Green Smoothies - What they are and how to make them.

What’s a Green Smoothie?

Classic Green Smoothie

A Green Smoothie is simply a blended shake  made of whole fruits and leafy greens. It’s a quick and delicious way to get all of your daily required fruits veggies down the hatch in sixty seconds. Many people drink them as a breakfast replacement because they’re packed full of vitamins and easy to pack.

The benefits of Green Smoothies include:

  • increased energy and vitality
  • improved concentration
  • weight loss
  • clearer skin
  • improved digestion
  • fewer cravings and mood swings

Within weeks, you’ll drop weight and your cravings for caffeine and sugar will disappear!

What You’ll Need

  • A high powered blender or Vitamix
  • Lots of leafy greens (kale, spinach, lettuce, or watercress)
  • One to two pieces of fruit each day (bananas, apples, mangoes, papayas, melon)
  • Filtered water

How To Make a Green Smoothie

You can make a smoothie in sixty seconds or less. Prep your greens and fruits the night before and pop them in the blender in the morning. Just be sure to blend thoroughly so that there are no chunks…it’s a smoothie!

I thought that this simple explanation for what a green smoothie is and how to make one was great. This comes straight off of the Viva Institute web site. The Viva Institute is an incredible place in Brazil for retreats, classes, raw food, etc. run by my friend Helena. For more information about the institute, go to

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