One day I made a smoothie, but I didn't feel like putting greens in it. They're kind of bitter and can give my smoothie a funny consistency. My smoothie tasted great, but without the greens I felt tired after my initial sugar rush from the fruit.
The next morning I added my greens in, and believe or not, I felt WORLDS better. My energy was through the roof and I felt BALANCED.
Could adding greens have made that big of a difference? YES. Why is that?
In one word: Oxygen.
Greens are full of oxygen and actually help balance out acidity in the body - that acidity in the body as caused by meat, dairy, grains, sauces, coffee, tea, alcohol, SUGAR, and processed foods contributes to inflammation and that makes us puffy and tired.
I don't know about you but I don't like feeling puffy and tired. I LIKE feeling energized and like I'm going to take on the WORLD. And including greens in my morning smoothie helps me feel this way, by BALANCING the body.
So what's so difficult about adding greens to smoothies?
- Fridge Space & Spoiling Rate: Stocking up veggies can take up quite a bit of space in the fridge, and if you don't breeze through these greens, they go bad FAST.
- Leave the leaf bits: Who wants to be slurping on your silky smooth smoothie to be interupted by bits of leaves? pitooey.
- Greens are bitter: Greens tend to be bitter and sometimes we just feel like having only the delicious ingredients in our smoothie.
Thankfully, you can make your life easier and address all of these yuck-factors by picking the right brand of green smoothie.
The best smoothies have all your greens in one bottle, juiced to perfection with lemon which naturally balances the bitterness of greens. Simply combine a bottle with your favorite fruits in your blender and BOOM, you've got yourself a DELICIOUS smoothie, greens included.
This is the BEST way to get your daily dose of greens, and start your day off right.
You'll give your body a surge of nutrients, and start your day with balanced blood sugar, which means that you'll be supporting your body in being in the fat-burning zone all day long! So to recap, the benefits of greens in your morning smoothie:
- Increased energy
- Balanced blood sugar
- Encourages fat-burning
- Supports weigh management