Go Green!May 17, 2012
What’s the secret behind the Green Smoothie Revolution?
It’s becoming the rage, and the perfect way to get your daily dose of greens when you’re on the go and just can’t take time to grab a salad. Think kale, cuke, parsley, cilantro—all blended with ice to become a salad you can drink through a straw.
Now, we won’t kid you, it’s an acquired taste. If at first it’s too tart, or just not sweet enough for palates that have grown too used to sugar, you can blend peaches, apricots or bananas into your smoothie. You may have tried our fruit smoothies--and we have an excellent mocha energy drink that was invented by one of our owners--but here at GreenAcres, we sell the “Green Smoothie” more than any other drink. It has apple, avocado, spinach, cucumber and a healthy dose of fresh lime juice. Men seem to be our biggest customers.
Victoria Boutenko, author of 12 Steps to Raw Foods and her updated Green for Life, has made a life-long study of the effects of raw foods and the abundance of protein in greens. Her research shows there is a tremendous correlation between stomach acid and disease. The body that is more alkaline than acid resists disease. “There is a healing power in Chlorophyll,” says Boutenko, “It’s more important than sunlight! People are finding after a month of salad smoothies, they feel more energetic, more restored, more alive.”
It’s been said the body heals itself, but it needs a little help from the endocrine system, countless bodily substances, such as lymph, hormones, blood and more. These have to be maintained within optimal parameters to promote healing by a physiological process called homeostasis. Sounds “science-y,” but the more you know about how the body works, the more you know how to help good health along. We encourage you to check out our books on " going green" the next time you’re in our store.
Eating greens in smoothie form is assimilated so much faster than chewing a salad. We welcome you to GreenAcres to try one of our smoothies. See if it doesn’t make you want to go green!