Green Juice & Green Smoothie Recipes – My Thoughts & Recommendations

Healthiest. drink. ever.

Healthiest. drink. ever.

Hey guys, in today’s post I’m going to switch things up a bit from all the business/success stuff I’ve been talking about lately and talk about green drinks.

No, I’m not talking about melonballs or any sort of alcoholic beverage, but rather green juices and smoothies made with kale, spinach, chard, parsley and all kinds of other healthy vegetables.

I’ve only really been drinking green juice and smoothies regularly for the past 2 years or so, but in that period of time I have had the chance to do a LOT of experimenting. So at this point I guess you could say that I consider myself a bit of an expert on healthy green drinks. And, I love them, so I am excited to share this passion of mine with you!

In this post I’ll start of by talking about the health benefits of green drinks, talk about the tools I use for making greens drinks, share my opinion on protein powders, a give you my best green juice and green smoothie recipes.

The Many Health Benefits Of Green Juice And Smoothies

It should be pretty obvious that green juice is a healthy thing to drink. After all everybody knows that fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, phytochemicals, and all sorts of stuff that doctors and scientists don’t even fully understand yet, but they do know that it is good for us!

Obviously I’m not a Dr. but I am big into health food, and here are some of the top benefits or green drinks that I have learned about during the course of my research:

Helps Maximize Your Absorption of Nutrients – If you look into the research, you’ll find that multivitamins and supplement capsules are pretty much worthless. Yes, they may be better than not getting any vitamins at all, but the thing is that the human body has a very hard time absorbing nutrients that it takes in that form. Food is better obviously, but even then, a lot of the time the body struggle to properly absorb all the nutrients in your food Dr Mercola says this is due to “less-than-optimal food choices over many years“… But when you juice, you help your body “pre-digest” the food for you which lets you get the best absorption possible – score!

It’s An Easy Way To Get A Variety Of Daily Veggies – I don’t know about you, but without juicing I have hard time eating as many vegetables as I know I should on a daily basis. I normally don’t eat many veggies for breakfast, except for maybe one or two mixed into my scrambled eggs. For lunch, I might have a salad with some good raw veggies in it, but more often than not I’ll have a sanwich with only minimal veggies. So really, dinner is the only meal where I am consuming a lot of vegtables, and even then its only usually one or two veggies max, and only a cup or two each. But, when I drink green juice first thing in the morning I am getting an entire bunch of leafy greens straight away – plus whatever other veggies I throw in to the mix, so I’m already ahead of the game.

Boosts Your Immune System – Again, I got this from Mercola… He says that green juice supercharges your immune system by blasting it with a large dose of concentrated phytochemicals, and “biophotonic light energy” which he says can help revitalize your body. I have no idea exactly how that all work per se, but it definitely sounds like a healthy thing to do! And I definitely feel super energized after a pint of fresh green juice…

Green Juice Is Good For Weight Loss – There have been studies on this. But my explanation is really simple… When you eat like crap, your body stays hungry because it is still looking for the nutrients it is missing, so you keep eating more and more. But, when you drink green juice, get your Omega 3s, eat healthy fats like grass fed butter, coconut oil, raw olive oil, and get enough protein, then you really aren’t going to have those same cravings like a junk food addict has.

Tools I use…

When I first got started with green drinks I bought a Vitamix blender. I had friends who raved about them, so finally I decided to pony up the 400 bucks and get one. Yes, that is pretty expensive for a blender, but the way I see it, if you buy cheap blenders you are just going to need to keep replacing them every couple of years when they inevitably break down. I’ve been through like 7, they always break. With a Vitamix, then thing should last for a decade or two, or three, who knows, but definitely a long time and they have a comprehensive guarantee, so if anything goes wrong you can get it fixed for free for years after your purchase. Plus – a Vitamix can handle greens, nuts etc… way better than any cheap blender ever could. They are well built machines.

