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How Vegetable Smoothie Recipes May Make You Healthier and Help You Lose Weight

The USDA's food guide pyramid recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables for optimum health, and many longevity experts believe that we need even more. In spite of this, however, only 7% of us eat even six servings. This has led to an epidemic of digestive problems, obesity and chronic fatigue syndrome. Green smoothie recipes are one of the best ways to solve this problem and reverse the effects.

A good green smoothie recipe contains about 40% fresh leafy greens and 60% raw fruit. The greens contain plenty of fiber, which keeps the colon clean, helps the body rid itself of toxins, and slows the absorption of the fruit sugar in the green smoothie recipe. These smoothie recipes are also high in chlorophyll, which stimulates the immune system, revitalizes the body, and is excellent for cardiovascular health. In addition, green smoothie recipes are very nutrient dense. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, and a wide variety of antioxidants and phytochemicals.

The benefits of drinking green smoothie recipes on a regular basis are numerous. These smoothie recipes provide energy, help to eliminate unhealthy cravings, improve digestion, and are low in fat and calories. All of these things make a green smoothie recipe the perfect way to lose weight. Not only that, but these smoothie recipes taste great-- so you won't have a problem drinking a lot of them.

 

Not only is a vegetable smoothie recipe a great way to get enough vegetables, but it may actually be healthier than eating the raw vegetables alone. Putting vegetables in smoothie recipes breaks them down so that the vitamins are more readily assimilated by the body and the fiber is easier to digest. It is also easy to add extra ingredients to vegetable smoothie recipes, such as garlic to boost the immune system or ginger to reduce inflammation. In addition, these smoothie recipes can be a great way to sneak vegetables into kids' diets.

Another advantage of consuming a vegetable smoothie recipe is that it can support weight loss. Vegetables are low in calories yet rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates; this means that vegetable smoothie recipes digest slowly, and your stomach feels full for long periods of time. If you have trouble with the taste of vegetables, simply add some low- glycemic fruit to your vegetable smoothie recipe to sweeten it up or some spicy ingredients to give your smoothie a more savory flavor.

 

Smoothie Basic Recipe - how to make a smoothie

. 1 to 2 cups of your liquid ( organic soy milk, organic almond milk, organic rice milk or organic low fat milk )

. 1/2 cup of your cream ( Organic natural yogurt )

. 2 to 3 cups of frozen fruit.

. Cruhed ice - if not using frozen fruits.

 

Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe

- Smoothie Recipe Basics

- 2 to 3 cups of strawberries

- 1/2 cup of frozon chopped spinach

Blueberry Celecumber Green Smoothie Recipe

- Smoothie Recipe Basics

- 2 to 3 cups of Blueberries

- 1 Cup of chopped celery

- 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber

Mango Broccoli  Green Smoothie Recipe

- Smoothie Recipe Basics

- 2 to 3 cups of Mangos

- 1 Cup of broccoli crowns

Here's another one that takes great: mango, apple, banana, coconut and spinach. Yum!

These savory recipes are a great way of getting more veggies in your daily diet. Article found on www.juicingforweightloss.com
 
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