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How to prepare a “green drink”

December 2, 2010

Hello and Happy Holidays!

The holidays are usually filled with parties, dinners, and extra indulgences everywhere.  Take a break from all the madness and spend a minute or two preparing something wonderful for your body.  Forgo spending the 5-6 bucks you’d pay at a health food store and prepare you own green drink easily at home with just a blender and a strainer.  I’ve tried a juicer and I just find it extremely messy and time-consuming to use (if you have that kind of time, go ahead). 🙂  To prepare a green drink at home, all you will need is a blender, a handful or more of any fresh “green leaves”, and a strainer (unless you like the crunchy texture of blended greens).

Put your greens and about one cup of water in the blender and blend for one minute.  Filter the drink through your strainer, and presto, you have your perfect green drink, minus the high price. I like to use parsley, spinach, or dandelion greens for my green drink, but you can use a variety of greens, according to your taste buds. You can also blend a variety of greens together, it all depends on your taste buds.

This drink is best made fresh and not sweetened with sugar, etc.  This is a “live food”, something that the Standard America Diet desperately needs more of.

If you need proof as to why this type of drink is good for you, take a look at the nutrient content of dandelion greens:

http://www.foodscout.org/food/dandelion_greens.html

I think we all know how wonderful green vegetables are for our health, but our busy lives don’t allow for much preparation of these wonderful foods. Make it a priority to get more of them into your diet, even if only through a drink.  A small step is better than no step at all!

Cheers!

Jeannette

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2010 11:23 pm

    Thanks for the easy tip…

    I agree about the juicer mess. I seem to use mine in spurts because of the time it takes to clean up afterwards. Sometimes I’m in the mood and other times… well… not so much.

  2. July 12, 2011 12:25 am

    Hi Jeanette,

    I found your blog a little while ago and tried the dandelion greens. Not bad! As far as juicer cleanup, I have a Breville juicer and can clean that thing in about 2-3 minutes. They’re awesome. I usually do a bunch of green kale, romaine heart, whole lemon, a granny smith apple and a big chunk of ginger. I’ve always loved that combo but have been adding in dandelion greens lately and I think it might be better.

    Thanks for the tip!

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