Green Smoothies – part 3: Practical Tips; Benefits for the Immune System and the Brain

In this part you will find more tips to make Green Smoothies a success as well as further information on how you can use this ‘Green Power’ on a daily basis to address specific problems and to improve your quality of life in many areas. At the end there will be  more recipe suggestions once again.


  • Children love Green Smoothies when they are tasting sweet. Some are irritated by the green colour at first, but after the first sip they are mostly surprised how yummy this tastes. In the beginning leave out berries, as these make the Smoothie brown. Make sure the Green Smoothie is a strong green – baby spinach gives the best color.
  • To ring the changes, add less water and eat the Green Smoothie as a soup- you can decorate the cold soups and serve them in a very appetizing way.
  • You can serve the Green Smoothie as a pudding by adding more fruit and less water and also decorating it with eg: shaved coconut, orange slices, berries, chopped nuts.
  • Green Smoothie deserts should not be eaten after a cooked meal, but rather in between mealtimes, unless you serve a raw meal.

Practical tips to improve health by drinking Green Smoothies daily

If you drink a litre of Green Smoothies daily, you gently build up your cells on a continuous basis,which will lead to a new feeling of well-being. Just the awareness that you feed  your body the necessary vital nutrients can lead to a relaxation of the whole system, as you will not subconsciously fear the loss of vitality and energy or physical and mental health problems any more.

Benefits for the Immune System

In order for a human to stay healthy and full of energy for as long as possible, cellular stress needs to be as low as possible. Fortunately we can influence cellular stress ourselves relatively easily, as it is  dependent on our life style to a great extent, eg: high physical exertion and psychological trauma increase cellular stress, but sufficient relaxation and deep sleep reduce it. Nutrition is of great importance in the fight against cellular stress. On the one hand cellular stress is created by the act of ingesting food – the more we eat and the more unhealthy we eat the more free radicals are created. The most free radicals are caused by ingesting fried foods, white sugar, unhealthy types of fats, refined flours, food additives and alcohol. Scientists recommend long intervals between meals to give the metabolism time to recover and calm down and to avoid the formation of free radicals. For the same reason periods of fasting are recommended. On the other hand nutrients can also neutralise already existing free radicals and partly repair the damage caused by them. Green leaves and fruits, especially as Green Smoothes are the absolute number one in neutralising free radicals and in damage repair! With every sip you ingest highly effective and concentrated destroyers of free radicals like Vitamin C and E, bioflavanoids, omega 3 essential fatty acids, essential amino acids and digestive enzymes.

Remember to change the ingredients of your Green Smoothies often to achieve a high intake of as many free radical destroyers as possible. Drink half to one litre of Green Smoothies daily (spread out over the whole day)  in addition to your normal food intake. After some time you will notice that your eating habits are changing. You will tend to make healthier choices and leave out harmful substances. You will notice that the craving for refined sugar products, fast food, coffee and alcohol diminishes. Your intuition for what is good for you becomes fine-tuned.

You will also notice benefits in certain areas, eg:

  • falling asleep easier and faster; deeper sleep; need for less sleep; waking up refreshed in the morning

(if you have trouble sleeping, add one or more of the following to your green smoothies:  hops, camomile, lavender, marjoram, passionflower, nutmeg)

  • emotionally top fit and balanced; brain food

(brain booster 1: Matcha-Green Tea – add 1 teaspoon to your smoothie for long lasting concentration; brain booster 2: organic cacao – add either a whole cacao bean or 1 – 2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder – protects from neurological disorders, is an anti-depressive & mood lifter)

Recipes for Brain-Food Green Smoothies

Brainfood-Mix 1:

for approx. 1 litre

  • 1 peeled mango (without stone)
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 banana
  • 150 g blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut (raw)
  • 2 hand full spinach
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 6 cm aloe vera (peeled)
  • 1/2 litre water

Brainfood-Mix 2:

for approx. 1.5 litres

  • 1/2 avocado with pip
  • 1 red pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Matcha-Green Tea powder
  • 1/2 bunch of garlic chives
  • 8 strips of chives
  • 4 beetroot leaves without stems
  • leaves of 2 sprigs rosemary
  • pinch of  Himalaya salt
  • pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • 750 ml water

Brainfood-Mix 3:

for approx. 1.5 litres

  • 1 peeled orange
  • 2 apples
  • 3 dates
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao beans or 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 200 g mixed lettuce leaves
  • pinch of freshly ground cardamon
  • 1/2 litre water

In part 4 of the Green Smoothie series weight loss, detoxing and fasting will be covered – so watch this space.

Go to:


Part 1: Green Smoothies – the super healthy fast-food mini meal out of the blender 

Part 2: How to make Green Smoothie

Part 4: Benefits for the Digestive System

Part 5: Successful Anti-Aging

Part 6: Benefits for Women’s Health

Part 7: Healthy Skin with Green Beauty Smoothies

Part 8: Building Muscles naturally with Green Smoothies

Part 9: More Love , More Joy, More Libido

Part 10: Prevention of Cancer




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