WAIT!! Don’t close this page! OK, So you’ve seen the picture of the green drink and you’re thinking… ”Forget it! I’m not going to drink any green slime.” Up until about a month ago, I would have thought the same thing if someone had offered me one of those…grassy looking drinks. But lately, there has been so much talk about the benefits of fresh green smoothies (here, here and here), that one day I just couldn’t resist any longer —I had to try. I threw some spinach, grapes and cucumber into the blender and mixed it on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. The result…nice surprise…I didn’t gag. The drink went down smoothly and had a pleasant sweet taste. I’m open for more experimentation and I think I’ll have some fun with it.
pH green smoothies started occupying space in my mind after reading a book called “The pH Miracle”, by Dr. Robert O. Young, known to many as the pH diet. In this book, Dr. Young explains that the body’s blood must maintain a neutral pH, not too much acid or alkalinity, in order to maintain good heath. When the body is too acidic, as in the case of many Americans, you’ll have health problems like: eczema, arthritis, diabetes, autoimmune related illnesses, cancer, and so on. For our bodies to become more alkaline we need to be eating more raw alkalizing vegetables and fruits. Enter the green smoothie. The pH green smoothie, made with alkalizing vegetables and fruits will help restore our bodies to the proper pH levels.
So go ahead and try one and do something good for yourself.
Total time: 5 minutes
1 handful of spinach
1-1/2 inch length cucumber, peeled
1) Throw the spinach, grapes, cucumber, 1/4 cup water, and 2-3 ice cubes onto a blender and mix on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until the juice is well blended.
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