Recently, the Daily Greens Team asked volunteers to take a blind taste test of one of our Daily Greens Organic Juices against another Non-Organic Juice.
And guess what? The majority of volunteers picked the Organic Daily Greens Juice over the Non-Organic Green Juice choice! This result supports what we already knew…that you can taste the difference and Organic just tastes great! We want you to start making the Organic choice for yourself, and not just because our juices won the taste challenge. The Organic choice ties in with our commitment to you – we want you to be healthy, always, and we want to leave the smallest footprint on the environment. By choosing Organic you are supporting sustainable, local farmers and helping to make a difference for our organic agriculture community.
We want YOU to take the taste challenge as well! That is why we are offering this Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) coupon for you to try Daily Greens Juices and see for yourself. Print out the coupon and redeem two Daily Greens Juices for the price of one at your local retailer that carries Daily Greens!
Then, take the taste challenge yourself. Please let us know what you think. Tell your story and tag us! We would love to share your story! It’s time to help us spread the word that Organic Tastes Great!
This month’s featured juice is RENEW. This juice not only tastes refreshing it’s also one of our most hydrating juices. The added Himalayan salt creates an electrolyte balance in the body as well as increasing water absorption abilities. The ingredients of celery, dandelions greens, pineapple all infused with lime and watermelon juice (with a hint of spearmint) leads to a super tasty, hydrating juice.
We are big fans of watermelon here at Daily Greens and not just because of its incredible taste. Studies have revealed that watermelon contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, and a cancer-fighting agent. Watermelon also contains L-citrulline, an amino acid that aids in muscle repair and cucurbitacin E, a triterpenoid, which blocks the activity of the pain and inflammation, making RENEW an excellent post-workout recovery juice.
Celery is also a beneficial component of RENEW. It’s a good source of antioxidantsand beneficial enzymes. High in vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and Vitamin B, celery makes for one of the healthiest ingredients we can use in our juices. By providing a raw dietary fiber that boosts digestion and weight loss, it acts as a diuretic and reduces bloating. And to top all that off, it also is a HUGE help after a work out because of its high percentage of electrolytes which prevent dehydration.
Another beneficial ingredient (and one that you might find surprising!) are dandelion greens. These greens are probably one our best sources of iron, containing twice as much iron as spinach. They have large doses of Vitamin E and riboflavin. And, if your post work-out drink could not get any better, dandelion greens have been shown to inhibit interleukins and other immune molecules which trigger inflammation.
As always, all of our ingredients are certified organic and are NON-GMO, maintaining our commitment to you to make the healthiest product we can. But the best part about RENEW is that it tastes fantastic. With a hint of lime and pineapple making it truly sublime. It is one of our best sellers and one that you can drink after your workout and the rest of the day too.
Organic Tastes Great! We here at Daily Greens know that organically grown fruits and vegetables taste better thantraditionally grown food. But how do we know? First, because it just tastes better! And second, we have done our research-
*Did you know that a study was done by the BJN (British Journal of Nutrition) that revealed that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants? Higher levels of antioxidants affect a food’s organoleptic qualities – taste, aroma, and mouthfeel. Which means they taste better! And, since no pesticides are used, organic fruits and vegetables are under constant attack from bugs and blights of all kinds. This sounds like a bad thing, but it helps because when they are under attack, they ramp up production of their antioxidants, flavonoids, and phytochemicals. Resulting in a more intense flavor in the plant. In 2013, The National Restaurant Association also conducted a taste test, and survey and their findings support the idea that organic food just tastes better.
*If you still need more convincing on why to buy organic, consider this- it is good for the planet. Organic farming, by definition, doesn’t use harmful chemicals and fertilizers that contaminate rain and groundwater. Organic farming maintains healthy, fertile topsoil rich with biological matter, which limits erosion. And by purchasing organically grown products, you help organic farmers, and these guys need all the help they can get. Our dollars are sometimes more important than our vote, and if you choose to buy organic, you will support your local organic farmers.
