first time they’re introduced to green smoothies. You know the face children make when they don’t want to eat something? I’ve watched that look come across the faces of people before they try it.

But then they give it a shot, and lo and behold, it tastes good! Better yet, it FEELS great! Your body says, “Oh yeah, that’s what I want.”

Why is that? Well, green leafy veggies are one of the most healing foods nature provides. They lower the acidity in the body and help your system restore balance with that all powerful substance: chlorophyll.

Plus they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more.

Green Smoothie Healing

To me, drinking a green smoothie is part of my yoga practice because it is a kindness to my body. It gives me what I need to perform at my highest level – and not just physically. When your body is in a healthy state, your mental and emotional capacities are also more balanced as they are inseparable.

When you give your body this kind of nutrition, it supports the systems of your body to do their thing more efficiently and easily. I believe my immune system has been far stronger since I started drinking green smoothies last summer.

I mean, think about it; would your body prefer you start off the day with spinach, banana, kiwi, and blueberries rather of some processed cereal and milk or toast and jam?

You can have second breakfast if you want, so you don’t have to cut it out completely, but drinking a green smoothie first sets up a healthy day in a big way!

One of the reasons green smoothies are so healing is because they’re blended up. When you liquefy the greens, it gives them far more bioavailability because the cell walls are broken and your body doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to assimilate the nutrients.

GREEN SMOOTHIE TIP: These tasty smoothies are a lot more enjoyable, and the goodness in them is more easily assimilated when you use a top quality blender, such as a Vita Mix. The result is a smoother drink (no chewing bits of kale that didn’t get blended), plus you’ll find that having a powerful blender is so helpful in the kitchen that you’ll wonder how you did without it before!

I start out every day with a green smoothie. They’re tasty, satisfying and by far one of the best possible foods you can give your body!

This video is actually how I learned to make Green Smoothies:

Check this link for Green Smoothie Recipes and How To Make Green Smoothies.

  • Do you drink green smoothies? If not, please share why. If so, what do you think about them and what is one of your favorite recipes?

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  1. January 6th, 2010 at 11:58 | #1

    Green Smoothies are an important part of my family’s life. Yum!!!

    Cheers,
    Kristen

  2. January 6th, 2010 at 12:16 | #2

    Me too, Kristen. It’s so great to see my mom and dad drink it, and to have one with my partner every day. Thanks for the comment!

    It’s great to see your adventures in choosing a home birth, working with a midwife, and of course, raw food yumminess on your site!

  3. January 6th, 2010 at 19:09 | #3

    kale, cucumber, flat leaf parsley, & lemon….

    I was at a yearly check up and the doctor told me I should take a folic acid supplement because it is IMPOSSIBLE to get enough folic acid through one’s diet.

    I never went back to that doctor!

  4. January 6th, 2010 at 20:39 | #4

    Nice one Jane! That’s a power packed non-sweet green drink. Nothing’s impossible. Thanks for posting it!

  5. Alex Forbes
    January 8th, 2010 at 07:05 | #5

    There is never a wrong time for a green smoothie! Around here, it’s always Smoothie Time!

  6. January 8th, 2010 at 09:19 | #6

    Yay! It just happens to be smoothie time here right now too. :)

  7. January 8th, 2010 at 10:45 | #7

    I am glad to see this. I have been drinking my green smothies for a few months. Mine is spinach, celery, cucumber with flax seeds. I don’t mind it not being sweet. I acutally love how healthy I feel after having it. I am going to make me one right now…..

  8. January 8th, 2010 at 21:37 | #8

    Wow! That sounds like a great tonic for super energy. The Flax seeds blend up well I take it? I can imagine you feel super charged after that one!

  9. Colin
    February 2nd, 2010 at 14:45 | #9

    Katrina’s observation that the body recognizes green smoothies as superior nutrition is so very true. To anyone reading this, I most heartily recommend you try out any of the great green smoothie recipes readily available on YouTube. Also, http://www.rawfamily.com is a great resource for green smoothie info. And if you want to really have the doors of perception opened wide, search “Dave Raw Food Trucker” on YouTube. His healing story is astonishing and he isn’t selling anything. In the words of the great California naturopath, Bernard Jensen, “green inside is clean inside.”

  10. February 2nd, 2010 at 15:14 | #10

    Colin,

    Thanks for your great comment. Yes – there’s lots out there on Green Smoothies. It’s wonderful to see how many people are benefiting from them. On one of my other green smoothie articles I’ve included a video and link to RawFamily, which is an excellent resource. Thanks for mentioning it here. I’ll have to go look for Dave the Raw Food Trucker and see what that’s about. :)

  11. March 18th, 2010 at 17:08 | #11

    Yup :) we like green smoothies a lot, here at home. They get us going and seem to really refresh the body great after a good, long run.

  12. March 18th, 2010 at 17:18 | #12

    Rami,

    Yes! Refreshing and nourishing. Thanks for the comment. So glad you came by and enjoyed the article.

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