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That's an interesting and informative article, I'll have to read more on that but I see that I'll have to treat oranges the same way I do lemons and just juice them myself or peel, take out seeds and throw in the blender.

Thanks for that ... I was not aware of the actually more processed, not from concentrate orange juice ... I should have been but live and learn ... if ya don't die first, lol.

 

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Haven't been following this thread much.  But after going thru some of the recipes, my mouth is watering.  I need to figure out some good citrus smoothies.  I have multiple varieties of oranges, mandarin's, and a meyer lemon in the yard.  Also kumquats, pink, and red grapefruit.  Love my citrus trees.  Really need to make some kumquat marmalade before they go bad.  Too for north for guava's but love good guava jelly, which is hard to find.  Most in the stores have so much sugar you can't even taste the guava.  Hope all are having a great evening.  Great to see so many reaching SVR, so many getting closer, and those getting ready to start tx. 



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I use fresh lemon but Diet Cranberry juice that has 5 calories per serving. Orange juice I use is 100% Orange Juice Pasteurized, not from concentrate. I try to read the labels and get what's going to help rather than hurt. It's not easy these days.

I do have a Jack La lain juicer that I use but have found that I get more out of fruit when I just remove peel, seeds and throw it in the blender. Ya, I go for pasteurized where possible if it's a juice, the less processed, the better.

Usually if man processed it he screwed it up ... LOL

I also peal most apples and tree ripened fruit since they almost always spray with peoplecydes, usually safe with stuff that grows underground like potatoes, carrots etc and I always wash leafy greens to get whatever they may have sprayed on it removed.

It's hard to shop for decent food, there's so much really bad for you stuff on shelves.

I try to hit Saturday Markets etc to get fresh local produce when in season and I want to start buying extra, freezing some, drying some and making juices and soup stocks that I can freeze for off months.

 

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Hope you are making your own juices, ie Orange Juice and Cranberry juice.  I saw a show about the 100% fresh squeezed not from Concentrate.  One the show they said, one glass of that  you might as well be drinking a soda. 

 

Here is a link.  http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/the-shocking-truth-about-freshly-squeezed-orange-juice/

 

The recipes look great.  I am going to try the second one but try to use my fresh squeezed.  I wonder how many oranges it takes to get a cup. 



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Today's Smoothie:

 

Strawberry Banana

3/4 C Almond Milk

1 C Frozen Strawberries

1 Banana

3/4 C Greek Non-Fat Yogurt

Blend to smooth texture (~ 60 sec)

Nice refreshing cool morning treat!

 



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Shameless Advertising ---> No Doubt you've seen the Medeterranean diet - Healthy Eating Tips thread,

Green Smoothies are great and can contain many parts of a Mediterranean diet but it's good to get some fish, nuts, grains and dairy not to mention the occasional red meat in your diet.

... what was that about all things in moderation?

I don't think a Fish Smoothie would be a good plan ... don't know about you but I like my Fish BBQ'd and served with lots of good vegies with some fruit for desert ... Now we're talkin ...

Bottom Line: Enjoy the Green Smoothies but eat healthy outside of Smoothie consumption too.

 

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p.s. Re: Green Smoothies, I tried making some V8 juice the other day ... it was pretty much a Fail but it'll make good soup stock.

I'm open for ideas on that or other healthy smoothies.



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Today's Morning-time Green Smoothie

 

1/2 C Oats (place in blender first to powder)

1 C Almond Milk

1 C Cranberry Juice

1 C Orange Juice (with Pulp)

1-1/2 C Spinach leaves

1 Ripe Avacado

1 Cucumber (pealed and cut to 1/2" slices)

1 Lemon (slice into 8 parts, remove seeds and peal then throw into blender)

1 Banana

 

Blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated. (Makes enough for 3 servings throughout the day, this is a bit low on protein so having some nuts, cheese or fish on the side during the day is probably a good idea).

This is definitely one of the tastiest and most refreshing smoothies I've tried ... Yum, delicious! (Ya gotta try this combo, it'll make your day).

 

Dave



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Sounds Berry Delicious Mike! Yum ... can I add whipped cream to mine? (Well, once I came to my senses ... make that Greek yogurt ... lol)

 

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1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of wheat germ


 I did that yesterday without the chia seeds = yum-yum!

Today is:

Frozen Strawberry's

Frozen Blackberry's

Frozen Blueberry's

Frozen Red Raspberry's

Fresh Banana

Apple Juice (as needed per thickness)

= yum, yum, yum! smile 



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I think wheat germ is excellent to add to a smoothie.

You might want to watch adding too much if you are diabetic or otherwise have been advised against eating too many carbs but the amount you're adding in that recipe is quite small.

