The term “Greens Drink” is used to describe a combination of green vegetables that are blended or juiced into a single drink for their amazing healing and synergistic benefits. These drinks are often green due to the chlorophyll that is released from nourishing foods like spinach and other leafy greens, celery, cilantro, parsley, wheatgrass, algae, and seaweeds. Greens drinks are chock full of vitamins and minerals, many of which work together for better absorption. Because greens drinks are blended, much of the fiber particles are pulverized making nutrition more bioavailable to the body, as well as easy to digest. One unique benefit of a greens drink is its high chlorophyll levels, which are very cleansing and detoxifying for the body. Another unique benefit of a greens drink is that it is often low in sugar, depending on the recipe, and won’t spike blood sugar like some fruit juices and smoothies.
Many of you have tried the Greens First powder that we have at the office (it was 20% off in March). It is a great tasting greens drink that is easy to make since you just add it to water. You can also make greens drinks at home in your blender by adding in some leafy greens, wheatgrass, celery, and other healing foods…see the Detoxifying Greens Drink recipe on our “Recipes” page. Add in some blueberries or stevia for sweetness that doesn’t spike blood sugar. Blend the ingredients with a liquid base such as green tea, almond milk, filtered water, or tomato juice.
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