They are refreshing, healthy, delicious and green. Yes it is a smoothie. Green smoothies have so many nutritional benefits that can help aid you in weight loss, enhance energy and get your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. When it comes to the main ingredients…greens, there are some top picks that will get you going and feeling great all day long.
It might be the unassuming decoration on a lot of party trays but this green is packed with many vitamins and minerals. Kale has calcium, fiber, beta carotene, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Kale is also known for its powerful antioxidants that help protect against cancer. The leafy green is also wonderful for detoxing and cleansing while boosting the immune system.
This little green leaf has a plethora of healing properties. Known as a metal detoxifier, cilantro is able to remove aluminum and mercury from fat tissues. With vitamins such as A, C, and K and minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron, cilantro is known to have more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables.
These large leaves are big in benefits. A wonderful source of vitamin C, K, and E, they also have wonderful minerals such as calcium, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc. Collards are a wonderful source of fiber and contain many cancer-fighting agents through their large antioxidant properties.
With the benefits of green smoothies, it is a great way to start your day. Here is a recipe to get you started.
A handful of black or lacinto kale
1 mango (or frozen mango chunks)
2-3 dates (pitted)
Use apple juice or water for your base Instructions In a high speed blender blend all the ingredients together to the consistency you prefer. Make sure you pit the dates first by taking out the seeds.
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