Tasty and Nutritious Green Drinks

Green drinkRemember the time when your mother chased you to make you eat some green veggies and you tried your best to avoid such moments, either fleeing or hiding somewhere.

Well, the time has come to face the fact that you cannot ignore the importance of greens any more in your life. The days are long and tiring and to remain fit and healthy you need to give in.

But wait a minute, this acceptance doesn’t mean that you have to endure their bland taste. So, just dust off that kitchen blender, make a quick trip to the supermarket, and enjoy some awesome green drinks.

Taking green drinks is an effortless and healthy way to regain your vigor. They help in maintaining the pH balance in your body, flushing out all the harmful toxins and losing weight.

Whether you have them as breakfast drinks, turn them into smoothies or even serve some as quirky mocktails at parties, they shall still remain tasty and incredibly healthy. So, get set go!

1. Banana Cinnamon Magic

Banana is an all time favorite for smoothies and when combined with cinnamon, it tastes heavenly. But this smoothie is not a plain Jane as it has immensely nutritious ingredients as spinach and almond milk that shall send your energy level to new heights.

Furthermore, Top 10 Home Remedies website states that cinnamon works as a good home remedy for headaches caused by common cold.

Just toss in 2-3 frozen bananas (they add creaminess to the drink), 2 cups of washed spinach leaves, 1.5 cups of fresh almond milk or coconut milk , 1/2 a tea spoon of cinnamon powder and let the blender do the rest. You may add some honey afterwards to sweeten the flavor.

2. Flossy Aussie

This mocktails will leave your guests wondering about the recipe. It’s a non alcoholic drink with a rich blend of nutrition. It is an awesome mock-tail from Natalie Bovis-Nelsen’s book, “Preggatinis”, being bright and glossy with/due to the combination of kiwis, limes and kumquats.

To start with, take 1/4 diced kiwi and three kumquats, cut into two pieces. Don’t take the peel off from either of them.

Along with the fruits, add 1/2 oz of lime juice, simple syrup, 3 oz of kiwi juice and 2 oz of lemon soda to the cocktail shaker. Afterwards just muddle the ingredients in the shaker. Serve it in a martini glass with ice cubes.

3. Pineapple Express

Pineapple is a tropical fruit known for its juicy and sweet flavor. According to Step Into My Green World website, pineapple has various health benefits because it has natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and energy boosting properties.

In addition, it aids in digestion and supports kidney health. Combine it with a cup of spinach, 2 broccoli florets and 1/4 cucumber and 1 celery stalk.

You can even add some frozen bananas for creaminess. This mix is a contains potassium, sodium and calcium. It also contains an alkaline content that helps in detoxing your body.

4. Celery, Cucumber and Fennel Delight

This is an ideal drink for summer that helps minimize the effect of the scorching heat and replenishes your system with nutrients. Cucumber combined with lemon and fennel makes a soothing recipe.

To begin with, take one peeled cucumber, one bulb of fennel, a stalk of celery and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Put them all in the juicer and pour the juice in a glass along with ice cubes. You may even add some honey to sweeten the mix.

5. The Green Surprise

This drink is a unique combination of green apples, cucumber, ginger and lime. You can also blend in some spinach or celery stalks. Take 2-3 green apples and slice them into small pieces.

Next, take one cucumber and slice it, if required, to fit it in your juicer. Add to it 2-3 celery stalks, spinach or any other veggies. In the end, just squeeze some lime juice and serve it with ice.

This Green Surprise is excellent for your health because of all the nutritious ingredients. According to the Wealth and Wisdom blog, green apples, in particular, helps control diabetes, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve appetite, prevent liver problems, and decrease your chances of developing skin disease.

6. Apple and Grapes

Apple and grapes are enjoyed by many and their juice is a delight. All you need are some fresh green apples, sliced into small pieces and some fresh green grapes. Just put these together in the juicer together with 2-3 tablespoon of lemon juice. It is fresh and ready to be served.

7. Avocado Special

Avocados are considered very healthy and are one of the best fruits to begin your day. An easy approach would be to make some juice with a combination of avocados, apples and cucumber that will minimize the bitter taste of avocados (in case you are using overripe avocados) and will provide you with necessary nutrition.

Take 1 avocado, 1 cucumber and 1 ½ apple (sliced into small pieces). Put all of it in the blender and add some cinnamon powder and cardamoms. Give the mix a good blend and you are ready to go.

8. Orange, Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

Take two kiwis, 2 -3 cups of washed kale, 3-4 slices of orange, one frozen banana and put all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth in texture and then pour it in a glass with some ice cubes. Raw eggs can also be added to the mix depending upon your taste.

These are some of the green drinks you can try on your own. Green drinks are an ideal way to begin your dieting plan. All the best and stay healthy!

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