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06-08-2005, 03:28 PM
Can someone give me a good tasty recipe for a green smoothie.....do I need to juice the greens before I put them in a blender or the fruit before I blend then ....I am a protein shake freak ...I could live off the things...but my smoothies aren't very thick like the ones I am used to ....also is Braggs aminos considered a raw food...I put it on my salads I just dont know what to put on salads other thann lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil- which I assume is raw...............oh soo confused :rolleyes:
06-08-2005, 03:49 PM
vixana, I don't juice my greens (at least not usually). I usually just throw them in the blender with my fruit.
There has been lots said about Bragg's aminos. It is better to substitute nama shoyu. Also, there have been posted lots of different salad dressings. Do a search on this site for salad dressings. Up at the top of the screen you will find a banana. That is the search!
Good Luck and blessings.
06-08-2005, 04:19 PM
there are also a great deal of discussions, recipes, etc. about green smoothies. As Tracy suggested, try doing a search for green smoothies and you will find an abundance of information!
06-08-2005, 10:15 PM
re: what to put on a salad ...
for variation of using lemon juice and plain olive oil on my salads ... I use this dressing, and take a small tupperware container with me ...
1 or two tomatoes
1/4 cup or less of olive oil (or flax oil)
1-3 tbl lemon juice
clove of garlic
fresh or dried oregano
I throw all in the vitamix and blend. This comes out quite creamy - and thickens up more in the fridge. If you like a thinner dressing, put in a bit of cucumber. (or you could add a bit of filtered water)
I also sometimes add some red bell pepper for a different taste. You could add pretty much any vege for taste variations. This makes enough dressing for 3-4 good sized salads.
Note: if you use flax oil, be sure to keep the dressing cold.
06-09-2005, 12:35 PM
Thanks terry that sounds yummy i'll try it!!!
I eat a liter of green smoothie every day. I make it in the morning and then store it in the fridge at work until I'm hungry for lunch. It's still really cold and thick and milkshake textured, even after a few hours in the fridge. Normally this is how I make it:
Put 1 orange, 1-2 bananas (depending on size and ripeness), and 1 t of spirulina in the blender. Put enough cold water in to cover, then blend until it's all mixed. Then turn off the blender and add 1 t of flaxseeds and 1 c or so of frozen berries. Blend again. Once it looks nice and smooth, I take the lid off the blender while it's going (be careful!) and drop in a few handfuls of spinach (usually around 3 cups or so). If the spinach doesn't automatically get sucked down into the mixture by the blender blades, you should add a bit more water to get it going. Then I put the lid back on and turn up the blender for a minute or two to process the spinach. Then enjoy, or put in a container and refrigerate for later.
Some green smoothie hints:
- Bananas and mangos make the smoothie thicker and creamier.
-Frozen fruit gives the smoothie an icey, milkshake like texture.
-Mild greens like spinach and young or light-colored lettuces are easiest to handle at first. Darker greens are bitter and require some taste adjustment.
-If you don't like the taste of the greens, start small with 1 handful and gradually increase as you can handle more.
I, too, used to adore my chocolate protein shakes, but these smoothies have been a tasty and more healthful substitute.
06-10-2005, 12:07 AM
My favourite (well, certainly the easiest one for me to make) is pear & parsley. I don't peel the pear if it's quite soft - in the blender with a handful of parsely and some water. I also sometimes add a banana and/or some mint. I use apple if I don't have pears, or spinach if I don't have parsley.
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