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I love the idea of blended salads (from the chelation/remineralization (was dd's teeth) thread) but am a little icked out by the idea . . . so, please share your favorite salad blends here!<br><br>
Also, do you think it would work if I added soaked garbanzos and/or seeds to it? When I eat a salad, I love to add seeds/nuts and sometimes dried currants, but I'm not sure how that would be in a blend.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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I don't know what to say, really, but I made one up the other day and YUM it's so good! I added lots of dressingy stuff and an avocado, romaine lettuce, a bunch of broccoli, 2 peppers, 2 tomatoes, real salt and whizzed it up. I took half for me, and added some garlic, lemon and a few more avocadoes to make guac for the kids.<br><br>
Not icky at all!
 

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Here's my recipe-<br><br><a href="http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/02/blended-salad.html" target="_blank">http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/0...ded-salad.html</a><br><br>
Blended salad<br>
I tried my first blended salad this morning, and was very happy with it. Tasted much better than I expected. LOL<br><br>
1 tomato, quartered<br>
1 cucumber halved and cut into sections<br>
1/4 bell pepper, cut in half<br>
1/2 heart of romaine, chopped roughly with the tough stems removed<br>
2 or more stalks celery, cut in thirds<br>
1 small handfull parsley<br>
1 or more tbs coconut oil<br>
juice of one lemon<br>
water as needed<br>
pinch Real Salt<br><br>
Place the tomato, cucumber and bell pepper into the blender. Pulse to liquify. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine, then blend and thin with water to desired consistency. I added a little more than one cup of water. This recipe made about 3 cups.<br><br>
The coconut oil isn't noticable, because the texture of it is slightly chunky. My 15 month old really loved eating it with me. You could easily add chopped apple, zucchini, leaf lettuces or spinach, kale, avocado, carrot, cauliflower and broccoli, sprouts, cilantro, seaweed powder and citrus peel. I'm sure you could even hide herbs or herb powders in here.<br><br>
I'd also add my favorite dressing and Concentrace.
 

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Sorry- I didn't answer your question.<br><br>
Yes, I think soaked seeds would do wonderfully in it, providing your blender is strong enough to break them up.
 

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I've been using <a href="http://chetday.com/blog/2004/12/in-praise-of-blended-salad.htm" target="_blank">Chet Day's recipe</a>, which is similar to Krankedyann's. I really LOVE eating this, although it sure doesn't look very appetizing!<br><br>
My only concern is (sorry for the TMI) I've added dulse flakes to the recipe. I don't know if it quite agrees with me—today I had a BM that was bright red and kind of dry. It didn't seem like I digested the flakes very well. I also added flax seeds, so maybe it was too much fiber at once?
 

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Re: Garbanzos<br>
I make hummus in my blender - it should be able to handle them.<br><br>
Can't help on the blended salad - the mouthfeel is wrong for me and I'd rather just chew a big ole salad.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's my recipe-<br><br><a href="http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/02/blended-salad.html" target="_blank">http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/0...ded-salad.html</a></div>
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Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!!!
 

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we use nuts and seeds in ours! I love blended salads. I sweeten them up for the kids (with apple, pear and raspberry-not all at once!) nd dh is even asking for them regularly now.
 

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Wow! Thanks everybody. My naturopath is challenging me to eat one pound of greens every day to address some health issues and I'm thinking that blended salads are a great way to accomplish some of this. Keep the ideas coming!
 

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I get a pound at least of raw greens everyday. Often it's closer to two. A yummy way is an entire bunch of kale, a cup or so of fresh squeezed oj, a pear and some frozen raspberries. lend the kale with the oj and about a cup of water. Add the rest of the fruit and blend. We love this here! I also make sure I get at least one shot of wheatgrass-that counts!<br><br>
I was doing 1 pound of raw fruit, one pound of raw veggies and one pound of cooked veggies a day. I do better with 1+ pounds of that being raw greens.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">One pound??? Do you mind sharing a little info. on the benefits of eating that many greens, Allysmom? I thought I was doing well with my 3 leaves of raw kale a day (plus other raw and cooked veggies). Did he stipulate raw or cooked?</div>
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I'm having a problem with severe, untreatable migraines occurring every 2-3 days, with periods of extreme dizzyness in between. In addtion, I am obese and seem to be unable to lose weight--I've been struggling with this for about a decade now. On top of this, both dd and I have food allergies that we are just now diagnosing, so all of this led me to seeing a naturopath. She's the nutrition director of our local chain of HFS, and they're a good company, and I like her and trust her.<br><br>
She thinks that one of the contributing factors in my headaches is built up toxins in my body, and she wants me to be eating a diet with high nutrient density and a fair amount of bulk to help move things out of my system. Also, I think there's the idea that if I'm eating alot of greens, I won't have much room for any other junk (chocolate and sweets--two of my biggest vices and addictions--are setting of the headaches). Also, obesity being a disease of malnutrition, consuming nutritious food is a way to treat that issue.<br><br>
She did not specify raw or cooked, both are fine, as long as I'm getting it all in. She also wants me to be juicing, although I do not have a juicer nor the money to visit our Whole Foods market to get raw juice made for me twice per week. So I'm thinking that blended salads may help with some of the nutritional things that I may not get if I'm not juicing.<br><br>
Firefaery--I love the sound of your kale/OJ idea below, but one of the food problems we have here is citrus. Do you have a good alternative mixer juice to orange?<br><br>
Thanks!!!!
 
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