Lots of talk about “Green Drinks” these days; what does that mean, exactly? Well, it can have lots of meanings. First, you can juice our greens and just drink them! We recommend using a blend: Kale, arugula, lettuce and a little parsley & cilantro for added kick and detox power. Some folks like to use garlic &/or ginger and some like a little lemon. Experiment and see what you like.
My favorite way to make a Green Drink is to use the whole leaves in the Vita-Mix. (if you’re using a standard blender, you’ll need to chop the greens before adding) We use some frozen fruit (current faves: Mango & Pineapple) a little OJ, water & splash of coconut milk & the secret ingredient: Juice Plus+ Complete; a blend of ancient grains, spirulina, wheat grass juice, Norwegian Kelp & lots of plant proteins: chickpeas, rice, etc.
The most important thing about making a Green Drink is to experiment to find the way you like to drink your Greens & to do it EVERY DAY.
Make a Green Drink today!
Dark leafy green vegetables are among the healthiest foods ever. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, they provide your body with all it needs to detox effectively. There are so many health benefits associated with them, that adding some to your daily diet is probably one of the best thing you can do for your body. Here are just a few good things green vegetables can do for you:
- Lower cholesterol
- Help in cancer prevention
- Support natural detoxification
- Provide you with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
- Help treat and prevent inflammatory diseases
- Prevent premature ageing
- Support skin health
- Alkalize the body
- Support cardiovascular system
- Support your bone health and prevent osteoporosis
- Regulate blood sugar and help in type 2 diabetes
- Help fight against obesity
- Support our digestive system.