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#1 Old 06-17-2016, 01:37 PM
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Feedback on my super-smoothie

Hello everyone,

As of last week, I've been making this smoothie every morning in lieu of a breakfast. I want to gather your opinion on my recipe (if you could call it one).

It is important for me to state that I'm not drinking this to gratify my taste buds (it doesn't taste that good, actually), but rather to receive a wide-range of health benefits from the individual components.

The list of items in my smoothie are the following:
-Spinach
-Kale
-Broccoli
-Cauliflower
-Mushrooms
-Parsley
-Cilantro
-Basil
-Green onionsit
-Fresh ginger roots
-Dates
-Blueberries
-Raspberries
-Blackberries
-Tomatoes
-Cashews
-Pecans
-2 Whey protein scoops (40g)
- and, finally, Chia seeds

I know it may sound like a strange combo, but I'm actually thinking of adding yet even more (perhaps Cucumbers, Beets, etc).

Please share with me your opinion on this recipe, and what would you change/add to it if you were me.

Thanks!
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#2 Old 06-17-2016, 03:45 PM
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That must take a long time to make!
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#3 Old 06-17-2016, 03:54 PM
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Those all look like healthy foods!


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#4 Old 06-17-2016, 04:05 PM
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Certainly healthy.
I have to say, if you broke it down to two smoothies, like one for lunch, the fruit one and the veg one would both be good!
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#5 Old 06-17-2016, 08:28 PM
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I agree with you, Silva. The quantity of the smoothie is too copious for a single meal, it appears. I usually consume it over a period of an hour.

Any downside to mixing such a variety into one smoothie ? Do you think the oxalate content is too high ?
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Looks great (though as a vegan I would personally ditch the whey...and it's not really raw is it?), but my oh my that must be expensive! Especially if you eat all that every morning!

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I love your signature, Naturebound. It is so true.
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Tumeric with the veggies!
I've been drinking a ginger/tumeric soy milk and it really is amazing!
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#9 Old 06-18-2016, 11:30 AM
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I added avocados, apricots, and garlic today. I will purchase some tumeric from the store (does Wholefoods carry them?) today. Thanks for the idea.
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#10 Old 06-18-2016, 03:55 PM
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You can buy powdered tumeric pretty much anywhere. A big bag is under $3.00 at my local Indian store--I think it's a pound. They also have fresh, similar to ginger root, but beware--it's crazy staining!
I've been drinking a soy milk ginger tumeric beverage I made in my soy milk machine. Great for inflammation. I think I'll stick to powdered because of the potential for staining
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That looks so healthy!

You could try adding some mango and/or orange to sweeten it if you wanted to? I personally hate orange juice, but you might like it.
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I can't imagine what that tastes like, but it'll surely provide you with tons of healthy nutrients. I wouldn't put so many ingredients in one smoothie though. Beets are good for circulation
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The only concern is the whey.

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