So recently I attended a zumba workout class with a couple of friends. I've always loved zumba, I mean it's a brilliant way to mix two of my passions: keeping fit and dancing.
For those of you who don't know Zumba, it is a dance combination that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Within minutes of doing the class, my heart was already pumping hard and I was having so much fun. It's really easy for anyone to get into the groove of the music and have a great time, while burning mega calories.
So after the workout, myself and my friends decided to pop to Jugo Juice and get something refreshing and relaxing.
Ok, so anyone who knows me knows that I would normally go for something like a banana and chocolate smoothie. Just give me some kind of chocolate concoction and I'll be good to go. But this day was going to be different. With the motivation of some friends, I decided to step right out of my comfort zone and try something completely new... a green smoothie.
Jugo Juice actually has a variety of smoothies with exotic and interesting flavors. These are the veggie smoothies available:
These are all exciting twists on your regular Kale smoothie. Why have a plain Jane veggie smoothie, when you can have some of these funky combos?
The smoothie that I eventually went for (after much thought and calculation) was the Kale Abunga. The Kale Abunga immediately caught my eye. The ingredients actually appeared to be quite tasty and marvelously creative.
What's in the Kale Abunga?
I just love peaches and mangoes, they are such beautiful and juicy fruits, so they instantly stood out to me. The top three ingredients certainly seemed fascinating.
So I went ahead and purchased the Kale Abunga. In Jugo Juice you can see your smoothie being made, the ingredients being combined and mixed to form your perfect smoothie. So I watched with eager anticipation as my green smoothie was made.
Now let me be honest with you. It looked so green and healthful that I was having a hard time believing if i would enjoy it, if it would be sweet enough on my palette.
But the smoothie was handed to me and with excitement and curiosity I took my first sip. It was totally amazing. As I had been promised, the taste of Kale was light and the veggie taste was mildly pleasant. Meanwhile all the other flavors jumped out in a dazzling and delicious way. I was so pleased.
I mean, how often do you find something that tastes so good, yet is brilliant for your body? As One Republic once noted - 'Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.' It is so sadly true that the good things are often hard to take down but then the bad stuff like junk food, make you happy!
And so I pronounced that evening a healthy and meaningful one. Another thing that I found interesting is that I actually found my green smoothie to be so satisfying and filling.
Now I understand how people can have green smoothies as meals. They are so full of yummy goodness.
Green Smoothies would be a brilliant thing to incorporate in your diet if you were trying to lose weight. Did you know that Kale in particular contains more calcium per calorie than milk? While we are on that subject lets take a look at some other great benefits of Kale.
Terrific Health Benefits of Kale:
Kale is really a super-food. I am definitely going to include more of it and other greens into my diet, since it is so nutritious.
Here are some ideas for smoothie combinations containing Kale.
Obviously these are only a few ideas for smoothie combos but these are some of my favorites. Mix and match whatever fruit and vegetables you want. A kale smoothie can never be boring!
Thanks for joining me on my exploration of green smoothies!
Have a great day,
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