Moms are always on the go. It's a struggle to keep up with good nutrition and to stay away from eating sugary snack foods when blood sugar gets low during the day.
Learning how to create tasty green smoothies with fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens plus added nutrient-rich superfoods can help provide low-fat, nutrient-rich quick meals. It's not like juicing. Juicing takes longer and cleaning a juicer is time-consuming.
A green smoothie is a fruit smoothie with added greens. Does the green smoothie sound and look gross to you? But are you grabbing sugary foods during the day as you get tired and hungry? There's no harm in just trying a green smoothie!
You know that greens are true superfoods; they are full of nutrition, And most of the time busy Moms don't have the time to make multi-step cooked dishes during the day! Green smoothies provide an easy and quick way to improve your nutrition with a short prep time.
Remember one cup of a green smoothie can provide several servings of vegetables and fruits and other vitamins and minerals.
How to Make a Green Smoothie
To accommodate your tastes, start by adding just a little bit of greens to a tasty fruit smoothie. Frozen blueberries will mask that green color for you! Slowly increase greens to-fruits ratio, plus begin to introduce superfoods into the mix to increase the nutritional and health benefits.
One to two cups of water is the usual liquid measurement to use. For a creamier, thicker smoothie use less water; for a thinner smoothie add more water. You can also mix in unsweetened almond or coconut milk or coconut water for flavor and nutrition.
Adding in high quality protein powder from a good quality health food store will make a quick meal that satisfies hunger and levels out blood sugar fluctuations.
Here are some suggestions for easy fruit and green smoothie combinations:
Spinach, banana, mango and strawberries
Kale, apples, banana, with lemon or lime juice
Kale, peaches, banana
Avocado, spinach, mango
Peanut butter, banana, superfood cacao nibs
Adding nuts or seeds and other superfoods, such as cocoa nibs, pomegranate powder or ground flax seeds maximize energy and nutrition. The possibilites are endless.
Green smoothies are easy to make, plus there is no cooking or clean up required.
There are many easy unhealthy sugary snacks available everywhere you go. Make it easy on yourself to reap the goodness of healthy superfood through making fast smoothies that level out your blood sugar.
Try a green smoothie as a meal in the morning to start your busy day!