Green drink is a liquid you make yourself with a blender It is essentially a “live food” . By using a blender and water with fresh green edible leaves you can prepare a drink with the vegetable material “chewed” several thousand times a minute buy the blades of the blender. Chewing a green salad with the teeth, even if each bite is chewed with good teeth 32 times, only liberates about 2% to 6% of the vitamins and minerals. Your stomach and bowels have to do the rest of the work to get the nutrition out of the food. (Hard work for little pay.) However, the blades of the blender liberate 92% to 94% of the vitamins and minerals. It’s instantly usable nutrition. (Low work with high pay!)
How do I make it?
Simply toss a handful of fresh greens in the blender with 1 cup distilled water. Use the highest setting on your blender for two minutes. The mixture will be pretty frothy. Let stand a few minutes, then strain through a coffee filter or fine mess tea strainer and sip.
Can I make a bunch in advance?
You can store Green Drink for 24 hours in the refrigerator. After that, it must be discarded. (Rather than throw it away, pour it on plants. They LOVE it.)
Kale, Spinach, Romaine lettuce, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Green Beans - all are good sources of chlorophyll and minerals like calcium and iron. (Spinach is high in oxalic acid - use it sparingly if you have acid problems or joint issues like arthritis and gout.)
Cabbages (red or green), broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cilantrocauliflower - Good sources of sulphur in addition to general vitamins and minerals. (If you have hot hands and/or feet, hot flashes or heavy metals, sulphur containing foods are often helpful.)
The Magnificent 12 - Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Kale, Cauliflower, Turnips, Rutabaga, Radishes, Cabbages, Watercress, Brussel Sprouts, Mustard Greens, Horseradish (Known to help support the digestive and immune systems and prevent cancers and heart disease, these 12 veggies can substantially increase health and energy.)
Parsley, Asparagus, Kale, Parsnips, Peas - Good cleansers and great for bladder and/or kidney issues
Fresh Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Ginger, Mint or Rosemary - good for the immune system and help to keep us from becoming hosts to parasites.
Cucumber, zucchini and squashes - add a sweet flavor and hydrate cells
Celery, bok choi (Chinese cabbage) , okra, chickweed, and dandelion greens, sea vegetables - good sources of naturally occurring electrolytes like sodium and potassium.
Dr. Bird's favorite green drink:
1/2 green apple, 1/2 cucumber without the peel, 1/2 cup packed baby spinach leaves, juice from 1/2 a lemon, juice from 1/2 a lime, 1 thick slice of fresh ginger root, 2 cups water. Blend well and enjoy!
Pineapple ~ A great source of enzymes, especially Bromelain (an enzyme that is often used to help reduce allergies, asthma and injured muscle tissues).
Apples ~ “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There is a great deal of truth in that old saying. An organic apple is another great source of enzymes, in addition to fiber and pectin which helps to remove toxins from the colon. Organic apples contain 6 to 10 times the nutrients of conventional apples, so the organic ones are worth the extra money.
Peaches and Apricots ~ High in magnesium, these two fruits improve bowel function and promote relaxation.
Plums, Grapes and Pears ~ If you have high blood sugar, these fruits are low on the glycemic index. Blended with fresh ginger and a little yogurt, they can actually help reduce sugar cravings without spiking blood sugar.
Melons ~ high in enzymes and electrolytes, melons break down quickly are best used alone. Melons are hydrating, support a number of organs. Watermelon in particular is great for the thyroid.
Vegetables help build a body and make it strong. Fruits clean the body.
The ABC’s of good health are to Activate and Build… then Cleanse.
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