Saint Patrick’s is the day of all things green par excellence and we want to use it as an excuse to go over the wonders of green foods. Green is possibly the most common colour among fruits and vegetables, and that’s because of its high chlorophyll content, the basic element in the photosynthetic process. Chlorophyll gives us life energy, it detoxes, it activates the metabolism, and it nourishes and strengthens the circulatory and digestive systems. It is, without a doubt, an excellent component of a healthy and balanced diet, as well as a natural source of health and life energy.
As of late, the detox lifestyle is gaining ground all over the world, and internet is full of recipes for green juices. The ever-popular Green smoothie, a favourite with celebs, is our best ally when it comes to cleansing our body from the first hour of the morning, or to calm our anxiety mid-afternoon as we recharge. You can take it as a meal substitute or on the side, although its benefits are best felt when taken on an empty stomach.
What will you get out of a detox green juice?
Basically, it’s going to help you cleanse your body inside and out, while adding all those nutrients and vitamins your system needs. It’s made with raw fruits and vegetables, so its antioxidant and diuretic properties are remarkable. You’ll feel sated with minimum calories and eat less, thus fostering weight loss.
There’s no doubt that green is in fashion and on more than one occasion you’ve probably also wondered how to make a detox green juice. You can certainly do it yourself and you’ll soon see how easy it is.
This is what you’ll be needing to make one serving of detox green juice:
- 1 apple
- 2 pineapple slices
- ½ cucumber
- ½ lemon
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 blender
Directions for preparing your detox green juice at home
The first thing you need to do is to peel and chop all the fruits and veggies. Add them to your blender in the order indicated above and let it blend and combine the mixture. Serve it in your favourite glass, add a teaspoon of chia to help fight fat and then, stir it with a straw to hydrate the chia seeds. In less than 10 minutes you’ll have your Green homemade smoothie ready to cleanse your body as you delve into it.