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Published September 28th 2011
Year after year people are becoming more health conscious, ditching the junk food, lowering their meat intake and increasing the amount of vegetables in their everyday diet.
Green smoothies are a very popular drink overseas, especially for celebrities who are trying to lose weight for a role, or generally trying to be more healthy. Green smoothies can help aid weight loss, keep you fuller for longer, provide you with your nutrients and vitamins for the day, and regular intake can also help improve your skin.
There are many recipes circulating the internet, and I've tried them all. I found that what works best is up to you, and it always depends on what fruit is in season at the time.
Here is a recipe that I've conducted based on my experiments with different fruits and vegetables. All you need is a decent blender, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
2 cups of water 2 generous handfuls of baby spinach 1 anjou pear (or any type of pear you prefer) 1 banana
Freshly squeezed lemon juice according to taste Other varieties: Swap the pear for 1 mango and a handful of purple grapes.
Method: Combine the water and spinach, and blend until smooth. Then add all other fruits, blend until smooth, and serve in a class over ice. Breakfast is served. Note: This recipe will serve about 4 glasses, so lock the rest away in a jar and have it the next day. As long as it's sealed, it will stay fresh.
The end result: it might not look appetising but it sure tastes great.
The sky is the limit when it comes to creating these juices. You can use apples, lettuce, celery, carrots, rocket, kale, even parsley. It all depends on your taste buds, but they sure are a great way to start the day, especially with Summer approaching.
My mother always told me: don't forget to eat your greens. A mother always knows best, doesn't she?