View Full Version : green smoothie buzz?
01-17-2009, 07:28 PM
my husband and i just started making daily green smoothies and we're both experiencing a kind of "buzz" almost immediately after we drink them. have any of you experienced this? it's not bad at all - just really intense!! it's been amazing so far and we can't wait to start experimenting with greens and fruits. :)
01-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Many people do get energized from smoothies. Means it's working to get you healthy. :)
01-17-2009, 08:01 PM
I think is because the only thing we eat fresh is fruit. Yes, many people eat salads, but if you think about it the salads are small and not very nutritious by having that crappy iceberg lettuce, some shredded carrots and tomatos.
Green smoothies is about putting a lot of fresh dark leafy vegetables. You are most likely consuming more dark leafies in a smoothie than you would when eating raw in a salad or cooked. This may cause a "buzz" since fresh dark leafies has a lot of oxygen in them that are usually destroyed in the cooking process.
Your body is just eating high oxygenated foods for the first time in a long time. That is a good thing.
01-17-2009, 08:24 PM
What're you puttin' in your smoothies? Seriously - I want some!
01-17-2009, 09:38 PM
My DF is on a raw diet where he's about 50-75% GS out of his total daily food.
At the ripe old age of 40, he is ALWAYS energized and sometimes downright hyper, and charges through every day with the energy of a teenager.
01-18-2009, 02:35 AM
Greens can be intense until your body gets adjusted to them.
01-18-2009, 10:48 AM
thanks all for your replies!! i am used to eating large salads with kale or romaine lettuce for lunch, but i wondered if the blending process somehow "releases" even more nutrients from these wonderful greens. :) for instance, if you blend a tomato, there will be a greater lycopene content available to your body than if you were to simply eat the tomato.
it is definitely intense and energizing and downright wonderful!!
so far my favorite concoction is a simple mix of spinach, apple, and banana.
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