View Full Version : Green smoothies with almond milk?
06-13-2007, 04:42 PM
I was just wondering if anybody makes their green smoothies using almond milk as a base. It sounds like most people just use water and I am wondering if it is a bad food combination to mix the almond milk with the greens and fruit. Also, when using coconut milk, is it the milk you buy in the cans, or the milk from the fresh coconut? And one more question! What is coconut water and is it the same thing as coconut milk?
Still a newbie here trying to absorb as much information as I can.
06-13-2007, 05:16 PM
I make mine with all kinds of nut milks.
And no, coconut milk and coconut water are different. i thnk the milk is the meat blended with the water..I could be wrong so wait and see what others say?:rolleyes:
06-13-2007, 05:23 PM
Hey sahalies - welcome!
You bet you can make green smoothies with nut mylk. I do periodically. It makes them creamier. GS possibilities are endless.
Don't buy anything in a can. It's been processed.
Yep, the coconut water is the liquid straight from the coconut (either mature - the brown fuzzy ones, or the young Thai - the white ones) and the coconut milk is a combo of coconut "meat" and the water blended. At least that's what I've always thought...
Ask away - that's how you'll learn. Do you have Alissa's book and DVD? Great learning tool. Also the search button is a big help.:rolleyes:
06-13-2007, 09:45 PM
Many thanks, Wendee and Veganforlife, for your responses and welcome! This board seems like a very supportive one and so helpful as well. No, I don't have Alissa's book yet, but I do have a reserve on her DVD at the library. That was great hearing it is ok to make the smoothies with nut milk. It is too easy to get caught up with all the many rules of eating raw, especially on food combining. I have done quite a bit of searching on the raw food diet, and I even came across one website that said one should not eat bananas, since they were not a hybrid fruit, but I have no intention of cutting them out. I also read that one was not supposed to combine fruit and protein, so that was why I thought I couldn't have the nut milk with the fruit in my smoothie. I haven't eaten meat for many years and being Celiac, I long since cut out gluten grains, so going raw really is not that difficult for me. However, I am finding that I get bloated and very gassy from eating all the raw fruits and veggies. Is that part normal and does there come a time when that will go away?
I will have to try my first coconut this week. Thanks for the info on it.'
06-14-2007, 06:10 AM
I use part almond part water till I get the constitency I want. :D
06-14-2007, 07:41 AM
today my smoothie is 1 cup carob almond milk, 1 cup water, 2 bananas (1 frozen) 4 medjool dates, big handful of romaine & collards. Fabulous!:D
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