So, organic tastes great, it’s better for you, and it helps out the farmers and our planet. Still not convinced – why don’t you try your own taste test? Buy one of each of your favorite fruit and vegetable, one organic and the other non-organic, and see for yourself!
We here at Daily Greens believe it and stand by it – that is why all the ingredients in our juices are 100% organic. Even down to the juice of the limes. It’s our commitment to you and ourselves. We want you to not only have the healthiest juice you can, but we want it the be the best tasting one!
Our Fearless Leader–Shauna Martin– Rides over 200 miles to raise money and awareness for the Young Survivors Coalition(YSC) in the Tour de Pink.
The Tour de Pink.
In April 2017, the founder and CEO of Daily Greens, Shauna Martin, along with her sister, Tamara, cycled over 200 miles from Orlando, FL to Palm Beach, FL. Both Shauna and her sister were diagnosed with Breast Cancer over twelve years ago, just three weeks apart. Shauna was 33 and her sister only 31. For two years, both women underwent treatment and eventually, double mastectomies. Neither of them will ever forget the battle they went through, and they know intimately how hard young women must fight today to win back their lives. The YSC South Florida Ride raises money and awareness for the Young Survivor Coalition, the premier organization providing supportive services and education resources for young women affected by breast cancer. Shauna rode too because YSC was there for her and her sister when they both needed it.
Since the moment she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Shauna has made it her mission to raise money for other young women battling breast cancer. Shauna also wants to increase awareness about her approach to living an organically enriched life which not only makes her feel better, but it also helps prevent cancer. (Shauna and her sister both have been cancer free since their treatment.) It was this mission that served as the inspiration to found Daily Greens. Not only is Daily Greens a sponsor of the Tour de Pink, but it also supports the YSC through an October campaign to raise awareness about the YSC’s organization and get Daily Green drinkers involved by donating matching amounts from coupons used by them to purchase a delicious Daily Greens juice.
When Shauna cycles (she rides a custom pink triathlon bike fromhttp://www.ybsbikes.com/) she drinks a Daily Greens juice before, during, or after each ride. Daily Greens’ cold-pressed juices are high in vital electrolytes that keep cyclists hydrated while riding. Her personal favorite to drink is RENEW.
Daily Greens also sponsored the ride and provided juice to each rider of the Tour de Pink, Florida. For more about our giving programs see- https://drinkdailygreens.com/we-give-back
Shauna’s choice when she rides her bike is our June feature juice- RENEW. Renew is perfect for before, during or after your workout and it’s also the perfect juice for during a ride. RENEW is hydrating and restorative. RENEW is infused with watermelon juice and it’s packed with celery, spinach, pineapple, lime, spearmint, dandelion greens and a touch of Himalayan Pink Salt. By drinking it, you can restore your electrolytes and increase your energy levels. And it tastes delicious.
The perfect juice to start your cleanse or the perfect juice to try to help you get started drinking your daily greens.
Elevate is a great beginner juice, it tastes smooth – packed with cucumber, spinach, and watercress — with a splash of lime, sweet pear, and a lovely vanilla finish, it’s the juice that will win you over.
Its organic ingredients not only taste delicious together but they also all offer health benefits to your body. It’s the perfect way to get your daily greens to go!
1- Spinach (Yes, it’s the healthiest thing you can put in your body!) Loaded with potassium and magnesium, vitamins K, A, B2, B6, E, Calcium, and Folate. Spinach truly is a superfood.
2- Cucumber (Who knew that it can aid with hydration and that it’s loaded with potassium?) It also has fisetin which helps protect against inflammation. Flavonoids help relieve pain and cucumbers contain loads of fiber, which we all know keeps us regular!
3- Watercress (Yes, the plate garnish.) Formally, a staple of the diet of a Roman soldier. It is super rich in dietary nitrates and these aid with lowering blood pressure as well as maintaining your cardiovascular health.
