New LOVE-green smoothies!

You can use any kind of spinach, baby or regular and you can't taste it. If you don't add the water it won't puree easily at all. but I like to add ice after its blended to give it a more smoothie feel. you can use a 1/4 c agave or honey if you want. you can use splenda if you want, (but i personally don't want to, i think its toxic, but you can do and think anything you want, i don't want to force any beliefs, just want to keep things fun!) dates will sweeten it too.
other greens:kale collards and spinach are you mild "base"greens that you won't taste. all others you will want to use only a few leaves or a handful. beet tops are great too! carrot tops and pretty much anything green will work (not rhubarb leaves, those are toxic)

anyone try the hot pink smoothie recipe?


its a great way for kids to eat them! i have even noticed a big change in my sons attitude. way less meltdowns and he craves fruit and veggies and way less sugar. *and he listens more! downside.... more poopy diapers.

way to go whoever put the veggies in the pudding!

oh, and the coconut oil or flaxseed oil is there to help absorbtion of the nutrients. they are also great fats because they are loaded with omega3 and 6 and will help burn the fat we already have. don't let the "saturated" fat fool you! indigenous island people eat like 60% of it in their diet and are among the healthiest most beautiful people on the planet w/ no heart disease, cancer etc. but if you don't want to add it, don't. avocados will do the same thing, and will make it creamy.
Originally Posted by dailywavy
is stevia all natural? is it calorie free??
is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Stevia is a natural sugar. If you have to sub. use sugar in the raw. Splenda is one molecule away from pesticide, yes folks the same stuff that keeps the bugs off your plants you are putting into your body...

Don't even get me started on Aspertame...
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is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Stevia is a natural sugar. If you have to sub. use sugar in the raw. Splenda is one molecule away from pesticide, yes folks the same stuff that keeps the bugs off your plants you are putting into your body...

Don't even get me started on Aspertame...
Originally Posted by E2e
that is why i use none Stevia tastes funky though
is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Stevia is a natural sugar. If you have to sub. use sugar in the raw. Splenda is one molecule away from pesticide, yes folks the same stuff that keeps the bugs off your plants you are putting into your body...

Don't even get me started on Aspertame...
Originally Posted by E2e
that is why i use none Stevia tastes funky though
Originally Posted by turtles
I read an article that whether you love or hate Stevia is genetic.

I didn't pay a ton of attention b/c I like it, and have started using it instead of sugar in my coffee, etc. It does taste different than sugar, though.
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is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Stevia is a natural sugar. If you have to sub. use sugar in the raw. Splenda is one molecule away from pesticide, yes folks the same stuff that keeps the bugs off your plants you are putting into your body...

Don't even get me started on Aspertame...
Originally Posted by E2e

I'll get ya started! the FDA receives more than double harmful side effect reports on aspertame than all other chemical additives combined.

*stevia is 100 times sweeter than sugar, no ill side effects and won't do anything to your blood sugar. you'll find it in your herbal suppliment section. The cheeper it is, the lower the quality it is and will then give you a funny aftertaste. the only reason it was held off the market was because the aspertame companies lobbied so hard to keep it off the market. because it is a natural thing it can't be patented and therefore they can't make as much money off of it.
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is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Stevia is a natural sugar. If you have to sub. use sugar in the raw. Splenda is one molecule away from pesticide, yes folks the same stuff that keeps the bugs off your plants you are putting into your body...

Don't even get me started on Aspertame...
Originally Posted by E2e

I'll get ya started! the FDA receives more than double harmful side effect reports on aspertame than all other chemical additives combined.

*stevia is 100 times sweeter than sugar, no ill side effects and won't do anything to your blood sugar. you'll find it in your herbal suppliment section. The cheeper it is, the lower the quality it is and will then give you a funny aftertaste. the only reason it was held off the market was because the aspertame companies lobbied so hard to keep it off the market. because it is a natural thing it can't be patented and therefore they can't make as much money off of it.
Originally Posted by dailywavy


maybe that's why It tasted funky, I bought it at big lots...
just made a cosco run, got the biggest , most gorgeous strawberries and some sweet blueberries, plus bananas. I will get spinach at grocery store. Has anyone tried carrots?? are you able to really get them smoothed out? WE have a nice bag of c's here.
just made a cosco run, got the biggest , most gorgeous strawberries and some sweet blueberries, plus bananas. I will get spinach at grocery store. Has anyone tried carrots?? are you able to really get them smoothed out? WE have a nice bag of c's here.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder
i'm not sure if carrots would smooth out....I need to go get me a new blender!

