Green smoothies are not only full of health benefits, but can taste great too. Some of the benefits of green smoothies include increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as being a natural way to lose weight. It can be difficult to fit in the recommended servings of five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but a green smoothie every day can be a quick and convenient way to have a variety of healthy foods in your diet. Green smoothies provide nutrition, vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy carbohydrates, fiber and are low in fat. Here are a few green smoothie ideas to get you started.
- Lime, Mango, Collard Greens Smoothie
- Two tablespoons of fresh lime juice
- Two cups collard greens or spinach (chopped and stems)
- One and a half cups of frozen mango
- One cup of grapes (green)
Mix lime juice, half a cup of water, collard greens, grapes and mangoes together in a blender. Puree for around one minute (until smooth) and add water to reach the consistency that is desired.