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Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie

Have you tried any green smoothies yet? Maybe these recipes will arouse more interest and reward your taste buds.

Basic Green Smoothie combo:

2-3 sweet fruits, e.g. apple or pear – blend first to form a tasty base,
1 vegetable fruit or a celery stalk – add next for extra minerals, e.g. summer squash or zucchini,
One packet of pre-washed organic greens, or a handful of farm greens or wild edibles.

Some folks add water to get the consistency they enjoy.

Always blend the fruit first –

2-3 cups any greens of your choice, 2 cups papaya, 2 … Read the rest

Green Smoothie Nutrients

Green smoothies pack a wallop of nutrients into a simple to make and delicious raw food drink.

Blending the greens with fruit in your blender or food processor breaks up the cell membranes, releasing the nutrients for you to easily digest and assimilate. You would have to chew your greens very thoroughly to adequately break up those cell membranes. Let’s face it, the majority of us simply are too impatient to chew a couple of hands full of raw greens that thoroughly every day. So blending greens with fruits makes life a lot simpler and us a lot healthier.

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Green Smoothie Precautions

Green smoothies, that blended combination of fruit and green leafy plants, provide you with a wonderful array of nutrients to replenish and rebuild your body. With a few wise precautions you can enjoy them in abundance.

Oxalates in Greens

Oxalates occur naturally in plants and can be a problem for certain people that form oxalate stones in their kidneys. Most of us do not have this problem, but how do we know whether we do or not until a stone formed in a kidney tries to pass inducing extreme pain?  So we may need to use some precautions.

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Green Smoothies

If incorporating more raw food in your diet challenges you, consider adding green smoothies. They are fast, fun and highly nutritious.

What’s in a green smoothie?

Most recipes include whole raw fruit and leafy greens blended together in a blender or food processor. So experimenting with flavors you like becomes an enjoyable adventure. You will most likely be surprised that you like some of those greens that you thought you would never eat when you mix them with other taste tantalizing flavors.

A favorite recipe of many green smoothie fans includes this one from a faithful Be Wise-Health Wise reader … Read the rest

Green Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Green smoothie recipes made mostly from vegetables are healthier for those of us with blood sugar or yeast overgrowth problems. Take a look at the following recipes from other readers of this Be Wise-Health Wise newsletter.

One of our faithful readers suggests a recipe from Body Ecology that uses more vegetables than fruit:

Good Morning Greens Smoothie

Yield: 6 servings

1 granny smith apple, washed, cored but with skin
4-5 stalks celery, ends & tips removed, use leaves
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
½ of a large Haas avocado
½ bunch cilantro or parsley, stems removed
3-4 cups filtered water… Read the rest