Green Smoothie Series
Welcome To The Green Smoothie Series
Here, at The White Coat Trainer, we strongly encourage everyone to consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day (more vegetables than fruits).
Regardless of your dietary beliefs, eating more plants has been shown to have numerous benefits to your health. As busy professionals, consuming this essential food group can often be quite difficult.
The most useful strategy that we use to increase our fruit and vegetable intake is incorporating a Green Smoothie into our daily routine. Preparing these smoothies are quick and easy, and most importantly, they allow us to consume several servings of fruits and vegetables on the go.
We have been drinking a green smoothie every day for the past three years and have noticed significant improvements in our energy levels.
We want to introduce you to this easy dietary strategy so that you too could be on the road to improving your health and wellness.
What is a Green Smoothie?
Green smoothies consist of a combination of vegetables (particularly the green leafy vegetables), delicious fruit, and a liquid base
What are the benefits of drinking a Green Smoothie?
Drinking a green smoothie allows you to get your daily serving of fruits and vegetables on the go
Green smoothies are packed with many essential micro-nutrients that many of us are deficient in
They are easily digested
Green smoothies are healthier and more nutrient dense than the average fruit juice
They provide you with increased energy levels throughout the day
Preparing a Green Smoothie
Ideally, green smoothies should contain at least 2 servings of green leafy vegetables and 2 servings of fruit
These ingredients could be meal prepped and stored in the freezer for future use
For a 'green juice' consistency, use water for the liquid base, and use fresh fruits and vegetables
For a 'green smoothie' consistency, use milk (almond, soy, coconut, whole) for the liquid base. Frozen fruits and vegetables also help in creating a thick consistency
For natural sweeteners try using:
For protein you could add:
Nuts and/or nut butter
As bonuses, green smoothies could be topped with:
Blending the Green Smoothie
All smoothies in this series are blended using the Nutri Bullet Pro 900 Watt Nutrient Extractor. There is also a 600 Watt motor version that is a little cheaper.
First, add the liquid base, then add the fruits and vegetables
Ensure that the contents are not above the 'max' line
Secure the blade onto the cup
Blend for 15 seconds or until all contents have been liquefied
Do not blend for more than 30 seconds
Here are some of our favorite Green Smoothies