Here's a link on some nutritional information about wheat germ ... Wheat germ is the most vitamin- and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel.

 

Thanks for the recipes, I bet they're very tasty and they are, no doubt about it ... nutritious.

Dave



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My fire chief gave me these recipes today, the whole Dept jumped on the smoothie kick with me (those guys will eat anything) lol haven't tried them yet but they seem pretty simple and similar to a few already posted. I was curious tho Is wheat germ ok? Definitely trying the peanut butter oatmeal smoothie next!!!

1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of wheat germ

1 cup strawberries
1 cup watermelon
1 banana
1cup almond milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of wheat germ

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It's good to keep trying new things, so far, no two I've made have been alike ... similar but not the same.

Changing the greens, in particular helps avoid mild toxins that most (all?) greens have (probably keeps the bunnies from eating too much of them). 

Added Oatmeal today which was a first ... changed the texture a little and had a plesant taste and is very good for the body.

I'm having fun with this thread and makin' the smoothies, glad you've tried a couple, I certainly haven't tried them all yet.

I used to make country wines ... now I make country smoothies instead ... and do some baking ... it was a sort of a natural migration once I gave up the alcohol. Still dealing with fruits and yeast ... just that it's good for me now.

 

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The Marijuana Brownie Smoothie

... just kidding, checking to see if you were awake!

Dave


 Those were the daze ... smile

The Peanut Butter Oatmeal sounds good.  Actually so many of them do. I have tried two so far. Both were ok with the last one being the best as I decided to keep tasting it as I added ingredients so I would know if I would actually drink it! It was simple, banana, blueberries, Harvest Crunch, a bit of 2% milk, 3 ice cubes, a tiny bit of honey and some romaine lettuce. The last ingredient was a test. I do have spinach now.



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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

This looks like a great Breakfast Smoothie ... (click link above)

... it's a tad high in sodium and sugars but not bad if you watch your daily intakes.

This one packs a lot of protein for those days when you need some extra energy!

Steel Cut Oats (Not Instant) are more nutritious and tastier than the instant stuff. (I like Quaker Steel Cut Oats)

Note: You might consider grinding up (powdering) the Oatmeal before hand. This can be done in the blender just before adding other ingredients or you can make some up ahead using a food processor or spice grinder (I use an extra coffee grinder we have).

Breaking the Oatmeal down will help aid digestion and get that protein working for you a little quicker.

Factoid: Complex Carbohydrates generally take longer to digest ... this can be a good thing as it gives you energy over a longer time period . How Long Do Complex Carbs Take To Digest?

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Well Howdy Pardner ... Welcome to the Green Smoothie Ranch!

Please remove your spurs before kicking back on the leather* lounge chairs.

 

Thank You - The Management

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*Note: The Corinthian Leather was expressly imported from  Ricardo Montalban's elite collection.

Factoid: Corinthian leather is a term coined by the advertising agency Bozell to describe the upholstery used in certain Chrysler luxury vehicles. The term first appeared in advertising in 1974. (i.e. It's a sales gimmick)



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Hi Lori,

I'm so glad to hear that you liked the "Tongue Twister Special" (Bluenana Strawlmond Yogurt Drink).

Since you liked that, I bet you'd really like the "The Not-So Green Smoothie" (down this page a bit).

I'm thinking about how to incorporate some Oatmeal in mine but not sure how to best do that yet. I'm a fan of Oatmeal, always liked how it really gives me lasting strength throughout the day (I think the reason for that is that it's slower digesting than many foods).

Always open for more ideas, I liked the refreshing and tasty looking "Oreo Cookies and Cream Smoothie", I have yet to try it but it sounds like it would be great when I really get the urge to eat something sweet (and, well, feel like cheating without actually cheating).

I appreciate the feedback, Thanks!

 

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I tried your recipe for the Bluenana Strawlmond Yogurt Drink this morning Dave and wow! It was the bomb! These are a complete game changer when u can't eat..smoothies are perfect! Saying that this post is helpful is an understatement.
*Once again, thanks u guys!!!*



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Click on picture below: (Just "X" out of the cover page ad)

... some more good information here: (This is Part II)

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  Click on picture below: (Just "X" out of the cover page ad)

... some more good information here: (This is Part I)

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Some information on Artificial Sweetners ... (In case you were wondering)

Note: Whenever possible, I try to use the Mayo Clinic as a source, my PCP even uses the Mayo Clinic for quite a bit of information and she is into "Good Health Through Nutrition" wherever possible along with pharmaceuticals as may be needed  ... that was enough to convince me.



