There are so many ways for us to boost our levels of daily nutrition. For many people, this includes things like eating organic, cutting out some of the known problem foods, and taking various supplements. One of our favorite ways to make sure we are getting the most nutrient dense foods we can is through greens supplements.
It is through these micro-pulverized nutrient-dense whole food green powders that we can power our body right down to the cellular level with the types of natural ingredients that the body recognizes. Becuase the powerful green mixes are jam-packed full of nutrition it only makes sense to include them into a daily health routine.
THE MAN WITH ABUNDANT ENERGY
I remember walking into my favorite local health-food store and watching this super high-energy man walk straight over to this bottle of greens, pick it three of them, and go to the checkout. I couldn't resist asking him what he was up to. This guy was super fit. He said that he's an executive at a local company and he needs to be on top of his game all the time. I can relate, so I dug a bit deeper. He said that since he started using this greens supplement he has seen his energy sky-rocket. He said that the energy he has through his cycling routine that he does every morning has increased dramatically. He takes a glassful in the morning when he wakes up and then again at the end of the day before he goes to bed. He said that by pairing this cellular nutrition with MAP (master amino acid pattern) he has seen his strength increase exponentially and his energy is steady through the whole day
I was intrigued. So I tried it myself. I too found that I was experiencing a cleaner and more vivid energy, especially within 10 minutes or so of drinking a glassful. Then I started doing some research.
What I realized is that I could actually get even MORE energy and results from this if I integrate fats with it as well.
When mixing the green powder with some orange juice I noticed that I was definitely experiencing increased energy. However, I'm very aware of the various vitamins and how they interact and metabolize in the body. We have all the water soluble vitamins like the B-series and vitamin C as well as the fat-soluble suite A, D, E, and K. So something clicked. I began adding a high-quality flaxseed oil into the mix and began having immediate results. I could feel the difference in how much was being absorbed by my body through how long the energy was lasting. It was almost like a meal replacement at that point. I started having a small shot (6oz or so) 3 times per day. I noticed that I stopped getting midday slumps, started clearing up bags under my eyes, and had clearer thinking even through stressful periods throughout any given day.
With such a large spread of vitamins and minerals within the vast majority of the best greens powders, it only makes sense to include some fats in the mix to make sure that the full spectrum is being absorbed. I certainly found that this is an ideal way to ensure I'm getting proper nutrition throughout the day to supplement the healthy food choices I include in my diet.
MY FAVORITE RECIPE
There are as many ways to create these green drinks as there are taste buds on the tongue. I found that there are also a lot of different kinds of greens available to buy. When choosing a greens powder here are a few things to look out for:
- Raw, or as close to raw as possible
- Organic or wildcrafted
- Includes probiotics
- Includes sea vegetables
- Includes digestive enzymes
- No fillers (things like apple pectin, bran, rice starch, etc can be used to dilute the mix and reduce production costs)
- No synthetics, chemicals, or preservatives
My favorite for the price is the 'Amazing Grass – Raw Reserve.' My favorite for nutrient density is 'Dr. Ben Kim's Organic Greens Powder'
So regardless which you choose, here is a quick recipe to help make sure you get the most from your daily greens powders. I like to call it the Green Falcon because this definilty makes me feel like I can fly.
The Green Falcon
1 cup Orange Juice
1-3 tsp Greens Powder
1-3 tsp Panaseeda Five Seed Oil (or any high-quality seed-oil)
1-2 dropperful Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton (optional)
Scoop the greens into the bottom of the glass. Pour just enough OJ into the glass to cover the greens and stir to create a paste (if it appears too dry add OJ until smooth). Add the Panaseeda Five Seed Oil and the Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton and stir until smooth. Top off with the rest of the OJ and stir until a consistent liquid is formed. Drink up and enjoy!
Here's to your highest health and your best self.