Smoothies are dietary fiber (e.g. pulp, often also skin and seeds) and so are thicker than fruit juice, with a consistency similar to a milkshake. The fiber makes smoothies more healthful than fruit juice alone.Smoothies—particularly green smoothies (which include vegetables)—are often marketed to health-conscious people, for example as a healthier alternative to milkshakes.
Smoothies can be quickly swallowed without chewing makes them less effective in providing a lasting hunger-inhibiting effect than eating the raw fruit/vegetables they contain.
Green smoothie preparation
Green smoothies consist of typically 40-50% green vegetables—usually raw leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, celery, parsley, or broccoli—the rest being mostly or entirely fruit.Most raw green leafy vegetables are bitter, but this can be ameliorated by suitable choice of vegetables (e.g. baby spinach is almost flavourless) or fruit (e.g. banana softens both the flavour and texture).
Some claim that green smoothies are healthier than other smoothies, as balanced diets recommend a substantial proportion of vegetables (particularly green leafy ones), and are arguably a type of health shake. Hence they are popular among the health conscious, such as advocates of raw foodism.
Green smoothies have been growing rapidly in popularity since the early 2000s.
Make this recipe your own. Substitute ingredients, change the number of servings, and more.
Prep Time: 10 min
Yield: 1 smoothie
1/2 Honeycrisp Apple (medium)
1/2 med Pears, Bartlett
1 tsp maple syrup
1 cup Hemp Milk
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 cup Cooked Oatmeal
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
1. You can use any milk or milk alternative for this smoothie.
2. Make sure the pear is ripe – slightly soft to touch.
Spinach Smoothie With Avocado and Apple
Prep Time: 10 min
Yield: 2 smoothie
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach or kale
1 apple—unpeeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
Combine the apple juice, spinach, apple, and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding water to reach the desired consistency.