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    Greens are the RAWK STARS of the raw food lifestyle!

    Greens are WICKED nutrient dense. They are loaded with all kinds of vitamins & minerals from folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium to iron and calcium, and they also contain phytonutrients.  Scroll down for recipes.

    Greens can change your life, so what are you waiting for, get your greens on!

    Sitting down to a couple of huge plates of greens each day may not be that appealing to you, but throw them in a smoothie or a juice & you are golden … or should I say “green”? ! 🙂 Why don’t see for yourself & commit to a 30 day green drink challenge?

    I am not asking you to change any of your current eating habits, I am only asking that you add 1 quart of green smoothie or green juice to your diet every day for 30 days. You can drink it all in the morning or throughout your day … whatever works for you … just make sure by the end of the day it is gone. 🙂

    And if you are up for an additional challenge … I challenge you to eat 2 side salads a day along with enjoying your green smoothie or green juice! You can do it! RAWK ON!

    JOIN the current Green Smoothie Challenge on facebook!

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
    a blender or juicer
    fresh veggies
    fresh fruit
    water

    WHAT TO EXPECT:
    increased energy
    improved digestion
    glowing skin
    a desire to be more healthy all around
    emotional balance
    weight loss
    *you may experience some detox symptoms such as fatigue or headaches the first few days.

    Check out these RAWlicious green smoothie & juice recipes to get you going … and if you want an inspiring read about the power of green smoothies, order a copy of Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko.  And if you want some RAWsome recipes, order our “Smoothies Gone Raw” book NOW!

     

    SMOOTHIES:

    These recipes make 1-1.5 quarts of green smoothie.
    If you have a regular blender, be sure to chop your fruits & veggies well & note that you may need to add more water to get it going.

     

    Pearlish Smoothie

    3 handfuls of spinach
    2 pears
    1 apple
    1/4 inch piece of ginger
    1/2 avocado
    1.5-2 cups of water

     

    Cinnamon Berry Smoothie
    5 kale leaves
    2 bananas
    1 cup of blueberries
    1 cup of strawberries
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1.5-2 cups of water

     

    Tropical Twist
    4 swiss chard leaves
    2 bananas
    1 mango
    1 cup of pineapple
    1.5-2 cups of water

     

    Rehydrate
    2 handfuls of dandelion greens
    1 handful of parsley
    2 bananas
    1 mango
    1 Tbs coconut oil
    1.5-2 cups of water

     

    ALL Veggie Smoothie

    1 handful of parsley
    1 handful of cilantro
    1 cucumber
    1 celery stalk
    3 roma tomatoes
    juice from 1 lemon

    1 clove of garlic
    pinch of sea salt / dash of pepper
    1.5-2 cups of water

     

    NOTES:
    • REMOVE STEMS from large leafy greens before blending.
    • Get creative! Make your own combinations.
    • A good ratio for sweet smoothies is to use 60% perfect fruit & 40% greens.
    • And for less sweet smoothies, play with adding cucumbers, celery, fresh herbs, tomato & citrus juices to your greens.
    • Never drink the same smoothie for more than a few days in a row. Variety is key … especially in the greens you use, as each green offers a different selection of amino acids which make up protein … so be sure to switch it up!

     

    JUICES
    These recipes make approximately 1 quart of green juice.  Just run ingredients through your juicer & drink up!

     

    Carrot Ginger Green Juice
    6 kale leaves
    1 cuke
    5 carrots
    3 stalks of celery
    2 apples
    1/2 inch piece of ginger
    1/4 of a lemon

     

    Ruby Red Green Juice
    5 collard leaves
    1 cuke
    4 carrots
    2 celery stalks
    1 small beet
    1 grapefruit, peeled

     

    Spinach Green Juice
    6 cups of spinach
    1 handful of cilantro
    5 carrots
    1 cuke
    1 apple
    1 pear
    1/2 inch piece of ginger

     

    Strawberry Watermelon Yummmm
    6 cups of watermelon (rind included)
    8-10 strawberries
    1 lime
    1 small handful of mint
    ENJOY YOUR GREEN DRINKS!  They will change your life!

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