The barriers to incorporating green smoothies into your routine are pretty daunting. Let’s say you’ve managed to get over the fact that you’ll be drinking something that looks like it came out of someone’s nose. You’ve managed to cope with the fact that you might be drinking salads from now on, instead of eating them.
You’ve even researched all of the benefits of green smoothies, so you can tell your friends why you are taking something into your body that looks like it should be coming out.
All that’s left now is to sack up and make yourself some smoothies. But there’s one problem; Can you afford it?
Green smoothies are nutritional powerhouses. They make your body function better in almost every way imaginable. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Anyone who drinks green smoothies on a regular basis will tell you that they feel more energetic, have less cravings for junk food, and have been losing/lost weight. A lot of the benefits of green smoothies are a result of the vitamins that they contain. Have a look at what the vitamins in green smoothies can do for you!
A green smoothie is simply a smoothie with an added handful of greens. The greens are typically dark green leafy vegetables. These types of greens are packed with nutrition, and have very few calories
If you’ve been searching the internet for foods that are good for acne, healing foods, weight loss foods, etc, you may have stumbled across green smoothies. So what exactly is a green smoothie? A green smoothie is a drink that typically, at a minimum, consists of some fruit, water, and some green leafy vegetables. When blended in a blender, the green leafy vegetables give the drink a green color. With mixtures of certain fruits (berries especially), a green smoothie may end up looking brown. It is still called a ‘green’ smoothie though, because of the greens.
Making green smoothies in advance is a great way to make sure that you are enjoying all the benefits of green smoothies, without the hassle of preparing them once or even several times per day. Green smoothies are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be prepared in advance and kept for up to 2 days.
Tips for Preparing Green Smoothies in Advance
While your green smoothie will taste good for up to 2 days after initially preparing it, I recommend drinking it within 24 hours. I normally drink one blender full of green smoothie per day; half in the morning on the way to work, and half when I get home from work. I do this for several reasons; first, I get a generous amount of smoothie per day, second, I only spend about 8 minutes to prepare and clean up the entire thing, and last, because I do this daily, my afternoon smoothie is very fresh.