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Green Smoothie Goodness

1 frozen Banana (When bananas start to brown, remove peel, place in baggy, mash and freeze for later use)
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (Try to find some with no High Fructose or large quantities of sugar) 
1 teaspoon Honey (optional)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (greek or light) - (Note: Remember "Non-Fat" just means no fat, DOES NOT mean low or no Sugar at all)
1 cup milk (Lowfat, Almond or Soy)
3 big handfuls of baby spinach

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional stats:
370 calories, 10g fiber, 21g protein (This will vary slightly depending on the type of milk and yogurt you use).



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I LIKE it!

Thanks for posting!!!

Not for every day but pretty darn healthy for a Super Taste Treat!

I'm going to have to try this one, for sure.

Thanks Lori !!

 

Dave

p.s. I didn't even know Oreo Cookies And Cream Instant Pudding existed ... how could I have missed THAT!



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Oreo Cookies and Cream Smoothie

1 cup Non-fat Milk
½ cups Plain Greek Yogurt Or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
6 teaspoons Jello Oreo Cookies And Cream Instant Pudding Mix
½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract (omit If Using Vanilla Greek Yogurt)
½ teaspoons Stevia To Taste
1 cup Ice

Blend til smooth
(Dave~It's not a Oreo blizzard smoothie but hey it's Oreo :)



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Might want to check out the video following this one too ...

 

Dave



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Switching Up The Greens and why we should

The link above is worth repeating ... if you're going to be pounding these down every day you should at least be aware of this.

 

Dave

p.s. Nothing to stress about, it's just a good idea to Rotate the Stock a little.

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MHDEN AGAN (meden agan) was inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi. It means "Nothing in Excess".

In Aristotle's Rhetoric it is attributed to Chilo, one of the Seven Sages of ancient Greece.

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"Do everything in moderation, including moderation."

Benjamin Franklin

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Then from our past lives (We HAVE been brought back as fearless, Dragon Slayer's, Of Course)

''Too much of anything is bad, but too much whiskey is just enough.''

-Mark Twain

 



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... meanwhile back at the Smoothie Ranch ...

 

... Ya know, we may have to rename this thread "The Green Smoothie Ranch"

 



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... Holy Cow! ... Yumpin' Yimminy!

... We've hit the Big Time folks!

... I'll do my best to honor the honor your honor, on my honor (this is the best honor offer ever ... THANKS!!smile

I bet ya didn't know I was going to post the previous post when you did that ... LOL! 

 

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The Marijuana Brownie Smoothie

 

 

 

... just kidding, checking to see if you were awake!

 

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In your honor, I made this a sticky! I think this thread is a great benefit and should hold that level of importance. Keep up the good work Dave and crew!! smile



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Oh SF,

Tried my first Peanut Butter Carrot the other day ...

... pretty tasty indeed!

 

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Important Note:

Hey, Y'all (must be those 3 years I spent in North Carolina) please feel free to post smoothies as you please here ... Not trying to monopolize this thread at all ... (just want to keep it going).

Preferably they'll be healthy ones but exceptions will be made, of course, for OICB Smoothies ("Oreo Ice Cream Blizzard Smoothies") smile

 

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p.s. Gettin' awful quiet around these parts yawn ... ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz



-- Edited by Linuxter on Saturday 13th of February 2016 01:25:42 AM

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Here we go again ... Yet another Daily Smoothie.

 

Cilantro Carrot Apple 'n' Mango Smoothie

1 cup Water

1 cup Diet Cranberry Juice

2 cups Cilantro

1/2 Mango (Pitted and scooped out with spoon)

2 stalks Celery (washed in cold water and cut to ~1-1/2" lengths)

1 Granny Smith Apple (washed or peeled and cored)

4 medium size Carrots (washed in cold water and cut to ~1" lengths)

Notes: Add Water and Juice first, Add Cilantro, Blend then Add Ingredients in order shown above with blender on.

ENJOY!



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Today's Smoothie:

 

The Not-So Green Smoothie

1-1/2 cups Lowfat Milk

1/2 Mango

1 Banana

1-1/2 cups frozen Strawberries

Blend until creamy smooth ... Mmmm, Yum!

Tasty treat for breakfast.



-- Edited by Linuxter on Thursday 11th of February 2016 09:08:55 PM

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The Truth About Those Anti-Kale Rumors

 

Switching Up The Greens and why we should

(Be sure to scroll down the page on the link above, some great info. on various greens.) 

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Go Green!



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How Green Smoothies Can Devastate Your Health!!

NOT! ... I call BS ... Boy, ya sure have to take some (many) things on the InterWebs with a HUGE BAG of rock salt.

