Green is Good!

The Green Smoothie

 Smoothies are terrific because they are easy to make and are super refreshing, filling and full of vitamins and nutrients. The “Green Smoothie” is legendary and can include any number of ingredients namely GREEN and RAW. My favorite is as follows:

 1 cup fresh spinach

Juice from one lime

1 ripe banana

½ granny smith apple peeled and sliced, apple juice can be substituted

1 Tblsp Protein Powder (Whey or Soy you choose)

1 cup almond, rice, soy, hemp milk or water

½ cup ice

1 Tblsp fish oil

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend. Then drink.

Why the Green smoothie you ask. Well Greens are rich in phytonutrients and fiber which promote the function of the immune system, fight bacteria and viruses, reduce inflammation, and can be associated with the treatment and/or prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease and any other malady affecting the health or well-being of an individual.

One reason GREEN Smoothies are so good for weight loss is because they’re so high in protein. Protein triggers our gut to release more of the PYY hormone (PYY3-36) which reduces appetite and 24 hour food intake. You feel fuller longer. The Green in Green smoothies come from Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is like liquid sunshine. The core atom in chlorophyll is magnesium (in human blood it’s iron). Cravings are often a sign of magnesium deficiency. Green Smoothies are the best food to end your addiction to cakes, cookies and chocolate. When your body gets the nutrients it needs, cravings go away.

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