Green smoothies are hugely popular. From local juice bars, to major chains, the demand is high for delicious green smoothies that are convenient and accessible (1).
Dozens of people have achieved extraordinary weight loss incorporating green smoothies into their diets (2). You get a major boost of fruit and vegetable servings while other foods get crowded out. The fiber and nutrients fill you up and assist in detox and fat loss.
While retailers market green smoothies to the masses, those with a blender at home can become the master of their destiny, saving money and ensuring well-rounded nutrition. Looking for inspiration? Check out these fourteen green smoothie ideas for weight loss.
Green smoothie testimonials
8 years ago, Tracy Russell, founder of incrediblesmoothies.com, discovered green smoothies and began replacing her breakfast and lunch with a large pitcher of banana-spinach smoothie. Her repertoire quickly advanced when she began incorporating more vegetables than fruits into her blends. In no time Tracy lost forty pounds and reduced her high cholesterol by fifty points (3). Her website contains tons of information on green smoothie diets and recipes to get you started.
Worried that smoothies with just greens and fruits won’t satisfy your hunger? Author and founder of greenthickies.com, Katherine Kyle has concocted a spin on the green smoothie concept that helped her lose over forty pounds, after the birth of her first child. Green thickies combine loads of fruits and greens, with slow-releasing carbohydrates from oatmeal and buckwheat, as well as healthy fats from foods like avocado and seeds. She has lost over one hundred pounds, and healed her chronic fatigue by following her green smoothie plan (4).
Green smoothies promote health
When Victoria Boutenko helped conduct the Roseburg Study, which had participants add 1 quart of green smoothie to their diet for a month, she did it to see if it could help heal the patients chronic low hydrochloric acid. The patients not only saw a very high recovery rate, they also experienced weight loss, loss in hypertension, headaches, and insomnia (5).
Clinical nutritionist Kimberly Snyder remarks, “In one delicious drink we get the fuel not only to lose weight, but rejuvenate our skin, fight aging, and increase our energy. It’s so easy, it’s so simple, and it has worked for all my clients.” (6)
With successes like this, it’s no wonder there is so much buzz about green smoothies. These testimonials indicate that green smoothies are a great way to increase high nutrient foods into your diet, help you balance your weight, and fight various illnesses.