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For some reason I'm suddenly into this idea of making green smoothies for breakfast.

This morning I blended frozen mangoes, banana and spinach. Yum!

I'm wondering what other types of strange green concoctions I can create in my blender. Does anybody know what else is good? Chard, kale...um, what else?


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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For some reason I'm suddenly into this idea of making green smoothies for breakfast.

This morning I blended frozen mangoes, banana and spinach. Yum!

I'm wondering what other types of strange green concoctions I can create in my blender. Does anybody know what else is good? Chard, kale...um, what else?

I wish I could share your enthusiasm lol

Look on the vitamix site for recipes, they are super smoothie headquarters.

I typed in green smoothie and quite a bit came up

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I wish I could share your enthusiasm lol

:lol:

Mango,

Did you see the green drink Dr Oz had on Oprah?

It had:

4 stalks celery

1 cucumber

1 c spinach

1 lemon

1 lime

1 apple

1/2" fresh ginger

These ingredients are supposed to be juiced however, so it isn't exactly a "smoothie".

I would imagine if you succesfully used spinach you could use any green:

Arugula

Beet Greens

Bok Choy

Broccoli Rabe (aka Rapini)

Collards

Dandelion Greens

Endive

Escarole

Kale

Mizuna

Mustard

Spinach

Turnip Greens

Swiss Chard

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For some reason I'm suddenly into this idea of making green smoothies for breakfast.

This morning I blended frozen mangoes, banana and spinach. Yum!

I'm wondering what other types of strange green concoctions I can create in my blender. Does anybody know what else is good? Chard, kale...um, what else?

Just keep in mind that spinach is a very mild flavor compared to some other greens. Arugula is spicy, collard greens and mustard greens are bitter and might be better in a V8-type drink.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Mango,

Did you see the green drink Dr Oz had on Oprah?

It had:

4 stalks celery

1 cucumber

1 c spinach

1 lemon

1 lime

1 apple

1/2" fresh ginger

These ingredients are supposed to be juiced however, so it isn't exactly a "smoothie".

No, but yum! I have a juicer too so I'll try that, thanks.

Just keep in mind that spinach is a very mild flavor compared to some other greens. Arugula is spicy, collard greens and mustard greens are bitter and might be better in a V8-type drink.

LOL yeah, that's why I'm starting out slow...with wimpy spinach drinks :lol:

The one I made this morning tasted really good, but I was informed by ppl in the office that it resembled a science project of some sort :blink: (I personally thought it was pretty, but oh well :rolleyes:)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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For some reason I'm suddenly into this idea of making green smoothies for breakfast.

This morning I blended frozen mangoes, banana and spinach. Yum!

I'm wondering what other types of strange green concoctions I can create in my blender. Does anybody know what else is good? Chard, kale...um, what else?

Oh My! That's just not right!! :lol::lol:

I don't care what you put in it, it makes me think it's going to taste like frozen green beans (and I hate green beans frozen or otherwise!)

Now, I sound like my kids . . . I can tell by looking at it that I'm not going to like it! :lol::lol:

More power to you!


Janet

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For everyone who thinks they won't like green smoothies, if you start out with only 2-3 leaves of spinach...I'm telling you you can't taste it at all!! I thought it would be gross, but I really like them. I don't do as much spinach as others, but I do a good amount. I started out with a small amount, but slowly increased.

Kassandra


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Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

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Oh My! That's just not right!! :lol::lol:

Oh c'mon...it's good! :D (Tastes nothing like green beans - but I love green beans...yum!)

I typed in green smoothie and quite a bit came up

Search page

Thanks...that's a good site.


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For everyone who thinks they won't like green smoothies, if you start out with only 2-3 leaves of spinach...I'm telling you you can't taste it at all!! I thought it would be gross, but I really like them. I don't do as much spinach as others, but I do a good amount. I started out with a small amount, but slowly increased.

Kassandra

it's true! i was so disturbed by the sight, but fell in love with the taste. i love a berry smoothie - strawberries, black berries, blueberries and lots of spinach and either apple or orange juice. YUM! i need to start making these again!!!


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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

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