Green Drinks

What are Green Drinks Smoothies?
A blended Drink mixed with Greens and fruit.

A good Smoothie is 60% fresh fruit mixed with 40% green leafy vegetables.

Handful of fresh organic spinach atop bananas, rice milk or water, peaches and almond butter into the blender.
~ Liquefy Stir Chop Pulse~ YUM!

Here are great greens for smoothies:
dandelion greens and kale (tons of calcium)
mustard greens
turnip greens
carrot tops
collard greens

Then add some combo of fruits like:

I could go on and on. There's really nothing that can't be added into a green smoothie.

“Scientist have discovered that green juices increase the oxygenation of the body, purify the blood and organs, assist in the metabolism of nutrients and counteract acids and toxins. Green juices are the superstars of the nutrition world.”  says Dr Robert Young.

10 Reasons to make a Green Smoothie part of your everyday!

1. Increases your daily intake of greens, which are alkalizing
2. Can help to eliminate symptoms of disease you may already be experiencing
3. Increases your daily nutrient uptake providing your body with essential vitamins and nutrients from a whole food source versus supplements, which are helful but are still processed.
4. Contains anti-inflammatory foods that your body is craving to reduce any pain and inflammation you may be experiencing
5. Chalk full of nutrients you may not have time to chew -a smoothie is quicker to consume than chewing a salad.
6. Easier to digest thus gentle on your digestive track allowing your body to use that extra energy for other activities
7. Can greatly reduce your risk of disease
8. Can assist in weight-loss and reaching your natural body weight
9. Great place to pack in omega oils, protein, and powdered greens for your daily doses
10. You may also notice the following amazing benefits as well….
•if you suffer from pain you may have some very noticeable pain relief by reducing inflammation
•improved sleep for those that experience restless nights
•decrease in PMS-this is a good thing!
•your hair may be shinier or dandruff disappears
•blood sugar stabilization- this is key for those suffering form diabetes
•improved digestion and regular bowel movements-this is sooo important for avoiding disease!
•decrease in cravings for sweets & processed foods-this is HUGE! and can lead to weightloss!
•more energy
•increased libido

•increased desire to exercise, a feeling of well being
•your skin tone may get better, fewer blemishes to fuss over
•faster growing and stronger finger nails-no more chipping and peeling tips!
•New cravings for greens!! and for the way you feel after you drink a green smoothie!

Benefits of GREEN DRINKS Blending (smoothies and shakes) 

1.      Harder to overdose on fruit sugar. It is really easy to juice 10 carrots, 3 apples, 3 oranges and drink it all down, multiple times a day. That is a lot of fructose and it can seriously increase your blood sugar and insulin levels, which can increase your risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Not to mention getting you all tweaked out on sugar. Blending fruits and sweet vegetables retains the naturally occurring fiber in these plants which will help regulate the speed at which the natural sugars enter your blood stream.

2.      Fiber, fiber, FIBER! Blending fruits and vegetables retains the fiber which acts like a broom to your digestive system. It cleans us out and keeps us regular.

3.      Complete meal. Since the smoothie is packed full of fiber and nutrients (add an avocado for some good fats), you can have a glass or two as a meal and be completely satisfied for 2-3 hours.

4.      Easy to clean. Cleaning a blender is loads faster than cleaning a juicer and you do not have to feel bad about tossing the pulp.

5.      Add goodies. Adding flax seed to a glass of juice just ruins the whole juicy-ness you got going on. But with a blended smoothie you can add all kinds of great stuff: nuts, seeds, protein powder, green powders…

Why You Should Rotate Your Greens?
It’s good to rotate your choice of greens on a regular basis so that your nutrient intake is varied as you can end up with too much of a good thing. Plants carry a trace of alkaloids in their leaves that in very large quantities are poisonous, but in small quantities are harmless yet beneficial to your immune system.  Alkaloids are essentially the protective element of the plant kingdom so that in nature no one plant would become extinct, forcing grazing animals to move onto another specimen, eating a good variety of greens.  You don’t want an accumulation of alkaloids in your system so by rotating your greens often you will avoid this possibility of poisoning.  The benefits of chlorophyll override the drawback of poisoning by alkaloids. That means, that even though people still get the alkaloid poisoning, the presence of chlorophyll in their body still helps to heal cancer, makes the body more alkaline and has other healing effects. That is why the green smoothies are so helpful, because you get a larger variety of greens. There are thousands of edible greens available to you so don’t worry too much about this but do check out your local market and start integrating sprouts, herbs, grasses, and leafy greens in rotation for juicing, smoothies and salads to be sure you have a nice mix.  You really can’t eat too many greens if you rotate them well.  I say the more the better and at every meal, every day!  The ratio in them is optimal for human consumption; about 60% ripe organic fruit mixed with about 40% organic greens.

Fresh Green Mint  Ingredients
1 pear
1 banana
1 lime, peeled
10 stems fresh mint
2 large collard leaf or kale
3/4 large long English cucumber or 1 small
garnish with mint sprig
Blend all ingredients in Blender and enjoy!
Green Lemonade Ingredients
1 apple
1 lemon peeled
3/4 large English cucumber or one small
2 cups spinach
Blend all ingredients in Blender and enjoy!

Heavy Metal  Help
1 bunch cilantro
2 cups Romaine Lettuce
1 bunch fresh parsley
3 stalks celery
1 lemon, juiced
1 Apple
Blend all ingredients in Blender and enjoy!

Green Delight

6 romaine leaves, chopped
4 kale leaves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley sprigs
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup chopped mango
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Combine romaine, kale, parsley, pineapple, mango, ginger, and 1 1/2 cups water in a blender and blend until smooth.
Power Drink
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 cucumber, peeled
1 Fuji apple
1 ripe banana
1–2 cups water
Blend all ingredients in Blender and enjoy!
Parsley is a nutrient powerhouse containing high levels of beta carotene, vitamin B12, folate, chlorophyll, calcium, more vitamin C than citrus fruits, and just about all other known nutrients.