View Full Version : How Much Greens Per Day?
01-02-2006, 06:08 PM
if its a lot...did u start out small and increase everyday and work urself up?...and what are the benefits of eating lots of greens? (to motivate me to eat a lot)...and...
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! :)
calcium (just one)! and your teeth will be so happy! chew on greens to keep your teeth healthy! :D
greens, like parsley! will keep your mouth fresh- say you have lots of garlic- well, parsley will take good care of that! and mint... fresh mint is so good in any raw chocolate recipes! i love fresh spinach too! and the best way to get all the greens you need is to make smoothies! i am working on that too...
wheatgrass juice will keep everything nice and clean! have 4oz a day and you will be buzzing along! i don't think i'd suggest you start with 4oz- but, that's my aim as soon as i get my new kitchen together-- trays and trays of beautiful wheatgrass to juice!
so, how many greens? as much as you can!
check this out:
"GREENS by the ton blend greens, juice greens, chew on greens, take wholefood green powders like organic spirulina or dried grass juice; you can *never* overdose on greens; they will clean and rebuild you faster than any other food..." ---from http://www.eatsprouts.com/diet.html
victoria's green smoothie recipes: http://www.rawfamily.com/articles.html
sorry for rambling! i think the raw is spinning me around and it feels awesome! happy new year!
01-03-2006, 06:42 PM
haha...thanks a lot...usually i hav a green smoothie in the morning and then i hav a salad for either lunch or dinner and something inbetween...i should try and increase it but i'm not sure how...i hav school so i can only make 1 smoothie since the other would go bad if it was for later in the day w/o a fridge..... :(
01-04-2006, 12:29 PM
3 leaves of Lacinato* Kale
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup of fresh parsley
Braggs Liquid Amino Acids or Celtic Salt to taste.
Place all the ingredients into the food processor and mix until smooth.
Serve on crackers.
You can never eat too much kale! Enjoy!
Kale's attractive greenery packs over ten times the vitamin A as the same amount of iceberg lettuce, has more vitamin C per weight than orange juice, and provides more calcium than equivalent amounts of cow's milk. Kales concentrated beta-carotene content is an excellent source of vitamin A. Both vitamin A and beta-carotene are important vision nutrients. A cup of kale provides 15.4% of the day's needs for manganese. Kale also contains calcium, one of the nutrients needed to make healthy bones.from new book
from new book "Beautiful On Raw" Tonya Zavasta
that sounds delicious! thanks for posting that, joz! :)
01-04-2006, 02:08 PM
victoria boutenko said about 2 bunches of greens a day for the average bear, er, human.. sounds about right....
01-05-2006, 07:02 PM
ella - adding mint to chocolate - I never thought of that (duh) :o I think I will try raw carob, mint leaves, dates, and pecans mixed and rolled into balls or pressed into 'fudge' - sounds good. Thanks for the idea and for the link to the green smoothies. I made one with almond butter the other day and it was not good (according to my tastes). I think the fruit and greens alone would be better for me in the a.m.
01-05-2006, 07:09 PM
Ella - thanks for the green smoothies link. It gave me some good ideas. I tried a green smoothie and added almond butter in it and it was not good according to my tastes. I will try just the fruit and green veges next time.
01-05-2006, 08:34 PM
i'd like to eat kale...its so nutricious but i can't find it anywhere in groceries around my house...where do you buy ur kale?
i actually picked some kale up this evening at whole foods market. they had two kind- red and this dark dark green kale- i got the dark green.
yep, raspberry! keep me posted on how you like the mint in your carob treats! ;)
01-06-2006, 01:11 AM
Ohh yum, avo & kale together.
I agree you can never have to many greens. I love kale celery juice. As refreshing as water and much healthier.
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