There are numerous reasons to start making green smoothies, from being less expensive than juicing to boosting overall health.
Green smoothies are often used by raw food vegans or as starters for going into a raw vegan diet, a diet that’s not for everyone. However, green smoothies and juicing will improve anyone’s health as long as processed foods, chemically treated or GMO produce, and pharmaceuticals are avoided.
Any process that liquifies organic veggies and fruits is a conveniently compact way to consume massive amounts life-giving chlorophyll and fresh unadulterated fruit juice.In the beginning, it’s recommended to go with an approximately 40/60 by volume blend of organic green veggies to fruits. This helps start out with something tastier at first if you’re not used to raw ground up greens. You can get bolder with a higher 50/50 ratio of greens to fruits after consuming your first few green smoothies.Greens can be chosen from several healthy orgaic vegetables: Chard, spinach, kale, cilantro, parsley, cucumber, or wheat grass are all easy to blend. Another difference between green smoothies and vegetable juice is that carrots are usually a base for juicing. Not so with green smoothies. No carrots are used, only green leafy vegetables and organic fresh fruits with good water. Why add fruit? Well, besides the added nutrition, it helps make a green smoothie smoother and less bitter.