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Raw Food: Green Drinks

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


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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.


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

Green Drinks Two Ways

Blueberry Grape Drink

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • handful of grapes
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1/2 to 1 cup filtered water
  1. Place in high-speed blender, blend and drink!

Pineapple Grape Green Drink

  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 to 1 cup filtered water
  1. Place in high-speed blender, blend and drink!
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  1. Miti wrote on December 26, 2012

    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?

  2. Mary wrote on December 19, 2012

    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!

  3. Aakruti wrote on May 28, 2012

    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.

    • Susan wrote on May 28, 2012

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

  4. Lexy wrote on December 19, 2011


    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?


    • Susan wrote on December 19, 2011

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

  5. Ray wrote on September 22, 2011

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

  6. william wrote on May 25, 2011

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

  7. Gayle wrote on April 9, 2011

    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!

  8. arnaz wrote on February 6, 2011

    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.

  9. Nadine wrote on July 15, 2010

    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.

  10. mindoodles wrote on May 10, 2010

    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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