Have you ever thought about making your own organic green powder?
Greens are considered one of the best sources of nutrition available. This can include any type of greens: kale, collards, beet greens, herbs such as parsley and cilantro, lettuce, and even weeds such as purslane, clover, and dandelions. They are very alkalinizing, meaning they help restore a healthy acid-alkaline balance in the body. But keep in mind that greens aren’t a replacement for other vegetables in your diet. It’s still vital to consume a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Making your own green powder has many advantages: it is a great way to use leftover greens, saves money, and puts you in charge of what ingredients you would like to include.
- Take off the stems. Thicker greens have stems that become quite hard when dehydrated, and can be difficult to turn into powder.
- Dehydrate. Pop into a dehydrator for 4-8 hours, or in the oven at 200 for two hours. They shrink quite a bit, so put them close but not over top of each other. (This is my favorite dehydrator.)
- Note : Cooking the greens reduces the amount of oxalic acid, which may be a good option for those with certain health conditions such as kidney stones.
- Amazing Grass ORAC Green SuperFood
- MacroLife Naturals Macro Greens
- Garden of Life Perfect Food Greens
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