Now before you give up on greens and go back to eating processed foods with copious amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup, plain Fructose, lathered in devastating quantities of "Salt", you might want to reconsider and hear/ see what the real scoop is on Greens, cooked, chopped, steamed, blended or whole. You may notice that the re-hashed "Scare Tactics" of the article above use only one source of reference and that reference is from a previously debunked article and the link goes nowhere. (Big Red Flag ...)

Below are a few articles that let you make up your own mind on how "Devastating" ... or NOT greens can be:

One of my favorite reliable sources is the Mayo Clinic, here are some Green Smoothies from their site.

According to William Haley, M.D., a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic's Kidney Stone Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. in regards to Kidney Stones.

Why Green Smoothies Will NOT Devastate Your Health

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Signed: The Open Source Smoothaholic



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Today's Smoothie:

 

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The Super Green Smoothie

3 cups of fresh Spinich

1 cup Celantro

1 whole Cucumber

2 sticks of Celery

1 Banana

1/2 cup fresh Lemon Juice

1-1/2 cups Water

(Note: Blue and Yellow make Green)

Blend until very smooth and place two fresh young carrots in glass

 

Dave



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Not in a smoothie! Just a raw carrot with some peanut butter spread on it. It took me over 15 years to finally try it and once I did, I had wished I had not been so myopic smile They go together so well and who would have thought that. 



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I was actually reading that a lot of our vegies are washed in Chlorine.  Even some of the organic ones.  But anything that is preserved to last longer is not natural and therefore probably bad. 

 

The thing is, I have put a lot of bad stuff into my body.  The benefit of the baby carrots outweighs the bad. 

 

Peanut butter and carrots sound awesome.  Try peanut butter and jalapenos.  Cut them in half length wise.  Take out the seeds and insides and fill with peanut butter.  It is one of my favorite snacks.   Not too hot either, although, I like to eat raw habaneros so  what is NOT hot for me, might be hot for you. 

 



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Might want to reconsider on the Baby Carrots, I know I avoid them and go for the whole ones.

"Baby-cut carrots" makes them sound innocent ... Not so much http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp

I always wondered why the baby carrots got slimy after being in the fridge for a few days ... probably all that chlorine leaching out.

 

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Thanks for that info Dave. I'm with you Scott, just threw mine in the trash too. no

 

 

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In a smoothie?

If so I'll try that as soon as I get some 'chlorine free' carrots). If not I'll try it when I get some teeth. biggrin

 



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Try carrots and peanut butter! I know, you think I am crazy but you will thank me later smile



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Scott,

Glad to see ya makin' green smoothies, I think they really help stave off the sides as well as start the regeneration process.

Way to go!

 

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I like carrots a LOT, not trying to scare you, just got to wondering about them and found that article.

Best carrots are, no doubt, organic ones but I can't afford to purchase organic all the time, I think the regular ones are fine.

 

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Good to know.  They are going in the trash.  Can't trust anything that has been preserved. 

 



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Might want to reconsider on the Baby Carrots, I know I avoid them and go for the whole ones.

"Baby-cut carrots" makes them sound innocent ... Not so much http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp 

I always wondered why the baby carrots got slimy after being in the fridge for a few days ... probably all that chlorine leaching out.

 

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I am starting these daily smoothies.  They definitely make me feel better.  Although this one looks awful, it was very delicious. 

 

1.  1/2 cup of spinach

2.  Qtr Banana

3.  4 Strawberries

4.  handful of blue berries

5.  handful of Almonds

6.  Half a green apple

7.  2 baby Carrots

8.  half a container of Coconut water

9.  2 Ice Cubes. 

 

My Bullet that I bought doesn't quite liquefy it all so some of it was crunchy but I like that. 

 



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Add a little bit of fresh garlic to those mash potatoes and you are good to go! smile



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Nothing wrong with a ice cold glass of milk!! I enjoy dairy in general. Ice Cream comes to mind, lol! Just keep your diet in decent shape, stay active and throwing in a glass of water or Gator Aid every so often is a good idea too. Sounds like you have a good handle on it. Not having a problem with headaches is fantastic. Some of you are able to avoid a lot of the side effects, all I can say is hooray! smilesmile



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I have been on treatment for abt 3 weeks now. I haven't had any food cravings except one. I drink abt. half gallon of milk a day.  Maybe I should make some smoothies. I did try plain water and sugarless lemonade but it is always back to the milk. I like chocolate or a few tbsp. of coffee added to my milk. I haven't had any headaches so maybe milk is a good thing. Not fighting myself. If it is milk I crave, milk is what I get.



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 YUM YUM!!! Now I know what to blend for supper. biggrin



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