7 superfoods to add to green smoothies, with easy recipes that use them.

The wise (pun intended) suggestion to "eat your greens" can also apply to drinking them. While entire foods of all hues offer benefits, nutrition research indicates 

that green fruits and vegetables are more beneficial to health, which is part of the reason green smoothies have gained popularity. This is not to say that the rainbow diet is a bad idea. 

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), leafy greens also have a tendency to be naturally high in vitamins A, C, E, and K and low in calories, harmful fats, and sugar.  

Your body requires these vital nutrients to function, but it is unable to produce them on its own, so you must obtain them through food. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin K, for instance, aids in blood clotting and bone production (NIH). Similarly, according to the NIH, vitamin A supports appropriate cell growth and healthy reproduction. 

monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals; kiwi is a fantastic source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. 

The International Fresh Produce Association reports that despite all of this information and advice, just one green vegetable—lettuce 

and no green fruit—avocado ranked No. 6—broke the top 5 most-purchased vegetable list in 2022. 

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