Are Smoothies Any good?

Have you got your blenders ready? Time to make a green smoothie! Or is it? Some people suggest drinking nothing but fruit juice or green smoothies in order to detoxify the body.

I can remember the first time I tried making a green smoothie. For all my efforts, I only got a sore throat in return.

In any case, I’ve since realized that raw vegetables are quite taxing on your system- even more so when you grind them up and eat them all at once! All those oxilates… *shudder* my poor thyroid… Did you know that in old cooking books they say to boil kale for 10 minutes in salted water, then drain and rinse? This is why I love reading old cookbooks. They call raw vegetables roughage.

Okay, It really loves boiling salted water.

It’s a good idea to cook your vegies before you puree them, which ends up making… Soup!  And If you ask me there’s nothing wrong with that.

There are a few other things to consider when contemplating making a smoothie. First of all, Digestion begins in the mouth. When we smell some yummy food, it causes the stomach to start preparing for the oncoming meal. It’s expecting you to eat it slowly, bite by bite. When we suddenly ingest a massive amount of food in liquid form, we send our body into shock. Eating slowly is really important. I suppose if you were really careful you could chew your smoothie slowly, then swallow. But that sounds like it would defeat the point of doing it in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea. But it just isn’t good for us. Why not try stewing some fruit, or cooking up some nice mushy porridge?

There are so many tasty options besides smoothies. Why not give them a try?

Be well.

 


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