Green drinks are all the raGe!
Whether you've jumped on the band wagon or not, there is much to gain from this nutrient-packed health treat.
In my opinion, green drinks are so popular because they're effective at reducing inflammation and improving symptoms such as headaches, skin eruptions, acid reflux, digestive disorders and improving weight management. You also get the benefit of the raw, micro-nutrients that your body craves.
Green vegetables are full of the healing property, chlorophll which helps to improve the quality of red blood cells. Chlorophyll, found in plants is also anti-inflammatory and helps in the delivery of vitamins and minerals.
In a nut shell, green drinks work!
Now, let me share a secret with you. I do not often "juice" but rather blend. I like the pulp and it's dense with fiber- a healthy addition to the drink. I don't have a fancy blender but my Cuisinart does give me a nice consistency when blending on high for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. My tried and true ingredients can be either juiced or blended. If blending, you will need to add about 12-16 ounces of water before putting the veggies and fruit in the blender.
Green drink recipe:
*Please use organic produce to avoid pesticide residue in your beverage . Wash produce before use. If juicing and want a larger quantity, double or triple the recipe. After drink is prepared, store in an air tight container in the refridgerator for up to two days. Best when consumed immediately.
1 kale leaf
1 handful of cilantro (or parsley)
1 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1 persian cucumbers
1 lemon peeled and seeded
1/2 green apple