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08-13-2007, 01:40 PM
Hopefully this isn't a duplicate post, but if I eat Spinach in my green smoothie everyweek, would I be missing some nutrients? Like shoudl I do Spinach one week adn then next week do Collards and then next week try Turnip and so forth? Any ideas or advice would be helpful.
08-13-2007, 01:47 PM
Congratulations to u for the weight loss!!!:)
I am new but I have been reading around in here and not only are they using spinach, Kale, parsley, mint, lettuce(red & green leafy, romaine etc.)
I would guess actual greens would be good because they are green :)
Have you bought Alissa's book yet?
08-13-2007, 01:51 PM
You should rotate your greens. Every week would be perfect. :)
08-13-2007, 01:58 PM
I like to mix it up. Sometimes every day or every two days I have different greens in my smoothies.
08-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Oh man. Greens are so much work to clean but I need to think of it as exercise.. LOL.
08-13-2007, 02:44 PM
spinach is wonderful. But to get the full spectrum of nutrients you should try to use different greens as was mentioned. It's an adventure for your taste buds!
08-13-2007, 04:27 PM
Congrats on the weight loss! You are doing great! I agree about cleaning the greens... I usually use pre-washed Earthbound farms organic baby spinich and mixed greens and hope for the best! I usually use the collards and mustard and turnip greens to marinate or for wraps. I don't really like them in the smoothies but I do LOVE KALE in them. Oh, and I also use celery in the smoothies too. Especially good with bananas.
Nurse in the Raw
08-13-2007, 05:31 PM
Just don't eat Arugula......it's disgusting. Like pouring acid down your throat.
08-13-2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks all for the advice, I think the general consensus is variety.
Queenb - Thanks for the congrats. Your right on point with me I buy the pre-washed earthbound farms, that is why I asked could I just use that every week. I need to stop being lazy especially since I have more energy now.
08-13-2007, 09:50 PM
A handful of parsley in a green smoothie is super nutritious! I'm on a parsley bandwagon this week. Let's hear it for parsley! also, it's cheap.
08-13-2007, 09:51 PM
Oh I didn't realize parsley could be used as well, well. I've wasted so much parsly in the last couple of weeks. I heard that you shouldn't use to much or it could be toxic, that is why I'm shocked.
08-13-2007, 10:02 PM
i soak my greens (or whatever i am washing) in water and grapefruit seed extract for like 10 minutes, and then drain it and dry it. i use what i need and store it, to be used that day or maybe within 2-3 days. seems to work fine. havent gotten sick yet lol
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