Humans, like plants, need basic essential nutrients to exhibit optimal functionality and growth. But eating bowls of leafy greens, veggies, and chunks of fruit everyday is not always practical for the on-the-go urbanite. If you are like me, when you are hungry, you go for what is easy and fast. Unfortunately, “fast food” is neither natural nor healthy — for the environment or for YOU!
What’s the solution? Raw Green Smoothies!!
All Your Essential Nutrients, in a Cup
- Invest in a VitaMix. Never mess with broken, missing or rusting blender pieces EVER! These blending machines are quite expensive, but they are durable and come with full warranties and amazing customer service. If anything goes wrong, you call their 1-800 number, they listen to you turn your blender on and off over the phone, then ship you out the replacement part you need! So easy and dependable.
- Not sure what to add? Go wild! Use about 40% veggies, 30% fruit, 30% water (or other liquid), and an optional 1-3 handfuls of nuts/seeds.
- The following raw fruits/veggies are a great add to any smoothie:
- Beets (plus adding some beet will turn ANY brownish green smoothie deep red!)
- Almonds or other nuts
- Sunflower seeds or other seeds
- Stay away from mustard greens (too spicy) and tomatoes (too gooey).
Blending Pro Tips:
- Add plenty of ice and liquids, especially if you are adding lots of leafy greens. In addition to simple purified water, we sometimes add coconut water if available.
- Play with seasonings. If you are not adding lots of the fruits or veggies listed above, add a dash of salt and/or brown sugar to enhance your green brew’s flavor tremendously. A little goes a long way!
- Make big batches and store leftovers in re-useable glass jars in your refrigerator for a quick breakfast or snack over the next couple of days. We use the VitaMix professional model, which comes with a huge 64 ounce container and varying speeds!
If you are trying to lose weight or on a strict calorie diet, use this amazing Green Power Juicer instead of the Vitamix to get only the bare essential nutrients. It also comes with a full 10 year warranty and 90 day unconditional guarantee and superb customer service.
~~~Happy, Healthy, Safe Farming, Eating, Living~~~