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The green smoothie concept is relatively new and stems from the need to consume more green vegetables in the human diet. If we compare the human diet with the diet of the chimpanzee (which is the creature that God created most similar to the human being, in fact we share 99.4% of our DNA) we see that chimpanzees consume much larger amounts of green leafy vegetables and much more fruit than us.
It's easy to increase the amount of fruit in your diet, because fruits are so appetizing. However increasing the amount of leafy greens in the diet is often much more difficult. Apart from this, there is the problem that in our modern era and due to our modern diet so deficient in plant fiber, human beings have lost the ability to chew green vegetables in a way that their nutrients are well absorbed. We tend to eat them cooked or stewed, which causes a large amount of their nutritional value to be lost.
Green smoothies are a good way to consume more green vegetables in an appetizing way. It is generally not recommended to eat fruits and vegetables together as they do not digest well, however when blending them (or passing them through a juice extractor), the digestion process is greatly facilitated since the fiber has been fragmented (or extracted in the case of juice). In fact, green smoothies could be of great help for digestion due to their great nutritional value and easy absorption. People with digestive problems have reported great improvement after a month or two of consuming green smoothies every day.
The best thing about green smoothies is how easy they are to make. Simply put your favorite fruit or fruits in a blender (between two to four fruits) and one to two cups of leafy greens, such as spinach, chard, dark leaf lettuce, kale, etc. Add as much water as needed to run the blender, or more if you want the smoothie to be thinner. Blend until everything is well ground and voila! If you want the smoothie to be sweeter add more fruit, if you want it less sweet add less fruit or more green leaves. The best fruit to use as a base are plantains (bananas, bananas), especially when fully ripe. These can be combined with other fruits to vary the flavor.
2 plantains or bananas
1 to 2 cups red grapes
2 to 3 cups spinach or Swiss chard
1/4 cup of water or more if needed
Mix everything in the blender and enjoy.
2 plantains or bananas
1 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple
2 to 3 large leaves of kale ("kale" in English)
1/2 cup of water
Wash the kale well and remove the stem. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend for 30 seconds or more. Enjoyment.
Mango and papaya surprise
2 cups of chopped papaya
2 mangoes cut and chopped
2 cups of leafy greens or a handful of parsley
1/4 cup of water
Put everything in the blender and blend until you get the desired consistency.
Experiment with your own fruit and leafy combinations and enjoy!