Adding green smoothies to your daily routine can greatly improve your health in so many ways, plus it’s an easy way to get in a quick, delicious breakfast!
As many of you know, I start every morning with a smoothie. It’s the quickest way to get a ton of fiber, nutrients and hydration into your body first thing in the morning. One of the biggest reasons I lov to start my days with a green smoothie is because it’s so easy.
With two kids, mornings can be hectic and stressful and having a healthy breakfast that I can grab and go while dropping kids off at school or running errands is so wonderful.
Green smoothies have gained popularity in recent years due to their numerous health benefits. A green smoothie is a blend of leafy green vegetables, fruits, and sometimes other ingredients such as nuts, seeds, or yogurt. That’s the best part—you can add whatever you like and customize your smoothie to your own tastes and dietary needs.
I started drinking green smoothies regularly over two years ago and they have single-handedly made the biggest impact on my gut health and skin health. I have more energy throughout the day, feel lighter and it sets the tone for making healthier choices throughout the day.
I’ve found that the more you eat healthy, the more you crave healthy foods. So, starting your day this way is a simple and small change you can make that can make today to start building healthier habits over time.
If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend taking my free 7-day smoothie challenge. It comes with 7 different recipes for green smoothies and guides you through making them.
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You might already know that drinking a green smoothie every day can have many benefits for your health and well-being, so let’s get into them.
Here are some of the benefits of green smoothies:
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Green smoothies are packed with nutrients from the fruits and vegetables used to make them. These nutrient-dense smoothies are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for optimal health.
You can pack in so many super food ingredients into a glass. Even better, these foods are in their real whole food state, unlike a vitamin, which makes them easier for your body to absorb.
Green smoothies are easy to digest, and they can help improve digestion by providing the body with enzymes and fiber. The fiber in green smoothies also helps to regulate bowel movements, which can prevent constipation and other digestive problems.
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If you’re not used to eating a ton of fiber, this may cause some bloating at first, so make sure you drink plenty of water until your body gets used to the additional fiber. Overtime, you’ll notice that your digestive health can majorly improve with the addition of green smoothies.
Green smoothies can provide a quick and sustained energy boost, making them an excellent breakfast option. They can also help reduce fatigue and increase mental clarity. An energy-boosting smoothie not only tastes delicious but starts your day with a bang!
Being able to start my day feeling light and energetic is one of the best feelings. It sets the tone for your day and makes it easy to continue making healthy decisions for other meals.
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Green smoothies can aid in weight loss by providing a low-calorie and nutrient-dense meal option. They can also help reduce cravings for unhealthy snacks and promote satiety. A weight-loss smoothie can help reduce cravings, keep you full longer and encourage you to make better choice throughout the day.
If you often crave sweet things, adding some fresh fruit can really curb sugar cravings. The fiber from the fruits and veggies helps keep you full for longer so you can more easily avoid over-eating.
Improved Immune Function
The high levels of antioxidants in green smoothies can help boost immune function and prevent the development of chronic diseases.
In general, eating a healthy diet and making time for daily movement is one of the best ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape! Adding in an immune-boosting smoothie is one of the quickest ways to deliver those powerful ingredients to your body.
The vitamins and minerals found in green smoothies can help improve skin health, promoting a clear and glowing complexion. To be honest, healthy skin was one of the top reasons I started this. I’d been battling breakouts on and off for the majority of my adult like and this has made a massive difference.
Swapping your breakfast out for a smoothie made with whole foods instead of processed food will help improve skin. The additional hydration you get also helps to clear your complexion over time.
Can I be honest? Sometimes I struggle to get in enough water everyday. Green smoothies can help improve hydration levels due to the high water content in the fruits and vegetables used to make them. Proper hydration is essential for overall health and well-being.
It’s easy to see that drinking a green smoothie every day can have numerous health benefits. They are an easy and convenient way to get more nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into your diet and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function optimally. So why not give it a try and see the benefits for yourself?
P.S. Don’t forget to join the free 7-day smoothie challenge!