Green Smoothie:

How to Make a Green Smoothie

By Dr. Ben Kim
DrBenKim.com

What exactly is a green smoothie? It's a fruit smoothie that includes a big serving of dark green leafy vegetables.

Green smoothies are an excellent breakfast choice for many, as they provide healthy carbohydrates, along with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll. Green smothies are also an excellent source of fiber.

When making green smoothies, it is best to use slightly more vegetables than fruits. In general, we strive to make our green smothies 60 percent greens and 40 percent fruits.

Our favourite greens to use in green smoothies are romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, and Swiss chard.

Our favourite fruits to use in green smothies are bananas, pears, apples, blueberries, mangos, papayas, and pineapples.

If you don't have any problems digesting fruits and vegetables, you can mix and match any combination of the vegetables and fruits listed above. If you have a sensitive digestive tract, it is best to combine only one vegetable and one fruit at a time.

Directions:

Not only are green smoothies really good for your health, they are extremely simple to make.

Put green vegetables and fruits into a good blender and add just enough water to allow the blender to bring vegetables and fruits together into a smoothie-like consistency.

For extra antioxidant power, we like to add 1-2 teaspoons of acerola cherry powder and 1-2 teaspoons of Dr. Ben Kim's Greens to our green smoothies.

Enjoy the health benefits of green smoothies.

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