4- Pears (They don’t just taste good.) Low in sugar and high in fiber, these organic pears are loaded with antioxidants and potassium.
5- Limes (Not just for flavor.) Lime juice has a high percentage of vitamin C; it’s high in antioxidants and full of flavonoids (limonin glucoside) which help detoxify the body. And lime juice makes everything taste great.
All of these ingredients (4.5 lbs in total!) are cold pressed together in one small 12 oz. Daily Greens to go bottle. We stand by our pledge that organic tastes better. There is no excuse not to drink your greens.
Elevate is also an integral part of our 4-day organic juice cleanse programs. You can download the menu here … to get started.
And just to jump start your juicing and cleansing, all of the month of May is free shipping from us! Just enter the code – ORGANICTASTESBETTER – on check out on our website. https://drinkdailygreens.com/shop
A few months back, we were lucky to meet Marisa Zeppieri, self-proclaimed “Lupus Chick.” As a new fan of Daily Greens juices, she had shared the story of her personal journey on Social Media — and what a story it was! We knew we wanted to know more, so here it is. Meet Lupus Chick! We think you’ll find her story as interesting and inspiring as we do.
1. You’ve faced a number of challenges in your life. Would you mind briefly describing some of the obstacles you’ve had to overcome?
Certainly. With all the challenges I have faced, I feel like a cat with nine lives. In my 20s, I was hit by a truck as a pedestrian. It took about a year for me to recover and doctors recognized the event as a trigger for Lupus symptoms to express themselves. Ever since my Lupus diagnosis in 2001, I’ve battled mini strokes, blood issues, a blood clot, heart issues, a brain aneurysm, vasculitis and Lupus’ daily aggravation of fevers, rashes and fatigue. I’m probably forgetting some but I try to focus on all of the great things that have happened in my life instead.
2. Can you tell us specifically about your journey with Lupus? How and when you were diagnosed and how has your life changed since your diagnosis?
As I briefly mentioned, I was diagnosed in 2001 later in the year. A few months into my recovery from the vehicular event, I started getting strange fevers, rashes, pain and ultimately a ministroke. There were enough things going on for a Rheumatologist to take notice and test me for a myriad of illnesses. Three weeks after testing, Lupus was confirmed. Lupus has changed all aspects of my life, I believe for the better. It forced me to reevaluate my career, things in my personal life, my faith and stirred a desire within me to make the most of each day, and to leave a positive imprint on the world.
3. Tell us about Lupus Chick. What inspired you to start it? What mission or goals do you hope to accomplish with Lupus Chick?
I started LupusChick in 2008 after meeting a lot of lupus patients who felt alone and were struggling with feelings of isolation and depression. Today we are a large autoimmune community and reach about 200,000 people per week via our website, LupusChick.com, and social media. In 2015, I added a nonprofit segment to LupusChick to help patients with educational, medical and physician costs. That year we raised several thousand dollars and gave away five life enhancement educational gifts to lupus patients who were in college or a certification program. Education is extremely important to me and my prayer is we are able to continue to program in the future on a larger scale.
4. We understand nutrition has played a huge part in your journey. Can you tell us how nutrition and diet have helped you meet your goals and/or overcome your challenges?
I’ve always been fascinated by the human body, and was actually in Nursing school when Lupus reared its head. Through the years, I became more interested in how food, diet and supplementation could help some of my symptoms. Then in 2010, I had my worst season ever. A major flare left me with severe muscle wasting, heart issues, jaundice, and in the hospital where I was so thin and literally wasting away, I could not feed or take care of myself. I became wheelchair bound for about a year.
Being newly married, this was extremely difficult for me. My husband and I happened to watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and it literally changed my life. We started to implement juicing daily and I began to see nutritionists and functional medicine doctors. Within three months, I was out of the wheelchair. I’ve never had to use it since. Juicing gave my body the nutrients it so desperately needed without my body having to expend energy. Six years later, I still juice about twice daily. In fact, I actually teach classes on juicing now in my community and online. It changed my entire life, and helped me get my health back on track.
