Tag Archives: Benefits

Can Green Smoothies Contain Fruit?

I got an email from Annie last night commenting that all the green smoothies on this site have fruit in them – and asking if that was OK? I thought this was a little odd – so I asked her why she thought it was a problem. Well … “One of my friends said…” There are a lot of shoulds...
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The 80:20 Rule for Smoothies

There’s a well-known rule of thumb called the 80:20 rule ... also known as Pareto’s Principle – named after an Italian economist back in the early 1900s. The rule states…
80% of the results come from just 20% of the work
When applying this to smoothies – I’d probably say it’s more of a 80:40 rule. However, the reasoning is still...
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Smoothie Recipes for Health Issues

I’ve been playing around with some new smoothie recipes that tackle specific health problems: like osteoporosis and anaemia. My thought is to create a number of natural, tasty and easy to make smoothies that each addresses one of these issues. Each recipe will be backed up with references – so you can check the assumptions I've made and be assured...
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Do I Need to Chew My Smoothies?

I got asked this recently by a friend I was showing the website. She had heard - that you need to chew the smoothie to mix it with saliva. I’ve also heard this before – and not thought much about it. It does seem a strange thing to do, but I do see the logic. So I did some investigation... Many people...
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8 Smoothie Myths

There’s a lot written about smoothies – not all of it helpful. There seems to be something of a holier-then-thou attitude on some of the blogs I read. Here are some of the myths that I regularly see…
  • Smoothies have to be green to be healthy
  • You have to put up with the taste
  • You need use organic vegetables
  • You have to drink...
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Do I Need a $500 Blender?

This is a common question: what exactly is the difference between a $40 blender and a Vitamix or Blendtec one that costs over $500? And do I really need one? The simple answer is: very little – and no you don’t really need one. A $40 blender will do 90%+ of what most people want. It’ll create scrumptious smoothies, delicious dips...
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Are Smoothies Better Than Juices?

There are many people on each side of this particular fence that will swear that one is better than the other. As if you had to make a choice and then stick to it for life. The key points in the argument are typically… Juices are better because…
  • They don’t contain fibre so the nutrients are “more available” as there is nothing...
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Smoothies

Why smoothies? That’s a question I get all the time. If there are so many ways to get healthy and nutritious food – why am I so passionate about smoothies? Well … it’s actually about a whole range of things: Ease of use: smoothies take only a couple of minutes to prepare and the clean-up is very simple – just a quick...
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