Matthew Reaves at Michigan State University found only 3% of Americans lead a healthy lifestyle. One of the four factors to maintain is simple. You must consume at least 5 and ideally over 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Most people are used to eating a SINGLE portion of fruits and vegetables. There is a better way to take multiple fruits all at once. Blending fruits and vegetables into a smoothie is one of the healthiest ways to access a wide variety of essential nutrients.
Because the content of vitamins, minerals, and fiber in fruits and vegetables is very high, the health benefits are MANY. Especially if you consume fruits and vegetables that are colorful.
This habit can help lower your blood pressure, lower cholesterol, strengthen your immune system, teeth and bones, help you lose weight as a meal replacement, improve energy, prevent heart disease and cancer – that is a good list! It will make you regular as heck too – constipation will never be a problem again! No more stool softeners for you!
You have massively quicker meal prep, no cooking time with a quick clean up. Everybody is busy. It also takes less time to eat your meals. I make my green smoothie in the morning and take it with me when I take Cooper for a walk.
Here is a simple recipe – 16 oz. Water, 1 orange or watermelon, huge handful of organic spinach, 3-4 pieces of organic kale, mint to taste, half a lemon, 1 scoop Athletic Greens, 2 teaspoons vanilla protein, frozen banana, few pieces of frozen pineapple or mango, 2′ square of frozen coconut, cup of frozen blueberries. Need to make it more filling for a meal replacement, add some organic oats or sweet potato.
A regular blender can work and I suggest investing in a Vitamix blender, versatile, powerful with a 10 year warranty.
If you need to lose weight, make enough to have one for breakfast AND lunch. I have been drinking with great success for 30 years. Kids and the elderly really need more fruits and veggies. Share with parents and anyone in you family that needs it
Without blending the fruits and veggies in a smoothie, it is very difficult to reach at least 7 servings. Are you one of the 3% leading a healthy lifestyle? Drinking a low sugar green smoothie each day is a simple habit that will change the quality of your life quickly. The real value will be how you look and feel when. you reach 80, 90, or 100!