Archive for September, 2011

Chlorella is great for slowing down the aging process

Chlorella has so many beneficial qualities for the human body making it one of the most researched algae in the world.  It contains very high concentrations of chlorophyll (more per gram than any other plant), and offers high levels of protein, beta carotene, rich in essential B, A, C and E vitamins and rare trace minerals.

Its name is of Greek origin – “chloros” meaning green and “ella” meaning small.  It may be a tiny, single-celled organism, but it is an omnipotent superfood dynamo!

Even if you have a very healthy diet, it’s challenging to escape the toxins in the environment such as car emissions, lead in water or paint, cigarette smoke, restaurant foods or mercury in fish. Chlorella is a well-known, powerful detoxification aid for removing heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, etc.) and other pesticides from the body.  Removing toxins from the body with powerful cleansers like chlorella helps us live longer. Why? Because toxins are a potent source of the free radicals which age us and cause disease.

Chlorella will purify your blood and cleanse your organs.

An incredible detoxifier!

It can be taken any time of the day, although the best is usually small doses throughout the day.

Japanese researchers claim that this green algae could reduce body-fat percentage and blood-glucose levels and help those who have type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer patients, fibromyalgia, hypertension, joint and tissue inflammation, and those with heart disease. Some claim that chlorella stimulates the growth of probiotic or friendly bacteria in our stomach, and due to its cell walls absorbing toxins within the intestine; it encourages proper function of the digestive tract.

Some additional benefits of chlorella include:

•  Boosts the immune system.

•  Eliminates chronic bad breath and body odor in just a few days.

•  Helps carry oxygen around the body and to the brain. Chlorella is often called a “Brain Food.”

•  Alkalizes and helps balance the body’s pH.

•  Normalizes blood sugar and blood pressure

•  Helps in the proper digestion of food.

•  Energizes the body.

•  Increases cellular regeneration, which can slow aging process.

Green Foods’ Chlorella is USDA Certified Organic and grown in fresh water pools under direct sunlight.  We use a proprietary process to break the cell wall of the chlorella, so it is best absorbed into our bodies.

Currently, we are offering a special buy one get one free promotion               (while supplies last!).

But wait, there’s more!  If you become our fan and “like” us on Facebook, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon on any orders at our online store throughout the month of October – unlimited so you can use it as many times as you like.  Our way of saying, “Thanks for being a fan!”

Keep shining and Be well!

The Green Team


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We have been posting a number of delicious and energizing smoothie recipes on our Facebook page over the past couple of months and thought it high time we consolidate some of them in one place for our fans!

Vanilla, Chocolate & Unflavored

Our plant protein shake with Life’s DHA, True Vitality, is becoming increasingly popular with our customers because, 1) they love the smooth, creamy taste in flavors vanilla, chocolate or unflavored, and 2) It meets their criteria as it contains vegetarian protein, omega-3s, probiotics, enzymes, carbohydrates, greens, fiber and 100% of the RDA of the essential daily vitamins.  The ingredients were scientifically formulated to work synergistically to enhance protein digestion, promote healthy digestive flora, as well as support brain, eye, heart, and nervous system function.  It’s works as a wonderful meal supplement in shakes and smoothies!

In any of the recipes below, feel free to substitute water for the almond or coconut milk.  We find that almond and coconut milk give added texture and creaminess to our smoothies which is why they are preferred, but to each his or her own palate! Almond milk has approximately 40 calories, 3g of fat and 2g of carbs per 8oz serving.  Coconut milk has approximately 50 calories, 5g of fat and 1g of carbs per 8oz serving.

Blend each to a froth and add ice to your chilling preference.  Enjoy!

Purple Power Pick-Me-Up (x 10) Smoothie 

12oz acai juice

8oz almond milk

1c. wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 banana

½ c. raspberries

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 serving True Vitality

1-3 dashes of cayenne powder (yup, spice it up and give your metabolism a kick!)

1 packet of stevia

RazzMatazz My Day Smoothie

1.5c. raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1c. almond milk

1c. water

1 serving True Vitality

1 serving Green Magma

1/2c. nonfat yogurt

2 Tbsp. agave nectar or honey

Monday Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

1c. almond mild/coconut milk

1 c. water

1 banana

1 serving Magma Plus or Green Magma

1 serving True Vitality

2 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional endurance bonus!)

1 tsp. honey or agave

Dash of cinnamon

Hump Day Superfood Smoothie

With the work week half over, we offer this magma-tizing beverage without the caffeine!

1c. almond milk

1c. water

1/2 c. blueberries

1/2 banana

1 serving Green Magma

1 Tbsp. almond butter

1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 serving True Vitality (chocolate makes it ultra choco-flavored!)

1 Tbsp. maca root powder

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

Vitamin C Packed, Flu-Busting Smoothie 

(Inspired from Dr. Oz – with a slight twist 😉

Juice of 2 oranges (or substitute 1c. orange juice and 1c. water)

1/2 cantaloupe

1 tomato

1c. strawberries

1/2c. blueberries

1 serving Carrot Essence

1 serving of True Vitality

Cherry Me to Sleep Smoothie

Cherries are one of the richest known sources of melatonin, the sleep hormone that recent studies have shown can also help reverse the effects of aging.  A nice smoothie for your after-yoga-evening work-out.

1c. tart cherry juice

1/2 banana

1/2c. almond milk

1 serving True Vitality

1/2c. nonfat yogurt

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

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