I eat my greens fresh, and every day; but, on occasion, I’ve had to go without because of a particular situation — travel/away from essentials, etc. Now, going without my greens for a day or two — well, I guess that’s not the end of the world, but if I don’t have to then why? ;^)
I do know many people are out all day long and don’t have access to a blender or space to make their smoothies, so they give up on them.
Well, here are a few tips to get those essential daily greens:
Manual juicer — excellent! Absolutely indispensable for travel. Good for hotels or if staying with relatives or friends. Makes no noise, is small and can be used almost anywhere — all that’s needed is a table or steady surface to attach it. Compared to electric juicers a real bargain, too. In fact, if one can’t afford a fancy juicer, a good-quality (stainless steel) manual is perfectly fine; and, in fact better than some of the expensive juicers, and should last decades.
Just crank and juice!
You can also take a small blender, if you’re going to be somewhere with access to an oulet, but don’t want to lug your big blender and juicer. Low-noise and work well if not stuffed with too much at once, it’s best to add, blend, add, blend, etc.
Tribest Personal Blender
Use Powdered greens
All over the internet; even in stores, there are all kinds of ground greens available now. There are also blends so you can buy just one item and have a bunch of greens in one scoop.
You can buy individual, too, such as spinach, watercress, etc.
Whole fruit/juice — even a stop at a mini-mart on the road will have some kind of fruit or juice
Dried fruit/ fruit powders — internet and stores too.
You can always dry your own when you have an excess ;^)
Dried/powdered vegetables for savory versions, or blended soups.
A portable blender sounds pretty good — it’s no Blend-tec, of course 😉 — but may work on soft leaves like mache, microgreens, and baby spinach — would work for powdered, anyway. Good for camping 😉
If you add nuts and seeds to yours, those are great traveling foods
I haven’t tried any of the blends, and I like simple so I usually do, spirulina* or chlorella, some spinach and a scoop of Matcha. I like the green algaes in my GJGS’s, but don’t use them daily/as often as I used to. They are great traveling greens, though :^)
I like Glaser Farms Spirulina; its flavor is very fresh and clean. Comes in a nice glass jar, .*
Good quality from MRH’s Chlorella (and spirulina); and, I also recommend HP’s chlorella
Algaes are very potent, so only small amounts are used.
Algaes make your smoothies a deep rich dark green 😀
But you do not need an appliance — blender, juicer or other gadget:
You can take bottled juice, shake in some dried green powders and have a delicious GS on the go or when staying in a hotel or as someone’s guest, perhaps.
Another option I’ve read that some folks employ for short trips for the day — freeze a pre-made smoothie and take it with (I would freeze it in a solid block for slower melting); it would be melted but still icy cold to drink by feeding time.
baby bok choi, flowering
Eating your greens whole, or slurping them blended and juiced is ideal; and you don’t want to rely on powdered greens, of course. But, occasionally, we need alternative ways to get them. And, heck, if availability of leafy greens is scarce in your neck of the woods, dried or powdered is your ticket!
There is such a variety, too, that there are greens for everyone. The packaging for freshness is so good now, too; plus the freeze-drying method, sun drying or low-temp drying, etc. make them almost, if not as nutrient rich as their fresh form.
No excuses, Y’All ;^)
Beloved Broccoli forever stay - into my salad every day 😀
So small yet so powerful, the broccoli sprout!
Greens are the *KEY* to destroying cravings.
Greens are what demolished my cravings. I have zero cravings. Really? Yep. Really.
They nourish you so well, that your body becomes what it was meant to be —
Cue “6 Million Dollar Man” theme OR… 😉
— a perfect self-healing, self-sufficient, most-awesome-living-thing-on-this-planet- M_A_C_H_I_N_E — going after what it needs to survive — nutrients — destroying deadly cancers and other evildoers in its path like a Green-inator, leaving in its wake, vital organs and nutrient-rich cells *intact* and thriving. YOU, too, can be rebuilt —
/cut music/ 😉
AND your body won’t signal what you perceive as cravings “false hunger”). Why? Because it does NOT want junk.
Greens are the oils that lubricate your gears! They’re the premium fuel that runs your engine, clean. They are the spinach to your inner Popeye.
Don’t have greens once in a while.
Don’t have a “handful” of greens in your smoothies
Don’t have greens as a phase —
Greens are a food you should — no, have to — eat daily for the rest of your life.
They are the ULTIMATE HEALING FOOD. Make no mistake. Get ENOUGH.
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Eat ’em raw, blended, juiced and stewed,
They aren’t sides or condiments, leafy greens are FOOD!
Slice ’em, dice ’em — heck, chiffonade
Any way you can get ’em; Don’t be a clod. :p
Simmered, creamed, chopped and steamed — they satisfy more than you ever dreamed.
Fill up with greens, and get yourself lean.
Good for your body and the ol’ bean 😉
Saturate your cells with nutrients galore
and strong mind and body will be yours evermore 😀
Let the healing begin!
*Note the caution at the bottom MRH’s spirulina page. As always, do your research.