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#61 of 89 Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm curious, are we all talking about chicken eggs or other types of eggs? I'm wondering if chicken eggs are a traditional food. I have not looked into eating other types of raw eggs and the possible positive or negative effects.
I'm talking chicken, duck, quail etc. And, no. I don't think chicken's are a "traditional" food if you follow the paleo style of eating (no wild chickens that I know of they were eating eggs though as far as I know) but they are traditional in the sense that many cultures do raise chickens and have for quite some time.
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I wish I could eat the whole egg raw. I usually only eat the yolks. I am very allergic to egg whites, but not yolks. Do you know how many egg yolks it takes to make an egg salad sandwich?
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Does everyone here that makes smoothies have a vitamix, or does your blender handle kale and other veggies?
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Pretty much any green smoothie with a variety of greens in it will give you a tremendously nutritious meal.

This is one that we drink regularly that is full of goodness:

2 Ripe Bananas
1 C Pineapple
1/4 C Goji Berries
1 C Soaked Chia Seed
1 Tbs Super Greens (spirulina, chlorella)
1/4 C Aloe Vera Juice (or fresh leaf)
Fresh mixed greens:
Kale, Spinach, Chard, Collard, Dandelion, etc... (equivalent of about 2 bunches of greens)
Water

You can get pretty much a boost of any type of vitamin/mineral/nutrient you wish by the greens you choose to add.

I'd like to do this smoothie and I bought chia seeds. How much of chia seed and water to soak? Soak for how long?

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Do you worry at all about the saturated fat and cholesterol in the egg yolk? I try to limit my little guy to 2-3 servings of egg per week, but it is tough sometimes since we are vegetarian and eggs are such a great source of protein.
kids need cholesterol. cholesterol is essential for proper brain growth and function. mother's milk is one of the richest sources of cholesterol, regardless of the mother's diet. so i wouldn't worry about the cholesterol. and i don't worry about saturated fat, because i don't think saturated fat is unhealthy if it comes from animals eating their natural diet and living a healthy lifestyle, not factory farmed.

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I've been wanting to start doing green juicing but I can't seem to find time in the day to get anything done, and all these things keep going by the wayside. I procrastinate because I don't have "time" to figure out how to do it.
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I've been wanting to start doing green juicing but I can't seem to find time in the day to get anything done, and all these things keep going by the wayside. I procrastinate because I don't have "time" to figure out how to do it.
Here is a good demo for a simple but good green smoothie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-stA...eature=related
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Ironic that this is bumped. I used green smoothies for my breakfast for at least a couple of years, all through my last pregnancy I lived off of them. However, this pregnancy I haven't been able to stomach them. I am trying again today but for some crazy pregnancy reason it has got an odd taste to me. I just don't understand it I have done the same thing so many times before.

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I've been wanting to start doing green juicing but I can't seem to find time in the day to get anything done, and all these things keep going by the wayside. I procrastinate because I don't have "time" to figure out how to do it.
I would recommend you start with a combination of approximaltely 60% celery, 30% parsley, 20% cucumber or zucchini and a little carrot (optional). I know that doesn't add up to 100% without the carrot!

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quick response to the person who asked about using frozen greens - i will often freeze leftover baby spinach to use in smoothies and find that i can't tell the difference. it works great & i feel great not wasting any greens . . . .

great ideas here, thanks!
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OK, I have tried my first green smoothie...and survived! I have always done fruit smoothies, but never with greens...the thought made me want to gag!
But after reading this thread, I immediately got up and changed for life...Ok, I was "gentle" with amount of spinach (one petite handful), but I had to start somewhere. It turned my normally pink smoothie to brown, but otherwise it tastes pretty much the same. I used, for a single serving (did not want to go overboard the first time

1.5 bananas
5-6 strawberries
Spoonful of flax seed
Handful of spinach
Some milk

I did see the debate at the beginning of the thread re dairy and spinach, but since that is how I am used to having my smoothie, I thought I would stick to it...and it is fine...

Tomorrow I will "up" the amount of spinach (maybe a manly-man's handful) and go from there!

Thanks ladies for the inspiration!

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1 banana
A bunch of strawberries
A handful of blueberries
A little orange juice
Handful of spinach
Spoonfull or two of whole flax seeds and wheat germ
Sometimes I'll throw in some almonds or walnuts
Ice

You can put yogurt in there if you want some extra protein but dairy tends to plug up my sinuses so I don't put any.

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My son is a very very picky eater. BUT, he will drink his smoothie every single day. He usually drinks it for lunch and finishes it with dinner.

about 1 cup of lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 banana
some strawberries and blueberries (frozen, about 1 cup)
another piece of fruit or some more frozen fruit
2 heaping spoons of ground flax
a splash of OJ to loosen it up

I really really want to put some spinach in there, as he eats NO veggies, but I am so afraid of him freaking out. 3 year olds!!!
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My son is a very very picky eater. BUT, he will drink his smoothie every single day. He usually drinks it for lunch and finishes it with dinner.

about 1 cup of lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 banana
some strawberries and blueberries (frozen, about 1 cup)
another piece of fruit or some more frozen fruit
2 heaping spoons of ground flax
a splash of OJ to loosen it up

I really really want to put some spinach in there, as he eats NO veggies, but I am so afraid of him freaking out. 3 year olds!!!
If you only sneak in a small handful of spinach, he will not even taste it, though it will change the color of the shake.

We are on Day 3 of green smoothies and 4yo DD loves it. I was not going to let her know about the spinach, but she caught me this morning and asked why I was putting spinach in. I told her I "always" did (well, for two days I "always" did ). At first she said she did not want it, but as soon as I asked her if she wanted to "race", she gulped it down in seconds ...then followed it with a sheet of nori (seaweed).

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Great thread
Time to star juicing and making smoothies again!

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I love my green smoothies.

My go-to is 1/2 cup of yogurt, 2 cups of spinach, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of strawberries, and enough citrus or watermelon to give it more "liquid".

The nutrients in greens are MUCH better absorbed in your body when they are beaten to a pulp.

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i'm a vegetarian, tandem nursing mama. i was taking my prenatals + cal/mag/zinc, b complex (i'm deficient), flax oil and evening primrose everyday, until about 4 months ago bc for some reason swallowing the pills started making me gag-was never a great pill-taker. well, i'd really like to start taking my vits again, but maybe in a liquid, and adding it to a smoothie everyday. 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!!

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Another thing I want to try doing is juicing carrots and adding raw egg(s) to my smoothies. I try to eat very little dairy so the eggs would be for protein and B-vitamins. Does anyone else add raw egg to their smoothie? What combinations do you like to use to mask the taste (if there is any) of the egg?

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Raw egg yolk is delicious. Tastes like vanilla so you don't have to mask it with anything.

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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.

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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?!?!?


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I'd be curious as to a liquid type vitamin as well, I cannot handle swallowing pills well either.

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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?!?!?


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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.
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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.
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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!!

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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.
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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?

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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.


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