Green powder is all the buzz at the moment. Some products boast an enormous number of ingredients which may or may not have increased nutritional value. However a fairly simple mix can give you easy access to the already proven nutritional benefits of greens.
The advantage of including high amounts of greens into your diet is the alkilinity they offer. There is research to suggest that balancing acidic foods like grains, protein foods, dairy, and legumes with alkaline foods like vegetables and fruits is important for bone health as well as other health factors. Having this powder easily available means you can include its nutritional benefits in your family’s diet with very little effort, and no real difference in taste.
You can add any number of different powders to create your own unique blend, but bear in mind that the more ingredients you add the greater the quantity you will need to achieve any significant daily nutritional input for any one specific ingredient.
My initial mix consists of equal parts of the following powders:
MAKING Green POWDER
Mix one or two teaspoons of each of the basic ingredients together and add the mix to a glass bottle. If you have not yet tried making any powders you will find instructions in my posts on Powders.
Using Green Powder
Remember that heat can destroy some nutrients so if you use the powder in cooked meals, add it at the last possible moment – the powder is so fine that it needs no cooking.
You can use your powder for:
- Adding to soups
- Sprinkling on salads
- Adding to smoothies
- Adding to pasta
- Adding to scrambled eggs
- Adding to mashed potato
- Adding to cooked rice
- Mixing with extra thick kefire to make a super nutritious dressing
You will surely find many more uses yourself!
Looking at all the available Greens powders on the Internet, I have compiled a list of other possible ingredients to choose from when making your powder. Choose ingredients that will boost nutrition to suit your personal requirements. For example broccoli is a super cancer fighting food while kale is excellent for your eyes.
As a purist I prefer to use only green vegetables but some people do add other vegetables, fruit and sprouts as well.
You could also add herbs and supplements such as spirulina, kelp or chlorella.
- Nettle Leaf
- Flax sprouts
- Purple Grape
- Tart Cherry
- Red Raspberry
- Barley Grass
- Wheat Grass
- Oat Grass
- Alfalfa Grass
- Chia Seed Powder
- Green Tea
Store in a cool dark place.
Tip: Add oxygenators to keep the powder as dry as possible.