While most Green Smoothies are comprised of a number of green fruits and vegetables, this only refers to their color when ripe. Unripe fruit or vegetables cause extreme digestive issues – have you ever eaten a green apple straight from the tree?
If you have then you understand what will happen should you include such foods in your Green Smoothie. You will have diarrhea, gas and sometimes even nausea or vomiting.
This is an unavoidable consequence of eating under-ripe foods.
Green Smoothies should always be made with foods at the peak of their ripeness. This is what gives the smoothies their sweetness, so you don’t have to add any. It gives them the perfect texture. This is also when the maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals are available in these foods, and when they are the easiest for the body to absorb and metabolize. The most health benefits can be gotten from foods that are organic, but if that is not possible, make sure they are fresh or fresh frozen.
You need to choose the types of fruits and vegetables that are best for you and your health concerns. Certain ingredients are best for detox smoothies, some are great for weight loss, and others have extreme fiber making them filling enough to serve as a meal replacement. If you have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, to name a few, choose foods that are recommended by your physician to benefit your condition.
Make sure to choose variety of ingredients and rotate them when making your Green Smoothies. Using the same greens, the same vegetables and the same fruits every time, makes for a Green Smoothie that you will soon be bored with. Stimulate your taste buds, and make sure you are getting a wide range of beneficial nutrients by switching up your choices regularly. You never know what new taste sensation you might come up with.