If you read our Ambassador Suzi’s latest blog on our website, you might already know that she’s been a smoothie lover for almost a decade, experimenting with different combinations and swearing by the benefits they have had on her overall health. Having followed a plant-based diet for years, Suzi was excited to share with us 8 reasons why she has stayed loyal to her green smoothies over time.
“If you want to improve your health, so you can look and feel your best, I strongly recommend you also start the habit of drinking green smoothies because:
- Green smoothies can aid natural weight loss
If you include the right ingredients such as Wheatgrass, Barley Grass, Hemp Protein, green apples, flaxseeds or chia seeds, green smoothies are packed full of dietary fibre, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer and stops unhealthy food cravings. They also nourish and cleanse the body, supporting the body’s natural detoxification process.
- Green smoothies can boost the immune system
Homemade green smoothies can be loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, and K, folate, and zinc that boost the immune system, which keeps the body healthy. Make sure to include a variety of fruits, vegetables and superfood powders to get maximum benefits.
Discover our favourite immunity supporting smoothies here.
- Green smoothies can increase mental clarity and focus
Healthy foods positively affect you physically as well as mentally. Because green smoothies provide your body with essential nutrients, you will not only look your best, but you will also feel your best. Since I’ve started drinking green smoothies, I feel more alert, focused and my mind is clearer.
- Green smoothies helped me achieve clear, glowing skin
I believe that beautiful skin starts from the inside. Ever since I’ve started consuming green smoothies, I noticed that my skin appears clearer and more radiant. Two of my favourite ingredients to add to my green smoothies, Barley Grass and Wheatgrass are known for promoting healthy skin.
- Green smoothies can increase energy levels
Another amazing benefit I noticed since making green smoothies an integral part of my lifestyle is increased energy levels. To get maximum energy-boosting benefits, make sure to include:
- slow-release carbohydrates such as wholegrain oats, nut butter and fresh fruit
- superfood powders such as Lucuma, Maca, Cacao Nibs, Goji Berries, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, or Naturya Organic Energy Blend which contains containing a combination of energy-boosting superfoods.
- Green smoothies help you stay hydrated
Hydration is very important for both health and beauty. When you consume foods that hydrate you on a cellular level, you encourage your body’s natural detoxification process to take place effectively, which results in glowing skin and high levels of energy.
You can create delicious & refreshing green smoothies using coconut water, coconut milk, and fruit juices, which can be super hydrating.
- Green smoothies support digestion
Whole plant-based foods are great for supporting digestive health and improving digestion issues. Green smoothies are high in fibre, which is essential to keeping the digestive tract healthy. A diet high in fibre is known to help relieve constipation and gas and help maintain healthy bowels.
Fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens, are packed full of antioxidants, the compounds often raved about for their ability to protect cell damage caused by free radicals in the body. Hence, they can help slow down signs of ageing, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and maintain youthful, radiant skin.”
That concludes the top 8 health benefits of drinking green smoothies. Check out our recipe section or head to Instagram @naturya and @healthwithsuzi for delicious, nourishing green smoothie inspiration.