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Want more energy? Want to give up sugar and caffeine, two of the most common toxic substances people put into their bodies? Try upping your consumption of fresh, leafy greens. If you don’t want to munch salad all day long, check out the wonderful world of green smoothies, pioneered by Victoria Boutenko, whose book, Green For Life, published in 2004, has helped many people improve vitality and health. Not only will green smoothies eliminate sugar cravings, they’ll boost your immune system, cleanse your liver and pancreas, and add vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your diet.
Drinking green smoothies is a great way to start the day, and there are infinite recipes that not only nourish the body, but also taste great. To make a green smoothie, blend 60% fruit (by volume) in a blender with 40% greens and filtered water. Use soft fruits, such as bananas, mangoes, berries, and kiwis. Keep your recipes simple, and rotate your greens to maximize health benefits.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying health coach Steve Factor’s green smoothie recipe, which, in truth, is brown—but don’t let the color prevent you from enjoying this tasty treat.
Steve’s Green (Brown) Smoothie Recipe
2 very ripe bananas
11/2 cups fresh blue berries
2-3 kale leaves
filtered water to taste
Want to read what others are saying about green smoothies?
Check out these testimonials on Robyn Openshaw’s website.
Feel free to experiment with your green smoothies, and let me know when you make a delicious new discovery!