Soluble and Insoluble Fibre

Fibre falls into two basic categories, soluble and insoluble.  We need to blend both kinds for optimal health and to make your smoothie creamy.  If you don’t your smoothie will separate and possibly be a bit lumpy.

Soluble fibre helps to lower bad cholesterol and maintain good cholesterol.  It forms a gel like consistency in water helps to keep the arteries clean.  It also removes toxins from the body.

  • Mangoes
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Berries
  • Prunes
  • Pears

Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water or break down.  It helps to clean the digestive tract and remains largely in tact.  It makes stools soft and bulky and prevents constipation.

  • Greens
  • Linseed/Flax seed
  • Pineapple
  • Apples

Keep in mind that only a few fats can be added to green smoothies.  These include coconut and avocado.

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