Most of us know that generous helpings of the fruits and vegetables are just what the doctor ordered. Even if we don’t know why, we just know that broccoli is generally preferable to treacle tart.
The problem is when you’re surrounded by a treasure trove of mouth-watering desserts, sugar-laden junk foods and similar treats, fruits and veggies generally feel like work. They have to be cut (heaven forbid), they don’t taste as great and they seldom leave us craving more. To put it mildly, they feel like ‘work’ when most of us would rather ‘play’ … with easy junk food that is. Obviously, something is amiss here.
Fortunately, there is any easy way out. Correctly made, a smoothie will deliver all the health benefits of a day’s worth of fruits and vegetables quickly and in a thoroughly satisfying way. The semi-liquefied form will allow your body to absorb and use the nutrients very quickly, leading to an almost instant energy boost and improvement in your mood.
- A power blender
- Cutting board and knife
- Assorted fruits and vegetables
- Most importantly, a reliable set of recipes that delivers the best combo of high quality nutrients and good taste like The Green Smoothie Cleanse and Weight Loss System.
What to Remember
Simple is Usually Better
As with any health-related move, you’ll find an almost dizzying amount of content and variety online, when it comes to smoothie ingredient ideas. Generally speaking, however, in order to maximize health benefits, using the only the most basic ingredients will deliver the best results. While there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of whey protein to thicken the blend and assist in workout recovery, adding copious amounts of high fat/ high sugar items like syrup, chocolate, will only make you feel more bloated and lethargic once you’ve had it.
Use lots of Vegetables
Carrying the wisdom of your nutrition class, mom and the many health publications you’ve probably read over the past so many years, it goes without saying that vegetables are an unmistakable part of any ‘health’ drink. They deliver many benefits such as the many vitamins and carbs. The high-fiber content will also help regulate your digestive action and bowel movements. In fact, to put things simply, you’d be hard pushed for a reason no to include them.
If you’re confused for choice, simply use the ones you put in your salad. Typically, the average salad incudes: lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, beets, radishes. Personally, I like to add celery to mine as I find it helps me recover faster after workouts.
Use lots of Fruit
Unless your taste-buds have done a fast-track in their evolution and are at the point where you can down mucky green goop without problems, you are probably going to want to sweeten the deal a little. That is, if you want to love your health drink and keep coming back for more.
Fruits are an excellent choice for this purpose. They provide a natural, sustained energy boost that can last you throughout the day. The greatest benefit is obtained when whole fruits are used instead of fruit juice. Additionally, they provide a tasteful thickness to the smoothie and play a key role in evening out the “hunger pangs” experienced my many zealous over-eaters throughout the day, due to their fiber content. My personal favourite is to use either a sliced apple or banana for an instant healthy and delicious pick-me-up.
Busy as a Bee?
I know that spending the next couple of weeks putting together an ingredients list is not what most busy people like spending their hard earned weekends on. So what options does a busy person have?
Angela has spent the better part of 5 years researching various nutrient-rich foods and the best ways for the body to absorb them. In this quest, she’s enlisted the help of nutritionists, naturopaths and doctors to create a one-stop-shop for smoothie aficionados.
Is it Right For You?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or experienced smoothie-maker. The recipes in this book are both easy and quick to make and contain enough variety to please even the most adventurous smoothie drinker.
At $17 it delivers the best value for money of any smoothie guide on the market.
- A full list of healthy ingredients to include in your smoothies along with the calorie and nutrient counts as well as the health benefits obtained from each specific nutrient.
- a 28-day smoothie and juicing plan designed to reboot your body for weight loss, greater overall energy and mental alertness
- A comprehensive guide for eating healthier snacks. Very useful for people who find themselves experiencing acute sugar cravings and “pangs” throughout the day.
Furthermore, unlike other smoothie guides, this is not a stand-alone product. It comes with other assorted goodies like:
- 30 Superfood Meal Plans: “Superfoods” are both highly-prized for the high concentration of nutrients they contain and and misused because many simply don’t combine them for maximum benefit. Angela de-mystifies this process by providing easy to follow meal plans that include both, paleo and vegan ones.
- Exotic Tastes: If, like me you’re into trying out foreign foods but don’t always go about it in the healthiest way then this will be a great little guided tour of the world’s different cuisines. It provides up to 40 different foods from the Far East, Africa and several other places to give you endless variety for your meals.
The Bottom Line
This is an excellent product for making healthy and delicious smoothies that I highly recommend. It’s ideal for busy people looking to get the equivalent of a nutritious meal in a few minutes
If that isn’t enough, it’s extremely cheap at and comes bundled with very relevant and compact ebooks on Superfoods and Exotic Recipes from around the world. A must have for all diet-fiends!
Keep an eye out, because it’s often on sale. There is also an option to break up payment over 4 months.
There is also a No Risk Guarantee. So you can give it a try, and if for any reason you decide the course is not for you, return it within 90 days and receive a full refund of the purchase price.
Busy people everywhere complain about not having enough time, resources or knowledge of nutrition to eat healthy.
The reality, to paraphrase an old Chinese proverb, is that these are all examples of throwing a tantrum about not being able to carpet the earth when all you really need to do is put on a pair of slippers. The Green Smoothie Cleanse and Weightloss System will help you do precisely that with very little time and effort on your part.
A few strokes of the knife, a couple of the seconds on the blender and a few health fruits and vegetables provided by Mother Nature are all you need to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other assorted ‘goodies’ to keep your body happy and healthy.