A Raw Food Vegan Approach to Getting Your Greens

Greens get you clean and many Raw Food Vegans know the importance of getting your greens. However, many people including Raw Food Vegans hate green food and it is because we have not developed a taste for them.

Getting your greens are very important to your overall health. Studies support the well established, health-enhancing effects of green foods. These benefits include elimination of toxins (such as heavy metals), metabolizing of fats, regulating levels of good bacteria (such as Lactobacilli) and boosting immunity.

So, let’s take a look at some ways you can increase your intake of greens. Here we will also explore some great recipes for getting your greens:

1. Green Smoothies:
Teaspoon of Wheatgrass powder or 1/4 cup of fresh wheatgrass juice
2 Frozen chopped peaches (freeze fresh chopped peaches)
¼ cup of blueberries
3 tablespoons of Grade A maple syrup
½ cup of orange juice (fresh squeezed)

Put all ingredients in a high quality blender and blend.

2. Juicing Greens (great for energy)
With a juicer you can enjoy the following:
1 cups of juiced collard greens
2 golden apples
1 carrot
1 stalk of celery

Juice with a high quality juicer and serve.

3. Green Spirulina Shakes:

1/2 Frozen Banana
1 cup of Strawberries
1/2 Blackberries
1 Tablespoon of Spirulina
1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice

Put all ingredients in a high quality blender and blend.

4. Green Nut Loaf:
2 cups of raw soaked walnuts (drained)
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
1 clove of garlic
¼ cup chopped bell pepper
¼ cup of green onions
¼ cup of soaked Sun-dried tomatoes
¼ teaspoon Chili powder
¼ teaspoon Cumin
Sea salt
1 tables spoon Nama shoya or Liquid Amino

(The Loaf) Blend in a food processor with S-blade nuts, spirulina powder, garlic, Nama shoya or liquid amino, half of a garlic glove, bell pepper, onion, cumin, and chili powder until all is combined.
(The Sauce) Soak sundried tomatoes until soft but kind of chewy. Blend in a food processor blender, 1 tablespoon of Nama Shoya or liquid amino with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Sea Salt to taste.
(Making the loaf) Form the loaf to your desired shape (easy to form), put sauce on top of nut loaf. Place nut loaf in dehydrator and dehydrate overnight.

Now that’s a great way to get your greens. Remember, greens are high in chlorophyll and chlorophyll has a molecular structure similar to human blood. The life of your cells depends on you getting your greens. So if you have a family, one or more of the above recipes may be beneficial to you and the ones you love.