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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:16 PM

Excuse me for being lazy if the topic has already been covered, but I am wondering if I anyone would be so kind to let me know the best blenders for green smoothies? I tried making them with a hand-me-down blender and they turned out chunky. I know Vitamix and Blendtec are the best but I am on a budget. Thanks!cool.png


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

mudfootball,

You are welcome!! smile.png  And the main thing is that you do get quickly back on track.  Some people get off track and never get back on.  When I first started the smoothies, a few days without would begin to show up on my face too, and I'd always quickly get back into my routine.  It becomes a habit after a while.  This is my favorite recipe lately, and it's low-glycemic as well...thought I'd share!:

 

* handful of spinach or kale

* one scoop plant-based protein powder by Garden of Life (optional).

* 1/3rd to 1/2 bag frozen berries

* one squirt of honey

* one to two tbs cocoa powder

* 1/3 can coconut milk

* about 1 cup water

 

How about a weighted hula hoop?  Hehe!  It's really fun, and you can watch TV while you use it!  I have a really cute one--mine only weighs 1 lb I think.  A mini-trampoline is great as well for indoors, and if you get one with bungee cords (Bellicon or JumpSport), you can easily watch TV while you bounce, because they're so quiet.

 

I'm glad you found kale!!  Yay!!  And no worries--it's good to hear how you're doing!  :)

 

CatsForever,

No problem!  If you look a few posts up, you'll find an article, but you might also check out The best blenders for summertime smoothies.  It says, "For a well-rounded machine that won't break the bank, consider the top-rated Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004, $60. It does practically everything well, including smoothies and icy drinks, and it's also very quiet. Its brand mate, the Ninja Professional NJ600, also delivers excellent versatility for $100."

 

You may not get as smooth of a smoothie with the cheaper blenders, but they'll still get the job done.  I used a very vintage VitaMix when I started that would leave little chunks of lettuce, but it still produced smoothies that got results! :)

 

I hope you're able to find a blender soon and get started!  Have fun!


Edited by *`*~ABG Fairy~*`*, 06 July 2013 - 05:04 PM.

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Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

Thanks! Hula hooping does sound really fun I might try it out xD I have gotten back on track because I do enjoy drinking them but I'm not very regular with when I make them now that my days are busier :S Also July is the month of birthdays for my family so it's hard to stay away from all the not-so-healthy food! My skin looks about the same I'm not sure if this is the cure for me but the smoothies are tasty and healthy so either way I'd like to continue :)

 

 

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

Hey Mudfootball!  Good to hear from you!  It's definitely hard when there is a lot of good food around!  It can help to drink a smoothie before a celebration and you might then find you'll want a smaller quantity of the bad stuff. 

 

You mentioned some anxiety a while back, and I should have thought to tell you about transdermal magnesium oil.  It's one of the best ways to absorb magnesium, and a lot of people with anxiety are low in magnesium.  You might also look into EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy). It's an easy, scientifically proven technique that helps with emotions (sometimes right away).

 

Keep up the smoothies!  I'm hoping in a few weeks you'll start seeing results!   You might check out the diet tips section in my original post of this thread too for any other tips you could implement, such as staying away from dairy and sugar.  Also, are there any gyms/spas in your area that have far infrared saunas?  These are helping people with acne, and they have great health benefits.  Maybe a gym would get you working out again? :)


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if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

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Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the reply smile.png I had a TERRIBLE day food-wise. Had a birthday party and my dad's aunty came from interstate to visit and brought a cake which was supposed to be my family's breakfast D: My family is one of those traditional, nationalistic types and food is basically like a social event and if you dont eat their food (and sometimes a lot of it) - it's basically like you're attacking them or something.

 

And yes, I do have a anxiety and also have dealt with depression for the last few years (at least that's when I finally started seeing a psychologist anyway). I just searched EFT and from the little I've read it looks to be similar to what I've done with my psychologist in the past - These things have only helped for a short period of time. I find it hard to get the inspiration/motivation to help myself I guess? Sorry if I'm writing too much - I feel like this is turning into a psych session with all my ramblings! So I am definitely NOT the healthiest person in the world and all this probably impacts greatly on what my skin is like :S

 

Haha yes there is a gym very close by (about a 3 min bus ride) but to get back to my anxiety issues I didn't like it when I tried it out as I had all those self-confidence worries about there being other people, judging etc. But yes it does have a sauna. I think I'll start taking my bike out in the mornings. I haven't done that in a long time - coldness be damned!

