Firstly, are the infamous green smoothies healthy?

Did you know that smoothies made with just a few quality ingredients are healthier for you and your family than smoothies packed with an array of different foods? Putting an array of “healthy foods” together can spoil the process for your bodies, and they might miss out on the full nutritional benefits that you lovingly provided. If you make your smoothies purely for taste, then mix them up however you desire (dairy free!!). But if you’d like your smoothies to offer optimum health, then choose your ingredients wisely. We don’t want our beautiful bodies doing unnecessary work. Green smoothies are healthy for everyone as long as you follow the same principle of food combining: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sexy).

Here’s an example of a delicious and healthy smoothie:

2 frozen bananas
1 frozen mango
1 cup baby spinach
spring (or filtered) water for desired consistency


This smoothie is loaded with fibre and an array of essential vitamins.


Now here’s an example of a not-so-healthy smoothie:

1/2 banana
1/2 cup mulberries
1/2 apple
1 leaf kale
1 teaspoon spirulina
1 spoonful coconut oil
3 soaked almonds
4 cashews
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon maca powder
dairy yoghurt


Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How can this be? Aren’t these foods wholesome and nourishing? The answer is mostly, in differing degrees (minus the dairy yoghurt which is havoc on any human body ready how> HERE, also the cacao and maca powders need further discussion) individually they mostly are, but this combination of different water content foods can cause unwanted fermentation in the stomach, leading to gas, bloating, weight retention, and less optimum processing of nutrients. Every food has a unique water content, and if you eat foods with varied water contents at the same time, then you and your families beautiful bodies can’t effectively digest them. If you ever get belly pain after a smoothie, this could be the reason. High water content foods like watermelon digest faster, while low water content foods like nuts digest slower. This loaded smoothie example does contain fibre, vitamins C and B, and magnesium, plus calcium and iron, but our bodies can’t absorb them all effectively–so who cares what it has?


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For life,