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Consuming a healthy quantity of spinach or other greens regularly doesn't happen easily with most. But you might change your mind after you taste the delicious and nourishing green smoothie. A power house of nutrients, a green smoothie is a simple recipe of greens and fruits. Green smoothie is a blended drink and is a complete food by itself.


Start your day with a green smoothie

A green smoothie is the best way to get a large amount of greens into your diet. It is a wonderful breakfast drink, being a powerhouse of healthy carbohydrates, minerals, chlorophyll and phytochemicals. Green smoothies are loaded with vitamins and are no doubt an excellent source of fiber.

Green smoothie can be introduced as a wholesome food for kids. It is also believed that green smoothies do wonders to cleanse the colon. The phytochemicals present in the greens help fight diseases like cancer and heart diseases.

The fiber and the sugar in the smoothie are absorbed slowly by the blood unlike the blood sugar rush in case of juices. The nutrition derived from the smoothie refreshes and rejuvenates every cell in the body thus helping people overcome different food addiction.

Smoothies are highly nutritious because by blending the greens, the cell walls of the greens are broken. This releases all the nutrition and also makes your greens tastier. While we chew greens, we might not chew well enough to break the cell walls of the greens and release the vital enzyme and nutrients that are so valuable for us.


Green smoothies are very filling as they have a blend of greens and fruits. They should be consumed separately and should not be combined with other solid food. Combining them with solid food might make digestion difficult. People feel highly energetic after consuming the drink as it is filling, nutritious and is easily digestible.


Green smoothie


  • Boosts your immune system
  • Aids digestion
  • Balances the pH in the body
  • Aids weight loss
  • Boosts the mental performance
  • Panacea for body aches and pains
  • Improves the overall well-being of a person
  • Easy to make and no mess to clean up

Green smoothie tips


  • Use more fruits than vegetables, the ratio should be 60-40, 60% fruits and 40% greens.

  • Greens like spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, and Swiss chard can be used to make green smoothie. They enrich the taste of the smoothie.

  • Fruits like pears, apples, mangoes, papayas, bananas, blueberries and pineapples can be used to make green smoothie.

  • Use fruits with low sugar content, this can help you lose weight quickly.

  • People with a sensitive digestive tract can combine one vegetable and one fruit. Other people can combine various fruits and vegetables to make the green smoothie.

  • Use ripe fruits to make smoothies.

  • Using bananas and mangoes will help mask the taste of the greens. Overripe fruits are very sweet.

  • Using high powered blenders (1000 watts) to get a smooth blend.

  • Try and grow your greens so that you can use the tender part of the greens

Green smoothie weight loss


The latest trend in the weight loss plan, the green smoothie weight loss plan has found favor with many. Green smoothies have proven to be a wonderful weight loss recipe.


  • Green smoothies are filled with vitamins, fiber, minerals and other nutrients that are needed for the body on a regular basis. These are also the essentials of a healthy weight loss program.

  • The dietary fiber in the smoothies helps prevent insulin resistance. It helps maintain healthy hormonal balance and provides satiety when consumed.

  • The craving for sugary food comes down drastically as the fruits in the smoothies provide the much sought after sugar.

  • Fruits and greens are low in calories, fat and sugar thus quickening the weight loss process.

  • Overall craving for food comes down with regular intake of green smoothies.

  • Greens have sufficient water content. Thus the dehydration induced by dieting does not happen with green smoothies.

If you feel too hungry, add a tablespoon of flax seeds to each smoothie. Even if you don't feel hungry, ensure you drink a smoothie every two to three hours. This will keep your metabolism rate high thus burning fat and toxins. Frozen fruits improve the creamy texture of the smoothie

Men and women have different calorie requirements. Based on this they can consume green smoothies up to 80 ounces per day. Calories consumed through smoothies should not exceed 1500 calories per day.


Green smoothie recipes

Banana kale smoothie

Bananas 2
Kale 5 leaves
Hulled hemp seed 2 tbsp
Frozen blue berries 1 bag
Water 2 cups

Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Add enough water while blending. For thinner consistency of smoothies, add more water


Papaya parsley smoothie

Papaya peeled, 3 cups
Parsley 1 handful

Blend the papaya well. Blend the parsley well. Mix and blend again.


Apple, dandelion combo

Large apples 2
Banana 1
Dandelion greens 1 bunch
Lemon 1
Flax seeds 2 tsps, optional
Water as required

Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Adding banana makes the smoothie creamier. You can add the zest of the lemon


Carrot ginger smoothie

Carrots 1 bunch
Avocado 1
Fresh ginger 1/3 inch
Lemon, peeled
Cayenne pepper a pinch
Sea salt a pinch

Blend all ingredients well and serve


Parsley lemon smoothie

Flat leaf parsley 1 bunch
Bananas 1-2
Lemons 1-2 with the rind, seeds and pith removed
Sweetener 20-30g
Water as required
Ice blocks 1 cup

Blend all ingredients well. Serve cold.


Green smoothie cleanse

A green smoothie cleanse brings about a lifestyle change in people. Those who have followed a 3-day green smoothie diet have noticed powerful changes. Over time they have overcome the need to overeat. The fiber and power-packed ingredients go a long way in keeping you satiated and prevent succumbing to the temptation of processed foods.

When on a cleansing program, remember to stay well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water and try to avoid caffeine. Cut down on animal products, coffee, sugar, salt, refined foods, etc. Greens are strong cleansers as they are chlorophyll rich and fiber rich too. They also contain abundant vitamins, minerals and proteins.


Green smoothie cleanse benefits


  • People tend to lose weight when they follow the cleansing routine.

  • Skin becomes soft, smooth and glowing.

  • Puffiness, if any disappears.

  • Energetic feeling

  • Toxins are removed, the entire system gets detoxified.

  • Detoxification of the body prevents illness and diseases.

  • No feeling of nausea or lightheadedness as associated with other types of cleanses.

  • As you take up these cleanses regularly, you tend to fall out on cravings for junk food.
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