Unless you have been hiding under a rock somewhere, you have probably heard about green smoothies, but might not have taken the plunge and tried one. If you have seen people knocking back a glass of something that looks like it should be used to clean the bath, that weird looking concoction is actually a green smoothie.
If you are wondering what all the fuss is about a green smoothie is a great simple way to improve you nutrition and get a more balanced diet, by adding fruits and vegetables and in particular lots of greens. These are blended in to a healthy glowing green drink that easier to digest than eating the fruits and vegetables on their own, and with the right combination will taste really great too.
Smoothies have become very popular for a great way to pack your five a day in easily. Green smoothies in particular have become a popular as they cram even more of the health benefits that are gained from natural ingredients. So what is it about green smoothies that make them so good for us.
As mentioned previously green smoothies are great for improving nutrition. With most of our food being about convenien these days, with our busy lives and ever increasing schedules or work and kids and leisure time. So it can be easy to forget that we need to pack in essential vitamins and and nutrients into our food to ensure we keep energised and healthy.
The Importance Of Five A Day
If you speak to health professionals, most will say that we need to consume at least 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables per day. The world health organisation states that about 400 of fruit and veg vastly reduces the risk of many of the most serious diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and others. The important thing to remember is to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, and getting plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is an important part of that. The video below talks about the importance of getting plenty of fruit and vegetables in your diet.
You need a good blender for making smoothies if you want them to be really smooth. With many of the best smoothies requiring things to be crush and blended well to get that smooth consistency you need a fabulous blender that isnt going to leave your smoothie with lots of lumps and bits in it.
If you are blending up ice, nuts and oats, some of those are going to be quite difficult for your blender to get really smooth. To get your smoothie really smooth you need a powerful blade that is designed to not let food get trapped under it. You also need a good strong motor that will spin the blade fast enough that it really does a good job getting the ingredients blended to a really smooth consistency.
What you find with cheap blenders is the motor doesnt tend to be as powerful so you find that you have to blend your smoothies for a lot longer or having to reblend your smoothie because its not smooth enough. So not only will a powerful smoothie blender give you smooth smoothies, it will also save you time.
Of course that extra power and powerful blade will come at a price. The highest rated smoothie blenders tend to be the most expensive too, so that old saying that you get what you pay for still does hold true. But its worth paying a little extra to get a high quality machine that will blender your fruit and vegetable quickly and easily if you want to make healthy green smoothies that you can enjoy.