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Hi Everyone<br><br>
I need some advice.<br><br>
At the moment I start my day with filter coffee and rye roll with avo and hummus.<br><br>
I was thinking, rather to have a Soya Strawberry Protein Powder, Banana, Berries, Berry Juice Smoothie to kick start the day.<br><br>
Then I will do my Rye roll with a snack at 11;00.<br><br>
I always make my roasted veg at night but was thinking of making an extra section to have with my lunch.<br><br>
Then getting home after work another YUMMY SMOOTHIE PROTEIN shake.. must learn to expirement. see a lot of you drink spinash in your smoothies. mmmmmm wonder how that taste?<br><br>
Dinner is usually some beans, brown rice, nice cook in sauce and different veg.<br><br>
I am going to keep a food journal to see what foods give me the most energy.<br><br>
Really would love to give up caffeine and sugar as they drain my energy even thou they give me a quick fix.<br><br>
I really do want to get my energy back.<br><br>
Also felt better when my husband gave me Vitb12 injections, think must start that weekly again. OUCH....
 

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I usually drink a green spinach smoothie in the morning, have some sweet fruit in it for a extra energy kick and you don't taste the spinach in it if you don't like it to have a strong spinach flavour. it's very nice
 

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can you use any spinash? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
i really think the smoothie way is the way for me to get some energy back.. also finding ways to deal with stress and cutting back on caffeine
 

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I don't think the protein powder will help with energy, but maybe it will keep you fuller longer. I'd suggest greens instead.
 

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thanks Penny , the soya protein is not really for energy but just to help get in extra protein for the day.<br><br>
I got vanilla soya protein powder, banana, spinash, avo, 100% tropical juice and berry juice as well as frozen berries.<br><br>
This weekend I am going to start experimenting, also have grounded almonds... deciding to add that in.
 

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I bought some of these earlier <a href="http://www.9-bar.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.9-bar.co.uk/</a> Nice and free of lots of things <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That's a pain though I could actually post some to you if you could get the money to me - I have paypal and could find out how much postage would be
 

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Thanks! Maybe we can find out but probably a fortune to convert pounds to south african R - but alas maybe u can find out!
 

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AWESOME-NESS so exchanged my morning filter coffee with green smoothie and boy oh boy can I feel the difference in my energy levels. NO BUZZ no anxiety. I feel very chilled out.<br><br>
Takes me a bit longer to wake up but that is fine..<br><br>
def going to keep it up.<br><br>
So nice to have found something that works for me.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Croxus</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2965665"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I usually drink a green spinach smoothie in the morning, have some sweet fruit in it for a extra energy kick and you don't taste the spinach in it if you don't like it to have a strong spinach flavour. it's very nice</div>
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What do you put in your smoothie? I start out with half a bottle of one of those green drinks and usually add kale, spinach, and gingerroot. Right now, I am also putting in grapes because they are cheap. I am curious what others do.
 

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can you use any spinash? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
i really think the smoothie way is the way for me to get some energy back.. also finding ways to deal with stress and cutting back on caffeine</div>
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Baby spinach tastes more like spinach in the smoothies they are also harder to blend if you only have a crappy hand blender like I do.<br>
Remember caffeine kills iron which you get from the smoothie, so try to keep off the coffee for 1-2 hours before after you drink the smoothie and take your vitamins. That was a tip I got atleast. You could always drink ginger tea instead, gives a lot of energy as well
 

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What do you put in your smoothie? I start out with half a bottle of one of those green drinks and usually add kale, spinach, and gingerroot. Right now, I am also putting in grapes because they are cheap. I am curious what others do.</div>
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at the moment I am doing a very simple spinach, banana, peach and orange juice smoothie for the mornings. I have grown quite fond of this smoothie, but I will get to the experimenting once I get my hands on some ripe autumn apples and pears. mmm...
 

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Excellent <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> stick with it and hope it stays great for you
 

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hi Croxus - i gave up caffeine and feeling much better - i found the perfect spinash for my smoothies (not baby spinash) thank heavens.<br><br>
I add soya protein powder in so its a bit thick to add in banana.<br><br>
I find that its a bit hardcore first thing in the mornings so I was thinking of having my toast when I wake up and then a bit later when my stomach is prepared have the smoothie.<br><br>
Can't believe how great the smoothies are for energy.
 

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still on a mission to find Kale... so hard to find it here in South Africa - Cape Town , it is maybe called something else?
 

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I have trouble eating breakfast in the mornings so for me it's more of a way to get something down to get me going in the mornings than anything else.<br>
I don't know if it is called something else, but it looks like this <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kale" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kale</a>
 

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yah i put soya protein in my smoothie so its very thick and that dont sit too well in my stomach so early
 

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Check out the green smoothies thread in the Raw forum! Lots of good ideas there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
I need to start drinking more green smoothies! I have added spinach, kale, swiss chard, etc. to my smoothies and they are always delicious!<br><br>
Also, do you spell spinach "spinash" in South Africa? (I don't mean to be rude, I am genuinely curious!)
 

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I wish i could say yes. But I just made a spelling mistake.<br>
PS. note to self do spell check before posting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 
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