Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Green Drinks and Smoothies
I've started blogging again! I've rekindled my passion for making green drinks. Sometimes it's hard to stick to a new habit, so I decided to write about the easy way to detox with greens. I thought long and hard about the reasons why I failed to keep up with my drinks. Here's what I came up with:
1. They did't taste that good.
2. They didn't look so good.
3. I used too many ingredients.
4. It was time consuming to juice greens.
5. They didn't taste good! Did I mention that already??
6. I wasn't sure about which fruits and vegetables to mix together.
As funny as it may seem, I was concerned about the safety of drinking a lot of greens. I'm now enjoying juicing again been my without fear of harming my health. I'm doing this by rotating my greens. That means adding kale one day, the next day, spinach, then parsley on another day, dandelion greens, chard and so on. By rotating your greens, you don't get too much of any particular alkaloid. I also learned that it's okay to juice leafy greens with fruit. However you don't want to be mixing non-leafy vegetables in your drink. No carrots, broccoli, etc. Stick to leaves and fruit and your good to go! (You can juice vegetables separately.)
Here's what I've been juicing:
60% fruit/40% greens
Hopefully this will give you some good ideas to start with. If you should decide to purchase a high speed blender, my link is on this page my code is attached to the html. Sometimes there are discounted, refurbished blenders on the company's site. My website is not currently operative, but if you'd like to contact me, here's my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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