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11-18-2005, 10:46 PM
I was wondering if the "green smoothie" is from Alissa's recipe book. I have ordered her book and DVD two days ago, but want to get starting on RAW immediately. All of this reading on this board has inspired me to start immediately. I can't stand waiting any longer!!! :D
So... I know some don't want to post recipes of Alissa's on the board, which I very much understand the reasoning. I just wanted to know if the green smoothie is from her book... or if its a recipe I can find elsewhere. I wanted to incorporate immediately, since so many of you are talking about it. ;)
11-18-2005, 11:04 PM
From Alissa's book? Not really...here is where it all kinda began! :D
There isn't one, main green smoothie recipe, although many use the basic bananas, strawberries, handful or two of greens of choice (usually kale or baby spinach) and water...but the sky's the limit and there are endless possibilities!
11-19-2005, 12:01 AM
MMMMMM. I love green smoothies. One of the best tasting things ever.
http://www.rawfamily.com/articles.html Here is a great article about Green Smoothies by Victoria Boutenko. It has some simple recipes listed, too. :)
11-19-2005, 12:31 AM
I personally like to eat my fruits and veggies usually, however, lately I have wanted juice, so here is a great one.
yummmmy, very soothing and tasty
Are you guys saying that there is no bitter green taste in these smoothies? I'm asking because I've juiced greens before and the taste and smell is horrible I would like to try the smoothies though.
03-20-2006, 03:21 PM
There's no bitter taste at all, not even from kale! ;) If you don't like the "green" taste at first, add more fruit.
03-20-2006, 03:25 PM
yeah, green smoothie is just a *brand name* for a little fruit and a lota green leafy veggies. lol
03-21-2006, 08:44 AM
I think most everyone loves green smoothies....even my 11 yr. old picky non-raw DS! I make mine with about 4 cups of baby spinach blended with about 1 cup of dist. water...grind all that up really well...then add about 1-2 frozen bananas, 1 cup of strawberries or blueberries, and then after its all ground up I add 1 TBS of honey, very sweet I know, but I gotten my DS to drink them by making them just a touch sweet! Best of luck, experiment with fruits that you like....sometimes I switch the strawberries for blueberries, these two fruits I usually have in the freezer all the time! Good luck!
03-22-2006, 05:55 AM
Unfortunately, there have been times when I discovered too late that the greens can be bitter. Although I've tried to compensate by adding more fruit, it has not always worked. However, the staff at the office of Mrs. Green Smoothie (Victoria Boutenko) told me the bitterness is in the stalk so if you remomve the stalk the bitterness goes away. Now I always cut the leafy portion of the veggies (kale, collards) off the stalks and I no longer have that problem.
...an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure? :)
I've tried and tried with green smoothies and just can't cope with them. Like Raw Priestess, I prefer to eat my fruit and veggies.
Maybe I'll grow into green smoothies when i'm more of an expert at raw.
However i do know it's important to pack in the greens, which is why I've started growing and juicing wheatgrass.
My favourite juice is simply -- Wheatgrass and apple -- about one and a half fluid ounces of wheatgrass juice topped up with apple juice. Wow!
03-22-2006, 02:11 PM
I've also seen the advice to remove the stems on kale. Even so, I'm finding I need to work up slowly on the ratio of greens to fruit. Oddly enough (at least to me), lettuce seems to be least tasty with better results for kale and spinach. As someone who's basically shunned greens, I'm pleased with any amount I'm getting and anticipate that it will only grow.
03-22-2006, 02:23 PM
I personally am not concerned about increasing my fruit/greens ratio. I like my smoothies to taste sweet and fruity, not too green!
I do enjoy my green smoothies -- and have found that I'm naturally increasing the amount of greens, just not forcing it. If I get to point where I really feel I need more greens in my diet, I'm more apt to just drink straight green juices. And eat more salads.
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