Poor Man’s Version of “Green Dragon Dressing”

I really, really, really  wanted to make the original “Green Dragon Dressing” by Truth Calkins…truly I did.

I watched his video about how to make it and because it had so many nutrient dense ingredients, I knew I couldn’t pass it up.

It’s hard to not be amazed by his extensive knowledge on nutrients and superfoods.  I heart Truth Calkins!

Here is a description of the Green Dragon Dressing from the Longevity Warehouse website:

  • Taste: Spicy, hot, salty, tangy, with a touch of sweet
  • Beneficial For: Candida, Cleansing, Detoxification, and Increasing Circulation
  • Suggested Usage: Add on top of fish, cooked veggies, quinoa, salad, or just about anything else!

On the same website, there’s link to buy the majority of the ingredients in a  “Green Dragon Dressing Kit” which totaled a cost of $241.97.

While I totally agree 110% that the ingredients in the original Green Dragon Dressing Kit are some of the best superfoods known to man, the fact is, the average person can’t afford them – including me.

If you are already eating raw or healthy, then you know how expensive superfoods can be.  They are “super” foods, but they are also “super” expensive.

Since I can’t afford to buy all the ingredients in the original recipe, I decided to make a “poor man’s” version.

The foundation of the recipe was relatively inexpensive and still very nutritious and healthy even without the added expensive superfoods.

I took the basic ingredients, cilantro, olive oil, tamari, onion, jalapeno, apple cider vinegar and raw honey to made a Poor Man’s version of the “Green Dragon Dressing” recipe.

As Truth explains in his video, cilantro is good for detoxifying the body of heavy metals, yellow onions are high in sulfur and is a powerful antioxidant, apple cider vinegar is alkaline forming, detoxifies the joints, helps remove plaque and deposits from the cardiovascular system, cleans the kidneys, and is good for the lymphatic system.  The olive oil has good omega fats and is a good antioxidant.

The ingredients that are missing from the original recipe that you can buy from Longevity Warehouse website are:

  • Longevity Superfoods Chlorella Powder 250 grams – $23.97
  • Synergy Company Klamath Blue Green Algae Crystals – $54.97
  • UMAC Liquid Marine Phytoplankton – $39.97
  • Omica Organics Super Ionic Fulvic Acid – $31.97
  • David Wolfe Foods Raw Unfiltered Olive Oil – $49.97
  • Longevity Superfoods Ashitaba Extract – $58.26

I have never tried the original version to be able to compare the two, but the Poor Man’s version was really, really good!

It’s green, creamy, a little tangy, with a hint of sweetness and a hint of the tamari and is s a perfect blend of flavors.

And, it’s really quick and easy to make in a Vitamix and only takes a matter of minutes.

You really should watch the videos below if you can, it has a lot of good information on them:  http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.asp?ID=465





5 Fast Facts About Cilantro:

  • contains powerful anti-oxidants
  • anti-inflammatory
  • helps to remove toxins and heavy metals
  • promotes healthy liver function
  • helps to control blood sugar

5 Fast Facts About Onions:

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Jalapenos:

  • excellent antioxidant
  • thermogenic food
  • anti-inflammatory agent
  • high in vitamins A and C
  • contains anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Flax Oil (Flax Seeds):

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • contains soluble and insoluble fiber
  • super high in lignans
  • provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides cardiovascular benefits

5 Fast Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • maintains proper pH balance in the body
  • regulates blood pressure
  • helps to reduce bad cholesterol
  • loaded with potassium

5 Fast Facts About Raw Honey:

  • contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • contains immune boosting anti-viral properties
  • super high in B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6
  • contains natural anti-oxidants that block free radicals
  • high in minerals magnesium and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Spirulina:

  • boosts immune system
  • normalizes cholesterol
  • rich protein content with 50 -70% protein by weight
  • same calcium, phosphorus and magnesium content as milk
  • contains all essential amino acids


Where to Buy:  If you have trouble finding any of the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order online from Amazon and have them delivered right to your door and…you’ll be supporting The Healthy Family and Home website at the same time!



Tip #1:  Don’t worry if the dressing separates – it’s normal.  I just shake mine up before serving and it’s good to go.

Tip #2:  I store my Green Dragon Dressing in a wide-mouth mason jar and they even make a BPA-free pourable lid that is a perfect companion to the jars for storing homemade dressings.

Tip #3:  You can make this a gluten-free dressing by using a gluten-free tamari.


Poor Man’s Version of “Green Dragon Dressing” (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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  • 1 bunch organic cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 organic yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 organic jalapeno (chopped)
  • 7oz organic tamari (gluten-free)
  • 4oz organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 4oz organic flaxseed oil
  • 9oz organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg's brand)
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw honey (or other liquid sweetener for vegan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic spirulina powder


Step 1 Put all ingredients into a Vitamix blender and blend until well combined.

Refrigerate and shake or stir before using as the sauce will separate.



Recipe inspired by and adapted from:  "Green Dragon Sauce" recipe by Truth Calkins at:  http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.asp?ID=465



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    • Karielyn says

      Hi Cecilia…I’m glad you’re going to give it a try and hope you like it. The description from the Longevity Warehouse website is pretty accurate in my opinion. If you like all the ingredients in the recipe, you should like it! :)

  1. Janette says

    Hi, today Im gonna make the black bean soup. Im trying to do the six weeks challenge and I really need an inspiration. So glad I found your page. I’ll try this on my salad. Since I need to eat a lot of greens. Thank you.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Janette! That’s great that you are doing a healthy eating challenge!

      You’ll find it gets much easier once you start eliminating the bad foods from your diet. Your body will actually start to crave the good nutritious foods it needs.

      I have lots of salad dressings, dips, snacks and desserts that make it easy to stay on track…they help me a lot!

      Good luck and I hope you like the recipes you try out 😉

  2. says

    Thanks for the fantastic recipe! I really wanted to make it but wanted to keep it affordable. At my health food store I found a single serving of “green super foods” by AmaZing Grass each single serving tube was $1.05. I put in 2 and it turned out fantastic! And really simplified the process!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Jessica! Wow…that was an excellent idea! And Amazing Grass is an excellent product and organic too.

      Thanks for sharing your idea and for trying out the recipe 😉

  3. Matt says

    Nice work creating an affordable version of this dressing — those ingredients for the full version are definitely expensive!

    I actually splurged for all of them and have found that actually the recipe calls for very little of them…meaning that one purchase allows you to make the dressing over and over and over with just replenishing the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, tamari, vinegar and oils. This is one of my favorite recipes of all time, so I’m just happy to see that you’re spreading it in a simplified and more accessible form. Thanks for doing that!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Matt! Thanks for your comments and I’m so glad to “meet” another fan of the famous Green Dragon Dressing!

      Your version (the original) is super nutritious and hopefully one day I can try the original recipe with all the ingredients to get the full nutritional benefits 😉

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