Got green drinks for your health? Individuals across the globe are becoming more and more health conscious these days, especially when increasingly media reports expose the harmful ingredients added to our food, such as high fructose corn syrup and those nasty preservatives. More people are looking for alternatives and are finding answers in organic whole foods or the juices made from them called green drinks.
What are Green Drinks?
These helpful drinks are made from the best vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and minerals that nature can provide: natural fruits, grasses and vegetables. And it is the chlorophyll from the plants that is especially helpful. Some examples of super green foods are mixed green vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, kale, lettuce, celery, cucumber, beets, garlic, cabbage or sprouts. Some of the fruits you will find in green drinks include apples, grapes, bananas, pinapples, avocadoes, pears, lemons, and most berries.
In addition, wholesome grasses such as wheatgrass or barley grass can be added to drinks, as well as herbs and spices like parsley, basil, cilantro, chlorella and ginger. In fact some of the most nutritious drinks are simply organic wheatgrass powder alone or mixed together with alfalfa or barley juice. Others are dehydrated juice powders that can be mixed with water or your favorite juice.
Did you know that many individuals awake each morning to their own special concoction of fruits and vegetables that fall into what we now call “green smoothies.” The entire idea of a green smoothie originated with Dr. Ann Wigmore. Dr. Wigmore overcame a gangrene condition as a child by infusing her body with greens over a several month period. One of her disciples is Robyn Openshaw who wrote the book The Green Smoothie Diet: The Natural Program for Extraordinary Health. In this book you will find an explanation of why green foods are extraordinary and many examples of delicious green smoothies to help regain or keep your health.
You can make a green smoothie yourself. It’s fun to experiment in the kitchen and it doesn’t take much time or too many ingredients. For example, you can make a basic smoothie in a kitchen blender from the following ingredients: 1 Mango, 1 cup of water, and a cup of kale. Of course there are many more exotic creations and splendid recipes available to suit your taste.
Other Drinks of Green
If you do not have time or the inclination to make your own green drink, there are plenty others available in powder form. A personal favorite is Organic Kamut Blend distributed by Purium Health Products: a blend of wheatgrass, oatgrass and alfalfa. Just add two teaspoons to a glass of water or juice and drink twice a day. But there are many green blended products on the market today that will help you receive the nutrients your body craves and is not receiving from processed foods. Others include PHion’s Green Superfood Powder, a concentrated juice formula of alkalizing grasses, veggies and sprouts or Amazing Grass Green Superfood, a full spectrum of alkalizing green super foods, antioxidant rich fruits, and support herbs.
What Are the Best Green Drinks?
When it comes down to actually rating one green drink against the other, it is often a difficult task as you will discover when you research on your own. There are, however, certain items and ingredients to look for in a green product.
1. Is the drink made from certified organic ingredients? If not, put the item back on the shelf. Be sure to check the ingredients in the proprietary blend and look for organic alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley, carrot powder, cauliflower powder, spirulina, and other such rich nutrients.
2. Read customer reviews and testimonials. If you are ordering online, the company will most likely include reviews for your perusal and customer feedback.
3. The product should not contain harmful preservatives. Be sure to check the expiration date as well as date of manufacture, sometimes stamped and located on bottom of the product. Choose a manufacturer with a trusted name in business and research.
Once your green drink has met the preceding criteria, selecting a green drink is a matter of taste. Try several until you find one you will drink on a daily basis or better yet a couple you can alternate. If you have time to make your own in the kitchen with the right organic ingredients, you can custom make to your own taste and drink the nutrients fresh.
Don’t hesitate to get started on green drinks!
Are you interested in further information about nutritious green drinks? Besides the drinks mentioned in the article, I also share other delicious greens and tips at www.drinksgreen.com. My name is Wade Werner and I’m passionate about how drinking and eating greens directly contributes to health and healing.