Dressing Up Greens?
Hello everyone! I'm starting out on my raw journey, and I'm mostly loving it. I love eating fruits, nuts, and chocolate shakes and fruit ice cream (all raw). However, I can't stand anything green. I'm eating a salad right now and I'm trying not to dry heave. The taste literally gives me goose bumps of disgust. I've always had this aversion to healthy green leafy things. What are some ways to dress up the greens to make it more enjoyable for me to eat? Any tips? Thank you! :)
Add veggies you do like - tomato, cucumber, green bean, etc. DRESSINGS are key :) Alissa has some wonderful easy dressings in her book. Creamy Italian is always a go to for me. If you have a blender you can make any dressing creamy by blending it up with an oil base.
My current fave is curry - olive oil, apple cider vinager, lots of curry and 3-4 dates for sweetness :)
Mix it up til you find what you like!
Oh wow. That sounds like an awesome recipe. Also, I didn't know green beans could be eaten raw! Awesome, I love those! I'll definitely order Alissa's book. Thank you so much!
If you really don't like eating greens then green smoothies are your best friend. You can get lots of greens in you without the (what some perceive as yucky) taste. High speed blender is important. You can put any fruits you like in and then top off with lots of greens and the juice of a couple lemons or of an orange or a grapefruit or just even water. You can add dates (without the pits) to sweeten even more if your fruit didn't do the trick. I find that apples and lemons and bananas have a way of making green smoothies more appealing. Some green smoothies are not green in color. I used a lettuce blend and because some of them were red the smoothie turned brownish. I added tomato, green onion, garlic, parsley and a dash of sea salt. It was great as a raw soup with some avocado chunks in it. It made two meals for me, the second one I floated sprouted sunflower seeds in it instead of avocado, and added some cayenne. Reminded me of chili.
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I almost always use a salad dressing that combines sweet, tart, and fat.
Lately, I've discovered that a plate of greens topped with different kinds of citrus fruits is delicious. One of my favorites is baby romaine or Spring mix with the juice of an orange squeezed on it, piled high with peeled, sliced segments of grapefruit, orange, clementine, mandarin, and honey tangerine. Sometimes as is, sometimes with a handful of hempseeds and soaked dulse sprinkled on top.
I like citrus in a smoothie, too. Kale with a peeled cucumber, a whole grapefruit, lemon, and a spoonful of honey, with a lime tossed in near the end of blending so that the lime stays chunky.
Start with small amount of greens and build as you begin to tolerate them better. In a few months you will be looking at weeds in the yard and start salivating. ;) Victoria Boutenko said that. I thought it was nutty, but now I have to agree. :)
Wow! Thank you both so much for the wonderful ideas! I fortunately have a vita mix, so it's time for some green smoothie experimentation!
Some green vegetables don't have that taste.Kale and spinach don't really taste like greens at all. Cucumbers and zucchini are awesome.Knitser idea's is dean on.If you mix citrus and greens with oil and apple cider vinegar any green taste will be covered up.
Juicing and green smoothies are a great way to get your greens.
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