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Green Drinks

Updated on January 5, 2012

What's So Great About Green Drinks?

Green drinks are natural, alkalizing, whole food drinks that are made up from green vegetables and sometimes certain fruits. Green drinks make great detoxifiers and blood cleansers and are also excellent sources of chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients.

Generally, green drinks are available as green powder drinks that can be mixed with water, or, you can make them at home out of green veggies and a food processor or vita mix.

Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipes: Improve Your Health and Lose Weight The Natural Way
Green Smoothie Recipes: Improve Your Health and Lose Weight The Natural Way

This is a book that I wrote that features some of my all time favorite green smoothie recipes. If you are new to green drinks, there are some that are mostly fruit and others that are for the greenest of greenies.

 

Universal Greens

Green Drink Mix

Universal Greens

Universal Greens is a great tasting whole food supplement that will support, nourish and energize every cell in your body. It is made from a combination of 40 herbs, grasses, grains, fruits and vegetables that are formulated for easy assimilation. We have also included Tracite, our proprietary blend of full-spectrum, plant derived trace minerals. Because of its high fulvic mineral content, Tracite facilitates the absorption of the nutrients in Universal Greens directly into the cells of your body.

My Favorite Green Drink Recipe

This Is The Green Drink I Like To Make For Breakfast Or As A Mid Afternoon Snack

Ingredients

1/2 peeled cucumber

2 handfuls of greens, I like kale or spinach

1 peeled lime or 1 lemon wedge

1 peeled avocado

1 tbs of olive or flax oil

1 dash of sea salt

Directions

The directions are easy, simply add all of the above ingredients into your food processor, blender or vita mix. Then blend until it is a smooth paste. You can add ice or a little water if you want to liquify the drink a bit.

This green drink is one of my favorites because it is so alkalizing and is loaded with good fats. The good fats help to keep me full and my energy up for the day.

Dr. Robert and Shelley Young's Alkalizing Recipe Books - Great Green Drink Recipes Inside

After twenty-five years of research I have learned that all functions of the human organism are acidic and that the ideal and optimum state of the human organism is to maintain its alkaline design. - Robert O. Young D.Sc., Ph.D.*

Food Processors And Vita Mix Blenders - Great for following an alkaline diet and making green drinks

A good food processor or blender makes all the difference in making the perfect green drink. The vita-mix is the preferred machine for making smoothies or green drinks. It is far superior to the typical blender or food processor mainly because of the speed of its motor. A vitamix has a 2+ peak horsepower motor and its blades spin up to 240 m.p.h. A vitamix can completely pulverize whole foods in seconds.

How To Cut Body Fat - Practical advice that works

How To Cut Body Fat Through a Nutritious Diet
How To Cut Body Fat Through a Nutritious Diet

For those that are looking to drink green drinks to help keep up a healthy weight, How To Cut Body Fat Through A Nutritious Diet offers some excellent advice that has proven to work time and time again. Learn more about the author by following his blog at Super Healthy Me

 

Do You Have A Favorite Green Drink Recipe?

If you have a favorite green drink recipe feel free to email me through the contact me option at the top of the screen. I will be sure to give you credit for the recipe, just let me know what you would like in the credit.

If you have a website I will be happy to provide a link to credit your green drink recipe.

iPhone Apps To Help You Lose Weight

Best iPhone Apps to Lose Weight and Get in Shape
Best iPhone Apps to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

Looking to lose a few belt notches? This book is great. It has tons of great ideas on how you can get in better shape with the help of your iPhone.

 

Do You Enjoy Green Drinks?

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      TapIn2U 3 years ago

      Your favorite green drink recipe looks yum! Love to try it. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      I purchase a green smoothie drink (pre-mixed) from out grocery store and find it very refreshing.

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      Sharron Calvin 7 years ago from San Luis Valley, Colorado

      Yes, I have been drinking green smoothies almost every morning about 2 years now and am amazed how great I feel! Even though I am middle age by societies standards. My favorite right now is mixing orange, banana, spinach, cucumber, couple of teaspoons of molasses, and chia seeds. Great lens. I will lensroll it over to my chia seeds lens, http://www.squidoo.com/the-benefits-of-chia-seeds.

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      Sharron Calvin 7 years ago from San Luis Valley, Colorado

      Yes, I have been drinking green smoothies almost every morning about 2 years now and am amazed how great I feel! Even though I am middle age by societies standards. My favorite right now is mixing orange, banana, spinach, cucumber, couple of teaspoons of molasses, and chia seeds. Great lens. I will lensroll it over to my chia seeds lens, http://www.squidoo.com/the-benefits-of-chia-seeds.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      These recipes sound like the ultimate fountain of youth in a glass. Lensrolling and featured on my Sweet Tea lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      JoDeeVale 8 years ago

      Jeff, you inspired me to write about my summer ph adventure here: https://hubpages.com/health/mygreensummer I am featuring this lense! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      JoDeeVale 8 years ago

      I have been drinking green smoothies all summer! I notice that my energy level is better, and my skin looks amazing! Well done!

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      I'm warming up to avocado, but liquified might be a little bit too much for me right now. Someday! It doesn't help that avocados in my area are sometimes $5 a piece in the winter. I was just in California and they were 99 cents! Interesting drink, it has some fresh, healthy ingredients.

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      AndrewGreen LM 8 years ago

      I have tired a lot of Geen drinks in my time without much enjoyment. After reading this lens i can honestly say that i am starting to get more in to them and i am actualy starting to enjoy making and tasting the different recipes.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love green drinks, anything that is healthy for us.

      This will find a place on my Everyday Health lens

      that I keep adding to when I find more lenses like

      this that people can do everyday, to be healthy.

      Thank you for creating this, its important to live

      a healthy life-style.

      Susie

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      FitSteph 8 years ago

      Wow what a great lens! If anyone is looking to chat about exercise, working out, health, fitness, or anything else, these fitness forums ?, are my favorite. It’s genuinely one of the best websites if you are looking to track food, plan meals, build workouts, and count calories!

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      foreverme 8 years ago

      Great website! My favorite green drink is not really green, it's red! I like tomatoes a lot. I add just about any non-starchy vegetable I might put into a pot of vegetable stew, along with a bouillon cube, onion, garlic, some herbs and a little tobasco for flavor! I never felt so great as when I was drinking this for breakfast! I heat it up a little in my vitamix cause I like it hot!

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      FitSteph 8 years ago

      Wow what a great lens! If anyone is looking to chat about exercise, working out, health, fitness, or anything else, these fitness forums ?, are my favorite. It’s genuinely one of the best websites if you are looking to track food, plan meals, build workouts, and count calories!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      I am really not into green drinks aside from maybe an appletini which I haven't had in quite some time. Love to see more green drinks!

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      greenspecial 9 years ago

      I must say that your green drink recipes are great and healthy. I tried this wonderful green drink powder called Triple Greens, it's taste wonderful too.

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      I'm more a creme de minthe kind of a person. But I do know how healthy green drinks are for you so I do try to have at least 2 a week.