Authors: Jason Manheim
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Why Go Green?
Sweeteners (If You Must)
Tips: Buying, Saving, Growing, and Storing
The Green Drink Diet
Making Your Green Drink: Equipment and How-To
Juicing vs. Blending
A Grape Pear
The Healthy Green Drink
Sweet Potato Pie
Just Beet It
4 Carrot Gold
Gold ‘n’ Delicious
every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
—Siddh rtha Gautama
This book is not for vegetarians. It is not for vegans, raw foodists, meat eaters, or Paleo eaters. It is for
people—everyone—far and wide, no matter your current eating practices. It is for people who
struggle, day to day, to find the “right” way to manage
. Mothers, fathers, children, athletes,
business people, the common folk, royalty, the infirm… this book is for all of you. It is a key step in taking
your health by the reigns and finally claiming responsibility and know-how for your own well-being. The
best way to do that is to give you something you can measure.
We eat healthy because we want to feel healthy—fantasies of living
should not trump the
importance of living
. Although there have been numerous studies outlining the therapeutic effects
of diet on illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and immune disorders, we cannot let that obscure our
motivation—the simple fact that eating good feels good.
Despite the title suggesting
, this book is more of a supplement to the diet you already enjoy. It is my
belief that adding “good” foods to your diet is a more efficient way of reaching goals than taking away
“bad” foods. Whether you want to lose weight, fight fatigue, combat disease, or just be healthier, adding
green drinks will slowly replace your bad habits and transform your health for the better. Not only that,
but this process retains healthy eating practices long after the motivation of trying a completely new
system has worn off.
With all of that in mind, this book has one very simple goal: eat at least one green drink a day, preferably
before a meal. That’s it. From there, it’s up to you how far you take it. optimally, I suggest two to three
per day, before your biggest meals. But once a day is a great place to start.
I am, first and foremost, just a nerd with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. I love exploring new ways
to push my body to extremes while still maintaining a healthy foundation. Over the years, I’ve studied and
converted to more diet fads and fitness programs than I can remember. I’ve also worked as a certified
personal trainer and slowly learned what works, and what doesn’t.
In early 2008 I started healthygreendrink.com, with the premise of documenting the green drinks I
consumed on a daily basis. To be honest, all I really wanted to do was teach myself how to rank in search
engines for certain keywords. The website and web development in general, slowly became another one
of those obsessions that claims every speck of my free time. But, it paid off. My lifelong obsession with
health and fitness helped me turn my dabbling in web development into a way to share one of my other
passions, green drinks.
The process of picking a topic and squeezing every bit of information out of it as I can makes it easy for
me come up with ways to make the information digestible—and that’s what I’ve done here.
I’m dedicated to the never-ending process of learning and pushing the boundaries of that knowledge in
order to share what I have learned along the way. Nothing I’ve ever done has proven to be more
beneficial to my overall health than what is provided in the following pages. It’s easy, delicious, and