Sometimes less is more. I’m not a fan of over complicating life. In fact, it’s the simple things these days that me bring the most pleasure. A good laugh, a feeling of joy and a kind word can make my day. I really am that easy to please.
The same goes for my food. I love easy, delicious recipes. Recipes with a thousand ingredients generally put me off. This is certainly the case with green smoothies. I often see green smoothies that have been pimped out to such a degree, that the simple health benefits become diluted and sometimes lost altogether.
The most important ingredient in green smoothies is the leafy greens!
The leafy greens create the foundation for real health. They are cleaning the blood, protecting the eyes and increasing bone health. They prevent cell damage, osteoporosis and diabetes. They regulate blood clotting and prevent the build up of plaque in the arteries. They can also reduce inflammation that causes arthritis. They are full of chlorophyll, which helps to rebuild the body at a cellular level. Leafy greens help to rebuild the brain – how cool is that!
I’ve seen all sorts of weird and wonderful recipes for green smoothies. The simple truth is that less is more. Just add your favourite fruits and water, and voila! You have the perfect blend for real health.
Adding a lot of other ingredients and reducing the amount of greens won’t give you the same health benefits. Potions, powders and even vegetables won’t take place of leafy greens. Why compromise when it comes it your health? You can have the best of both worlds when it comes to smoothies and food.
Here are a few tips to help you to keep it simple:
1. Don’t use vegetables in your smoothies. They generally won’t taste as nice and it’s not necessary to include them. Power pack your green smoothies by using extra leafy greens. Save your delicious vegetables for other dishes.
2. If you are looking for extra vitamins or minerals to add to your green smoothie, look to nature. You will find everything you need using organic whole foods. Potions and powders have been refined and had their structure changed. Accept NO SUBSTITUTES for real food! Keep your smoothies pure and stick to the formula of leafy greens, fruit and water.
3. Within that formula, you can be very creative. I love using coconut water and the flesh in my smoothies. They are an ideal ingredient and help to hydrate the body and the skin. They will also make your green smoothies taste amazing. Look for different fruits and greens to increase the nutrients you would like to include in your diet. Be your own Health Detective when it comes to your body.
4. Remember to rotate your leafy greens. Your body needs a variety of nutrients and minerals. It’s important to make sure you keep all things in balance.
The simple things in life are often the best. Unforgettable moments with family and friends, a beautiful sunset and the words, I love you. Give your smoothies the simple touch and your body will love you for it, in return.
If you found this valuable, please share the love you with your family and friends. Share your inspiration in the comments below on what simple recipes bring you the most joy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
With love and gratitude,