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dailywavy 02-11-2010 06:08 PM

New LOVE-green smoothies!
 
Does anyone else do green smoothies? I have been eating them for over a month now and now progressing to a whole foods lifestyle. But seriously, it is amazing! 15 servings of fruits and veggies in one serving (about 4 cups). SoooOOOOooooOOOoo yummy! and my little boy just begs for them everyday! (sometimes its more like a tantrum. and its the only tantrum i give into....its hard to say no when your kid is screaming for veggies.)

Not to mention all the health benefits, but my hair is changing too! I think it is the coconut oil I'm eating now. But my hair is shinier, and healthier! plus my nails are stronger, and my face has cleared up. Instead of fixing problems topically, i am doing it from the inside out. So if you want to try it purely out of vanity totally do it, or do it for your health, but they are REALLY good! I have gotten many of my friends and family into them! If you want some good info go to greensmoothiegirl.com she has a youtube channel too on how to's.


Seriously, you guys have got to try them! It will change your life! ....or at least your hair.

Does anyone else drink them? or am I alone here?

finaleofseem 02-11-2010 06:22 PM

I've heard good things about them. What recipe do you use?

dailywavy 02-11-2010 06:27 PM

1 1/2 c. water blended with enough spinach to get to the 3 c. line or more.

1 banana
1 packet stevia
1 pear or apple
a few squirts of lemon juice
2 Tablespoons EV coconut oil
and frozen berries


blend all together

makes about 6 cups

my mouth is watering already....

dailywavy 02-11-2010 06:30 PM

or i have done a pinacolada kind-
water and spinach as usual and stevia
banana
1 c. fresh pinapple
1/2 c. baby Thai coconut meat
1/2 of a lime (the whole thing skin and all)

blend till smooth

murrrcat 02-11-2010 06:33 PM

Mine sound about the same as yours.


Spinach with strawberries or blueberries or both sometimes mangos and bananas

I don't put any sugars or anything in them as I feel no need because the strawberries/fruit hide the flavor enough as it is.


I think I'll try putting the coconut in now!

dailywavy 02-11-2010 06:41 PM

My favorite berries are the blue berries!

finaleofseem 02-11-2010 07:08 PM

I already do organic fruit smoothies for breakfast, so I may have to try these. :)

wavy wonder 02-11-2010 07:33 PM

Sounds interesting.
Do you have to add the coco oil?
I just started a diet and coco oil would be a lot of points.
The other fruit mask the spinach?

wavy wonder 02-11-2010 07:34 PM

is stevia that new kind of sugar? can you use splenda?

mythreebabes 02-11-2010 11:31 PM

I love green smoothies, the easiest (and tasty) way to get a load of fruits and veggies at once. I have been making them daily lately with coconut milk, organic milk, a couple large handfuls of spinach, a banana and any other fruit I have on hand...huckleberries, blueberries, cherries, etc. I have had no need to use any kind of sweetener. So yummy!

goobernut 02-12-2010 05:19 AM

I do these a lot! I never added the coconut oil though. I used frozen spinc and frozen berries. I'd use just a bit of agave nectar instead of stevia though.

I've been wanting to try it with the coconut milk! Yum! I'll have to pull my blender back out!

tproul 02-12-2010 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by wavy wonder (Post 1255231)
Sounds interesting.
Do you have to add the coco oil?
I just started a diet and coco oil would be a lot of points.
The other fruit mask the spinach?

Seriously Wavy wonder, you do not need to diet. You look great! But eating more fruits and veggies is always a good thing.

For those who drink these smoothies - do you use regular spinach or baby spinach? Does it make a difference? And does the 'green' only refer to spinach. Are there any other veggies we can add?

This would be a great way to 'hide' some veggies for my 2 yr old son. (BTW, the cookbook Deceptively Delicious has great ideas to hide veggie purées in food; I made some chocolate pudding yesterday for my son, and he ate it all up. Little did he know that there were sweet potatoes, zucchini and squash in it! :laughing4:)

wavy wonder 02-12-2010 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tproul (Post 1255481)
Quote:

Originally Posted by wavy wonder (Post 1255231)
Sounds interesting.
Do you have to add the coco oil?
I just started a diet and coco oil would be a lot of points.
The other fruit mask the spinach?

Seriously Wavy wonder, you do not need to diet. You look great! But eating more fruits and veggies is always a good thing.

For those who drink these smoothies - do you use regular spinach or baby spinach? Does it make a difference? And does the 'green' only refer to spinach. Are there any other veggies we can add?

