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

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Basic Green Smoothie:

  • spinach
  • avocado
  • banana
  • fresh ginger
  • nut milk
  • ice
  • optional add-ins: vegan protein powder, matcha tea, ground flaxseed, vitamin and mineral powders (for 20% off Pranin Organic superfood powders use code: DRDYLAN)

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)

PCOS POWERS:
  • 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

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

For more delicious smoothies packed with antioxidants check out this post.

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

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Author: Dr. Dylan Cutler, Ph.D.

Dr. Dylan Cutler is the founder of Phruitful Dish. She's a holistic health content creator, vegan, athlete, feminist, social activist, and PCOS fighter. She obtained her Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS management using nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. She resides in Victoria, Canada on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

71 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. 🙂

      1. I would like to give this drink a try. How much of each portion to create this smoothie?

  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. have always been obsessed with coloured (fruits) smoothies, but i think i kinda like this for it been more organic and healthier.

  4. I love smoothies…. this is sure to be an addition and I love your photos. Looks so yum and refreshing.

  5. I love green healthy smoothie. Looks so refreshing and yummy.. I will try that recipe.. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. I seriously love all your posts! Can we be friends? lol! I will have to try this. I am a struggling plant based eater on occasion. I need to get with it already

  9. I’m personally not a fan of green smoothies but they are beneficial to your health. Thank you for this. xx

  10. 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?

  11. I’m a huge fan of smoothies for all the reasons you mention. I especially love to make them up post workout. This looks like a superb mix, will have to try it out!

  12. 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 🙂

  13. What a rich color of green! I bet the ginger is the perfect compliment to the spinach. I’d try this one!

  14. I always go through phases where I am obsessed with green juices and then I stop. i need to get back on the green juice train.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. I love fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies and make them whenever I need an energy boost. Delicious!

  18. I’ve been so afraid of trying a green smoothie, despite my love of smoothies. I’ll have to finally try one.

  19. It’s nice to see the break down of just how the ingredients are good for you. I like green smoothies too.

  20. Love green smoothies!! So yummy and nutritious – I’ll often take them to the library on long study sessions. Will definitely be giving this one a go next!

  21. 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!
    Renee

  22. I didn’t know those items had so much nutrition to them. I love avocado just never would have thought about putting it in a smoothie

  23. 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.

  24. I am a smoothie lover but I have never tasted this one before.. Let´s try it to see wthat the benefits are! 🙂

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