A beginner green smoothie that is not loaded with sugar from too many sweet fruits?!
This smoothie makes it possible by combining the mildly sweet cucumber with a refreshingly minty twist, you won’t miss the sugar at all!
A great beginner green smoothie recipe for weight loss, there are 3 vegetable sources that provide high fiber and nutrient value:
Mint leaves: the smell of mint can be calming and also acts as a natural appetite suppressant. When eaten, mint promotes digestion, eliminates gas, and gives you the feeling that you had just brushed your teeth to reduce your food cravings.
Spinach: chock full of health benefits from improving eyesight, strengthening muscles, to boosting metabolism and digestive system. No wonder Popeye loves his spinach!
Cucumber: low in calories and high in water and nutrient content, cucumber is a popular ingredient in beauty and detox water drinks. Cucumber contains caffeic acid that helps to get rid of water retention in our body and therefore helps you to lose weight.
Lemon: is a well-known detoxifier as its enzymes stimulate liver functions. Its high vitamin C content helps to boost your immune system. Lemon’s high antioxidant and cleansing effect can also improve your skin complexion.
Greek yogurt: provides healthy probiotics to promote gut health and aid digestion, while keeping you feeling full longer.
There are many healthy green smoothie benefits and this easy green smoothie recipe is a great way to kickstart this healthy habit!
Beginner Green Smoothie – The Greenhorn’s Green Smoothie
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 medium-size cucumber, chopped
- 1/2 lemon, sliced and seeded (keep the peels)
- ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ cup water or almond milk
- Add all ingredients starting with the mint leaves into the blender, and blend until smooth. Add more or less water or almond milk depending on preference for thickness.
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