Green is good! A great green smoothie always gives you that extra healthy feeling. The ginger, mint and lemon in this one gives it multiple punches of freshness and with just a small amount of banana for some sweetness. The deep green colour alone will make you feel renewed while you focus on being Super You!
Fresh breath? Well yeah, but this green leaf is more than just a flavour of gum! It also promotes digestion and soothes the stomach in case of indigestion or inflammation. As a natural stimulant, just the smell of mint can be enough to charge your energy and get your brain functioning at a higher level again. Talk about a pick me up.
This leafy green is rich in iron which means you’ll have more energy. Iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body, in energy production. It also has Vitamin K which is important for maintaining bone health.
Cucumber is such an insane plant, it's super low in calories but insanely high in nutrients. You’ll notice that we have left the skins on as removing the skins from the cucumbers reduces the amount of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Water is crucial to your body's function, playing numerous important roles and cucumber has got a lot of it. Cucumbers are made up of about 96% water.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. Ginger is also a great post workout smoothie ingredient because has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties. We could go on and on but in a nutshell, ginger is great for you!
C is for citrus filled with vitamin C. So incorporate lemons into your food be it smoothies or salad dressing, to boost your immune system and fight off all the bad stuff in the air. Lemon is usually used to detox because it is very effective at cleansing the liver as it promotes the liver to flush out toxins and it assists with digestion by helping to regulate natural bowel movement.
We’ve all heard that bananas are loaded with potassium but why do we care? Well, a lack of potassium can cause muscle cramps so but never fear because single banana will replace the potassium you lose from one to two hours of exercise. i.e. bananas are a great post workout snack, especially in a smoothie!