There are many health benefits associated with blending raw fruits and vegetables into smoothies. When you consume one raw smoothie each day you will enjoy a ton of energy, weight loss, and anti-aging effects. Not only that but homemade smoothies are delicious, nutritious treats.
Freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies are incredibly wholesome. They contain the optimal ratio for human consumption of around 60% fruit combined with 40% greens. Freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies are easily digestible. When thoroughly blended many of the cells from the green vegetables and fruits are split, resulting in valuable nutrients being easily digested. Freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies start being absorbed by the body as soon as they are in your mouth. Unlike juices, green smoothies are a whole meal because they contain fiber and consuming fiber is important to keep our bowels regular.
Green smoothies are one of the most appetizing dishes for people of all ages. With a ratio of fruits to veggies of 60:40 the taste is a balance between fruit and greens, the fruit taste is usually slightly stronger, the greens balance out the sweetness of the fruit creating a fresh zesty taste experience. Americans consuming the Standard Diet enjoy the flavor of green smoothies, and are usually pleasantly surprised that something so green could taste so nice.
On a daily basis, even eaters of raw food diets do not always eat enough greens. Adding up to three glasses of freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies per day in your diet, will ensure you eat enough greens to nourish your body, you can enjoy the drink and absorbing all the goodness of the nutrients along the way. By eating your greens in the form of green smoothies, there are beneficial side effects of greatly reducing the consumption of dietary oils and salt.
If you compare juicing to making freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, the convenience of a smoothie becomes clear. They are easy to make and mess free. Juicing is time consuming, messy and usually expensive, and can result in people giving up making green juices. A green smoothie is so easy to make that a full pitcher can be made in less than 5 minutes (including the cleaning up!).
Children love green smoothies; they are nutritious for all ages of children including babies over 6 months although caution has to be taken to monitor any possible allergies, so a controlled introduction to smoothies is advisable to be on the safe side.
A healthy habit of eating greens develops through regular consumption of freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies. After a few weeks of drinking green smoothies, cravings for more greens develop making the consumption of greens even more enjoyable. This could be particularly important in a child’s diet. It is always desirable to consume a freshly made smoothie but if kept in cool temperatures smoothies will keep for up to three days so can be packed for lunches and traveling.
The best way to get your recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies is to drink a blended organic smoothie every morning.