Green Drink Bliss

red chard
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By, Gina LaVerde

The right food has a magical way of making you feel good.

When we start our day with a green drink (smoothie or juice), we get a delicious jolt of energy and an amazing sense of creative clarity.

That’s because these green drink recipes are high in nutrition ( I mean like enzymes, minerals, vitamins, protein, and more love than I can count on my fingers and toes), low in sugar and extremely hydrating.

A green drink in the morning helps rehydrate us after our slumber time and also helps bring our blood back to alkaline       (when the blood s alkaline, bad stuff is less likely to lurk).

So, you want to make things better in your life?  Food is an excellent way to begin. Green drinks work for me… what works for you?

Here are some of our faves.  You can juice or blend these for different results. Play with it. See what you like best. I’ll post more tomorrow.

Kiddy Kooler:

Juice or blend 1 head romaine, 2 stalks celery, 1 cucumber and enough strawberries/raspberries to make the drink RED in color.  RED is a grounding color. Having this in the morning can be very grounding. Mix with kefir and stevia. YUM!

The Farmer’s Market ( Body Ecology Style)

In High speed blender, blend 1 bunch Swiss chard, 2 zucchini, 2 yellow squash,3 cucumbers,2 lemons,1 bunch romaine,1 inch ginger,1 bunch mint,(1 green apple or other sour fruit to sweeten if needed)

This makes  huge family sized smoothie or enough to last you the day or longer.

Kale Warrior

In high speed blender, blend 1 to 2 oz fresh ginger root, peeled and diced, 2 handfuls lacinato kale (or juice the kale and ginger first then add to blender), 2 handfuls baby spinach, 2 green apples, and water to taste

Cucumber Cooler

Blend 3 cucumbers,1 bunch cilantro,3 limes and 2 handfuls spinach and water to taste

Parslapple

Blend 1 large bunch organic parsley, 1 green apple, 1 cucumber, and 2 cups frozen berries and water to taste

Mintopolis

Blend 3 cucumbers, 1 green  apple, 1- 2  bunches of mint and water to taste

Afternoon Delight

3 stalks celery with leaves, 2 handfuls spinach, 1 head romaine, huge chunk jicama, 2 inches ginger, ½ cup soaked almonds or nut/seed/coconut milk (fermented coconut meat and kefir is a good idea for those sensitive to nuts)

Morning Zinger

Juice or blend 3 green apples, 2 lemons, 4 stalks celery, 2 inches ginger, 1 bunch of carrot tops (green part) 1 red pepper, and 2 cucumbers. Enjoy with a straw.

Tell us what you think

G

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