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  • #16
    I worked an Elvis inspired smoothie this morning with avocado, spinach, carrots, banana and bacon. It was quite glorious. I'm going to play around the recipe and post once it's perfected.

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    • #17
      I have a Vitamix also, and have been losing some unwanted weight by having a green/brown smoothie for dinner or lunch most days. I usually throw in a few berries to help with the taste.

      Part two of the weight loss strategy is not eating breakfast most days. I'm never really hungry untill 11 am or later anyway.

      Started at 218 in January, down to 203. I've been mostly primal for a few years, but recently discovered that my diabetes medication (Glipizide) was causing me to gain weight. These days my sugars are good, lots of energy, and I'm closing in on a size 35 waist

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Egerland View Post
        I have a Vitamix also, and have been losing some unwanted weight by having a green/brown smoothie for dinner or lunch most days. I usually throw in a few berries to help with the taste.

        Part two of the weight loss strategy is not eating breakfast most days. I'm never really hungry untill 11 am or later anyway.

        Started at 218 in January, down to 203. I've been mostly primal for a few years, but recently discovered that my diabetes medication (Glipizide) was causing me to gain weight. These days my sugars are good, lots of energy, and I'm closing in on a size 35 waist
        WOOT! That's fabulous. Congrats!
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        • #19
          Found this combination here: Vitality Juice recipe from Food52

          3 ripe, juicy pears
          1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and fronds removed
          1 large bunch watercress
          1 2" knob of ginger
          1 lemon

          The recipe is to be put through a juicer, but I think it would make an awesome smoothie.
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          • #20
            Ooooh green smoothies!! I love that combo in the first pic. Will try that tomorrow.

            I like juicing as well. A beet and ginger drink in the morning is like a natural nutritional high, I can feel the buzz and so can my husband.
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            • #21
              I love green smoothies too- I wish my blender were as easy to clean as my aunt's Vitamix. I usually do:

              2 bunches one leafy green (like spinach or bibb lettuce)
              1 bunch different leafy green (like romaine or kale)
              2 big leaves collard or swiss chard
              1/2 bunch cilantro, basil or parsley
              2 cups orange juice
              2 bananas
              2 tablespoons coconut oil

              It's pretty high in sugar and fat, but also in fiber and vitamins and it makes me feel amazing and treats my poor digestive system really well. I usually do a ratio of one banana to one tablespoon coconut oil. The coconut oil makes it really awesome! I made some horrific smoothie mistakes before hitting on this recipe. Next thing I want to try is nuts in my smoothies- I definitely need to soak them first, I hate little hard bits in my food.

              I've tried berries and stuff, and it just hasn't made a big difference in the flavor or texture(except seeds. see hating little hard bits!) I'd include them for nutrition but my base recipe is pretty good the way it is. On the other hand, I can and will put ANY veggie into this recipe, including celery, carrots, avocado(watch out for drinking guacamole!), cooked rutabaga and cauliflower, apples and pears and raw ginger... it all depends on my mood.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by wildthing View Post
                i love green smoothies too- i wish my blender were as easy to clean as my aunt's vitamix. I usually do:

                2 bunches one leafy green (like spinach or bibb lettuce)
                1 bunch different leafy green (like romaine or kale)
                2 big leaves collard or swiss chard
                1/2 bunch cilantro, basil or parsley
                2 cups orange juice
                2 bananas
                2 tablespoons coconut oil

                it's pretty high in sugar and fat, but also in fiber and vitamins and it makes me feel amazing and treats my poor digestive system really well. I usually do a ratio of one banana to one tablespoon coconut oil. The coconut oil makes it really awesome! I made some horrific smoothie mistakes before hitting on this recipe. Next thing i want to try is nuts in my smoothies- i definitely need to soak them first, i hate little hard bits in my food.

                I've tried berries and stuff, and it just hasn't made a big difference in the flavor or texture(except seeds. See hating little hard bits!) i'd include them for nutrition but my base recipe is pretty good the way it is. On the other hand, i can and will put any veggie into this recipe, including celery, carrots, avocado(watch out for drinking guacamole!), cooked rutabaga and cauliflower, apples and pears and raw ginger... It all depends on my mood.
                yum
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