Have you heard the saying “Health is the new wealth”? It was coined by toxicologist, living foodist, and published author Dr.Rhea Mehta who shared the best way to make a green smoothie at mindbodygreen.com. Green smoothies are great for gaining “access to bioavailable nutrition while preserving your precious digestive fire. In this way, your body can focus its energy on other important tasks, like cellular repair, detoxification and the metabolism of that not-so-healthy late-night snack.”
According to Mehta, it is not necessary to start your day with a smoothie, at least not right away. She suggests easing into your day with lemon water or or daily vitamins. After that, you can then get your blender out and make your smoothie.
As you can imagine, Mehta suggests your smoothie should primarily contain “greens” . To try and have delicious smoothie that doesn’t have too strong of a green taste, you can use neutral greens such as romaine and spinach.
Other fun greens to play with include kale, collard greens (stems removed), butter/red/green lettuce, fennel, celery, cucumber and herbs (cilantro, mint and parsley — in smaller quantities). If you’re overwhelmed by the taste of pungent or bitter greens, halve the amount and substitute with romaine or spinach.