Green Smoothie Ingredients - Generations Magazine - August - September 2012The most important thing for our health is to get enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. It provides antioxidants, micronutrients, and phytochemicals to protect us from disease such as cancer and heart disease. These nutrients help us continue to function on a cellular level, keep our immune system strong and add a lot of fiber that’s needed in a healthful diet. The requirement is 5–7 servings of fruits and vegetables and 25–30 grams of fiber daily. Leafy greens like kale, collard, Swiss chard and spinach are the most nutrient-dense of all foods. Yet most people find it challenging to get this into their diets.

The easiest way I have found to get these nutrients on a daily basis is through green smoothies. Mixing the fruits and vegetables together in a Vita-Mix makes for a delicious drink, and a great way to start your day.

Green Smoothie Pour - Generations Magazine - August - September 2012Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 scoop ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop wheat germ
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • Ice

Directions

Blend all together in a blender till all the ice is crushed and vegetables and fruits are chopped to milkshake consistency. See this video for a demo . Enjoy!

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