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The Ultimate GREEN DRINK

4 Jul

Green Drinks can taste like a cross between grass clippings and hay

Oh pity the taste buds when they get a whiff of this concoction.  But, it is what we must do in the name of health.  If we had grown up with this stuff then we could stomach it better.  Incredible immune systems are not for the faint of heart.

I really got this idea from a book called The Living Beauty Detox Program by Ann Louise Gittleman; her “Living Beauty Elixer” is about the same thing.  Green Drink Mixtures are stuffed full of amazing nutrients that come from “green” foods – something that the Standard American Diet (SAD) doesn’t get enough of.  A green drink packs some punch back into what we are missing from a ‘normal’ diet.  The pure and organic cranberry juice (what I mix my green drink in) is extremely beneficial for detoxifying your body and complimenting healthy liver function.

It is simple – you need the following three ingredients:

1. Organic Cranberry Juice or Organic Cranberry Juice Concentrate (my favorite is Just Cranberry Juice from R.W. Knudsen)

2. Filtered Water, Not Tap Water

3. A Super-food Green-Drink Mix (there are A LOT to choose from, one that I really like is Kyo-Green)

Mix these three ingredients together and then drink (a shaker or a blender is easiest for mixing).  If you want to get creative, you can create various smoothie combinations and possibly make it sweeter and easier to swallow.  However, I have grown accustomed to the cheek-puckering tartness of pure cranberry juice mixed with barley greens. it is not bad.

Here are some ideas for additional ingredients for smoothies:

Bananas – high in potassium and will make the mix thicker

Berries – packed full of antioxidants and can make the drink sweeter

Chia Seeds – nutrient-dense with omega-3s, omega-6s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber, and antioxidants

Flax Seeds – add fiber, lignans, and omega-3 fatty acids

Yogurt – another ingredient that will make the mix thicker and full of pro-biotics (good bacteria)

Kefir – much like yogurt, kefir is a form of cultured milk and can be made from cow’s milk, goat milk, even coconut milk (my personal favorite)