Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I bought a green drink powder once that was supposed to be really good for me, but I stopped drinking it because the nutrition label basically stated there was no nutritional value —which made me wonder if I was benefiiting from the drink at all–even though it was supposed to be made up of all the dark green leafy vegetables. And besides–it tasted terrible. I forget the name–it was something to do with balances pH levels or something. Does your green drink retain its nutritional value? I am trying to go all raw. Thanks.
Answer: Dehydrated greens products can certainly LOOK like they have no nutritional value if you look only at macronutrients. That is, protein, carbs, and fats. But if you look at how nutritionally dense they are (very high micronutrients per calorie), they are the highest-nutrition food you can find. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. You can eat green foods all day long and never gain weight, but they are nourishing you in hundreds of critical ways.
Add dehydrated greens to your water, not your green smoothies. (It’s just too much in a smoothie.)
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