Drink Yo Veggies: Basic Greens

By Lindsay Rabicoff • March 10, 2015

Everyone knows that fruits and veggies are necessary for a healthy lifestyle. And while there is conflicting info out there regarding how many servings of fruits and veggies we need each day to stay healthy and disease free, but most health organizations recommend at between 5 and 14 servings a day. If you’re anything like me, getting that many servings a day is challenging.

I tried everything – juicing, supplements that tasted literally like dirt (bleh, is THAT chocolate flavor?!), eating primarily vegetables. Nothing worked. Juicing took too long and cleaning the juicer was my worst nightmare. Other supplements were too terrible to drink everyday. And eating mainly vegetables? Well, you can guess how that went.

About a year ago I was introduced to Basic Greens and I was hooked. Basic Greens is flavored with cinnamon and natural spearmint leaf and is deliciously drinkable. I add it into my morning chocolate protein shake and I am done with my daily servings of vegetables.

The nutrition on Basic Greens is awesome. It provides 15 servings of fruits and vegetables for only 40 calories and 6 grams of carbs. Plus its vegan and gluten free!


You can request a free sample on the Basic Greens website and try it for yourself. Best part is that they come in individual sized servings so that you can take Basic Greens on the go and stash some in your office. I keep a box at the office just incase I forget to drink my veggies in the morning or in case I need a mid-afternoon nutrient boost.