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This smoothie was delicious! It’s amazing how much the banana really cuts out the flavor of the greens! By the time I added my ice to the blender I ended up with 44 oz!!! I can see that taking pictures is going to be a creative challenge because they so far even though the ingredients differ some, they are all GREEN! :)
Chia seeds are known for a whole host of health benefits, but today I wanted to talk about how it stabilizes blood sugar. They slow down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested and then assimilated into the body. The soluble fiber helps to stabilize blood glucose levels resulting in steady, sustained energy. In one study on diabetic patients, Dr. Vladamir Vuksan of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, found that blood was thinner and less prone to clotting and blood pressure of participants dropped significantly, after three months of taking Chia seeds daily.
Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility. BUT even with that, be sure to chew your smoothies. The chewing process starts the release of the saliva in your mouth. The mixture of saliva and your food is where digestion begins. This is a very healthy habit to get into. It may feel strange at first but soon it will become an automatic response.