How can you eat your recommended servings of fruits and veggies and still go about your day? How can your skin look like a million bucks without breaking the bank? How can you POSSIBLY drink a meal and NOT be hungry? Easy. Try a green smoothie!
Smoothies are fantastic meal replacements that YOU control. You control what goes into YOUR favorite smoothie. No one else. My kids love smoothies, but at first, the green color scared them. Once they got over that, then we were in! Besides all of the healthy reasons for you to purchase or “dust off” your blender, why not treat yourself? They taste great!
Here are 10 reasons why you should drink green smoothies:
1. More energy
2. Regular digestion
3. Reduced cravings for sugar & salt
4. Fewer mood swings
5. Lose weight!
6. Your skin becomes radiant!
7. You may feel an urge to start exercising
8. Blood sugars may be stabilized
9. Hair and nails grow in faster and stronger
10. Mental clarity and focus
I’m telling you. It’s a great and easy change to your lifestyle, if that is what you’re looking for. I’ve never had a bad smoothie, so you can’t go wrong…just dump and blend. Here is my favorite blend:
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of strawberries
1 Whole banana
2 cups of spinach (or your fave green, like kale)
1/2 cup of ice (none if your berries are frozen)
1 cup of vanilla flavored almond milk
1 TBSP of Chia seeds* (optional)
Blend and ENJOY!
Helpful hint: Place all of the fruit/veggie ingredients above in baggies and freeze them, so all you have to do is dump them and add your almond milk. I can truly see the benefits of my meal replacements. I’m able to maintain a healthy weight and sip a good tasting snack for most of the morning. Give it a try. If you’re already doing the smoothies, share your favorite recipe with us!
*Chia seeds – a superfood packed with endless health benefits that is virtually tasteless and acts as an amazing appetite suppressant.
BMWK. do you have a tasty smoothie recipe?