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05-08-2012, 06:06 AM
New to the green smoothie thing. Read several places that rotating greens is a smart thing to do so as not to build up (forgot the name now) but how many days in a row is considered too much for the same green?
For instance if I'm making smoothies out of Broccoli, which I love, can I continue to drink the same day after day until the bunch is gone or should I rotate more often? I use (1) cup (90g) of raw brocolli in a smoothie so a "bunch" would last me several days. Same with a head of cabbage, I would go several days before I used it all up.
I should add, I'm only drinking one 24-30oz green smoothie a day mixed with fruits.
Bottom line is, how many days in a row of the same grren is too much?
Raw Angel Mom
05-08-2012, 06:36 AM
Yes of course. You can do a very long time eating the same green before you will be repulse by it. When this happen, it is time to change green but it is best not to wait too long. I used to eat a lot of kale and now my body isn't into it. I love herbs instead such basil or cilantro or parsley or oregano whatever i can find fresh. Now that the weed are growing here, i will go with dandelion and plantain.
Have fun with your smoothie .
Broccoli except for the sprout isn't consider as a leafy green, it is a vegetable. You can also do sunflower sprout.
05-08-2012, 06:39 AM
Broccoli except for the sprout isn't consider as a leafy green, it is a vegetable.
Ahh, thank you. That's good to know since I do use the whole thing :)
05-08-2012, 08:03 AM
i couldnt care less what anyone says on the matter i'll eat raw broccoli and spinach every day forever as long as it keeps tasting delicious to me ,
i go by my taste buds . if its a raw plant and tastes good i keep eating it . squirrels eat acorns forever , cattle eat grass forever , etc
05-08-2012, 08:06 AM
I did start a rotation. I started eating sprouts. They are cheaper and seems to be pretty healthy. I do love spinach smoothies. The sprouts are actually not hard to grow at all. Trust me I killed my entire flower bed 2x this year.
05-14-2012, 08:15 PM
There is another side to rotating. Rotation is a good idea if you have any digestive issues or suffer things labeled as MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Lupus, or other auto-immune diseases or food allergies/sensitivities. In that sort of rotation plan, 72-96 hours is the norm. It allows the gut to not have to work so hard, allows you to recognize if/when a certain food may be overwhelming your system, reduces the chance of developing new sensitivities, and I suppose frees up our healing ability to be used elsewhere in the body if a specific food was to be causing reactions.
05-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Listening to your body is the most important thing. Honor it with good food, yes, but also honor it with what you truly want. That being said, rotating greens is only important to me if I truly want another green for my smoothie. That hasn't happened yet. I am growing swiss chard at the moment, which is coming along nicely, so hopefully I can start having swiss chard every now and then in my smoothies.
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