How to get started with green smoothies!
I know a lot of people who shy away from Green Smoothies because they rush or go wrong. To help you get started with green smoothies, I’d like to show you how you can touch them and what you should be aware of Shakeology review.
If you do not know what green smoothies are or what they should do , read my article: You should know about them .
Please note these 9 hints, so that the start succeeds
1 Leave it on fruit and green leafy vegetables
Do not mix seeds, nuts and at first no superfoods in your green smoothie. These can complicate the digestion of your smoothie. I love seeds (flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.), nuts and superfoods (maca powder, spirulina, cocoa, goji berries, etc.) in the smoothie, but rather prepare an extra smoothie for it.
2 Do not use root vegetables?
So that your smoothie remains well tolerated and can be digested well, if possible do not use root vegetables. So everything that grows underground, such as carrots, beetroot, turnips, kohlrabi, etc., does not come in the smoothie. However, you can usually cut the greens of it into the smoothie (of course not from potatoes …).
3 Avoid digestive problems and flatulence
In the beginning, the body can quickly respond to digestive problems – especially if you’re eating little fruit and vegetables. To prevent this, start with small quantities. Start with a glass daily and then slowly increase. So you give your body the opportunity to adapt well to your new eating habits.
If possible, do not use any foods that are difficult to digest in your smoothie. The common consumption of easily digestible foods such as fruits with difficult digestibility is a common cause of flatulence.
4 Drink Green Smoothies slowly
Only through a slow intake of your smoothies, it can be optimally absorbed. Especially keep the first sips in the mouth for a few seconds and chew again. This improves nutrient uptake through the production and activation of important digestive enzymes.
5 Drink Green Smoothies on an empty stomach if possible
To promote optimal nutrient absorption and reduce possible digestive problems, eat your smoothie on an empty stomach if possible. Preferably first thing in the morning or with some distance after a meal.
6 Use only strong colored plant green if possible
Avoid colorless leafy vegetables like iceberg lettuce. The plant dyes such as chlorophyll are important phytochemicals, with great health promoting properties.
7 Use as many different ingredients as possible
It’s fine if you initially restrict yourself to ingredients that you like to eat. Nevertheless, you should try to prepare as varied as possible your smoothies. Many ingredients taste completely different in the smoothie. Just try it out and do not be put off if something does not taste good.
In addition, it is generally advisable to eat a varied diet. Not only to provide as much micronutrients as possible, but also to avoid overly unfavorable substances. For example, spinach may contain a lot of oxalic acid. Instead of full-grown spinach (frozen spinach) use baby spinach and rotate with other greens.
8 Prepare your smoothies in a high-performance blender
Never use a blender! With this you cannot expect a satisfactory result. Besides, it is only a matter of time before he gives up the ghost. For tasting is also a normal blender. But only with a high-performance mixer, you get the full flavor and can benefit from all the positive effects.
9 Only transport your smoothies in suitable containers
Green smoothies are great on the go as a snack. Keep your smoothies only in glass bottles or containers. How about a Soulbottle ? That’s the only way you can be sure that no harmful ingredients solve or change the taste of the smoothie through the container.
Which green leafy vegetables can you use?
Green vegetables such as spinach, chard, kale, black cabbage, rocket, as well as the leaves of beetroot, radishes, kohlrabi, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
Wild vegetables such as dandelion, greed, chickweed etc.
Herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano, mint, dill, etc.
But also leaves of trees or shrubs
For inspiration, I would like to list a few “entry-level” recipes. They are from the book Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko.
Mango and parsley Dessert
- 2 large mangos (peeled)
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 2 cups of water
- 6 peaches
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 2 bananas
- ½ head Romana salad
- 2 cups of water