Let me tell you, green drinks can change your life! Yep, I’m making a bold statement here because I totally believe this is true.
The reason I’m making this crazy bold statement is the fact that green drinks are packed with phytochemicals (nutrients derived from plants) that improve digestion and immune support, eliminate toxins, prevent disease, and help improve hormone regulation, among other things.
But mainly because I have personally seen myself, friends, and clients, feel more energized and less bloated, reduce body fat, and sport an improved complexion as a result.
Obviously the magnitude of these effects can be influenced by other factors as well such as exercise, stress, the rest of your diet, how often you have a green drink, how much ingredients you put in, and what types of ingredients you are putting in, but even the most simplest of green drinks can be super beneficial on it’s own.
So don’t get too caught up in having to put all these crazy ingredients in. I like to do that because I am a green drink obsessed weirdo, but please don’t feel like you have to do the same to reap benefits.
Start with what you can and what you will enjoy, and then experiment if you feel like it.
There are so many ways to make a green drink, and what I think tastes good may not to you, so feel free to use this recipe as a jumping off point, and if you like it awesome!
If not, don’t give up on green drinks! Just try adding one in as much as possible and using a few less potent ingredients, like spinach and cucumber and some stevia or honey to sweeten it up you need to.
I use all organic ingredients, but regardless just make sure to thoroughly wash whatever you use.
This recipe is one I brought to my amazing friend Janet after she had surgery to help her heal, and she loved it so hopefully you do too!
Oh, and I tend to just eye ball how much of the ingredients I put in so this is my best guess at quantifying that. Just throwing that out there. 🙂
Green Detox Blast
Serving size : 1.5- 2
- 1 cup filtered water (add more if needed)
- Few ice cubes (optional)
- 1 handful of turnip green leaves (stalks removed)
- 1 handful of dandelion greens
- 3 slices of cucumber (un-peeled)
- 1 tsp ginger paste or 1″ knuckle grated or pressed (more or less depending on your taste)
- 1 TBS chia seeds (can sub with flax oil, hemp seed, avocado oil, 1/4 avocado, grapeseed oil)
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- ~1/3 cup cilantro (stems included is fine)
- ~1/3 cup parsley (stems included is fine)
- 1 sheet of seaweed (organic unsalted)
- 1 kiwi
- 1-2 squirts of stevia extract (can sub pineapple, apple, banana, honey, or mango)
- Apple cider vinegar. I like apple cider vinegar so I would add 1 tsp of that in, but it’s not for everybody so add that at your own risk. 😉
- A scoop of greens powder.
Again, you don’t need to have ALL of these ingredients, so don’t freak out. You can just pick a few or use what you have.
If you do try it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!