Why are green smoothies so healthy?
Dark leafy greens contain high-quality amino acids, essential minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients are plant-based chemicals which support your
- immune system
- improve health
- and may reduce life-threatening diseases
Sometimes we struggle to eat our “five a day” but with a green smoothie, you already cover at least two of them. Smoothies are easy to prepare and are the perfect breakfast or snack. The vegetable and fruit still contain all the fibre, therefore, the fructose gets released slowly which helps to keep your blood sugar levels at bay.
If you compare this to highly concentrated fruit juices you will notice that a green smoothie keeps you full for longer and releases the energy over a longer period rather than a quick spike.
You could also add some oats to make it even richer and to give it a creamy texture. Another favourite of mine is this Mango Matcha Green Smoothie make sure to check it out.
If you prefer eating something warm in the morning rather than drinking a smoothie, you might also want to check out my Almond Butter Porridge With Grilled Bananas and my Vegan Pineapple Pancake Mess.