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In this issue…
♦ When you don’t get your veggies… ♦ How many fruits & vegetables should you eat per day? ♦ The Great American “Veggie Vacuum”
♦ Why drinking “OGB is smart… ♦ 5 reasons to drink Organic Greens Booster smoothies ♦ A guide to “green” cleaning… ♦ YOUTH Power Duos… for targeted skin care ♦ Try these Organic Greens Booster smoothies… ♦ Another good reason to drink your greens
When you don’t get your veggies…
Vegetables supply essential nutrients that affect all life processes from metabolism to oxygen transport to the breakdown of nutrients. When you don’t get enough veggies, you’re at greater risk of gastrointestinal distress, abnormal bleeding, bone demineralization, joint pain and weakness, easy bruising, lowered immunity, fatigue, shortness of breath, and much more serious conditions.
Organic Greens Booster is a versatile, whole food supplement providing one cup of raw, organic, dehydrated kale, spinach and broccoli with fiber intact in every scoop, making it easy to get the vegetables you miss. With 30 servings in every canister, contains just 10 calories per serving, zero fat and 1 gram of carbs. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and Star-K. And… it costs less than the equivalent vegetables from the grocery aisle! Add it to your favorite shake or beverage, soups, stews or pasta. Perfect to boost your kids’ favorite foods with valuable phytonutrients. You’ll love it!
How many fruits & veggies should you eat per day?
According to Sidney Fry, MS, RD, considering age, gender, and activity, here are some guidelines.*
♦ Women 19-50: 2 cups fruits + 2-1/2 cups veggies = 4-1/2 cups TOTAL
♦ Women 51+: 1-1/2 cups fruits + 2-1/2 cups veggies = 4 cups TOTAL
♦ Men 19-30: 2 cups fruits + 3-1/2 cups veggies = 5-1/2 cups TOTAL
♦ Men 31+: 2 cups fruits + 3 cups veggies = 5 cups TOTAL
* Daily recommended amounts based upon men and women who are moderately active, exercising an average of 30 to 60 minutes a day. Adjust amounts based upon your activity level.
The Great American “Veggie Vacuum”
They’re everywhere… juice and smoothie bars and retail outlets that sell blended fruit and vegetable drinks, usually chilled, containing a wide variety of added ingredients like honey, syrup, sugar, milk or yogurt, protein powders and sometimes additives you may not want.
Right after retail smoothie and juice stores came into vogue at the end of the 20th century, green smoothies started to become very popular. They predominantly focused on leafy green vegetables such as kale, collard greens, celery and spinach… a great way to add a daily ration of healthy vegetables.
When Australian businessman Joe Cross began preaching the health properties of juicing leafy green vegetables in 2005, the groundwork had already been laid for a juicing and smoothie explosion. Cross drank nothing but juices that were 80% vegetables and 20% fruit, and ate nothing for 60 days. In that time, he lost 82 pounds and beat an autoimmune condition his doctors said he would have for his entire life.
He released a film of his juicing journey, entitled Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Free on his website and YouTube, almost overnight everyone was making juices with leafy green vegetables for health reasons, with some reporting truly miraculous physical transformations.
Today…with the “Great American Diet” consisting largely of nutrient-deficient, processed and fast foods, also comes the “Great American Veggie Vacuum”… which means that most of us get just 10% of the vegetables we need to eat for good health.
Of course, to remedy your veggie deficit, you should add a variety of vegetables to your diet. And to make sure you’re getting enough, supercharge your smoothies, soups, pasta dishes and other recipes with Organic Greens Booster. You’ll soon feel the healthy Shaklee OGB* difference!
*Organic Greens Booster
Why drinking “OGB” is smart…
When was the last time you ate an entire cucumber, 4 stalks of celery, 2 whole green apples,. a large bowl of kale leaves, half of a lemon and a banana in a cup of almond milk? That’s why it’s so much smarter to drink Organic Greens Booster (OGB) smoothies instead. By adding a scoop of OGB you’ll get these organic superfoods:
Kale… high in fiber, low in calories, with zero fat; helps digestion and elimination; delivers significant amounts of magnesium, folate, iron, vitamins A, C and K, with more calcium than milk; the high levels of antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids lower cancer risk; vitamin K boosts bone health, blood clotting; fights inflammation; improves brain function; a detox-ing agent; boosts healthy circulation and immunity.
Spinach… delivers more than 20 different nutrients for healthy skin, high energy levels; fights inflammation and cancer, improves vision, boosts heart health, immunity, and lowers high blood pressure.
Broccoli… a true superfood, it prevents and treats diabetes, protects against cancer, has high levels of vitamins C and K, and helps promote healthy digestion while regulating your body weight.
5 reasons to drink Organic Greens Booster smoothies
Many people swear by green smoothies. Here’s why they’re so popular…
They’re nutrient dense
While many smoothies use a combination of fruits, yogurt, milk and ice, green smoothies also contain vegetables… especially “superfoods” like the kale, spinach and broccoli in Organic Greens Booster… making it easy to meet your recommended daily vegetable requirements.
They help you lose weight
Because Organic Greens Booster contains only 10 calories per serving, it’s great to add to your Life Energizing Shake if you want to lose weight. And… because the fiber remains intact in Organic Greens Booster, it makes your shake more filling .