 

Also, the magnesium oil - is that like oil that you rub on your skin? I had been looking for lavendar oil to do so as my friend says it calms her down and carries a little bottle with her all the time which she uses when she's feeling anxious.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Mudfootball,

The family outings can be hard, and I'm sorry this has been an issue for you.  If they happen all the time, you may consider bringing your own healthy snacks and desserts to share with the family so you can mostly eat what you bring but can still eat a little of theirs as well.  Sometimes I'll eat before I got to a function and then just "graze" a little on the foods. Unfortunately, when many people begin to eat more healthfully, family conflict is an unavoidable result, but eventually, they will accept that you are serious about wanting to improve your health, and hopefully they will support you as well, but this isn't often the case--it's just part of eating more healthfully, but it's worth it. :)

 

It's hard to want to help yourself when you don't feel well.  It's great that you're taking action though, and I think baby steps are really important when you don't feel like trying, because you just take it one step at a time and eventually, you've made some big steps.  The green smoothies are a great step!  Little by little, you can add even more helpful things into your life.  :)

 

I'm not a gym goer either--I much prefer the ease of working out at home!  Bicycling is great fun!  I think that's a great idea! :)

 

Yes, you rub magnesium oil on your skin, and it's a highly absorbable form, but you might also look at Magnesium L-Threonate, as it crosses the blood-brain barrier and helps with mental conditions.


"...whatsoever things are true... honest... just... pure... lovely... or of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

~Philippians 4:8~


Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:51 AM

This is so wrong.

 

Honey is a big no-no for CYSTS ! super sugar stuff

Chocolate will cause breakouts.

Fruit can cause severe breakouts for some people.

Nuts / seeds cause breakouts

 

The right 'smoothie' is cucumber juice mixed with some other green vegetables. NOTHING MORE , this will help you... not break out your skin like hell.

 

My story here, read it :

 

http://www.acne.org/...story-95-clear/


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:20 PM

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Edited by bamboomama, 02 November 2013 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

Alex,

Great points and thank you for addressing these for others to see.  For many, the smoothies alone will greatly help without needing to be so strict about them, but you are right in that a low-glycemic smoothie is often a better choice, and your smoothie sounds like a very safe choice.  The first post goes into more detail about low-glycemic foods as well as specific food allergies/aggravations, and other issues that some many run into and will need to dig a little deeper to find what works for them.  I'm glad you got yours figured out.  :)

 

Bamboomama,

That sounds like a very nice, well-rounded smoothie!!  Thank you for sharing, and I hope they help you! :)


"...whatsoever things are true... honest... just... pure... lovely... or of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

~Philippians 4:8~


Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:41 AM

Mudfootball,

The family outings can be hard, and I'm sorry this has been an issue for you.  If they happen all the time, you may consider bringing your own healthy snacks and desserts to share with the family so you can mostly eat what you bring but can still eat a little of theirs as well.  Sometimes I'll eat before I got to a function and then just "graze" a little on the foods. Unfortunately, when many people begin to eat more healthfully, family conflict is an unavoidable result, but eventually, they will accept that you are serious about wanting to improve your health, and hopefully they will support you as well, but this isn't often the case--it's just part of eating more healthfully, but it's worth it. smile.png

 

It's hard to want to help yourself when you don't feel well.  It's great that you're taking action though, and I think baby steps are really important when you don't feel like trying, because you just take it one step at a time and eventually, you've made some big steps.  The green smoothies are a great step!  Little by little, you can add even more helpful things into your life.  smile.png

 

I'm not a gym goer either--I much prefer the ease of working out at home!  Bicycling is great fun!  I think that's a great idea! smile.png

 

Yes, you rub magnesium oil on your skin, and it's a highly absorbable form, but you might also look at Magnesium L-Threonate, as it crosses the blood-brain barrier and helps with mental conditions.#

What are your thoughts on green juice for acne scars as opposed to just acne



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:39 PM

Zavvi,

 

There have been some who have said green smoothies have helped fade old acne scars, and because juice would have an even higher concentration of nutrients, it could certainly help as well. 

