5 REASONS TO START YOUR DAY WITH A GREEN SMOOTHIE
At Smoothie Crates, breakfast is one of our most favourite meals of the day and for good reason! Breakfast is the fuel our body needs to wake up and feel energized to get through the day without a hitch. And what better way to imbibe all the power-packed nutrients your body needs than with a fresh, green smoothie?
Whether you’re an early riser who enjoys an indulgent morning routine or you simply find yourself in a rush to get out the door every morning, here are 5 great reasons to start your day off with a smoothie!
QUICK AND EASY
All it takes to make a great green smoothie are 2 minutes of your time and your favourite greens! If making a smoothie first thing in the morning is not your jam, you can even make it on the previous night and store it in an air-tight container so that it’s readily available when you need it the next day. Whether you want to use frozen greens and fruit for a thick, frosty concoction, or you prefer to use fresh ingredients, you will have a nutritious ‘meal’ ready to go as you head out the door every morning in under 5 minutes – prep time included!
REDUCES UNHEALTHY CRAVINGS
Packed with the punch of leafy greens, fruit and fibre, green smoothies are a great way to ensure that you stay satiated through the greater part of the day. Brownie points if you add your favourite protein powder to the mix! This green concoction keeps you from feeling those mid morning hunger pangs and steer you clear of any unhealthy craving you may experience.
SETS THE TONE FOR THE DAY
The human mind thrives on consistency and what better way to stay on top of your health game than to start the day right with a smoothie! Research shows that when it comes to mindful eating and healthy habits, it’s always a case of mind over matter. Which means that when you take the first step to have a green smoothie for breakfast, your mind urges the body to follow through with equally beneficial practises.
Made right, an average glass of green smoothie packs more nutrients than all of your meals put together! This is especially true for people who struggle to get enough greens and fruits into their diet. Green vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, and lettuce are nutrient powerhouses while fruits like strawberries and blue berries are rich in anti-oxidants. As such smoothies can significantly lower cholesterol, decreasing your risk of heart attack or stroke.
ENHANCES NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
We often browse our health food and grocery store aisles and bring back super-healthy ingredients like flax seeds, spirulina, acai (the list goes on!) and usually find ourselves at a loss on what to do with them. Throwing them into your smoothie first thing in the morning can be a great way to not only utilize these ingredients but also enjoy their benefits more readily. Since all the ingredients are blended, their nutrients are released and almost instantaneously absorbed in to the bloodstream as soon as it’s consumed.