Greens are great in a salad, but they are equally as awesome, refreshing, and detoxifying in a green drink. It seems that many people are programmed from early childhood to dislike foods that have the slightest bit of green in them. Well, it’s time to reprogram your mind. Greens will help you get lean. Greens will assist in natural healing. Greens will prompt better cell replication. Greens will help rid the body of toxic inflammation.
Studies have shown that green vegetable drinks help reduce the risk of diabetes, lower cholesterol, and reduce inflammation in the body – the culprit to most disease. Now, juicing isn’t for everyone. But, the average person doesn’t consume enough vegetables. In fact, most don’t even eat 1/2 the recommended daily amount. AND only 10% of vegetables that we do consume are the awesome green, leafy ones. So, if juicing helps you to get in your daily vegetable (especially leafy greens) intake – then great…juice!
I personally like juicing because I’m not a fan of feeling overly full. And when I eat my allotted amount of vegetables in their raw or cooked state – I feel stuffed! Juicing gives me the benefits without the bloat. 🙂 All of the vegetable is included when I juice to keep all the fiber gains as well. Greens don’t have to taste “green.” Mine are always very tasty – rarely do they taste like they look (like grass). 🙂
Here’s of my favorite green drink recipes:
1/4 organic cucumber 1/4 organic apple 1 stalk of kale 1 stalk of celery 1 handful of spinach 1 handful of romaine 1 inch piece of ginger (peeled) 1/2 lime (rind removed) 1/4 lemon (rind removed)
DRINK AND ENJOY!!!
About Wendie Pett
Wendie Pett, a nationally recognized name in the fitness industry, is passionate about motivating and encouraging people to make fitness and nutrition part of their daily routine. She enthusiastically teaches the care of mind, body and spirit, assisting others to learn the importance of reaching their full God-given potential through her Visibly Fit™ program—a total wellness and body weight resistance exercise program. Wendie has helped countless numbers of people reach their fitness goals without ever compromising their joint health, tendons, or ligaments by teaching simple and easy to do exercises that use your body as your gym. A great way to workout anytime, anywhere—no excuses allowed!