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Green Smoothies

Blended drinks that contain green vegetables such as spinach, kale and lettuce.

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My first green smoothie experience

  • Dec 2, 2009
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So a friend of mine who is a raw foodie, (her website is here http://www.rawbella.com) has challenged me and hundreds of others,  to drink one green smoothie a day for 10 days. She's a hard core raw food way-of-lifer, so her smoothies are incorporated into full days of eating raw food. Although I can see the benefit in a raw food day here and there, I can't imagine and don't want to know how I'd give up hot food altogether. Cooked food is what's helping me through this first challenge day. Apparently, I'll be so pumped with energy and...um...flowing freely...flowing...freely after ten days of drinking one green smoothie a day, that I will make green smoothies a way of life. After my first day I'm not so sure, but remain hopeful.

I thought I'd start simple: banana, spinach, icey water. So I made the smoothie. Yuck. But, because it's a challenge and because I'm determined not to be wasteful, I sipped it and placed it in the fridge between sips. By the time I made it to the last sip, after about 4.5 hours of sipping, it started to taste ok. I imagine with a little more experimenting and adding ingreadients like dates, citrus, berries and apples to the green stuff (spinach and collards mostly), I could actually get into the green smoothie thing. The benefits seem harmless...actually helpful and it's a great way to cut calories and increase nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, which is a huge reason why, after sipping on spinach for 4.5 hours, I'm looking forward to day two. Wish me luck!

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December 02, 2009
I dig spinach, so this might be tasty to me!  I think you might appreciate my Yummy Green Grub list.  Maybe it'll give you some ideas for smoothie ingredients ;)  Good luck on your green smoothie binge!
December 04, 2009
Your Yummy Green Grub list is perfect! Thank you.
December 02, 2009
This sounds very similar to the Blueprint Cleanse I did last year. These types of drinks may definitely be healthy, but they certainly are hard to get through. I've found the colder you can keep the drink the better. Good luck! I'll be interested to hear how it goes.
December 04, 2009
The colder the better...I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
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Green smoothies are blended drinks that contain green vegetables such as spinach, kale and lettuce. Health magazines and the like also promote green smoothies as a healthy food.
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