You already know that organic food is good for you, but did you know that goes double for smoothies? It’s true! Everyone’s favorite health food is even better blended with organic ingredients!
Plenty of people drink smoothies in the morning, as an on-the-go snack or as a liquid lunch. But if that smoothie is a concoction of chemicals and non-organic ingredients, the benefits may be outweighed by the disadvantages that come with GMO foods and the nasty chemicals that big produce growers spray on their poison-resistant crops.
Smoothies are as delicious as they can get. This flavorful combination of tasty, nutritious foods and nourishing liquids is a foolproof way to get your daily nutrients in a fun and tasty way. But many people don’t realize that if you want a smoothie to be good for you, it had better include organic ingredients! Here’s why.
What’s the Big Deal?
The main problem is that smoothies tend to use a lot of fruits and veggies with the skin and rind. Normally, this would be a good thing - after all, it’s kind of the point of drinking a smoothie in the first place - but when those raw ingredients aren’t organic, each one bears some pesticide residue. Some more, some less, but enough so that it matters. By putting many of these pesticide-bearing ingredients together in a blender, you’re concentrating that residue and ending up consuming much more poison than you normally would if you simply ate one piece of fruit.
Benefits of Organic
When you incorporate organic ingredients into your smoothie, you’re getting as far away from those harmful toxins as you possibly can.
Instead of pesticides, you get only what you deserve: a healthy drink that's good for you and good for the Earth. In case you need even more incentive to blend organic, remember that you’re using more fruit/veggies per serving of smoothie than you usually would eat by hand. If all that extra goodness is coming from an Earth-friendly place with sustainable farming practices, then you can rest assured that you are supporting the future of a healthy ecology!
Best Organic Ingredients
Now that you know why organic ingredients are so important, it’s time to put that knowledge to good use! First, take your favorite organic juice to use as a smoothie base. There are more selections out there than ever, from mangosteen to pomegranate-blueberry, and many more - imagine what you could make with that! Blending in fruits is a no-brainer, but if you haven’t tried green smoothies, then now’s the time to give organic vegetables a whirl! From organic flaxseed to chia, the recipe possibilities are limitless. With pesticide-free, environmentally sensitive ingredients on your side, you’ll be doing the Earth as big as favor as you do for yourself.
About the Author
Anna is a blogger and freelance writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She and her fiancée, and their three adorable cats are strictly organic eaters.