Using a Green Powder
Is there value in using a Green powder? Can’t I just make a green smoothie by putting some green vegetables like spinach into a Vitamix with some frozen fruit? Sure, you can make a great smoothie with just real food and not add any powders and you can get lots of great nutritional value. And there is no doubt that eating fresh vegetables has value that no dehydrated product can match.
On the other hand, adding a good green powder to a smoothie can enable you to get the phytonutrients from a diversity of plants that it would be impractical to add fresh. For example, if you added a scoop of my favorite green powder, you will get dried organic carrots, broccoli, spinach, kale, beets, cabbage, tomato, parsley, onion, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, apple, acerola berry, raspberry, lemon peel, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, papaya, pomegranate, lecithin, digestive enzymes, capros fruit, medicinal mushroom blend, green tea, milk thistle, turmeric, pine bark, grape seed, cinnamon, chlorophyll, and probiotics. There is no way that you could add all those ingredients and if you did, your smoothie would take up a 5 gallon blender and would taste terrible. Try mixing up a smoothie with onions, cabbage, and medicinal mushrooms and see what it tastes like.
Another advantage of a green powder is that you can mix it up with water if you don’t have a blender, are on the road, are at work or school, or it is too early and family members are sleeping. I will add a scoop of greens to my protein shake just to add some phytonutrients. It is a great way to make your system more alkaline, which is beneficial for health, prevention of chronic diseases, and also for athletic performance.
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