I whizz up a green smoothie most days its THE best way to get the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fats etc your body NEED to grow, repair, protect, support you so you can thrive!
Here are 7 reasons why have a green smoothie everyday is the quickest and easiest way to meet your nutritional needs and gaps from your diet:
- Hitting your 7 a day - as a nutritional therapist I strongly believe we should be aiming for at least 7 portions of fruit and veg a day with 2-3 of these portions being from green leafy vegetables such as Spinach and Kale. This can be a struggle for most, BUT a daily green smoothie means you could be hitting 50% of this intake in just one drink!!!
- Better Hydration - daily green smoothies will add to your daily liquid intake through the fruit, vegetables and liquid base of the smoothie
- Increased Protein - adding in nut butters or a plant based protein powder gives your body its building blocks for growth and repair as well as making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Every cell in your body uses protein.
- Omega 3 - Smoothies are a great opportunity for adding avocado or sprinkling in chia seeds which are not only a good source of protein but are also high in Omega 3, an anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid which plays an important role in the body in providing many health benefits.
- Gut Health - Having a wide variety of quality ingredients in your smoothies will help support the beneficial bacteria in your gut leading to increased immune support. 80% of our immune support come from our gut
- Detoxifying - A healthy gut with increased fibre means better digestion and regular motility of stools which is an important part of the detoxification pathway in maintaining your bodys health
- Weight Loss - Green Smoothies are filling so you are less likely to snack between meals and experience the high and loss of blood sugar imbalance which can lead to snacking