Thursday, 12 April 2012

Detoxify with Green Smoothie!

Dear Glammys!

Today I have something very unusual to share and once you see it; you'll know why and you will pretty much agree that its weird :D

Now that its almost summer time and the weather is more hot everyday, we will be looking forward to drinking chilled juices which no doubt will cool us down but will increase our weight massively (considering I am a typical Pakistani and a huge FAN of "Jam-e-sheeri and Tang" :P), hence making us feel guilty and bad (although I must say I've never felt like that). We definitely don't want that happening.

So we need to find something which is good and healthy for us and which will lessen our guilt towards drinking juices!

Recently I found this trend floating around on internet and I wanted to try myself first before I let you guys know. The rave is all about this "Green Smoothie" which is very very detoxifying for your body. If you search on Youtube, you will come up with so much on it, it will literally baffle you. Anyways, it looks like crap but believe me looks can be very deceiving in this regard. It doesn't taste bad at all.  

So I believe you can agree it looks weird. Well. let me tell you the benefits of it and you might start to like it. It will help detoxify your body, will benefit your metabolism and will also make you feel full ( leading you to snack less throughout the day). Furthermore it will help you loose weight too if you want to and will help you maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Its extremely beneficial. Specially if you're a person who doesn't like eating vegetables and greens; let me tell you this is for you my friend; it can be your savior.

Now let me tell you how to make this goody smoothie. All you need is bunch of green vegetables (hence the color) and some fruits (hence the good taste).

I simply added couple of handfuls of washed raw spinach (just the leafy parts), half a cucumber (you can add full cucumber too depending on how much you want to make), 1-2 apples, juice of half a lemon (optional), half inch piece of ginger and about 1-2 cups of chilled water, you can also add ice if you like it really chilled. Blend this together really well for about 3 minutes so that the texture is smooth and not to leafy. And that is it. This makes about 3 glasses (depending upon quantities of veggies and fruits and the amount of water you use to make it to the preferred texture of how you like to drink it )

You can also do variations. Like you can add carrot or beetroot along with some mint. Today I even added some dried apricots. Also you can add any seasonal fruit like mango, melon, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, apricots, peaches, bananas; pretty much any fruit you like because this is the only sweetness you are adding to your smoothie and lets not forget that fruits are very very beneficial and are awesome source of vitamins and minerals and all the goodness that we need. If you are looking forward to loose weight, to make it even more efficient, instead of making your smoothie with water, add chilled green tea of your desired flavor (lemon, mint, jasmine, cinnamon) in it.

The suggested way is to drink 16 ounces of it (which makes about 2 full glasses) preferably in the morning like with breakfast or before that however you like. You can drink it pretty much at any time of the day.It is a rich source of anti-oxidants and as your using raw stuff, the benefits are even more than you can imagine.

Believe me the taste is not bad at all, you just have to get over the color, if that freaks you. I have been using it for like about a week now and let me tell you, I see the difference it makes already. I look forward to drinking it every morning in breakfast along with my cereal. I like to drink a glass in the morning and a glass in the afternoon when I am craving some sugary snacks and juices. This is perfect replacement for them.

I feel more energized and less lethargic. I snack less on non-healthy stuff and I feel good about my body and my eating habits. Its the little things that make big differences. Give it a try, commit to looking and feeling good inside out.

P.S: I forgot to mention not only it detoxifies, it gives your skin a very healthy glow too :D
P.SS: Also keep in mind I'm not a nutritionist or a dietician or anything, but this is good and so I thought to share it with you. 

Disclaimer/Warning: keep in  mind, you are not supposed to go on diet by consuming only this throughout the day; that is not healthy! If you want to use it for dieting purposes, then drink this in morning and evening and cut your food portions and workout people. 

Love, Hadiya