This green smoothie tastes delicious, is simple to make and is loaded with nutrients that contribute to glowing skin and endless energy. After just one glass, I promise you’ll be a green smoothie convert for life. Smoothies are more substantial than juices, so I often make them as a complete meal. You can experiment with ingredients and can adjust the macronutrient balance by adding protein that will enhance your detox and make your body glow.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:
The fibre in this smoothie helps to promote gut function and peristalsis. A diet high in fibre has been shown to help regulate blood sugars, reduce cholesterol and promote satiety, which is great for maintaining your energy levels and a healthy weight. Lemon stimulates the release of bile and digestive enzymes to help cleanse the body. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C that helps boost immune function. Vitamin C helps keep the skin firm by aiding collagen production. Collagen gives strength and structure to your skin and is vital for elasticity and firmness. Leafy greens such as spinach, wheatgrass and cos lettuce are high in minerals and are alkalising to the body. They also have rich concentrations of chlorophyll to help detoxify the liver.