Today, juicing, along with a clean diet that is mostly raw, gluten free, diary free and heavily-vegetable based, helps me keep many symptoms in check. It hasn’t cured my Lupus, I try to make that very clear to people, but…I am on the lowest medication I’ve ever been on in 15 years!
5. At Daily Greens, we believe that a healthy lifestyle – including drinking green juice – can have a transformational effect in people’s lives. Can you describe your transformation, and how you believe drinking green juice has empowered it?
I know how severe my state of health was back in 2010, and it had gotten to the point where even the doctors seemed to be giving up. When I find old journals, I see daily goals for the day that included standing on my own for one minute with no assistance, or walking from my bed to my bathroom without a walker. Today, it is hard for me to even picture being in that situation and it highlights the radical changes I’ve had in my health. Juicing provides me with the energy I need to get through each day, as fatigue is a major symptom of Lupus. I believe it has also helped me with my skin, hair and nails, and supports my immune system, as I seem to catch a lot less germs. Over time, it completely changed my taste preferences too and pushed me in a direction of only eating clean, unprocessed food.
6. You offer a juicing class – what’s your favorite juice to make? And when you’re not making your own, what’s your favorite Daily Greens green juice?
I’m big on greens, so I love to combine kale or collards with some basil, cucumber, celery and ginger. I will even add a little pineapple in at times to mix it up. On rare occasions, I will treat myself to a more fruit heavy juice such as pear, cucumber and mint. I am a sucker for anything with pear in it!
As far as Daily Greens, I can honestly say I loved each one I have tried so far. I originally bought a multi variety case from Costco and was pleasantly surprised how unique and tasty the juices were, and I loved the fact they were low in sugar and not loaded with fruit. If I had to choose, I would say Harmony is my absolute favorite. It has three items I adore – pear, ginger and fennel!
7. What lessons have you learned that truly surprised you?
Living with a chronic illness that has no cure has brought about so many great changes and lessons in my life. It has made me even more compassionate, grateful for easy days and simple pleasures, and made me very aware of the small amount of time we are truly given on this earth. In some ways, I feel like I am rushing against time, as Lupus is so unpredictable. So it is my mission to make the greatest positive impact possible on the lives of others in whatever time I have left here.
8. Any great advice you’ve received along the way that you wouldn’t mind passing on?
As far as my personal life, my husband always reminds me to “be flexible.” And, with a chronic illness, I don’t think there is any other way to be. Surprises happen, flares happen out of nowhere, and we can only control so much of our life. Being flexible and in some ways spontaneous, has greatly reduced stress in my life.
In my “business” life, I’m grateful for the advice I have received over the years to dig deep and determine what makes you or your brand unique, and to run with it. When you focus on what makes you distinctive and stop comparing you or your brand to others, incredible things begin to happen!
Hike or Bike?
Pool or Ocean?
Ocean, no…pool. Tough! I am obsessed with the water.
Fiction or Non-fiction?
Non-fiction all the way.
Favorite fast healthy meal?
Collard wraps filled with brown rice, black beans, cilantro, red cabbage, sunflower seeds, cumin and a dab of salsa! I make a bunch at one time and they are great to eat on the go!
Write a Haiku about your journey.
Life ever changing,
Grateful for love, laughter, hope.
Lupus will not win.
Thank you so much for interviewing me about LupusChick and my juicing journey! I am so thankful for DailyGreens.
You don’t have to be “Green” to be GREEN! Daily Greens is excited to announce the launch of our New Green ADE Line!
5 New Colorful Delicious Flavors packed with Powerful Nutrients and Green Superfoods!
Watermelon-Hibiscus Orange-Turmeric Jicama-Blue Majik Green LemonAde Lime-Basil
Here at Daily Greens, our Core Value is Nutrition.
