So, you are a green smoothie lover, eh? What more do you need to know? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you continue your green smoothie indulgence.
As you continue to enjoy your green smoothie on a regular basis you likely will not only enjoy them but crave them. As this feeling comes about don't be afraid, it's a very good thing. So while your body is telling you "give me more of that goodness" you should not only oblige but you should be adding more quantity of greens in your green smoothie. Also as your body gets use to receiving good nutrition you will naturally want to add more raw foods to your diet.
The freshest ingredients possible is best when making your green smoothie, and when ever possible grow your own or buy local and buy organic. Once picked, greens (any living food) will begin to break down thereby reducing its nutritional value over time. We also recommend that you don't add carbohydrates and fats to your green smoothies (this includes dairy). Keep it simple with fruit and greens.
While it is ideal to drink your green smoothie as soon as you make it, it may not always possible. If you need to store it for a later time do so in an airtight glass container and keep it refrigerated. Try making only the amount that you can drink in a day but if you must save your green smoothie do not keep it any longer than 3 days.
Once you are loving your green smoothies and experimenting with different ways to make them, you also might consider adding additional nutritional boosts like:
- super greens (spirulina, chlorella, barley grass)
- chia seed
- aloe vera
- goji berries
Variety is the spice of life. Once you are blissfully consuming your green smoothies consistently on a regular basis and you are packing them full of greatness you need to be aware of varying your greens. By alternating the type of greens in your green smoothie you fill your body with a greater variety of nutrients. Also, by eating a variety of greens you limit the amount of specific alkaloids that you consume. Each green contains its own alkaloid as natural protection in the world. Eating different greens in your green smoothies assures optimum nutrition and maximum flavor enjoyment.
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