Then a few months later a friend kept talking about green juice and how great it made him feel. I had been drinking green smoothies and I liked them okay, but I was eager to see what this green juice stuff was all about. So I did my research and settled on an Omega juicer model number 8006. This is what is known as a “masticating juicer” and it’s basically known for being the best type of juicer for juicing leafy greens and extracting the juice in a way that gets all the enzymes and nutrients out of your veggies. It is pretty easy to clean, and I’ve been happy with it. It also can be used as a pasta maker and a nut butter maker, but I haven’t tried using it to make anything but juice, yet.

My Thoughts On Protein Powder In Green Smoothies…

Back when I was in my 20s and looking to get big and jacked, I used to drink a lot of protein shakes. I drank the Jarrow whey protein and mixed it with organic chocolate milk and frozen berries or cherries. It actually tasted really good.

Nowadays though I have a different approach to protein.

I just don’t think that most people really need all that much protein in their diets. Sure if you are a bodybuilder then you will need a lot. But if you just want an athletic physique, then a few eggs and a chicken breast or two a day is gonna be more than enough. Heck, some days I don’t even eat any meat at all anymore. I’ll just

have some eggs or some fermented soy beans (Natto) for breakfast, and some legumes, nuts and dairy later in the day, and that’s it. So, my point is, protein powder really is not necessary. If I have a smoothie these days I’ll just put some milk, almond milk, or cashew milk in, or perhaps a little yogurt, and that will give me all the protein I require. I’d just rather get my protein from real food, rather than some weird powdered substance in a plastic tub.

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe:

Nowadays I drink a lot more green juice than green smoothies. To be honest, if I have a smoothie these days its usually not even green! My current go to smoothie is homemade almond milk, plain low-fat Greek yogurt, a mix of fresh and/or frozen blueberries, strawberries and mango chunks.

But if I do make a green smoothie here’s what I put in it:

2 cups packed kale leaves
1 whole fresh mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen berries
As much almond milk as needed for desired consistency

Its a good idea to put the greens and fresh fruit in the blender first so that they can get pushed down by the frozen fruit.

My Favorite Green Juice Recipe:

Okay – here’s the good stuff! I bought a couple books of green juice recipes, but I was disappointed with them. I guess I was looking for some kind of “magic recipe” but the truth is that green juice is pretty straight forward stuff. Basically you just start with a green leafy vegetable, some celery, cucumbers, or carrots, an apple, and then stuff like ginger, herbs and turmeric to snazz it up. That’s the basic recipe, from there you can just play around with different variations.

Here’s my go to juice blend I’ve been drinking a lot lately:

1 medium bunch of greens (kale, chard, or dandelion)
1/3 bunch or parsley or cilantro
4 stalks of celery
1 apple
1 inch long piece of ginger
1 inch long piece of turmeric
1 tablespoon olive oil
A few grinds of black pepper.

I’ve heard that it is a good idea to rotate your greens, and I also leave out ingredients on a regular basis to switch things up.

I know the oil and pepper seem a bit weird but they are important for maximizing the healthful effects of the turmeric (there are a ton of articles about this online.)

I am pretty strict about only using organic ingredients in my juice, except for the turmeric because I haven’t been able to find any organic fresh turmeric for sale, but I peel it, so I think its okay.

Other things you can try in your green juice are habanero peppers (go easy on these), cabbage, broccoli, and beets. I’ve also tried bell peppers but I hated the taste they gave to my juice. The other key thing is to limit the fruit to one or two apples max.

If you want to try some other non-green juices, a couple of my favorites are: orange-carrot juice, and apple, beet, carrot, parsley juice with or without ginger.

If you are already into green drinks then hopefully you’ve gotten some new ideas from this post, and if you haven’t started your juicing journey then hopefully this post will inspire you to get down to business…

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eCom Masters Review: Is It The Best Amazon FBA Training Course?

