Who hasn’t wished to remain in shape while enjoying the occasional refreshing beverage? People on a diet are restricted from so many things: soft drinks, fast food, alcohol and what not. How are they even supposed to have any fun at all? Here’s how… Healthy and nourishing green drinks, your relapse without a relapse.

What Are “Green” Drinks?

Green Drinks are the one way out for consuming nutrient-rich vegetables (that you hate) without having to include that wretched kale as a part of your lunchtime salad anymore. You got that right. They’re simply a blend of green vegetables that you might generally find in a salad, including cucumbers, cilantro, clove, celery etcetera.

If prepared in the correct (and easy) way – which includes not following a whole bunch of health fads that might include you purchasing shady powders online – you would have prepared a homemade remedy for numerous ailments like weight loss, fatigue and slow metabolism amongst others.

Benefits Of Green Drinks

As mentioned above, green drinks are essentially all beverages made from healthy vegetables which are great sources of nutrients, roughage, chlorophyll and enzymes crucial to proper functioning, maintenance and growth of the human body.

Not only are they the best “detoxifiers”, but we’d go so far as to argue that they’re the only detoxifiers in the sense that they strengthen your liver in getting rid of toxic materials (like alcohol) in the body. Moreover, they are a great alkaline resource to stabilize your pH levels generally contribute to the overall physical health of your body. Not to mention, the psychological benefits of feeling and appearing fit are also well documented and definitely a consideration when taking a step in the right direction for your physique and health.

Specifically, here are just a few other advantages of making Green Drinks a regular part of your diet:

Glowing And Soft Skin

Multiple vegetables (and their juices) are rich in antioxidants and vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin A which are crucial to maintaining a healthy, glowing and radiant skin.

Better Energy And Focus

Eating healthy often leaves the feeling of remaining energized throughout your day. Not to mention that this is aided by various vegetables rich in carbohydrates and Vitmain B12.

Weight Loss

It’s natural to feel hungry. However, whether you lose weight or not depends on how you satisfy your hunger. Using Green Drinks to replace your regular snacks is going to go a long way in helping you lose some fat and potentially build muscle.

Added Protein

Leafy green vegetables are a great source of protein and amino acids which are crucial for the human body’s growth and maintenance.

Where Can I Find Recipes?

Guessing by the general term, you would have probably realized by now that there’s no one way to prepare this amazing detoxicant (see what we did there?). Innumerable recipes can be found scoured across the web, in specially written and compiled recipe books and some are even passed down in families through generations as a cultural traditions and secrets. What it comes down is your preference for specific vegetables that you find appealing or think you could find appealing if drunk instead of eaten.

Our Favorite Recipes

For your convenience, we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes for green drinks below that we’d recommend drinking once a day to relish the various benefits that these blends bring. Simply mix, blend or juice together the listed ingredients to get yourself a nice, refreshing and nutritious beverage in absolutely no time.

The Summer Frenzy

  • 1/8 Bunch of Cilantro or Parsley
  • ½ Leaf of Kale
  • 5 Leaves of Spinach
  • 2 Slices of Cucumber
  • 1 Teaspoon (tsp) of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Fresh Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp of Organic Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon (tbsp) Safflower Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon (tbsp) Olive Oil
  • 1 Celery Stick
  • 8 oz. to 16 oz. of water

The Sweet Beach Peach

  • ½ Kiwi
  • ½ Apple
  • 1 Teaspoon (tsp) of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 2 Slices of Cucumber
  • 1 Celery Stick
  • ½ Leaf of Kale
  • 1/8 Bunch of Cilantro or Parsley
  • 1 tbsp of Organic Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 Fresh Garlic Clove
  • 5 Leaves of Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon (tbsp) Safflower Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon (tbsp) Olive Oil
  • 8 oz. to 16 oz. of water

Honey Delight

  • ¼ teaspoon of Matcha Powder dissolved in 1 tsp. warm water
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • Ice
  • 3 oz. of dry white wine
  • 2 oz. of ginger ale
  • Garnish with lemon wedge

Green Delight

  • 1 tbsp. of Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. of Tequila
  • 1 tsp. of Agave Nectar
  • 3 tbsp. of Lime Juice
  • Ice

Green Mojito

  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • ½ Cup of Chilled Jam Jar Sweet White
  • ¼ Cup of Chilled Club Soda
  • 1 tsp. of Agave
  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Ice

Magical Lemonade

  • 2 Cups of Hot Water
  • 2 Cups of Cold Water
  • 5 Pieces of Kale, ribs removed
  • 3 tbsp. of Agave Nectar
  • Handful of Mint
  • Handful of Parsley
  • 1 Cup of Lemon Juice (about 6 lemons), should be freshly squeezed and lemon peels should be reserved

The Refreshment

  • ½ oz. of Lime Juice
  • 2 slices of cucumber (muddled)
  • 5 to 6 mint leaves (muddled)
  • ½ oz. of Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz. of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz. of White Rum

Old Saigon

  • 2 oz. of Gin
  • ¾ oz. of Simply Syrup
  • 1 oz. of Lime Juice
  • Cucumber
  • Thai basil
  • Fresh Jalapeño (muddled)

The Green Direction

  • ½ Cucumber, seeded
  • 2 Cups of Spinach
  • 2 tbsp. of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Avocado, halved, pitted, peeled
  • 2 tsp. of Lemon Zest
  • 2 Cups of Torn Kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 tbsp. of Raw Coconut Oil

Healthy Greens

  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 1 tsp. Lime Zest
  • ¼ Cup of Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • ½ Cup of Cucumber, diced and seeded
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup of Spinach
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ tsp. Minced Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Small Apple, cored