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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:15 PM


if i were to put coconut oil in a smoothie, should i heat it up first to turn it into a liquid? or can i just use it in the solid form?


If your ingredients are cold, you'll have little bits of solid coconut oil. Which will probably happen whether or not you heat it. And it depends on whether or not that bothers you.


ok thanks.

also can someone please recommend me some low GI fruits i can use to make with these smoothies? i'm not getting clear answers when i google low gi fruits. one site says peaches are low gi and then another site says they're high gi.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:31 PM



if i were to put coconut oil in a smoothie, should i heat it up first to turn it into a liquid? or can i just use it in the solid form?


If your ingredients are cold, you'll have little bits of solid coconut oil. Which will probably happen whether or not you heat it. And it depends on whether or not that bothers you.


ok thanks.

also can someone please recommend me some low GI fruits i can use to make with these smoothies? i'm not getting clear answers when i google low gi fruits. one site says peaches are low gi and then another site says they're high gi.


Apples, coconut, pears, bananas.

You may want to stay away from citrus fruits, strawberries, and kiwis for awhile, which have been known to give people troubles. Then reintroduce them and note any changes. Personally, bananas used to make my throat itch but I haven't retried them in awhile. Just had a ton of tangerines the other day (they had chemicals all over them too, I saw on the package after buying them. alas I ate them anyway) with no reaction, bodily or skin-related. Play around with it. An old man in a chinese herb shop told me to stay away from poultry, asparagus, mango, and pineapple when I asked him for advice on acne. The mango and pineapple made sense since it's high GI (they have lots of good stuff too) but I have no idea with the others.

Also I'm sure it's fine to consume any high gi fruits you like as long as you're lowering the glycemic load with other ingredients. That's what counts.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

just the other day i had an apple, pear, spinach smoothie..so im on the right track!

i never noticed having trouble with any fruit though. like i've never experienced itchy throat, migraines, hives, or stomach problems whenever i eat fruit or any food, in general. i'll just pay better attention next time i eat fruits and see if i notice anything weird.

you said stay away from citrus..does that mean lemons too?? cause the past few months i've been adding the juice from a lemon into my water and it's my new favorite thing to drink!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

just the other day i had an apple, pear, spinach smoothie..so im on the right track!

i never noticed having trouble with any fruit though. like i've never experienced itchy throat, migraines, hives, or stomach problems whenever i eat fruit or any food, in general. i'll just pay better attention next time i eat fruits and see if i notice anything weird.

you said stay away from citrus..does that mean lemons too?? cause the past few months i've been adding the juice from a lemon into my water and it's my new favorite thing to drink!


Nah, you should be fine. A lil lemon juice is good for you, all citrus fruits are. But people here have reported problems with them, so I was just passing the word along. Don't mind me~

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

I've been drinking a green smoothie a day for the last two weeks, I've also started antibiotics and a new topical. I'm seeing results, but, not sure from what!! Either way, I have way more energy, and overall feel a lot better.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:43 AM

great and you can find benefits with green smoothies. :D

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:52 AM

great and you can find benefits with green smoothies. Posted Image


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Here are some green smoothies recipes

No. 1 green smoothies recipes
  • 2 apples (cored, do not peel)
  • 2 BIG handfuls of spinach
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 3 ribs/sticks of chopped celery
  • 1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root (peeled and minced)
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Start blending until the mixture becomes smooth. Makes 2 to 3 serving, pour the green smoothies to your glass and serve.
No. 2 green smoothies recipes
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 orange (peeled and separated into segment)
  • handful of berries (any kind)
  • 30 fresh spearmint leaves
  • 2 cups of parsley
  • Shake of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water
Start putting all the ingredients into a blender. Turn on the machine, blend for 2-3 minutes till the texture becomes smooth. It makes 4 glasses and then serve.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

Oh wow, I didn't think of this XD I like the idea, I shall try it tomorrow.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

I drink a green smoothie every morning. It is such a wonderfully energizing way to start your day.

My recipe is usually some slight variation on this:

About 2 cups packed leafy greens (usually kale and spinach)
1/2 banana
about 1 C frozen blueberries
some water or hemp milk (yum!)
GINGER (fresh root) -- this is a huge one ! It adds a kick and it is SO good for you.
Perhaps some lemon juice
Spirulina
Flax seed


I suggest this. I really love my smoothie - some people may be put off by the green taste, so if that's not your cuppa, try adding some agave/ raw honey/ another light sweetener.
Yum!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:30 AM

I do, Flaxseed, Berries, Banana, Parsley, Apple, Manuka Honey, Lettuce, Kale, Spinach, Orange and two cups of water....all blender together...YUMO.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

Post ur favourite Green Smoothie/ Juice recipes below for ALL of us to share...
Tell us what works for you, and what doesnt....
Cheers from Australia.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm pretty simple. Spinach and banana, and add a bit of coconut milk or almond milk to make it creamy. :)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Spinach, kale, cucumber, banana, some rasberries, and just a little bit of oats for texture, and water obviously. As the weeks go by, I'm removing more fruit, and adding more greens as I get used to the taste.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Spinach, kale, cucumber, banana, some rasberries, and just a little bit of oats for texture, and water obviously. As the weeks go by, I'm removing more fruit, and adding more greens as I get used to the taste.

This sounds yummy...is it helping with ur skin??

I'm pretty simple. Spinach and banana, and add a bit of coconut milk or almond milk to make it creamy. Posted Image

This is simple, does it taste nice?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

I can't say for sure, it's def not hurting it. I started oral antiobiotics and a topical the same week I started doing this. So, maybe it is, maybe it isn't, either way, I feel alot healthier, more energy, etc.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

Sounds good, I am going to try apple, banana, frozen berries, celery, spinach, kale, water and parsley....
What do u think?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Granny smith apple, ginger, cabbage and green tea. Kiwi and whatever greens to make a pretty green drink. Berries and whatever greens and hibuscus tea for a pretty red drink.

sometimes with flax seed, coconut oil, etc.

You have seen the 100 or so page green smoothie thread, right?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

Granny smith apple, ginger, cabbage and green tea. Kiwi and whatever greens to make a pretty green drink. Berries and whatever greens and hibuscus tea for a pretty red drink.

sometimes with flax seed, coconut oil, etc.

You have seen the 100 or so page green smoothie thread, right?


With the green tea, is that in a powder form or like loose tea?





A couple of great recipes on Youtube, I think I am going to try.

Edited by thisisnothollywood, 27 January 2012 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

Tea brewed by me from tea bags or loose.

don't buy powders or bottle tea. Brew it yourself.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

So u can axctually eat the tea leaves??
Interesting




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