Why I Drink 1 Green Smoothie A Day

Six reasons why I aim to drink one green smoothie a day, plus my go-to recipe.

Vegan Green Ginger Spinach Smoothie
Why I LOVE green smoothies:

There are countless reasons why incorporating more vegetables, especially leafy greens, in our diets can positively influence our health.  I find the simplest and quickest way to increase my vegetable intake is by blending greens and taking them with me on-the-go. Here are some of the reasons I aim for one green smoothie a day:

1) Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption (leafy greens in particular) helps prevent heart disease.

2) Green vegetables contain compounds that support our immune system.

3) Greater leafy green consumption has been associated with lower rates of type 2 diabetes.

4) Spinach can help stabilize blood sugar levels

5) Kale provides greater calcium absorption than milk.

6) Fruit and vegetable consumption decreases the risk of cancers of the stomach, esophagus, lung, oral cavity and pharynx, endometrium, pancreas, and colon.

Vegan Green Ginger Spinach Smoothie

Basic Green Smoothie:
  • spinach
  • organic celery
  • avocado
  • fresh ginger
  • nut milk
  • ice

The full recipe for this green ginger goddess smoothie can be found in my vegan eBookCooking with Compassion – 30 Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Ourselves, Our Families & Our Planet 

Ginger Goddess Green Smoothie (Vegan, Low-Glycemic, Anti-Inflammatory)

  • spinach = anti-inflammatory, low glycemic index, anti-cancer effects, excellent source of iron, magnesium, & calcium, avoid large amounts if prone to kidney stones or taking blood thinners
  • fresh ginger = anti-inflammatory, may help decrease fasting blood glucose and HbA1c
  • avocado = anti-inflammatory, low glycemic index, high in fiber, may help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and maintain normal serum total cholesterol levels, contains glutathione which has anti-carcinogenic properties and may boost immunity


Green Ginger Goddess Smoothie (low glycemic, anti-inflammatory)

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Green Ginger Goddess Smoothie (low glycemic, anti-inflammatory)

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I'm Dylan, the creator of Phruitful Dish. I'm a holistic health content creator, fitness lover, vegan, feminist, and PCOS wellness consultant living in Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territory. I obtained my PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS, nutrition and mental health.

68 thoughts on “Why I Drink 1 Green Smoothie A Day”

  1. This is one of my favorite posts to read today.
    I love green smoothies. As much bad stuff as I put in my body smoothies always just taste so good and make me feel better knowing that I’m at least cleaning out the toxins from drinking them.

    1. Yippee! This makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed the post. I have been meaning to get a simple green smoothie up for a while and finally just clicked publish! It was time. I think a lot of us are looking for the fresh goodness of greens this time of year. 🙂

  2. Sounds very healthy! I learned something new today that spinach is an anti- inflammatory which is great as I love it! I love the fact that you broke down in detail the PCOS’s…quite helpful and informative information.

  3. I definitely need to add some greens to my diet. I think a smoothie is the best way to go for me. I think I can get a drink down better than eating veggies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Yes to this! I love adding some green to my smoothies. You are so right about all of the healthy benefits green smoothies offer. I like using Kale or Spinach with my smoothies.

  5. The benefits sound amazing! Do you have any tips on making these easier to drink? Anything you can add that won’t take away from the value of it but will make it a bit more tasty?

  6. I got into a green smoothie kick this year and I miss having them every day! They are such a sneaky way to add super healthy greens into your diet. I’ll have to save this recipe 🙂

  7. I love juicing and smoothies. The best investment i ever made was buying a juicer. Green smoothies are the best! I´m always looking for new recipes, so thank you i will try this out! I love how you include the health benefits of the ingredients, motivates me even more to walk over to my juicer now and make on.

  8. I love healthy green smoothies too. I try to take one to work with me every day for lunch, in a LARGE mason jar. It’s filling, delicious, and on the Weight Watchers “Points” plan, it has ZERO points which leaves me extra points to spend on dinner or dessert!

  9. My body is saying please put down the cheese and chocolate and drink this! It’s been a whirlwind of food this holiday and Monday I promise I’m back on track! I’ve bookmarked this for my return to work next week!

  10. This sounds wonderful except I would minus the ginger for myself personal choice. I’ve tried many times in smoothies and juicing to use ginger but I just can’t get past the taste even though I know it’s so good for you.

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