Most people do green smoothies completely wrong. They add a shit ton of fruit and little to no fat. This does two things:
1 – Spike your blood sugar.
2 – Ensures you won’t absorb any of the fat soluble vitamins that may be present – A, E, D and K.
A lot of people also use smoothies as replacements for meals. For majority of people, I do not recommend this! Smoothies make a good snack, they’re a good option if you need to add more nutrition to your diet, or in my case, they’re sometimes a good option when I’m sort of hungry in the mornings but not really.
Your smoothie should be loaded with healthy veggies (this is a green smoothie after all) but it also need to have fat. Fat will help you absorb the fat soluble vitamins but fat is also incredibly nutrient dense. Avocado and egg yolks are my two faves. Don’t fear fat, friends!
Greens like kale and spinach are great for the liver, which is one of our main detoxifying organs! Furthermore, my collagen protein powder contains detoxifying ingredients like broccoli powder (high in indole 3-carbinole which removes excess estrogen) and spirulina, which has been shown to remove heavy metals.
The Healthiest, Most Detoxifying Green Smoothie Ingredients (for two):
- 1 scoop Ancestral Nutrition Collagen Protein + Super Greens
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup mixed berries
- handful of greens, spinach or kale
- 1 cup water or coconut milk
Blend in a Vitamix.