 

I would consider topicals as well.  You might look into retinols, BHAs and Vitamin C to help.  And be sure to wear sunscreen as well--I prefer tinted mineral sunscreens.  Paula Begoun has a scar-reducing serum out now that you might also want to check out.  Here's an article on reducing red marks: http://www.paulascho...-and-acne-scars

 

I wish you the best! :)


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if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

~Philippians 4:8~


Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

I began to juice raw fruits and vegetables about a week ago. Since then my skin has cleared up very well and i have had no new active spots appear which is just unheard of for me. My skin has also lost a good amount of oil that it used to produce. I just use celery and cucumber as my base juice as it has the most water, followed by broccoli, spinach, beet, carrot, parsley, coconut water, and any of dark leafy green is preferred. I would go light on the fruit with the exception of green apples and using carrots and beets surprisingly adds just enough sweetness to counter the bitterness of dark greens. I am now convinced that all my problems were gut related as i had all the symptoms of just an non-functioning digestive system blocked by years and years of processed and fast foods. On top of all this i must mention that the week prior to this my diet changed to no sugar, dairy, soy, red meats, processed or fast food. Drinking these nutrient bombs everyday has fixed a lot of things in my body along with acne. Yes juicing takes most of the fiber out but i still get enough in my diet to counter its loss. It is also quite expensive since i use all organic foods but its a price i'm willing to pay to get clear skin for good. This has only been a week i would like to see where the six month mark leaves me as i have a scar on my cheek with PIH that i'm curious to see if it will fade after my skin complexion starts to even out which i have seen happen to many people that juice, they just have this radiant glow about them. Also drinking lots of water and taking probiotics as well, just anything and everything to get that healthy skin glow. 



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:21 PM

LuckyDory,

 

What an inspirational testimony!  I'm so happy you are making such fast and wonderful improvements not only in your skin but in your overall health!  Thank you so much for sharing this and best wishes on your new journey of health! :)


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Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:37 PM

Well thank you, i do have a new spot on my jawline hopefully its just part of everything coming out. I also have a scar on my cheek and a few pih spots that give me great anxiety and depression as of lately. My whole face isn't covered and some people with severe scaring would probably be upset that i get so down over a scar and a few leftover red marks but at the same time i really cant help it. I think we just all have our good and bad days or ups and downs. The good thing about this site is the ability to see that there are other individuals around the world who are struggling with the same things I am. Still going to stay on the juicing and healthy foods for the long run and hope for the best.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

Well, I think we should do our best to take care of ourselves but try to not stress too much over what we can't control, and there's a lot we can't control unfortunately!  Ha!  The human body is a mystery, and sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to find solutions.  You are trying really hard right now.  In the meantime, feel good about who you are and maybe you not looking perfect makes those around you feel more comfortable?  That's never a bad thing. :)  We all have pride and want to look good, and it's natural to stress over these types of things (especially when we see something bad happening to ourselves that we don't know how to stop...I was worried about my skin too), but allowing yourself to let go of some of that pride is very, very freeing.  Why be a slave to your looks?  Okay...I'll move on...haha:) 

 

You have only been doing this for a week and have already made really great progress, so I think that will continue.  It took about 6 weeks before my blemishes stopped appearing, and I was already eating a pretty healthy diet, so definitely hang in there!  You might check out the link I posted above your post about acne scars to be sure you're properly caring for your blemishes so they hopefully don't create new scars, and I think Paula's Choice has an anti-scar serum that you could use in the meantime that might help stop new scars from forming?  

 

Keep me posted on your progress!!  And good will come out of this...you're getting healthier!  :)


"...whatsoever things are true... honest... just... pure... lovely... or of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

~Philippians 4:8~


Green smoothies/blended greens keep me clear! Click here

* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:27 AM

Well, I think we should do our best to take care of ourselves but try to not stress too much over what we can't control, and there's a lot we can't control unfortunately!  Ha!  The human body is a mystery, and sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to find solutions.  You are trying really hard right now.  In the meantime, feel good about who you are and maybe you not looking perfect makes those around you feel more comfortable?  That's never a bad thing. smile.png  We all have pride and want to look good, and it's natural to stress over these types of things (especially when we see something bad happening to ourselves that we don't know how to stop...I was worried about my skin too), but allowing yourself to let go of some of that pride is very, very freeing.  Why be a slave to your looks?  Okay...I'll move on...haha.  smile.png