anyone make juices with a juicer?


p.s. wavy wonder, what kind of camera is that in your avatar, you can pm me if you want. I want a freaking digital camera, I'm like the only person alive with out one!
just made a cosco run, got the biggest , most gorgeous strawberries and some sweet blueberries, plus bananas. I will get spinach at grocery store. Has anyone tried carrots?? are you able to really get them smoothed out? WE have a nice bag of c's here.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder
i'm not sure if carrots would smooth out....I need to go get me a new blender!

anyone make juices with a juicer?


p.s. wavy wonder, what kind of camera is that in your avatar, you can pm me if you want. I want a freaking digital camera, I'm like the only person alive with out one!
Originally Posted by turtles
yea, I was thinking carrots might be a little difficult.
My camera is a canon power shot SD870 IS
I think I'm going to dive in and try this soon. I need to lose some serious weight (40-50 lbs?) and I eat NO fruits and veggies at the moment. I like them, I'm just lazy and grab "easy" things to eat... like carbs.

Ok, that's besides the point here! I was wondering if this is supposed to replace a certain meal.. breakfast, lunch? dinner? Is it filling? Is that all you consume in that period of time?
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I think I'm going to dive in and try this soon. I need to lose some serious weight (40-50 lbs?) and I eat NO fruits and veggies at the moment. I like them, I'm just lazy and grab "easy" things to eat... like carbs.

Ok, that's besides the point here! I was wondering if this is supposed to replace a certain meal.. breakfast, lunch? dinner? Is it filling? Is that all you consume in that period of time?
Originally Posted by kayaelle
I drink mine as snacks, I love food too much to skip a meal.
yeah, i was thinking more on the line of a snack. Or added with my current meal, with maybe taking something else out?!?
I had one for breakfast, made with banana and blueberries, then I had a boiled egg.
I think you could count this as a liquid salad.
I had one for breakfast, made with banana and blueberries, then I had a boiled egg.
I think you could count this as a liquid salad.
Originally Posted by crwritt
Yeah - This is what I'm thinking I'll end up doing. I have wheat toast w/ peanut butter every day for breakfast now (it keep me really full until lunch), so I might do a green smoothie with an egg (even hard boiled - very portable) and toast w/ PB for lunch and whatever for dinner.
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My easy fall back (but experimenting with other fruits):
2 handfuls of spinach
about 8oz almond milk (sometimes a bit more if this is going to be my whole breakfast)
1 banana (either frozen or add some ice to make it cold)
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if it is a full quart then it is a meal. but anything less is a snack, but i won't need anything for a good few hours after. it is pretty filling.

i have tried carrots, it adds some bulk since i have a crappy blender that won't get it blended down well, but it still is something you can put in there. it will sweeten it a little.
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I think I'm going to dive in and try this soon. I need to lose some serious weight (40-50 lbs?) and I eat NO fruits and veggies at the moment. I like them, I'm just lazy and grab "easy" things to eat... like carbs.

Ok, that's besides the point here! I was wondering if this is supposed to replace a certain meal.. breakfast, lunch? dinner? Is it filling? Is that all you consume in that period of time?
Originally Posted by kayaelle
just by doing this i have lost 7 lbs in one month! it has a very detoxifying quality to it because of all the fiber. it is like a broom brushing out all the toxic stuff.

it is pretty "fast food" just takes a few minutes, and you can make a bigger batch, freeze in portions then let it unthaw while you are at work or whatever and it is ready in time for lunch! just shake well. or keep extras in the fridge for up to two days after that it starts tasting a little funky.

i must say, it is easier to make healthy choices the more i eat these. soda is really gross to me know. it doesn't taste as good. i'm a bit bummed about that.
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I've been doing a green drink (greens+) every morning for years, and I love the sound of these smoothies! I was thinking I could add my greens+ into a smoothie, and then it wouldn't taste so bad...
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Might try this! seems tasty...................
Yummy Yum Yum................................
I do love greens but this will improve the taste......

Good Idea.....
Do you put milk in it or not?????????????????????
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Might try this! seems tasty...................
Yummy Yum Yum................................
I do love greens but this will improve the taste......

Good Idea.....
Do you put milk in it or not?????????????????????
Originally Posted by CurlyPolkaDot
I use almond milk, because I'm lactose intolerant

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