It’s been two weeks since the release of Incredible Greens, and so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the response and feedback.
There are more improvements coming soon (sometime in the next two weeks probably) that will make things more convenient and affordable, but I wanted to take this time to share a few simple ways to use Incredible Greens with your food.
Recipe 1: Easy Garlic Hummus
Hummus is delicious, simple to make, and even easier to modify to your own tastes.
This hummus recipe has an especially strong garlic flavor to it, so change as needed if it’s too strong for you.
- 2 cans chickpeas/garbanzo beans (same thing)
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 8 cloves chopped garlic (be warned, I love garlic)
- 2 tbs. tahini
- 1/2 scoop Incredible Greens
- Salt and pepper to taste
Drain 1 can of beans and partially drain the other. Combine all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. That’s it. Serve with pita chips, veggies, or grape leaves.
Makes about 8 -10 servings of hummus. Incredible Greens can change the color a bit, which is why I recommend only using a half-scoop.
Do keep in mind that you can change ANY of the ingredients according to your own tastes. Don’t be afraid to experiment! I like to top it with extra parsley, olive oil and chick peas.
When you’re done, it should look like this:
Recipe Two: Green Banana Chai Smoothie
Every herbivore/raw foodist/green living person knows that smoothies are the lifeblood of the simple chef. Simple, easy, delicious.
This smoothie was unusual for me, but I was surprised how much I like it. However, it does have a distinct flavor to it….not especially fruity. Again, don’t constrained by what ingredients you currently have in your kitchen. Just go with what you have!
- 2 chopped bananas
- vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- honey or agave nector (optional)
- a few mint leaves
- spinach, parsley, or another green
- 1 scoop of Incredible Greens
- chai tea extract or seasoning (about 1-2 tsp if dry, 4 oz if wet)
Directions: put all ingredients into a blender, fill to the top with almond milk and chai tea, and hit “frappe!”
When you’re finished you’ll have a refreshing, mildly sweet smoothie with a full day’s servings of vegetables and lots of essential micronutrients.
You might even be cheerful like me after I tried it:
Recipe 3: Healthy Soup Stock
Admittedly, this is not a recipe in the traditional sense. But if you want to give your soups an extra healthy twist, substitute traditional soup stock with a scoop or two of Incredible Greens.
Soup bases aren’t especially good for you, they’re mostly preservatives and salt. I’ve written previously about how difficult it is to remove salt from your diet, and this is a great way to do it.
Each scoop of Incredible Greens contains the equivalent of 4 servings of vegetables, so it’ll definitely make your meals healthier and in my experience no additional tradeoff in taste. I’ve used this trick in split pea soup, middle eastern soups as well as a few chowders and they’ve all come out tasting exactly the same.
Hopefully this will be of use, and here’s to your health!