You can call them blended drinks, green shakes, green smoothies, green fruit smoothies, drinkable salads or salads straight from your blender. It doesn’t really matter what you call them! The fact is that if you are having problems with eating a healthy diet, and especially if you have picky-eaters in your house who will not touch a green vegetable with a stick – this is a perfect solution to your problem.
The Green Smoothie is essentially a blended salad made with fruits and leafy greens, with some optional water, blended at high speeds to smooth consistency. Generally, hard or savory vegetables such as carrots or tomatoes are avoided. Only fruits and leafy greens are included.
Strawberry smoothie recipes are some of my favorites. This strawberry banana smoothie is chock-full of great-for-you stuff like green kale leaves, sweet strawberries and creamy bananas. It tastes healthy, sure, but in the most delicious way possible. Plus, you get your daily dose of fruits and greens in one beverage. It’s a winning combination!
Bananas have for long been a staple in many parts of the world. Most people enjoy bananas and banana smoothies. They taste sweet, they are filling, come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets which makes them super-convenient to eat on the go and easy to bring with you on the road.
However, some people believe that they are bad for us because of the sugar and high calorie content, and therefore believe that they should be avoided. However, even the American Diabetes Association states that “Despite being erroneously called “fattening” and too high in sugar, a small banana only contains about 100 calories, which is not much more than a medium apple. Nor should it raise your blood glucose level too high.” …