“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”
The holidays are here, and green rules regarding decorations. Yet, how often have we heard our children say at the dinner table, “Yuck! That’s green! I don’t like green stuff.”
It’s not only children who have an aversion to healthy green food. My father said, “I don’t eat green stuff,” more often than I care to remember.
Well, this VIDEO may be the solution to the challenge of providing our family with their daily dose of greens in the form of a tasty drink that is quick, delicious, and according to juicing aficionados, SEXY.
The secret to smoothie success is pulverizing the green vegetables into a thin liquid. The biggest complaint people have is vegi-chunks in their drink. We want a smoothie, not a chunky.
Most conventional blenders do not have the horse-power capability to pulverize stems like the ones found on kale. Using something like the Nutri Bullet creates a smooth green drink. Add an apple, pear, or grapes as a healthy sweetener. Then, you’ll have a drink even your children will love.
It’s a great, painless way to consume the daily requirement of green foods. Yes, I said painless. Chasing a fast child around the house with a spoonful of green liquid vitamins or steamed spinach can be downright painful.
Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and it provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. Health benefits associated with consuming spinach include improved blood glucose control in diabetics, a lowered risk of cancer, and lowered blood pressure.
It is also a great source of vitamins B1,B2, B6, E, K, C, and A, in the form of carotenoids, and the minerals manganese , iron, copper, calcium, and potassium. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, zinc, protein, and chlorine.
A Green Smoothie is also low in calories, yet it is very filling, because it contains high amounts of water and fiber. You may feel as if you ate a full meal. If you’re trying to lose weight, it may help fight hunger and cravings allowing pounds melt off easier.
There is controversy about too much calcium in green drinks causing health issues. A recent study notes the calcium in green drinks is easier to digest than dairy calcium, and the real problem is not in a drink made up of green vegetables but rather the other ingredients often added to drinks. Know what is in your smoothie. Keep it simple like this recipe.