why is organic so important?
let us assure you that organic is not a fad. we feel it's a very important topic of discussion and one that we are always happy to talk about! we believe that it is better for you due to the fact that it hasn't been subjected to extremely harmful pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, neurotoxins, and chemicals that non-organic foods have been. because g.o. smoothies are effectively raw and concentrated amounts of ingredients, it's imperative to us that you are getting everything your body needs and nothing it doesn't. organic is especially important for children as their little systems simply do not have the ability or the capacity to process these foreign chemicals that are used in modern-day farming. choose organic.
what are the benefits of cleansing?
the benefits are many, and vary from person to person. it is common to experience one, a few, or all of the following...clearer skin, brighter eyes, improved energy levels, weight loss, improved concentration levels, healthier bowel movements, less bloating, an inclination to incorporate a healthier lifestyle, reduced sugar cravings, improved digestion, a greater sense of wellbeing. if you would like to know more about the process of cleansing with glo click here.
how long will my smoothies last?
whilst our smoothies are made fresh to order, it is important to remember that it is effectively a live food which has no artificial preservatives, unlike one you might find at the supermarket. from the time you receive your order, it needs to be refrigerated immediately where it will keep for up to 6 days. we do however, recommend enjoying your blends within 4 days after delivery. each bottle comes with a use by date on the label for your reference. if you really get stuck, our blends can be frozen, for up to 3 months. pour into a freezer friendly container and to defrost, simply remove from the freezer and place in the fridge overnight.
if I am pregnant, breastfeeding and/or have allergies, can I still have greenleaf organics superfood smoothies?
we think our smoothies are the ultimate for pregnant and breastfeeding mums. there are however, mixed messages about consuming superfoods during this precious time in a woman's life. if you have any concerns or doubts as to whether you should have any of our blends, just run it by your specialist or health professional. whilst our blends are free of gluten and dairy, they do contain nuts and are produced in a commercial kitchen that handles gluten products. do not consume greenleaf organics products if you have allergies and seek the advice from your health professional.
why smoothies and not juices?
whilst we think organic, cold-pressed juices are great and have their place, we prefer and choose organic, superfood smoothies. juices have had their fibre, essential fat and many phytochemicals removed via the juicer and leave you with a liquid that can be extremely high in sugars if there are large numbers of fruits in it. because the fibre has been removed, the sugars that might be present go into your system much faster, often having a drastic effect on blood-sugar levels. with our smoothies, the fibre is left for your digestive system to enjoy, and because of this, it takes longer to work through your body and be used for fuel. therefore, having a far lower effect on your blood-sugar levels which is great for weight control, hormone health and general wellbeing. we also choose smoothies so we can add our magic superfood powders, essential fats like hemp seed oil and activated nuts and for the fact that they fill you up more than a juice...a very important factor for busy mums on the glo!
why are smoothies good for kids?
anyone with a child will tell you how much of a nightmare meal times can be! every best intention can be thrown on the floor in one sitting, and this can often lead to parents and carers reaching for the convenience of not-so-healthy options. this doesn't mean you don't want the best for your kids, but it's essential to keep in mind that what they eat and drink has a huge effect on their behavior. a large number of studies have been done on the adverse effects of artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives, additives and chemicals used in many products, especially products aimed at children. their bodies and brains go through so much growth and development, especially in the early years, and our smoothies are the perfect solution for providing them with all the vital nutrients. it is never too early, or late, to teach them the beauty of eating well and loving their miraculous little selves!
why are the smoothies so much more expensive than one I can buy at the supermaket?
our smoothies are made fresh to order, by hand, in a powerful Vitamix blender, not a large factory with machines. they are made in small quantities to ensure maximum quality and they contain a large number of very pricey superfoods and premium organic ingredients. you can not only taste the difference, we believe you can feel it too.
why do the smoothies have no dairy, soy, wheat, or refined sugar in them?
it's no mistake that dairy and wheat are common allergens, and refined sugar, well, it's basically sweet poison as david gillespie and i quit sugar's sarah wilson claim. dairy may have a mucous forming effect on our bodies and may cause skin problems such as eczema, whilst wheat and gluten may carry a whole host of issues, from bloating to depression! soy is a tricky one. it's almost like an unhealthy beast in a healthy little disguise! most of the worlds soy is said to be genetically modified, which is enough to turn us off. as well as that, soy contains trypsin inhibitors which may depress your thyroid function. lastly, soy is filled with phytoestrogens which may interact with your endocrine system and may cause a whole list of hormonal complications. try cutting back or totally eliminating these things, one at a time and notice the difference in how you feel, or, simply enjoy our blends knowing there's no dairy, soy, wheat or refined sugar in there for good reason.
how did I survive before greenleaf organics?
good question and one we are happy to answer...now you don't have to!