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post #81 of 89
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advice: do you mamas drink these everyday? for breakfast? with breakfast? when do i do this and can anyone recommend a really great liquid vit or brand? thanks!!
No advice on the liquid vitamins, but I drink one every day, as a breakfast.
post #82 of 89
I'm curious about the oxygenation that occurs when making a smoothie. I understand with juicing, the auger is preferred due to less oxygenation of the nutrients than the centrifuge (which I own). So, when I zap my smoothie with the Vitamix and it turns out foamy and airy, have I caused damage to the nutrients?!?!?


Pat
post #83 of 89
I'd be curious as to a liquid type vitamin as well, I cannot handle swallowing pills well either.
post #84 of 89
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I'm curious about the oxygenation that occurs when making a smoothie. I understand with juicing, the auger is preferred due to less oxygenation of the nutrients than the centrifuge (which I own). So, when I zap my smoothie with the Vitamix and it turns out foamy and airy, have I caused damage to the nutrients?!?!?


Pat
That's a good point, Pat. I wonder about that too. I wonder what PB would say. I was thinking about buying a VitaMix too.

We also put raw eggs in pretty much all of our smoothies. Because we are't doing yogurt right now, the egg adds an awesome consistency/texture to it. Very yummy. I use the whole egg.
post #85 of 89
When I started w/ green smoothies, I eased in with a drink that's maybe like a "mudslide" or something like that (sans alcohol, of course!). I used about a cup of almond milk, some sweetened cocoa powder (or you can use unsweetened cocoa and add your own sweetener), a little vanilla, a dash of sea salt (I find I sometimes like sea salt in my smoothies for some reason, maybe because of the greens), and then a couple of handfuls of spinach and about a half of banana (or a full one). Maybe a few ice cubes, too.

I also like using the containers of Coconut-based non-dairy beverage I've found in Whole Foods...called something like "So Delicious." It's less fat than just using regular coconut milk, though often I will just add a few tablespoons of regular coconut milk to add creaminess/fat to smoothies. Or, I like using vanilla-based hemp milk and orange juice in green smoothies to give them sort of a creamsicle taste.
post #86 of 89
we've been doing a daily smoothie for the last 2 days now (wow!!). no specific recipes, just what i have on hand, but i wanted to update my comments on the liquid vitamin.
i just bought nature's plus source of life's women's liquid. it "berrylicious" flavor and i really like the pleasant taste it gives the smoothie. it also has some greens in it, although i would like to get a good quality greens powder, too. i love spinach, and i don't mind adding it to the smoothie, but then there's just less of it for me to eat,
what i've been doing is putting everything in the blender (yogurt, banana, splash of juice), then adding floradix, and udo's oil. i blend it all with some ice and then pour some into my kids' cups (they're new to smoothies, so we're easing in to it). then i pour my vits in, blend again and i'm all set. it fills 3/4 of my 12 oz cup. i drink it at breakfast, but i like having some cereal of something in the am, so i don't want to make too big a smoothie.
i like the idea of making them into popsicles too, and adding some almond butter and flax seeds. thanks for all the info.

so, if anyone can recommend a good greens powder, i'm all ears!!
post #87 of 89
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so, if anyone can recommend a good greens powder, i'm all ears!!
I love Garden of Life perfect Food. I think it is one of the best green powders.
post #88 of 89
just came back from the health food store-empty handed. the guy there said green powders shouldn't be mixed with smoothies bc it negates the effects. anyone care to weigh in?
post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I'm curious about the oxygenation that occurs when making a smoothie. I understand with juicing, the auger is preferred due to less oxygenation of the nutrients than the centrifuge (which I own). So, when I zap my smoothie with the Vitamix and it turns out foamy and airy, have I caused damage to the nutrients?!?!?

Hey! I found my answer: http://renegadehealth.com/blog/victo...pits-and-more/

Apparently, the fiber in smoothies slows the oxidation. Thus you can store a smoothie for 2-3 days in the refrigerator; but juice must be consumed immediately, it sounds like.


Pat
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