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eCom it…

IIf you’ve ever been interested in the idea of making money selling physical products on Amazon (or you already are selling via Amazon) then you definitely want to hear about this new training program I’m going to be talking about today called “eCom Masters”

This is a review, Click Here for the Official eCom Masters Website…

I’m not an Amazon expert. But I do sell on there a bit, and I’ve been wanting to really throw myself into Amazon selling for quite a while now. (As you may know, as an online entrepreneur it is easy to get pulled in a thousand different directions at once). That being the case, Amazon selling is a subject that is very interesting to me personally.

So, what I am going to do is start by giving a bit of background on what the Amazon FBA platform is all about, and why it rocks. Then I’ll talk a bit about the eCom Masters system itself, and discuss the key features. Then we’ll compare eCom Masters with some of the other Amazon marketing courses out there (like ASM), and I’ll wrap up by sharing my personal recommendation and my thoughts on who may do best using this system.

Background On Amazon FBA Selling…

If you somehow stumbled upon this post and have no idea what I am talking about when I talk about Amazon FBA – here’s a quick overview… FBA stands for “Fulfillment By Amazon”. In other words, you can sell your products on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca or whatever, and Amazon will take care of getting your products out to your customers for you. So you don’t need to worry about going to the post office, packing up boxes, dealing with refunds or any of that other stuff that just basically sucks.

Of course Amazon does a lot more than simply shipping things for you, but I want to keep this overview brief. But just to mention a few of the coolest things – they store your products for you in their state of the art fulfillment facilities (you can get wholesale products shipped directly to Amazon so you never need to touch ANY of the merchandise…) Then they pick, pack, ship, and provide full on customer service on your behalf, and a whole lot more. In fact, they will even fulfill orders for sales you make off of the Amazon website, like for example via your own website…

Obviously, this all makes running a physical product business easier than it has ever been in the history of the world!

Of course you don’t have to “produce” anything either. You just buy stuff wholesale from China (or whatever country) and they send it to Amazon for you. Your job is just “brand building” ie. getting your products to stand out on the Amazon marketplace.

If you can do that well, then there is no reason you can’t scale your operation up to the 7 and even 8 figure level as the creators of eCom Masters (as well as many other entrepreneurs have done…)

Basic Facts You Should Know About The eCom Masters Program

So I think we can all agree on the fact that there is a huge opportunity out there to make a killing on Amazon. The problem is that most people have no idea where to get started. There are tons of courses that you can get on the subject, but as you may know, or as you can imagine, most of them are just rubbish.

For instance some of these courses recommend what is known as arbitrage selling, which is huge waste of time, (instead you want to be a Private Labeler, which is what’s taught in eCom Masters.)

Any way you hack it, selling on Amazon does require a modest investment to get started. After all, you need to buy the products that you are going to be selling through Amazon in bulk. You can’t just take orders and then buy the product after the fact.

So you want to feel confident that you know what you are doing before you buy a bunch of doohickeys from China and then try to figure out how to sell them.

That’s where eCom Masters comes in…

The program was created by four guys: Tanner Larsson, Los Silva, Ryan Coisson and Daniel Audunsson, who are ALL 7 and 8-figure Amazon sellers. In other words, these guys know what they are doing, and they created this program to show you how its done.

Essentially, it’s a business training program that was designed to shorten your learning curve whether you are a total newbie, at an intermediate level, or even if you are already a fairly advanced Amazon seller…

It’s called “eCom Masters FBA Edition”, so I’m not 100% sure if there was a previous non-FBA edition, but that doesn’t really matter the fact is that in 2015 – FBA is where eCommerce is at!

Inside you learn everything you need to know about setting up and running an Amazon FBA business with 8 figure potential.

Obviously I can’t cover everything you’ll learn in this course, but here are a few of the most important basics:

What to sell, how to find the best suppliers, how to build your brand and position it as “premium”, how to use Amazon PPC and retargetting to get a sick ROI, psychological tricks for pricing, how to put your business on autopilot, how to find and hire the best employees (if you want to outsource and scale), and how to create additional long term streams income from your products.

What You Get Exactly:

The program includes The Ecom Master’s Core Curriculum Video Training Library which includes over 57 training modules that explain exactly what to do step-by-step.

