What are the benefits of a green smoothie once you get past the colour?
Dr Joanna McMillan is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, accredited practicing dietitian and former fitness instructor. She said that some of the commercial ones “are glorified fruit juices, served in enormous portions with only a little spinach to make them green.” However, if you make them at home instead and “make them with at least 70 per cent veggies, a little fruit and whatever other ingredients you want to add…then you have a fabulous nutrient rich drink”. (Source: Is your go-to green smoothie doing you any good? A nutritionist explains.)
Full of fiber, which lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and regulates your body’s cleansing processes. It is also it’s a tasty way to get a strong dose of fruits and veggies, which provide vital nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and potassium.
- 1 stalk of celery for your base vegetable
- A big handful of spinach for your iron.
- Add jucy pear in there.
- A squeeze of lemon juice for sweetness and alkaline.
- Then ginger for your superfoods!
- 2 glugs of plant based milk, I chose Oat.
- 1 banana.
Blend it all together in a blender and there ya have it! Goodness on the go!
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