Due to a wide range of health-promoting benefits, cocktails composed on the basis of green vegetables are gaining more and more followers. Do you exercise? Read why green shakes can be so valuable for your body and find out the recipes for shakes you can prepare in just a few minutes.
Valuable properties of green smoothies
Green, healthy cocktails composed on the basis of green leafy vegetables (e.g. lettuce, kale, spinach, parsley, chives, cabbage, beetroot leaves, broccoli, etc.), are a real shot of valuable substances, so it is worth to introduce them permanently into your daily diet. They are a natural remedy for many ailments, and at the same time they are a good way to supplement important elements and vitamins. Green vegetables are rich in: B vitamins, vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, zinc, selenium, sulfur. In addition, they contain dietary fiber, protein, numerous enzymes and phytochemicals, as well as large amounts of antioxidants (including chlorophyll). Here’s why you should drink green juices:
Green cocktails significantly increase the immunity of your body;
Green cocktails speed up metabolism and help to maintain proper weight (especially useful feature if you are on a reduction diet);
Cleansing shakes made of green vegetables are a brilliant way to detoxify the body from harmful substances;
Green shakes give you strength, energy and power (if you are training for mass or sculpting, this property will certainly be important for you);
Green shakes strengthen bones;
Green shakes support the digestive and circulatory systems;
vegetable green smoothies protect cells throughout the body from aging and from cancer.
Here are a few versions of wholesome and revitalizing green smoothies:
Celery and spinach smoothie
Prepare: celery, fresh spinach leaves, 2 cloves of garlic, lemon juice, apple, some still mineral water. Put the ingredients into a blender and blend.
Prepare: a large bunch of parsley, green peppers, a handful of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or flaxseed, a handful of lettuce leaves, lemon juice to taste, a little water to dilute the cocktail. Blend the ingredients and you’re ready to go.
Cocktail of kiwi, cucumber and kale
Prepare: 2 kiwis, 2-3 ground cucumbers (or 1 snake cucumber), a handful of kale, a piece of celery, lemon juice, water. Put the ingredients in a cup blender and blend for a while.
Avocado and cucumber smoothie
Prepare: avocado, cucumber, a handful of fresh basil leaves, a handful of arugula, hot chili pepper, lime or lemon juice, water. Blend the different elements together until you get the right consistency.