What are green smoothies?
A green smoothie is a smoothie that is blended with fresh leafy green vegetables, such as collard greens, kale, rainbow or Swiss chard or spinach. Some people also use fresh green herbs such as mint or parsley.
Most people who advocate the nutritious value of green smoothies believe that it's best if the entire smoothie is made from fresh raw food ingredients, that is, raw fruits rather than frozen or canned, and with water, fresh coconut water, or almond milk for liquid, instead of milk or yoghurt, as in some smoothie recipes.
In a word: Yes! Here's why. Leafy green vegetables are the most healthy food on the planet. Is a green smoothie better for you than just eating a salad with the same greens? There's a couple of responses to this question. The first is yes, because you can eat a lot more greens a lot easier in a smoothie than in a salad. So you are much more likely to actually make and eat a green smoothie than eat the equivalent amount of greens raw in a salad.
And the greens are much easier to digest when pureed in a smoothie, taking up less of your body's energy in the digestive process, and giving your body that much more nutrients and energy.
Try it and you will fall in love!