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post #21 of 323

I ate terribly NYE and today-- lots of appetizers and cream puffs! lol.gif

post #22 of 323

I honestly haven't eaten much today. I woke up with a migraine and threw up within an hour or so. It's been a really rough way to start the new year. greensad.gif I think I had half a banana, some yogurt with blueberries, some strawberries, nut-thin crackers and some water.

post #23 of 323

I had so much salt yesterday that I was enormously bloated this morning.  Mental note to self: just because you want it, does not mean you should have it.

 

Today I was better.  Leftover fish and rice from last night for breakfast, half a chia seed drink, pot roast with potatoes and carrots, and a small bowl of chocolate ice cream.  I still need more leafy greens, but we're behind on grocery shopping and I haven't had the energy to blanch and freeze kale in a while. 

post #24 of 323
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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

I had so much salt yesterday that I was enormously bloated this morning.  Mental note to self: just because you want it, does not mean you should have it.

 

Today I was better.  Leftover fish and rice from last night for breakfast, half a chia seed drink, pot roast with potatoes and carrots, and a small bowl of chocolate ice cream.  I still need more leafy greens, but we're behind on grocery shopping and I haven't had the energy to blanch and freeze kale in a while. 


Was it real salt (Hymalayan, pink or sea, gray) and did you drink lot of water?
post #25 of 323

Whole grain cereal

OJ for the prenatals

cantaloupe

small piece of toast with non sugar real fruit spread

a bit of homemade granola with peanut butter and dried fruit

1/2 whole wheat sandwich with loads of veggies (hummus, guac, red peppers, swiss, spring mix, etc.) + barbara's jalapeno fake cheetos (ate way too many of these delicious things)

kiwi and strawberries

misc: tiny bit of salsa, tiny bit of cottage cheese, a small handful of chips to dip salsa and cottage cheese, a pickle

Looking over this a lot of grains/carbs today.  Not my normal but they seem to help the all day sickness. 

post #26 of 323

Let's see... today has been a good day! 

 

Small bowl of rice krispies and milk

Banana and OJ 

Post-run snack - banana and peanut butter and a small whole-grain dinner roll 

1 1/2 clementines

Late-lunch - avocado, cheese, and mayo on whole-wheat pita slathered with ketchup (I know, gross, but I love them so much right now! :)

OJ

 

And... it's only 4pm, and my stomach is growling, so I'm sure there'll be lots more to fill in tomorrow - I'm only sick now when I'm too hungry, which is a change from just a few days ago (I hope a good one... it always makes me paranoid to feel good!).  

post #27 of 323

I'm loving cottage cheese with whatever fruit we have in the house...banana, blueberries, pineapple, etc.  Something about the tangy flavor is helpful, I think.  I even chose this over ice cream last night?!?!

post #28 of 323
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Originally Posted by sallyrae17 View Post

I honestly haven't eaten much today. I woke up with a migraine and threw up within an hour or so. It's been a really rough way to start the new year. greensad.gif I think I had half a banana, some yogurt with blueberries, some strawberries, nut-thin crackers and some water.



Aww..hope you are feeling better today.

post #29 of 323

I'm really grateful I've been able to get back to Green smoothies. I absolutely can tell a difference in how I feel (at least in the morning). I've been drinking green smoothies for 1.5 years or something. And it makes all the difference in my world. But my blender broke about 2 months ago. I got another one for Xmas, and it has changed my mornings and I'm so happy about that. I now feel pretty good in the mornings for several hours. It def. doesn't get me through the day, but it's allowing me to function better and even get some work done in the morning which is a must!

post #30 of 323

Can you post your recipe, Jamie? I really should get into Green smoothies...

post #31 of 323

2 cups of greens (leafy greens such as spinach, dandelion, lettuces, kale etc).

2 fruits, (frozen or fresh).

Water- however much you like for whatever consistency you are looking for. You'll need at least 1/2 a cup to get it all started mixing.

 

I find bananas are such a natural sweetner, so I tend to use bananas plus another fruit a lot. Also I always seem to have some frozen ones in my freezer waiting to be used for banana bread, but they work equally good for smoothies. You'll find combos of the greens and fruits you like. Not all work together. Also when you first start it takes awhile to get used to the "green" taste. So you can do a more fruit and less greens ratio as you build your tolerance. Then add more greens as time goes on. This is common and it's def. how it went for me. Now I like a pretty heavy duty greens vs. fruit drink. If you happen to make a combo that isn't sweet enough  you can add a couple of drops of stevia.

