6. They are like a blank canvas. Be creative!
As long as you get green leaves and fruit in the 40-60% ratio at the beginning, you can make whatever mixes you prefer. Once you get more comfortable with experimenting you can start adding different super foods, herbs and spice that will boost your immune system and improve your overall well being.
7. They improve athletic performance and speed up recovery.
In his documentary “Powered by Green Smoothies”, Sergei Boutenko proves how 10 ultra-runners and cross fitters improve their athletic performance and speed up the recovery time in between training only by adding 1 liter of Green Smoothie a day into their diets for six weeks. You can watch the documentary here .
8. They improve digestion.
This will help your body in the processes of detoxification. Forget about the coffee effects, this will get everything moving from morning due to the fiber content. Because the plant’s cells are broken down you absorb the smoothies from the mouth. You spend less energy digesting, thus having more energy for the important things in life.
9. They’re perfect ON THE GO.
If time is a struggle, Green Smoothies will keep well in a closed glass jar/bottle for up to 3 days chilled. This is great for travelling for busy days that need that extra energy kick. Prepare some the night before or blend just before you leave the house. Either way, you can enjoy it wherever you are.
10. A great way to have chocolate for breakfast.
Probably my favourite part! Raw cacao is an amazing super food, filled with anti-oxidants and happiness booster characteristics and it fits perfect in smoothies. Whatever the health benefits of it, chocolate is always a great excuse to have! Be careful though, it does contain caffeine, and too much may keep you awake when not needed.