Blending whole fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to consume a ton of beautifying, anti-inflammatory antioxidants and nutrients in one delicious sitting. Retaining the whole fruit or vegetable means that you’re also getting all the fiber, which is a plus for digestion and blood sugar regulation (meaning your blood sugar won’t sky rocket). So while I do drink green juices on occasion, I mostly reach for green smoothies, which make a noticable difference in how I feel, how my skin looks and how peaceful my digestive system is.
As I write this though, it’s literally negative five degrees here in Newport, Rhode Island, and I’m currently not allowing anything below room temperature to come anywhere near my body. While you can drink a green smoothie at room temperature (and I do in this weather) you don’t have to force yourself to down anything cold in the winter. That’s where warming green soups with cooked vegetables come in!