What’s cool is that you get instant access to all this training, so its not like you need to wait for it to drip-out over time or anything. This way you can go as fast or slow as you want.

Then you also get the Ecom Master’s 6 Week LIVE Training Experience where you can get live assistance directly from Tanner, Los, Daniel, and Ryan. They are going to be reviewing your progress and then customizing their presentations to help you get over whatever roadblocks may present themselves along the way.

And, they are going to be setting-up, and scaling up their own brand new brand. So you can see a live example of how it is all done, from scratch, and ask questions along the way.

And, as a limited time bonus you’ll also get two tickets to their live event, completely free! This is pretty awesome considering that most seminars/Masterminds like this usually cost $700-$5000+ to attend. Personally I love going to events, and I’m sure this will be epic.

eCom Master’s Bonus…

Finally, there is also a special eCom Master’s Bonus, available only for a very limited time. It’s an Exclusive Azon Insights Software – a special research tool that the guys have developed to find help you easily find the hottest new product ideas by pulling real time data from Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, Etsy, and so forth so that you’ll be able to see exactly what people are looking for and buying now, so you can jump on it and take advantage.

Amazing Selling Machine VS eCom Masters VS Etc…

As you may know there are a lot of courses out there on Amazon selling. And I’ve probably been through most of them at this point.

Unfortunately, most of them are made by people who really don’t know what they are talking about, and are just looking to make a buck. So definitely don’t waste your time on any of these little cheapo products.

One other product some people have liked is called Amazing Selling Machines or ASM. A lot of the big name IM Gurus promote it heavily.

Honestly I’ve heard a lot of good things about ASM but I haven’t been through the course so I can’t offer any real insights. What I do know is that it is priced at 5K which seems a bit steep to me.

Because the ASM course is so popular, some may wonder if eCom Masters is a cheaper ASM Alternative, but I don’t think that is a fair way to label this program, at all.

Really, I can’t imagine that there is any way possible that ASM could deliver the kind of value that you get in eCom Masters. And you’ll save around 4K too which is always nice!

Also – I should point out that one of the guys in eCom Masters went through the ASM program and was considered one of their success stories, so you can imagine that he knows all that stuff anyways…

My Recommendation…

Okay – so as you can tell I was really impressed my the amount of quality training provided in this program.

If you are somebody looking to build a real solid Amazon business that produces a magnificent and steady income for you and your family, then I think this training will definitely help you out with that.

That being said, this is a course for people who are serious about business. If you just tinker around with Internet marketing and buy WSOs and that kind of thing, I’m not sure even this will help you :)

But if you are serious about building a business then yes – this is a great course and I HIGHLY recommend it! Click Here to get Instant Access to eCom Masters plus Limited time Bonuses!

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Thought Elevators Review: Is Eric Taller’s “Brain Elevation” Technique Real?

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Elevate Your Mind!

Hey guys, today I’m going to talk about a new program called “Thought Elevators” that has created quite a stir in the personal development world in recent days. The program is all about “fine-tuning” your mind so that you can become more creative, and find the success that you are looking for in life.

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While I often talk about success, business strategies and the like, I really haven’t gone into any detail on the importance of personal development and meditation as it relates to success. This is a real passion of mine, so I thought it was about time to start sharing my thoughts with you as well as posting reviews of programs that I recommend for fixing up your thinking so that you can get what you wnat in life.

Which brings us to Eric Taller’s Thought Elevators program…

I’ll start my discussing a bit about the science behind how the program works, and then give a rundown of what you get with this program and then finish up with my personal thoughts and recommendation on who I think will benefit most from using this system.

What is the “Theta State” and how can it help?

If you have studied the way that your brain works at all, then you may have heard about the various brain wave frequencies that we all experience.

Two of the better known ones are the alpha and beta states… Beta brain waves are associated with our normal waking conscious state, whereas Alpha brain waves occur when we are deeply relaxed. Many spiritual types recommend spending more time in an Alpha state, as it is shown to reduce stress and improve your visualization, memory, and concentration skills. There are also the little known Gamma waves and Delta waves which we experience during deep sleep.

