Green Smoothies are an essential part of a modern day diet. With so much cooked, processed food it can be a fast, easy and powerful way to incorporate fresh organic produce into your diet.
But are smoothies better than juices?
It really depends on your goal. If you need fiber then smoothies are the way to go. If you are looking to do a powerful cleanse than a low glycemic green juice fast with no fiber is what you want to begin with.
So really it depends on what you are seeking to achieve. Say you go the route of a green juice fast.
Once the body has been properly cleansed with green juice therapy, probiotics, then you can transition into eating food again. Here is when you would go into the smoothies. This way you are not shocking your system but gently introducing blended foods.
You can start with green smoothies and then introduce some savory soups.
These smoothies will further the cleansing and healing of the body as well as feed you on a cellular level. One of the key benefits to the green smoothie is the natural fiber you are getting by only blending and NOT juicing in your high power blender.
This allows for better bowel movements and a healthy colon. We can also recognize that the green smoothie is a valuable way to increase or rebuild our HCL levels (hydro chloric acid) naturally with out supplements. Another way to build HCL is raw apple cider vinegar before or in b/t meals, this also assists in alkalinizing the system.
Below is a favorite smoothie of mine in the summer time when peaches are ripe and in season. Although this is a sweet fruit that can raise blood sugar it is the whole fruit so the fiber helps slow the glycemic index raising. And who does not love a ripe peach on a warm summer day. I got inspired to make this one day and I trust you will enjoy it too.
Cheers To Radiant Living!
Peachy Girl Green Smoothie
1/2 a bunch or organic romaine lettuce
1 large organic peach without the seed
1/4 to 1/2 of a habanero pepper (depending on how much you enjoy spice)
1 big handful of organic celery
Just enough clean water to blend
Blend on High and Enjoy out in the summer sunshine barefoot on the earth after running through a sprinkler:) Enjoy life!
How Do I Get Started Making Green Smoothies
All you need is fresh, organic produce and a Vitamix to get started. Yes you could use a ninja or other low power blender but if you are into smoothie making you want a vitamix. The Vitamix will be your new best friend and get the consistency you are truly after.
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