Here’s Why Julie’s Green Bang is The Bomb!
The health and fitness world has seen a huge surge in the popularity of juices and smoothies. Supporting your daily allowance of fruit and veg and increasing energy and performance levels are just some of the benefits. Although we love a good juice, we absolutely adore our very own DC’s “Green Bang” smoothie even more!
Our founder, Julie, is sharing her best kept secret with you, her Green Bang recipe. Here are four reasons why you should incorporate it into your daily routine.
1. More of the Good Stuff
Fiber is key for digestive health to keep strong and in peak shape. While juicing is wonderful and can be a great way to get key nutrients, it lacks the natural fiber that comes from eating whole fruit. However, smoothies like our Green Bang include whole fruits and vegetables and holds a huge punch of fiber in each serving!
2. Strengthens and balances body PH levels
PH levels and the acidity vs alkalinity of the body is extremely important. As nutritional expert Sarah Wilson reminds us, increased acidity in the body is actually a “breeding ground for bacteria and disease.” As a result, eating alkalizing foods is actually incredibly important for your health and will help your organs (such as your brain!) to function at optimal levels. If you are a dancer, just think of all the choreography you’ll be able to remember now!
3. Naturally high in vitamins and minerals
The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat. Besides needing minerals to maintain these normal functions of the body, they are essential for you to be able to train at the highest level of any physical activity. However, it can be hard to ensure that you have all the minerals your body needs. Drinks like “Green Bang” are an easy and entirely natural way to help you keep your essential mineral and vitamin levels up before you train every day!
4. Boosts the Immune System
“Green Bang” is fantastic because it delivers a big dose of vitamins that help support the immune system. Although being physically active has huge health benefits, it can also mean that if your body is stressed in other ways you can get worn down. If consumed consistently, many ingredients in green drinks, like ginger and lemon, have properties that deliver additional benefits to the body and thus support your immune system in a natural but very effective way.
Are you ready to give it a try? We’ve included Julie’s “Green Bang” recipe below. We know you are going to just love it!
Whiz up your Green Bang and post a pic with #liveit and tag @dancecentral_canberra so we can see your yummy creation 🙂
Julie's Green Bang
Serves 2-3 People
- 1 Celery Stick
- 1 Green Apple
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Wedge Pineapple
- 1 Peeled Lemon
- 1 Knob Ginger (if desired)
- 2 to 3 Leaves Kale
- 200 to 300 ml water
- Roughly Chop all ingredients and place in a Nutribullet or blender.
- Blend completely.
SERVE AND ENJOY!