Theta waves on the other hand are the deep meditation waves that are present during REM sleep as well as of course during deep meditation.

The thing is that most people never really get to consciously experience the Theta state or reap its benefits, because most people don’t meditate enough to enter this deep a realm while they are awake, so the only time they go into Theta is when they are sleeping.

That’s a shame, because our mind’s deepest programming is at the Theta level and it’s a place you can experience amazing visualizations, powerful insights, and basically rewire your brain to manifest the life you want.

I know, if you aren’t already deep into personal development then the idea of “manifesting” can seem a bit woo-woo, but the more you get into this stuff the more you will see that the most successful people in the world are VERY into meditation and the like. On his site, Taller talks about how people like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Richard Branson used this secret themselves as a way to tap into their own creativity and personal power.

So, definitely give it a chance it you aren’t already into it…

Details On The Thought Elevators Program…

Basically the idea behind the Thought Elevators system is to give you a way to achieve your dreams, and get the things you want in life – easily – without doing a lot of repetitive needless work that gets you nowhere.

Unlike Alpha State Meditation, which is what most people do when they try to meditate, Theta State Meditation allows you to basically hypnotize your own mind. In this state your brain becomes pliable like a lump of wet clay, so you can mold it, and reprogram your subconscious be more positive, determined, and creative.

You might be thinking that this sounds tricky or complicated, but the cool thing about this is that Eric Taller (the guy who created the program) put together a couple simple tools that do the work for you, so it’s not like you need to figure this stuff out on your own. In fact it is so simple to use that Eric refers to his system as his “lazy man’s” shortcut for transforming your life!

What You Get Exactly:

Inside the program you get access to 9 individual “Thought Elevator” designed to help you reprogram your mind in relation to the most important aspects of life including: Wealth and Money, Relationships, Attracting Your Ideal Partner, Health And Healing, Energy, Achieving Your Ideal Weight, Accelerated Learning, Anxiety And Stress Relief, and Business Success…

To use the program you simply go through 4 steps Eric has laid out…

This is the ingenious thing about the program IMHO. I’ve seen a ton of “manifesting programs” and meditation guides, but I really have never seen anything like this that is so clear cut and makes so much sense.

The steps are basically to clear your mind and go in what Eric calls the “Clean Slate Mind”. Then yo “Prime the Positivity Pump”, and go into “Daytime Dreaming” Visualization Techniques. Again, I have tried a lot of different visualization techniques over the years, but this was new to me. I guess Eric learned about these techniques in a small monastery in East Asia, so that is probably why they are not exactly well known.

These visualization techniques help you avoid a specific visualization mistake Eric talks about that keeps people from entering the Theta State, so they are pretty important.

Then you get on the “Elevator to the Theta State” – which eases you deep into your mind, bringing you to the Theta State where your mind reshapes and you can to begin to attract success and manifest your desires.

And the cool part is that this is all passive on your part, you simply what a 3 minute movie and then but on the Theta audio track in the background and let it go to work!

Currently the program is also coming with a collection of bonus trainings, including: “Success While You Sleep” Meditation Tracks, a special report entitled, “How to Plant a Money Tree”, a guide on “Recognizing Your Soul-mate”.

My Recommendation…

I have been studying manifesting, success, and personal development for many years now. i’ve been through many programs, and usually I am content if I am able to find just only “gold nugget” of wisdom that I can use to make a positive change in my life. that said, most of them are rehashed and incomplete info.

Thought Elevators on the other hand is a truly comprehensive system. The course is backed up by tons of brain wave research from Stanford University, as well as thousands of years of practice in East Asia.

But the important thing is that it works. It has everything you need to sit down and quickly get yourself into the Theta state that is necessary to start reshaping your mind.

All in all it is an amazing system, that I think anyone interest in success and personal development would benefit greatly from! Click Here to Download he Thought Elevators Program Now!

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