Now green juices are my first love but green smoothies come a close second. The difference between juices and smoothies is that the smoothie contains all the fibre of the fruit and vegetable which helps the body to eliminate in a timely fashion! The reason I drink green smoothies over purely fruit smoothies is because greens are the source of life. Green leafy vegetables are a fantastic source of protein and are packed with chlorophyll, oxygen and phytonutrients and including them in a smoothie makes it much easier for the body to assimilate and saves you having to chow down on a tonne of the stuff.
So the general rule for making a green smoothie is using 60% fruit and 40% greens which makes it much tastier than drinking straight greens! You can use apples, pears, kiwi, banana, berries, peaches, oranges……you name it!
In the video below, I use a pear, banana and frozen berries to make a light morning snack. Check it out and if you like it, please share it and let me know in the comments below what you like to put in your smoothies!