Many distinct types of vegetables and fruits may be green in color but in reality they are not actually ‘green items for smoothies’. The reason to this is simple as they are unripe. For instance, grapes, green apples, bananas, melons, pears, limes are some green yet unripe food stuff that are green in color and highly nutritious but are actually unfit for making green smoothies. This is because when these unripe ingredients are combined with other food elements they can become toxic and thereby unfit for consumption. It is therefore essential for individuals to clearly understand what kind of green food is fit for making healthy green smoothies.
There are three different categories to be considered – vegetables, fruits and greens. ‘Greens’ is mainly defined as flat leaves of vegetables or plants that are attached to the stem and that can be easily wrapped around with help of a finger with only very little exceptions like celery or cactus leaves. These items are categorized as totally different category of greens as they are highly nutritious and most importantly, can be combined with other food items without losing their nutritional value. For such reasons, it is always wise to make use of green food for preparing green smoothies that are free from toxic and greatly good for health.
Besides having high nutritional content, the green food holds excellent fiber content. The high fiber content slows down the level of sugar that can be absorbed from fruits. This is why such smoothies are considered beneficial for people suffering from diabetes or any other health disorder. Vegetables like beets, carrots, daikon radish, cabbage, cauliflower, squash peas, okra, green beans, eggplant and more hold high content of starch and therefore must not be used for making green smoothies. Besides this, one can add tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, avocados, cucumbers, berries, plums, cherries, apples, grapefruit and other items to make tasty yet healthy green smoothies.