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05-11-2008, 02:28 AM
I'm curious...............how much greens do you usually get a day total? AND how do you get that much? I have a green smoothie everyday and usually a good size salad but I feel like I should be getting more. I put 5-6 big green leaves in my smoothies or like yesterday I put two handfuls of baby spinach-is this enough?
05-11-2008, 06:44 AM
When I make my green smoothies I fill my blender with greens first and then blend them down and then add the fruit. With greens I say the more the better! Read Green for Life.
05-11-2008, 01:39 PM
I say the more the better, too. Maybe you could add a green juice with a bit of apple to your day... I'd say that between a salad, a green smoothie and a green juice, though, you shouldn't worry! That's way more than most people get. ALso, a little tip; If you tear off a piece of dark leafy green (ie kale, chard etc) a day and chew it up, you're likely to start finding yourself craving more greens. ANother tip; try replacing your salad with a dark leafy green wrap... they are delicious, and will make green consumption fun and easy! (ie of a green wrap is thinly sliced or grated carrot and cucumber, with tomatoes, sprouts, and herb salad wrapped in soaked nori sheets and collard greens, and dipped in braggs, nama shoyu or flax oil (I find flax oil to be most tastey)
05-12-2008, 07:22 PM
I just started to add an entire Costco-sized container of organic spinach to my smoothies. Love it and feel the difference!
05-13-2008, 12:17 AM
ALso, a little tip; If you tear off a piece of dark leafy green (ie kale, chard etc) a day and chew it up, you're likely to start finding yourself craving more greens.
I am going to try this. Thanks for the tip. I try to eat greens but I can't really say I ever crave them.
05-13-2008, 12:29 AM
Try the kale chips posted in the recipe forum. I cannot believe how wonderful they are. They are thin and crispy--so very much like a thin lays potato chip, its incredible that they are healthy.
If you are worried that you aren't getting enough greens, eat enough until you know that you have=)
I usually use an entire bunch of parsley/spinach/cilantro/romaine in my green smoothie.
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