 

You have only been doing this for a week and have already made really great progress, so I think that will continue.  It took about 6 weeks before my blemishes stopped appearing, and I was already eating a pretty healthy diet, so definitely hang in there!  You might check out the link I posted above your post about acne scars to be sure you're properly caring for your blemishes so they hopefully don't create new scars, and I think Paula's Choice has an anti-scar serum that you could use in the meantime that might help stop new scars from forming?  

 

Keep me posted on your progress!!  And good will come out of this...you're getting healthier!  smile.png

Fairy how long have you been juicing for and have you had any personal success in get rid of scars doing this also take a look at this video at 39 mintes 15seconds do you agree with this http://www.youtube.c...h?v=BRbzS_6njO0



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

Zavvi,

Sorry for this very late reply!  I mostly do blending rather than juicing (though I should do more juicing!). I haven't seen any scars just disappear on myself but in regards to the video, I have heard stories of people who have had scars disappear after changing their diets.  I think there is a lot to the alkalinity argument.


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* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Zavvi,

Sorry for this very late reply!  I mostly do blending rather than juicing (though I should do more juicing!). I haven't seen any scars just disappear on myself but in regards to the video, I have heard stories of people who have had scars disappear after changing their diets.  I think there is a lot to the alkalinity argument.

no problem im on the alkaline diet and will be reporting my progress at the end of june



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

Zavvi,

I look forward to hearing about it!!  I hope you have great results!  :)


"...whatsoever things are true... honest... just... pure... lovely... or of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

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* Diet: Whole foods, mostly plant-based diet - lots of green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, fruit and occasional whole grains. If you suffer with acne, please see the diet tip section here.

* Skin-care Regimen: I recommend Paula's Choice (by Paula Begoun). For basic and effective, well-researched skin-care tips, click here.

* Supplements: Acidophilus, a safe, well-researched, food-based multi-vitamin, vitamin D3, and a pure DHA supplement.

* Lifestyle: Plenty of sleep, sweat-inducing exercise, sunshine, time each day to relax and de-stress, focusing on love, compassion and thankfulness, and keeping a clean, organized environment and life, helps to more easily maintain a healthy, happy life.

* Faith: If you're open to religion, having faith greatly helps with well-being and health. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I had to do much research regarding this decision, but it was worth it! It gives my life meaning, peace, and especially joy. If you have questions, PM me!


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

Do the nutritions of the smoothies go away after 10-15 mins like in juices? Do I have to drink them within a few minutes of making or I can make in advance for a day or two? 

 

I have extremely good results with green smoothies, but I make mine almost like a pureee, I dont like them watery. I also make my smoothies VERY high calorie, eat A LOT of them in the morning after exercise on empty stomach and managed to have an extreme skin glow, reduced red marks within few weeks and less scars. From avarage 5 pimples to avarage 2 to no pimples (I guess these are just from the detox, I have massive headaches). I also do oil pulling, not sure if it has any effect on my skin (do it for whiter teeth), but smoothies are amazing. 

 

My FAVOURITE recipe ( I drink or actually eat biggrin.png about 1,5 liters in the mornin, around 1300 calories, than have just a light dinner) : 

 

- 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds

- 1 tbsp. chia seeds 

- 1 tbsp. maca 

----> mix with some water until smooth like milk 

- add: kale or spinach or both around 4 handfuls ( I only use frozen) 

- mixed good quality frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, and 3 other types)- around 250 g 

- 1 avocado, sometimes 1 and a half or 2 avocados

- 1/2 pear or max. 1 pear 

- 2 tbsp. coconut oil 

- some water to be able to mix, but not to be watery 

 

after it is done, it looks dark purple-green because of the berries. It makes 3 to 4 BIG glasses of moothie-like puree. On top of it I put coconut flour and some chopped frozen stroberries or frozen banana and eat the whole thing within an hour with a spoon. I can also drink it, it is just not watery. 

 

I LOVE it. 

 

This is my favourite part of the day. smile.png


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