 

 

post #32 of 323

Awesome. I don't do bananas, but I might use some Greek yogurt to thicken it. I'll start playing around as soon as I can get to the grocery store.

post #33 of 323

Thanks, Jamie. I am feeling much better today! Yesterday was just awful!

post #34 of 323

Jamie, what blender do you use?   I haven't worked up to the amount of greens you do yet, I think the main reason is our blender sucks.  The greens come out all chunky and flakey. I still drink it but it is pretty unappealing. 

Celicia's mom, when doing green smoothies it helped me to use frozen fruit.  I like that cold texture but it also helps make it a better consistency for me at least.  I also dump a lot of greek yogurt in mine as it helps get in protein and make it a bit thicker.  

post #35 of 323

I had a cuisenart that actually worked surprisingly well. But my husband just bought me a Ninja. It's the closest high powered blender to Blendtec or Vitamex, but not quite the price range. Close, but more affordable.

 

I would never be able to do the green smoothies if I didn't have a blender that could blend up the greens properly. I don't blame you for doing less.

post #36 of 323

Thank you.  I am going to get it.  I could see it getting a lot of use and maybe then I could get DH fully on board too, it is a hard sell right now with the chunks and flakes but he did try it a couple times.  


Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 1/2/12 at 12:19pm
post #37 of 323

I just have an older Cuisinart Hamilton Beach that works fine. It took a little extra water to make it work, but since I used frozen fruit, it ended up fine. I'm drinking my smoothie right now! I did 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of frozen raspberries, some vanilla Greek yogurt, 2 cups of spinach, and about 1 cup of water total, added slowly. It took a bit of finagling, but it worked! It doesn't taste bad at all, I can hardly taste the spinach. It's a bit "seedy," but I suppose that's to be expected with whole strawberries and raspberries! I think I might add a few drops of agave next time to sweeten it even more. 


Edited by Knitting Mama - 1/2/12 at 9:31am
post #38 of 323
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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie View Post

I had a cuisenart that actually worked surprisingly well. But my husband just bought me a Ninja. It's the closest high powered blender to Blendtec or Vitamex, but not quite the price range. Close, but more affordable.

 

I would never be able to do the green smoothies if I didn't have a blender that could blend up the greens properly. I don't blame you for doing less.



I LOVE my ninja! It was the greatest purchase ever!

post #39 of 323

Sallyrae- That is great to hear! My dh was worried I wouldn't be happy b/c he didn't get me a Vitamix, but he's very good at researching things and looks at a lot of reviews and does good comparison shopping, so I knew whatever he got me would work great.  And so far so good. I haven't explored all it's possibilities yet. But the green smoothies are turning out great in the Ninja!

 

Sol- My oldest loves green smoothies as well. My youngest is picky all around so he goes in phases of drinking the smoothies. If it's more fruity he will drink it.  I have noticed such a big difference since drinking the green smoothies. My nails grow longer and stronger. I have more energy. I didn't lose weight, but I stopped gaining weight.  I've become so used to feeling good while drinking them, that I notice a difference after one day of not drinking them. Truly.  I don't mean to sound like a commercial, it really is my personal experience. I knew they'd help me with the pregnancy.

 

 

Speaking of greens and things, anyone eat a lot of "Superfoods" as suggested by David Wolfe? http://www.amazon.com/Superfoods-Medicine-Future-David-Wolfe/dp/1556437765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325534535&sr=8-1

I was pleased to see some of the foods in his list that I already incorporate. But since reading his book have been trying to incorporate more. However, I got pregnant shortly after I read it and been obviously not feeling up to par, therefore, I'm just doing the best I can. I plan to start incorporating more again and am hoping it will make me feel better. Here are the superfoods according to Mr. wolfe:

Goji Berries

Cocao

Maca

Bee products

Spirulina

Blue Green Algae

Marine Phytoplankton

Aloe Vera

hempseed

Coconut products

 

I really need to get some Spirulina. According to Wolfe it is a pure, raw source of complete protein. This would be a great addition to my green smoothies. I'll prob. get some in the next couple of days. I also really like Goji Berry tea.

 

Should I start another thread  about this? Anyone interested in discussion?

post #40 of 323

Jamie, I had people stopping me at work and telling me how healthy I looked when I was drinking a kale smoothie every morning.  It is the weirdest thing, but it was like people popping out of the woodwork to tell me how awesome I looked.  I also felt so much more energetic.  I've had trouble with kale for the last few weeks (well, trouble with everything), but I hope to get back on the bandwagon again soon.  Man, I loved all those compliments!

 

Mine was a pretty simple recipe: kale, 1 cup frozen fruit, water.  I don't like it too sweet, so I don't need to add anything else.  I also don't really love it with yogurt, so I'd eat that on the side.  Another one I've mentioned before is kale or spinach, milk, OJ, and frozen fruit.  Tastes just like an Orange Julius, which I love.

 

I'm also starting to experiment with chia seeds, since they're pretty amazing little dudes as well.

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