my morning sludge: greenmax #2

I do love a steaming hot mug of GreenMax on a workday morning to start my day off. It’s packed with all kinds of vitamins and minerals, and has become a staple in my diet. I’ve mentioned a couple other flavors before, today I will introduce you to…

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Black Sesame Cereal, and Black Soybean & Multi Grains Meal

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We have a coffee machine at church with some weird coffee concentrate in it that’s always ready to go. But (unless I need a little shot of caffeine) I just use the hot water to fill my mug halfway. Then I pop it in the microwave for another 45 seconds to get it really hot.

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Now, according to the instructions, you’re supposed to add one packet to about 8oz of water and drink it. But…

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I prefer mixing two packets in a half full mug. Usually two different flavors.

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Mix it up….

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and you have a yummy sweet, somewhat savory…erm…sludge. Very Asian-tasting because of the sesame.

Here’s the important part, though – the nutritional value.

Black Sesame
Calories: 127
Total Fat: 5g
Total Carbs: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A: 18%
Vitamin C: 15%
Calcium: 37%
Iron: 14%

Black Soybean & Multi Grains
Calories: 127
Total Fat: 3g
Total Carbs: 23g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A: 23%
Vitamin C: 16%
Calcium: 23%
Iron: 16%

0 thoughts on “my morning sludge: greenmax #2

  1. This I have to leave to the professionals – doesn’t matter how healthy it maybe … I stick to my coffee … thanks for a very interesting reading – something like soup in a cup .. and I wouldn’t have that neither.
    Thanks for bringing us something new.

    • Well, coffee has its strong points, too! I’m not usually much of a coffee drinker, but in winter…sometimes I just NEED it. Usually I add a little to the GreenMax, or have a little cup with a cookie at lunch time. I find a little squirt of coffee really compliments the black sesame flavor in some of the GreenMax varieties.

      As for a cup of soup – HA. There are two differences. 1. Cup-o-Soup is generally unhealthy. 2. I could make soup from scratch, but it would be awfully hard (and probably expensive) to make GreenMax from scratch. Nevertheless, it’s something I think about. I just need a big grinder…. 🙂

      • I know that soup a cup is not healthy and it taste terrible – but the principle is the same, water and microwave … and microwave is dangerous .. all the radiation leaking .. specially if it has a couple of year on it’s neck. We should measure the radiation every year.
        Grinder for birthday maybe, if you use a lot of it.

        • You can skip the microwave, and boil the water some other way. Or not even boil it, but I find the hotter the water is, the better the mix thickens up.

          Of course, then it all comes down to whether or not the flavor and consistency is right for you. It is very unlike coffee!

  2. Hmmm. I generally start the day with 80z of wheatgrass juice followed by a quart of green smoothie….but your Greenmax sludge sounds very, very interesting. I like that it’s a hot green drink. Where can you find Greenmax?

    • Oh, it’s not really a “green” drink in the way yours is, it has a lot of nuts and seeds in it more than veggies. Also, I’m not sure if any of it is gluten free.
      But you can find it at Asian markets. Amazon also sells it, but they’re more expensive.

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