Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Greens - Greens - Greens!

Green... it's not just a color anymore.  It's a way of life.  

People are living, breathing and being Green.  If you look at a green lifestyle, individuals are working to align their lives with nature.  Embracing the aspects of nature that enhance and support our world.  Individuals are choosing to be more Eco-conscious when it comes to the buying of products, utilizing of certain brands and in general, within their everyday practices.  Entire companies, families and communities are Going Green!

Green is not just in how we live, though.  Greens have become the building blocks for our most successful juicing programs.  Greens are now recognized as super-foods in their own right, taking on a shape and personality all their own.  Think about it... a food group that detoxifies, promotes digestive and organ health, cleanses, increases blood health and supports the nervous system.  Talk about powerful!

What are these magical greens I speak of?

They are the dark green, rich and sometimes leafy vegetables, grasses and algae found throughout the globe.  A short list of my top pics are below.  But mind you, there are many, many, many more to be found and had!
  • Kale
  • Chards
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli
  • Okra
  • Spirulina
  • Wheat grass
  • Herbs (mint, basil, sage, rosemary...) 
  • And so many more!
So what happens when you juice these greens?

When you juice, you are basically injecting the nutrients directly into the digestive system.  Juicing allows for seamless and easy absorption of the nutrients that are sometimes overshadowed by other foods and the 'ruffage' that goes along with them.  I'm all for 'ruffage,' trust me!  Whole foods and healthy, alive produce is an important part of my diet.  Juicing, though, brings things to a whole new level.  It is a core way of life (for me anyways) that allows these nutrients to hit the system at a micro-level. 

The power of these greens comes through in the nutrients they bring to the table:
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins A, C, K, B6
  • Folic Acid
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Chlorophyll
  • Phytonutrients
  • And the list goes on!
Moral of the story... GREENS - GREENS - GREENS!  They are the building block of our program and philosophy   We can't wait to share more!


  1. do you have a few favorite green recipes?

  2. Hi lisampls, we are solidifying our recipes as we speak. Once we have them ready, we will make sure and let you know! But if you are ready to start experimenting, I like to incorporate the dark leafy greens and spinach with the yummy flavors of apple, lemon and ginger. More to come!

  3. i did exactly that, it's SO yummy! and makes me (and my TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER) feel fantastic!! thanks, Shannon. this is so exciting!