Raw Food: Green Drinks

by JoeTheMan on January 26, 2009

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Green drinks are an important part of my raw food recipe collection.  They are quick to make, and delicious to drink.

Many people believe that greens are one of the most important elements of our diets. Greens are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and nutrients. Carrot tops actually are much more nutritious than the root end, or the carrot! Greens are not vegetables so, those of you that are concerned with food combining, the same rules don’t apply. You can mix fruit and greens to create a refreshing, tasty drink. And did you know that according to Victoria Boutenko in her book, “Green for Life”, greens are the primary food group that match human nutritional needs most completely.

We all know that spinach is good for you. And Kale is a superfood. How much spinach and kale have you had today? If you are like me, a better question would have been, how much have you had in the last month? Now, in just less than 5 minutes, I can whip up a nutritional cocktail that benefits my body in amazing ways.

The main ingredients in my green drinks are the greens. I use 3 cups of greens. Usually, spinach, red romaine, kale, or what ever other green I am feeling like experimenting with. To that, I add a handful of grapes and a handful of what ever fruit I have on hand. The following are a few of my favorite recipes.

Blueberry Grape Drink
  • 3 C romaine lettuce
  • 1 C Spinach
  • Handful of Grapes
  • Handful of Blueberries

1/2 to 1 C filtered water Place in high-speed blender, blend and drink!

Pineapple Grape Green Drink

  • 3 C Spinach
  • 1 C grapes
  • 1 C Pineapple
  • 1/2 C filtered water

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Do yourself a favor and start incorporating green drinks into your daily routine. Your body will love you for it!

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Janet August 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm

A very tasty way to start your day.

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Trevor September 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I look forward to trying these out!

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heidileon May 9, 2010 at 7:27 am

Adding this recipe to my repertoire. I love to start the day in a healthy and energizing note.

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mindoodles May 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I’m drinking the Blueberry Grape Drink right now and it tastes great! Thanks for all your recipes… I can’t wait to try more of them :)

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Nadine July 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I made the Pineapple Grape drink today and it was awesome! I highly suggest it. I threw some hemp seeds into the drink – fabulous!

I can’t wait to try the Blueberry Grape drink tomorrow.

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arnaz February 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I love my green smoothies! I make them every 2 days or so because I dont have the time luxure to make them everyday. Nonetheless, I have about 32 oz a day and I love how I’ve felt since starting them.

Just a tip – I usually squeeze in the juice of one lemon and add fresh mint leaves to give it a refreshing taste – especially ones I make with berries.

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Gayle April 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

Mmmm! We are headed for Eagle Crest in central Oregon for the week and taking the trusty vita mix with us. Will be fixing these for sure!

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william May 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

what mixer or blender should use buy.there are so many out there

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Ray September 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

Need to add a bit more grapes but what a great drink to kick start the day. Peace out…

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Lexy December 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hi,

I am wondering if I will get the same results using a food processor? I do not have a blender, it may be a little while before I get one. Is it necessary to have both a processor and blender, essentially?

Thanks!

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Susan December 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

You will not get the same results. A high-speed blender is one piece of kitchen equipment that is a good one to get. :-)

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Aakruti May 28, 2012 at 8:28 am

If I use grape juice… but only that and pineapple chunks with veges, would it add the thick pleasing feeling? Or fresh grapes will be needed. I like frothy and fibrous more then plain juice.

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Susan May 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

If you are adding pineapple and greens it won’t be like juice. Cheers!

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Mary December 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

Fending off a cold with the pineapple/grape green drink- added Spirulina, orange juice and a little
maple syrup….so glad I can still taste things- YUMMM…. :)
Thanks for the reminder of including those all important greens!

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Miti December 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

can a juicer be used for all of these drinks? Why is a blender being used? are there benefits to using a blender VS a juicer?
Thanks!

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