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10-04-2009, 05:38 PM
I am tired of my green smoothies(9 months raw). I change up the fruit but they still are to fruity for me and I don't want spicy. Don't want nut mylks or coconut. Would I have the same results if I switched over to a grain for breakfast?
10-04-2009, 08:39 PM
try victoria boutenko's savory smoothie- not spicy and not fruity- tastes better on the second day too- in my opinion anyway
10-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat (buckies!) is great for breakfast along with some raisins and a splash of almond milk. Chia pudding also makes a great breakfast. Alissa sells raw rolled oats to make raw oatmeal in her store (blend oats with banana, dates and warm water in blender). You can make Essene-style bread with sprouted wheat or rye, honey and some raisins and nuts. Alissa even has a recipe for cinnamon rolls in her cookbook.
10-05-2009, 01:28 AM
I went through a phase like that. Using fresh squeezed orange juice instead of water fixed it until the feeling passed. You change up the fruit... how about the greens? Changing up the greens is vital.
I can't do greens in the morning. I usually have fruit for breakfast (or something special on weekends) and have a green smoothie for lunch.
10-05-2009, 02:29 AM
Agree, varying greens is essential. According to Victoria Boutenko each type of green has a unique alkoloid to it which can accumulate in us overtime and become slightly toxic, I guess that's why we lose the taste for certain greens when we overdue them. My interest in green smoothies has gone down a bit too, but I still make them pretty regularly. I used to use like 10 ingredients, nowadays I typically use only greens+bananas+ice. I also used to use a lot of the more bitter greens like collards chard and kale, nowadays I buy mostly the milder romaine or plain red/green lettuce heads.
Is there anything specific about them that's turning you off? Do you use a bit of ice? Do you use bananas? I always found bananas to be essential for keeping a creamy texture, without them I've even had separation (gross). You could also try adding a dash of cinnamon to them, I've found that to be tasty.
Either way try to keep that greens intake very high. If it means bigger salads for a while, so be it!
10-05-2009, 03:40 PM
I do not use ice. I don't like my food to be to cold. If I have frozen bananas I add room temp food to tone them down. I tend to use baby spinach and add kale sometimes but I always use spinach for smoothies. I have used dandelion greens but along with the spinach. I think the fruit is just way to sweet for me at this stage.
I do want to try the grains but am concerned that they will cause me to stop losing weight.
10-06-2009, 01:12 AM
If they're too sweet, why not just use less fruit? Or add water to dilute the sweetness?
You don't add fats to them do you?
Sweet is not evil! I live on sweet. low fat all the way. carbs fuel every cell in our bodies. fats just gum things up.
I do not recommend grains.
10-06-2009, 02:19 AM
Time to change up your greens! 9 months of spinach might be the problem... :)
10-06-2009, 04:17 AM
If that does not work you could juice your greens and get them that way.
10-06-2009, 07:06 AM
Some mornings i make a RED smoothie. I don't think it's essential to have greens every single day of your life. This morning for example my smoothie is 2 bananas, a big red pear (don't know the type), and a handful of red grapes with the seeds. You can use less bananas if you're trying to get away from the sweetness. I could have added some strawberries or plums, you get the idea!
10-06-2009, 07:15 AM
I like to soak whole oat groats for about 24 hours in the frig...enough for a few days. Then i add raisins or currents, some cubed apple and banana,some cinnamon, and topped with fresh vanilla almond milk. It keeps me full for hours.
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