When you think of a green smoothie, you probably immediately think of “health food.” Typically, green smoothies are full of veggies like spinach or kale, plus fruits and other healthy ingredients to create a drink packed with nutrition.
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They are always advertised as a healthier alternative to a meal, and many people have fallen in love with the variety of flavors that can be created.
Smoothies have become so popular in the past five years that in 2014, an entire diet was developed based on the idea that green smoothies can make you healthier — and may even help you lose weight in the process.
A green smoothie diet’s name is slightly misleading. In most versions, you are allowed to eat solid food throughout the day and drink other things besides smoothies — as long as you replace at least two meals per day with a green smoothie.
Is the green smoothie diet right for you? Read on to learn more about the diet’s purpose, important considerations to make before you decide if you want to try this diet, and a sample menu and grocery shopping list to give you an idea of what a typical day on the green smoothie diet might look like. Also learn the effectiveness of the diet and read testimonials from those who have tried it themselves.