It's summer and sometimes we want a really cooling, refreshing drink to get us going in the morning or to pick us up in the afternoon. Green smoothies are a wonderful option and are super easy to make at home. Green smoothies taste just like normal smoothies, but they offer a huge serving of vegetables hidden in the yumminess.
Drinking smoothies is a wonderful way to eat your food- because it is already broken down and easy to digest. In fact, your digestive system does not have to do very much work to assimilate and absorb the nutrients from smoothies. Giving the digestive system a rest can be beneficial for healing the digestive tract.
Green smoothies are also alkalizing for the body. When the body is in an alkaline state, cells are healthier, oxygen increases, and there is less risk of cancer and disease developing. Increasing the amount of vegetables and fruits you consume, can help increase the alkalinity of the body. This smoothie makes it easy to fit another serving of greens and fruit into your diet.
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
- 1 peach, chopped
- 1-2 cups coconut water
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- Blend all the ingredients together in a blender, until creamy and smooth.
- Sip slowly and enjoy!