Healthy Recipes – Adding Greens to Fruit Smoothies for Healthy Aging

September is the Healthy Aging Month and people are looking for healthy recipes. While the general perception of this ongoing health effort is about growing older, the overall purpose is still to broaden awareness towards health consciousness by adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to our diet. If you find it hard to spend more time preparing all vegetables for your meals, there are easier ways to incorporate whole raw food in your eating lifestyle.

Adding greens to your fruit smoothies is among the healthy recipes that you can find. It’s not only easy and fun to prepare but you are sure to get a pack of health benefits. If you too have considered yourself a baby boomer that has not started on healthy eating yet, perhaps it’s time that you get on a healthy living habit of green smoothies that are easy to start with. Trying the following green smoothie recipes will give you the chance to prepare food from scratch.

Berry, Banana, Walnuts with Lettuce and Spinach

You’ll only need:

  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup lettuce mix
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, or your favorite berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/8 cup walnuts or almonds

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a blender and shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour over a tall glass and drink!

Grape, Pear, Banana with Kale

You’ll only need:

  • ½ cup of cold water
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 medium-sized pear
  • 1 banana1 cup kale
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender with the ice cubes at the bottom. Cover and slowly blend for 1 ½ minutes. Serve in a clear glass and enjoy.

Berry, Orange, Banana with Parsley

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup blueberries, or your favorite berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups chopped parsley

Directions

Simply add all the ingredients into your blender and shake to green fruitiness. Pour on a glass then sip.

There you go. I hope these green smoothie ideas will be included in your list of healthy recipes. For a variation, you can alternate banana with papaya, peaches, mangoes or any fruit of your choice. Try swapping parsley with dill, kale, spinach, dandelion greens, or any dark green leafy vegetable that you enjoy. If you’re a beginner, you may find the taste unpleasant at the start, but as you continue the habit, your taste buds will begin to love the greens in your drink. Green smoothies give you the nutrition you need to live a healthier life. Plus, they are a fantastic way to enjoy a refreshing drink that’s very rich in antioxidant and vitamins.

How you age depends on your diet and activity level, and since everyone is important in the society, you too are encouraged to take your part towards a healthy eating lifestyle. So, if you have decided to begin a healthy aging regimen, start off with the healthy recipes.