We pride ourselves in creating a nutritional drink with Green Superfoods and Ingredients that have Amazing Health Benefits! Five refreshing new flavors of great tasting juices filled with green superfood, low calorie and no added sugar! Made with Healthy Vegetables and the most Nutritious Fruits, each flavor has two or more detox cleansing properties ingredients:
Watermelon- Hibiscus: contains Chlorella and Hibiscus.
Orange- Turmeric: contains Chlorella and Turmeric.
Jicama- Blue Majik: contains Spirulina, Ginger and Jicama.
Green LemonAde: contains Blue Green Algae and Cayenne.
Cucumber- Basil: contains Chlorella and Basil.
Begin your New Year’s Resolution with Daily Greens Green Ades!
Hitting your local SW Costco shelves January 1st
Going Green Has Never Been Tastier!
Benefits of Each Green SuperFood
Benefits of Hibiscus
• Reduces High Blood Pressure
• Helps Lower Cholesterol
• Offers Liver Protection
• Helps Relieve Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
• Benefits Weight Loss, Improves Digestion
• Helps Boost the Immune System
• Helps Improve Skin Conditions
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin. This puts turmeric on top of the list as one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science and the most interesting finding is that when turmeric is compared to conventional medicine its benefits equal that of many pharmaceutical medications. One of the most powerful advantages curcumin has over the traditional medical approach is the lack of side effects.
Benefits of Chlorella
Chlorella’s rich green color comes from a high concentration of chlorophyll.
• Supports healthy hormonal function
• Promotes cardiovascular health
• Helps to negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation
• Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
• Aiding in the detoxification of our bodies
• Detoxifies Heavy Metals
• Detoxifies Radiation and Chemotherapy
• Supports Your Immune System
• Promotes Weight Loss
• Makes You Look Younger
• Fights Cancer
• Lowers Your Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
Benefits of Jicama (pronounced hee-ka-mah)
• Great source of Vitamin C and does not contain any fat!
• Promotes Good Digestion
• Prevents Constipation
• Lowers Cholesterol Levels
• Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
• Brightens Skin
• Helps Maintain Normal Blood Sugar
• Strengthens the Immune System
• Prevents Cancer
• Maintain Healthy Metabolism
• Helps in Weight Loss
Benefits of Blue-Green Algae
• Contains 70% vegetable protein and has higher levels of beta-carotene than broccoli.
• Contains a high concentration of nutrients- over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the complete spectrum of eight essential amino acids and ten nonessential amino acids… that are all easily absorbed by the body acting as an amazing anti-oxidant.
Benefits of Cayenne Pepper! Known as the “Healer”
• Relieves Migraine Pain
• Prevents Blood Clots
• Provides Detox Support
• Relieves Joint and Nerve Pain
• Supports Weight Loss
• Works as Anti-Irritant
• Treats Psoriasis
• Boosts Metabolism
• Source of Vitamin A
• Prevents Allergies
• Possible Anti-Cancer Agent
Benefits of Basil
• Basil is well-known for its immunity-enhancing properties
• Basil extract is proven to help prevent a wide range of health conditions, which makes it one of the most important medical herbs known today
• Acts as an Anti-inflammatory
• Blood vessel-protector
• Anti-stress solution and Immune-booster
Benefits of Spirulina
This blue-green algae is a freshwater plant that is now one of the most researched and talked about SuperFoods today. It’s blue-green, absurdly healthy and often overlooked or misunderstood. Spirulina is renowned for its intense flavor and even more powerful nutrition profile! Taken on a daily basis the health benefits of Spirulina can restore and revitalize your health!
