|MORE GREEN DRINKS!!!|
While i firmly believe that whole foods are the best way to get your minerals, powdered greens boosters can be a good supplement to your already nutrient rich diet. There are many powders on the market and they all taste a bit different so before you buy a whole canister see if you can buy sample sized packets to make sure you like the taste. Many of them say to mix with water but the taste is well....less than palattable. I've found that adding coconut water to my greens powder drinks, as well as my fresh pressed green juices helps to cut any bitterness and add a wealth of sweetness. While fresh coconut water would be best, i think most of us are going to buy it pre-packaged. My favorite brands are ONE and Coconut Nirvana. The only bummer with the packaged coco water is that it's been pasteurized, so clearly a lot of the nutrient density will be cooked off, however it is lower in calories than most juices and sweet and delicious which really works when you need to cut a bitter green juice. Here's a recipe for a fresh pressed greens tonic with an extra chlorophyll boost:
freshly press a handful of greens (chard, kale, spinach, etc)
freshly press a large organic unpeeled cucumber
Divide this equally into two 12-16oz jars. Add in 1 tsp of greens powder and a pinch of powdered spirulina
Fill the remainder with coconut water or a mix of coconut water and a little water
Cap, shake, and enjoy.