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03-13-2009, 02:50 PM
I heard that you need to have some oil to absorb some vitamins, so that if you eat salad without some fat, you'll lose it.
So do u have to put oil in smoothie? like olive oil? how much?
03-13-2009, 03:37 PM
if it's a non-sweet smoothie, you could try half an avocado, or a couple of teaspoons of good olive oil. However, if there's fruit in there, extra-virgin coconut oil(again, a couple teaspoons or so)would be more compatible flavorwise. Plus coconut oil acts differently in the body than many fats, so don't worry - it's good stuff in reasonable amounts! We do need some fats, especially women, for hormonal production, and even the absorption of some other nutrients. As long as they are raw fats like the above, plus raw seeds and nuts, in reasonable amounts(not just eating these all day, for instance, but as adjuncts to a raw plant-based diet)they are fine! It's a matter of personal preference as to exactly how much of these however. Some people really do better on a low-fat approach, others need more. You don't know unless you check it out. Hope this helps!
03-13-2009, 07:38 PM
I prefer not to add oils or avocado. I like adding 1-2 Tablespoons of hemp seeds or soaked chia seeds. One Tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds provides 7 grams of fat, including Omega 3, 6, & 9, 1.6 grams fiber, vitamins, minerals, and 5 grams of protein. I also like to add a citrus fruit, orange or lemon. The vitamin C is supposed to help our bodies absorb iron.
03-14-2009, 04:11 AM
My Vegetables have Oil in them. When "HE" said.......Let there BE.......Everything was packaged in Them. All we need is a Trace. What I am saying is..I wouldn't worry about it, you're covered.
03-14-2009, 09:42 AM
which veggies have oil in them?
03-14-2009, 09:56 AM
even bananas are 5% fat.
03-14-2009, 01:09 PM
Actually, when I posted earlier, those were just some suggestions, not necessarily what I do personally. I only tried the coconut oil thing once or twice in a smoothie, and even with a relatively small amount, like a teaspoon or two, it was too much. What I do instead is to add soaked chia seeds and hemp protein powder to power up my green smoothies - both of these superfoods have their own omega-3s and a myriad of other benefits and make a smoothie very filling without a lot of straight fat.
03-14-2009, 08:23 PM
i think oil and avo in smooties are nasty.
03-15-2009, 07:39 AM
I don't use straight oil in my smoothies.
However, I occasionally will use hemp seeds in my smoothie, or other raw nuts and seeds, when I know I will need extra energy to get through the day.
Personally, I find hemp seeds to be the most easily digestible nut or seed, so I usually rely on these if I have some around.
03-15-2009, 07:45 AM
I love a smoothie with an avocado in it. Sometimes it even turns into a pudding.
03-15-2009, 08:55 AM
I add crushed flax seeds to mine most days. Hemp seeds are great as well.
03-15-2009, 03:37 PM
It is nonsense to say that adding oil is necessary for absorption of vitamins. Don't believe everything you hear.
03-15-2009, 05:28 PM
I have no idea if this adds to vitamin absorption, but I'll often add a tiny bit of extra virgin coconut oil to my smoothies. It gives it just a hint of tropical kick. It's especially good in smoothies made with pineapples, bananas, or fresh OJ. Highly recommend!
03-16-2009, 03:53 PM
I would imagine that any food that has fat soluble vitamins will also have some fat. Nature generally works that way.
I add flax for other reasons.
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