This would be a great way to 'hide' some veggies for my 2 yr old son. (BTW, the cookbook Deceptively Delicious has great ideas to hide veggie purées in food; I made some chocolate pudding yesterday for my son, and he ate it all up. Little did he know that there were sweet potatoes, zucchini and squash in it! :laughing4:)

I think i read you can use any green veggies.
And you haven't seen me naked;) nor would you want to. I have a wedding in Cali in 9 days and i tried on dresses yesterday and it was very depressing. Being butt white doesn't help matters;)

murrrcat 02-12-2010 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tproul (Post 1255481)
Quote:

Originally Posted by wavy wonder (Post 1255231)
Sounds interesting.
Do you have to add the coco oil?
I just started a diet and coco oil would be a lot of points.
The other fruit mask the spinach?

Seriously Wavy wonder, you do not need to diet. You look great! But eating more fruits and veggies is always a good thing.

For those who drink these smoothies - do you use regular spinach or baby spinach? Does it make a difference? And does the 'green' only refer to spinach. Are there any other veggies we can add?

This would be a great way to 'hide' some veggies for my 2 yr old son. (BTW, the cookbook Deceptively Delicious has great ideas to hide veggie purées in food; I made some chocolate pudding yesterday for my son, and he ate it all up. Little did he know that there were sweet potatoes, zucchini and squash in it! :laughing4:)

I haven't tried other veggies but you can! spinach just is sooo vitaminy rich and does not taste all that great to me, so what better way to hide it!

wavy wonder 02-12-2010 07:37 AM

Also guys, it seems adding water would make it very running. Can you add ice in it's place?
I made smoothies all summer long.
A banana, strawberries, b-berries , some fat free sherbert and splenda. Mmmm, i could eat servings and servings of it. Strange my son would not try it:(

tproul 02-12-2010 07:42 AM

I make mine with soy milk (DS is allergic to cow's milk) and add a little honey. I also like to add ground flax seed or a little wheat germ. You can barely taste it, but it ups your vitamin intake. I actually throw in flax seed or wheat germ in practically anything I make, muffins, cake, granola bars, etc.... I'm a FS junkie! :toothy4:

tproul 02-12-2010 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wavy wonder (Post 1255516)
Quote:

Originally Posted by tproul (Post 1255481)
Quote:

Originally Posted by wavy wonder (Post 1255231)
Sounds interesting.
Do you have to add the coco oil?
I just started a diet and coco oil would be a lot of points.
The other fruit mask the spinach?

Seriously Wavy wonder, you do not need to diet. You look great! But eating more fruits and veggies is always a good thing.

For those who drink these smoothies - do you use regular spinach or baby spinach? Does it make a difference? And does the 'green' only refer to spinach. Are there any other veggies we can add?

This would be a great way to 'hide' some veggies for my 2 yr old son. (BTW, the cookbook Deceptively Delicious has great ideas to hide veggie purées in food; I made some chocolate pudding yesterday for my son, and he ate it all up. Little did he know that there were sweet potatoes, zucchini and squash in it! :laughing4:)

I think i read you can use any green veggies.
And you haven't seen me naked;) nor would you want to. I have a wedding in Cali in 9 days and i tried on dresses yesterday and it was very depressing. Being butt white doesn't help matters;)

Good point. Oh how things change after we've had kids eh? I have two little ones (2.5yr and an 11mth old) and have managed to lose the 30 pds I gained during the pregnancy, but somehow things just aren't the same. There's all this talk about hair elasticity, but what about tummy elasticity?! :eek: (sorry for the total guano)

rinni 02-12-2010 09:41 AM

Crazy good timing on this thread, I just read about green smoothies 3 days ago or something and have started drinking them too! In my first one, I used:

Baby spinach
Mango
Granny Smith apple
Banana
Orange juice (I just used a little bit, though)
Ice

I didn't use any recipe, I just kind of threw everything in and blended it until it looked like a smoothie. For your water question, wavy wonder, the first time I made one I didn't know I was supposed to add water, and it was kind of too frothy/whipped-like, which made it a little hard to drink. It was tasty, just full of air and foam!

The second time I added some water (and more spinach) and it was MUCH better. Way easier to drink. If you don't want to add much water for fear of watering it down, I'd probably recommend just adding a little at first and keep on tasting it until it's the consistency you like, that's how I did it. It didn't taste watered-down or runny at all.

I'm already sold on them too! So tasty and an easy way to get veggies.

wavy wonder 02-12-2010 11:30 AM

I am so excited to try this.

dailywavy 02-12-2010 12:10 PM

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!:toothy4: 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.


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