• Detoxes Heavy Metals (especially Arsenic)
• Eliminates Candida
• Improves HIV/AIDS
• Helps Prevent Cancer
• Lowers Blood Pressure
• Reduces Cholesterol
• Lowers Chance of Stroke
• Boosts Energy
• Speeds Up Weight Loss
• Alleviates Sinus Issues
Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is surprisingly the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. The therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
• Helps Prevent Stroke and Heart Disease
• Natural Remedy for Indigestion and Nausea
• Maintains Malabsorption (regular digestion)
• Boosts Immunity and Respiratory Function
• Kills Bacterial Infection
• Kills Fungal Infections
• Cures Stomach Ulcers and GERD
• Relives Pain
• Helps Prevent Cancer
• Naturally Improves Diabetes
Sometimes in the midst of winter cold, a little spice can be a big pick-me-up. Our Founder, Shauna Martin, has found that the winter blues are no match for a hot kick of cayenne in her green juice- it wakes up her taste buds and offers a jolt to her body and mind.
3 to 4 celery stalks, bottoms removed
Big handful of spinach (2/3 bunch)
1/8 pineapple or 3/4 cup (125g) pineapple chunks
1/8 tsp sea salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper (1/8 tsp or less)
Wash the celery and spinach.
Top and tail the pineapple, peel it, and cut into pieces that will fit through your juicer.
Run the vegetables and pineapple through your juicer and scrape off foam (if desired).
Daily Greens™ founder, Shauna R. Martin, came up with this dish for an annual Halloween potluck gathering. This dish has become such a hit that she now makes it regularly for holiday gatherings. This is the perfect fall post-cleanse recipe. Please keep in mind that this recipe is a single serving and you can adjust accordingly.
Autumn Butternut Squash with Spinach
1/2 butternut squash, seeded
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup of cherry tomato, halved
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp dried cranberries
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 bunch of spinach, stems removed, or 1 bag of baby spinach
2 to 3 garlic gloves, minced
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Place the squash half into a small glass casserole dish and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and maple syrup into the center hole of the squash.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until squash is soft (check for doneness by inserting a knife into thickest portion of squash to make sure it is soft all the way through).
Meanwhile, in a medium non-stick sauté pan, sauté the cranberries and pine nuts in 1 tbsp of olive oil until the pine nuts are brown. Remove and set aside.
Heat the remaining olive olive oil in the same sauté pan. Add the minced garlic and sauté for one minute or until brown.
Add the spinach and sauté for 2 to3 minutes, mixing with garlic, until the spinach is wilted but not cooked.
To serve, place the butternut squash on a plate or serving platter and arrange the wilted spinach around the outside. Sprinkle the squash with pine nuts and cranberries, and enjoy!
Congrats on completing your 4-day cleanse! If this was your first cleanse, then extra congratulations are in order. You may be asking yourself: Now what?! Don’t worry, by following these tips you can ease back into mainstream eating, while at the same time maintaining some of your new found healthy habits.
You should now be a champion juicer. Hopefully you have perfected your Morning Green Juice. If you only pick up one habit during your cleanse, make it this one. Drinking a green juice every morning should be a life long routine—and it’ll pay off for the rest of your life. If you are burned out on using your juicer, switch to a bottle of our Daily Greens™ juice. Any of the Daily Greens™ green juices are a great substitute for a homemade juice. They also have a longer shelf lit, as a result of the high pressure process (HPP) used to make them FDA compliant and grocery-store ready. This process does not reduce any of the nutrients, but it does kill the bacteria that normally start the fermentation process, thereby extending the shelf life significantly. You should also continue your morning routine of drinking a 12-ounce glass of water with lemon upon rising. And if you’re up for it, stay off the the coffee and continue having a cup of green tea in the morning.
Don’t just go eat a hamburger or an other hefty serving of steak on your first day off the cleanse.
Stick with a raw salad for lunch on your first day post cleanse.
For dinner, move gradually back into cooked food and try to stay plant-based if possible.
On day two, you can start to slowly incorporate grains, dairy, and plant-based cooked foods.
On Day three, you can start to reintroduce meat and fish.
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