Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Drinkable Health: GREEN DRINKS

I have been hearing a bunch of my friends talking about the "green drinks" they are drinking to boost their health & weight-loss....so I decided there needed to be a post about these drinks!   I drink my "green drink" combo about 3 times per week & that is the first recipe I am sharing:

3 Cups Water
1 Cup Baby Spinach
3 Celery stalks 
5 slices of Cucumber
Big handful of frozen Strawberries
Big scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
4 Ice Cubes
Scoop of Flaxseed

I have a Magic Bullet blender, but you can use a regular blender.  Just blend together the spinach & 1 C. water first & then add everything else & blend until smooth.   Makes ONE big glass!!!   Perfect for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack!   YUMMY!   You won't even taste the greens!

Studio 5 Health and Fitness Contributor Melanie Douglass shares three recipes for green drinks.

Oprah's Green Drink
3 stalk celery
2 cucumbers
1 apple
1 chunk fresh ginger
1 cup spinach

Combine all ingredients in a juicer and blend until smooth.  Makes 2 glasses

Bob Harper's (Biggest Loser) Green Drink
This can be used as a meal replacement! It is a BIG drink and could be considered 2 servings.

Bob's Green Drink
Add all ingredients (listed below) to a blender and blend until combined.

Supplements (optional)
1 TBSP Ground Flax Seed (40 calories)
2 TBSP Protein Powder (50 calories)

Fruits & Veggies (180 calories)
1 Cup Fresh Kale (30 calories)
1 Cup Frozen Spinach (30 calories)
1/2 Cup Blueberries (35 calories)
½ Small Banana (40 calories)
1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple (45 calories)
20 oz. H20

The Healthy Green Drink
Considered "The all Green Green Drink"
1 bunch watercress
1 green apple
1 lime
1/4 cucumber
4 mint leaves
1 banana
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice

Blend and add more water as necessary.

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