Organic Greens Booster costs less than $1.00 per scoop compared to one cup of fresh organic kale, spinach and broccoli at $2.30!
They’re so convenient
People are so busy that many skip eating breakfast. Grabbing a shake with a scoop of Organic Greens Booster is a great way to get in a quick, nourishing breakfast.
They boost energy
Smoothies made with Organic Greens Booster increase your energy level without any sugar. Most pre-made green smoothies contain added sugar which can wreak havoc with your blood sugar.
A guide to “green” cleaning…
With over 80,000 chemicals in widespread use, many of which are in household cleaning products… and often untested… it makes sense to exchange your current cleaning products with safe, “green” Get Clean.
Many chemicals are extremely harmful… when manufactured, when you use them, and as they make their way down your drain and into the environment.
Green cleaning means using cleaning products that consider the impact on human health and the environment first. This doesn’t mean that cleaning effectiveness is not considered… it is. But when green cleaning manufacturers like Shaklee formulate a cleaning product, they choose from ingredients that not only clean your house but will not increase the toxic burden on your family or the environment.
While some people swear by the three masters of green cleaning… baking soda, vinegar, and lemons… most of us need products that have a bit more muscle behind them for those tougher jobs… products like Get Clean. The good news is that Get Clean products not only clean as well… if not better… than their toxin-laden counterparts, they’re both safe and environmentally sound. There are Get Clean products for every cleaning need… from laundry, to dishwashing, to tile, tub and toilet. Plus… many (like Basic H2, Nature Bright, and Scour Off) are multi-use products that can be diluted and used in many applications, offering some of the best environmental benefits because they last a long time and reduce packaging.
If you are used to using cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals, there can be an adjustment period. Harsh chemical products simply don’t smell the same as natural ones… a good thing because many of the fragrances used in harsh chemical cleaners are toxic, as well.
Our bathroom floor in the downstairs shower had a very large brown, hard-water stain. I have birds and a sensitive nose, so I tried vinegar first. Then I remembered that I once soaked an old, blood-stained wedding dress in Get Clean Nature Bright Laundry Booster for a few hours and it came out looking like new. So… I soaked the shower with water, sprinkled on Nature Bright powder, let it sit overnight, then rinsed it off. I then repeated it for the next 4 nights. It was such a deep, terrible stain that I had little hope. But this morning, I rinsed and mopped the shower floor and guess what? I now have a beautiful white floor in my shower again… NO MORE STAIN! Thank you Shaklee!
Go green… today!
The reasons for switching to Get Clean are sound: when you use harsh chemicals, your home may look clean, but you have just filled it with chemicals that may harm you, your family, and the environment. When you can choose effective, safe and economical Get Clean instead, doesn’t it make sense to switch?
YOUTH Power Duos… for targeted skin care
We all have different skin types that need specific solutions. Also, our individual skin care needs may change throughout the year, as things like climate, stress, diet, and aging can affect the condition of our skin.
As we transition from winter to spring, people often report three concerns about skin changes:
⇒ dull or lackluster
⇒ parched and dry
⇒ slower skin cell renewal
You’ re in luck! Shaklee has developed three targeted YOUTH Power Duos that address these common skin care concerns.
Mix together Radiance C+E to brighten, plump, and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and Advanced Renewal Night Cream to smooth and hydrate.
Apply Youth Activating Serum nightly to rejuvenate skin at the cellular level and Advanced Renewal Night Cream to support your skin’s natural cell renewal while you sleep.
Apply Perfecting Skin Toner to exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish, then layer on the Advanced Renewal Night Cream to smooth and soften your skin. Use in the evening to wake up to smooth and youthful skin, or the morning to protect your skin from the elements.
Your shake has a new power partner! Organic Greens Booster is the easiest way to get one cup of raw, organic, nutrient-rich green vegetables in just one scoop. Organic Greens Booster is made with kale, spinach, and broccoli and is loaded with vitamin K plus phytonutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. All you have to do is take a scoop and add it to your Life Energizing Shake, favorite smoothie, or recipe to get a serving of greens. Try these yummy recipes!
1 scoop Vanilla Life Energizing Shake
1 scoop OGB*
1 cup milk of choice
1 green apple, chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
juice from 1/2 lemon
Combine all ingredients in blender with ice (as desired). Blend and enjoy!
Kids often complain when they are told they have to eat their vegetables. This is a great way to get vital nutrients into your children with a recipe that they’ll love.
4 lemons, peeled, seeded and sliced
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced or sliced
1 scoop OGB*
1 Tbsp organic raw honey or agave nectar
1 cup ice
2 cups green tea
Mix 1 cup tea with OGB and lemons. Blend well. Add honey or agave, remaining tea and blend well. Blend in apples, adding ice as needed.
*Organic Greens Booster
When you render fruits and veggies into liquid form, your digestive process is very quick. Your blender acts as a digestive aid, breaking down whole foods for you, so the minerals, vitamins and other healthy components in your fruits and veggies are quickly absorbed by your body.
This is why you can often times feel a surge of vitality and healthy energy only minutes after drinking a green smoothie.
Also, juicing your greens saves time when you’re in a big hurry.