Juicing vegetables and a few low glycemic fruits is an excellent way to nourish and cleanse the body. However, a new green revolution has taken place with “blending”. With the use of a high power blender like a Vitamix, you can get the benefits of the whole plant and not simply the juice. Kale has the highest nutritional value of any vegetable, so I typically use it as the main green ingredient. Why not try a cleansing “fast” by drinking a green drink for a few days? After accomplishing a 10 day fast I felt very rejuvenated and clear headed. Try it for a few days and share your experience with me. Bon Appétit!
Here is a basic blending recipe. Try to use only organic vegetables and fruits.
6 large kale leaves, with large stems removed
1 large handful of spinach
2 celery stalks
1 green apple
1 cup raspberries or blueberries
½ lemon, rind and all
Add 2-3 cups of water depending on how thick you like your smoothie. If at first you find the greens too bitter, you can add a bit of Stevia to sweeten it. Drink 1-2 quarts of greens every day.
If you are not fasting, you can also add grass fed raw organic whey protein, flax seed oil or fish oil, powdered probiotics or any other liquid nutrient.
The Raw Family has a wonderful web site that has many recipes and a book that I highly recommend you read: Greens for Life by Victoria Boutenko