Once upon a time I had all of the time in the world to make several big green smoothies and a huge green salad for any given meal. As life would have it, today that’s just not the case. I must have been living in fantasy land (I was in college, so all the time makes sense) because there’s no way I’d be able to imagine having the headspace, energy, or planning to whip up greens like I did then. I remember vividly being so excited about my morning smoothie and using bunches and bunches of kale and spinach to fill my blender. I also recall making garlicky kale, green soup, and green salad in every which way; my head could explode just thinking about it. While I did feel on top of the world and so energized, I know that now running from meeting to meeting, airplane to airplane, and adventure to adventure, there had to be an alternative out there.
I’m sure many of you can relate, whether you don’t have enough time to make “Instagram-pretty” meals because you’re chasing after your kids, working day and night, or studying away. You should know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I remember starting in 2013 when green juice was all the rage. If you weren’t drinking green juice with kale, then you just weren’t cool. And then came along the cold-pressed and raw movement that really changed the game for vegans and juice-drinkers alike. At that time I remember rebelling against juicing because it either cost too much, wasn’t the real thing, or took forever to make myself. Over the past few years, though, I’ve warmed up to drinking my greens (even if it does come with a pretty penny) and ditched the idea that you green juice is in place of a full meal. Now I’m able to see and appreciate juice as possibly the best supplement to a healthy and whole lifestyle. But of course, it all depends on what kind of juice you’re choosing.
Here comes the hard part. How do I know which juice is good and which isn’t? This is pretty much why I was so excited when Daily Greens reached out to me to help test their juices. The blends are kosher, organic and cold-pressed. They’re also low in sugar and calories, so I recommend them as a snack and not a meal replacement unless paired with something calorically-dense like nuts and seeds. It’s always impressive for me to hear that there are 4.5 pounds of raw, organic produce cold-pressed in every 12 oz. bottle. Do you know how many salads it would take to get these greens in?!
Another perk about this company, the flavors are uber creative and delicious. My favorites were Green Lemonade and Matcha Green Tea Hemp Seed Milk. Green Lemonade is a spicy, healthy lemonade cold pressed with E3Live® Blue-Green Algae for 70% protein plus 65 vitamins and minerals. Sweetened with natural stevia extract, you get refreshment with zero grams of sugar and just a touch of cayenne! The Matcha Green Tea Hemp Seed Milk is a madagascar vanilla graces organic hemp milk mixed with antioxidant-rich Matcha green tea to deliver a boost of 42mg caffeine. You get 5 grams plant based protein, a pop of iron, calcium, and omegas 3 and 6. These are just two of the eight flavors, so you’ll just have to see which one works for yourself. 🙂
Find Daily Greens at grocers near you such as: Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, Safeway, Costco and Target. You can find more information at DrinkDailyGreens.com. This is sponsored content produced by me on behalf of Daily Greens. The opinions are all mine.