Everyone is always talking about eating more vegetables…
Especially getting more greens.
But did you know that you can NOW drink your greens? It’s true, and the benefits are truly incredible.
It’s a great way to supercharge your nutrition and get loads of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients too.
In fact, you can pack in so much goodness in a green drink, because you’re getting a shot of concentrated nutrition.
Which means, you’ll get far more nutrient density than you would otherwise. Plus, you’d have to eat a whole lot of veggies to get the same amount of nutrition in just one glass of greens.
So, is there a tricks to making a “salad in a glass” that actually tastes great?
You bet there are, and we’ll share some of them with you so that your green drink experience can be the best ever!
Why Should You Drink Your Greens?
If you often find yourself stopping for “fast” food, it’s usually because your body craves nutrients. And a green drink can be a great way to curb your appetite and provide the much needed nutrition your body needs.
Green drinks are a quick and easy way to get all kinds of plant-powered goodness and provides the ultimate energy boost just when you need it most.
In a single green drink you can get loads of fiber, healthy antioxidants, vital minerals, healing vitamins and powerful phytonutrients.
All things that your body needs to keep it functioning optimally.
And green drinks are easy to digest because they are often gluten-free, soy-free and preservative free.
What Are The Best Nutrients To Add To a Green Drink?
Now, let’s get right to it. What exactly should you put into a green drink? And if you’re going to go out and buy one, what should you look for.
Sure, you can just randomly chop and throw things into your blender, but for best results it is good to put a little thought into it.
If you’re looking to make your own, then you’ll need a liquid base.The best choices for liquids for a green drink are ether coconut water or pure filtered water. Use as much or as little as you desire to make the drink a consistency you desire.
Of course we wouldn’t call it a green drink if we didn’t add greens right?
So, here are my top greens and why I like them.
Kale - Kale is one of the most powerful foods when it comes to giving your skin that “youthful glow”.
Kale is loaded with 2 crucial nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin - both of which absorb and neutralize the skin destroying free radicals created by UV light.
Probably the most beneficial property of eating kale is its ability to be a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
When you take into consideration that kale contains the ideal omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, it really is the perfect anti-inflammatory food.
Wheat Grass - Wheatgrass is a potent source of a number of vital nutrients your body can’t do without. And dozens of studies on wheatgrass also show it to be a powerful antioxidant. Wheatgrass is also a medicinal plant for the heart and blood vessels.
Spirulina - Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater and is by far one of the most researched green superfoods today.
Here are just a few of its proven benefits.
Detoxes Heavy Metals (1)
Eliminates Candida (2)
Lowers Blood Pressure (3)
Reduces Cholesterol (4)
Lowers Chance of Stroke (5)
Blueberries - Blueberries remain one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich types of fruit in the world and have been shown to do everything from enhance brain health to keep your heart strong.
Ginger – This wonderful spice has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and offers anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant properties. It can even be used as an analgesic.
These are only a few of the superfoods I recommend you add to your green drink.
And while I know they’re not all green. I still think they should be included. Especially if you’re looking to create the most powerful green drink you can.
In fact, I think everyone should be drinking some type of green drink every day.
Especially if you’re looking to keep your brain healthy and young.
The truth is, when you factor in all of the benefits that green drinks can provide you’ll see that drinking a green drink each day may in fact one of the best things you can do for your brain.
Greens lower inflammation, fight free radicals and also aid in detoxification.