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    All veggies are good for us, but how can we possibly get them all in?? It's possible by this one way, we can get all the health benefits that we need. Read more to know.

    This time I would like to talk about the green smoothie which became kind of miracle health drink. It enable us to consume various combinations of greens and vegetables that can improve our health dramatically.

    The green smoothie is a name made ​​up for a combination of green leaves. The combination can be varied: a combination of lettuce and parsley along with a green vegetable like a cucumber or zucchini, fruit – or any other vegetable. “Beginners” can drink smoothie made of simpler and more conventional combinations, whereas “advanced” can be more daring and incorporate things like flax seeds , almonds, tahini, dates , nuts , and more . Initially you may want to use less dominant flavored vegetables , and later on to diversify and try more flavors and combinations.

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    The health benefits of the green smoothie vary depending on the green leaves you choose. According to recent studies, green smoothie clears toxins, helps in dealing with iron deficiency, cleans the digestive system, nurtures the skin, prevents diseases, improves vision, helps prevent bad breath, relieves sore throat and more.

    The main difference between green smoothie to vegetable juice is that smoothie unlike juice contains fiber that helps the body to get rid of its waste.  Because smoothies are made in a blender, they are quick and easy to make, filling and can serve as a light meal. Also the green leaves are a source of protein,  an excellent source of iron, minerals, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and potassium. Green smoothie also contain a large amount of chlorophyll . Chlorophyll is the green color in green leaves, fruits and veggies. It is not just a pigment, it connects with the toxins and free radicals and turns them into neutral materials. Studies have shown that it helps in cleaning heavy metals that tend to accumulate in our body in different places, and has anti cancer properties, that specifically affect the liver.

    Green Smoothie Recipe for “beginners”

    5-6 lettuce leaves – lettuce is a vegetable with a neutral taste so it would be good to start with it. Later on you can replace it with leaves that have more dominant flavor.
    1 cucumber (or celery if you like)
    Handful of sprouts
    Green fruit such as pear, apple or kiwifruit
    Dried pitted date
    Cool water as needed, depending on the desired consistency.

    Put all the ingredients in a blender without the water and blend. Add the water gradually until you have reached to the desired consistency.

    Green Smoothie Recipe for  “advanced”

    A bunch of parsley or cilantro
    A handful of spinach or chard
    A handful of mint
    1 tablespoon tahini
    Optional: flaxseed or chia seeds (for the addition of omega- 3)
    Cool water as needed depending on the desired consistency.

    Put all the ingredients in a blender without the water, blend and add the water gradually until you have reached the consistency you want.

    Fruit and green leaves smoothie recipe (2-3 servings)

    Ingredients: apple, banana, one pitted date, 4 pecans, 4 young lettuce leaves, 2 Swiss chard leaves, a piece of green cabbage and 2 cups of water (other combinations of fruit : a melon with a banana, apple and mango, apple and pineapple).

    Preparation:
    Put the fruits in a blender with a little water and blend , then add the nuts and green leaves. Add water according to the desired consistency. As the fruit contains more water, like a melon, you can add less water to the smoothie.

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