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hizbecca

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 06:55
Im really big on smoothies usually my first 2 meals of the day are smoothies i add fruit and 1 or 2 scoops of total lean shake with fat freet skim milk. Anyone else?
Becca
pc-fella

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 07:08
Yep, 0% yoghurt, Skimmed milk, two bananas, an apple, small scoop of protein poweder and ice.
riocaz

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 07:22
When I have them I prefer purely fruit smoothies. 2 bananas, a handful of raspberries a handful of diced mango or pineapple (all frozen)and just enough juice (apple or orange) to get the blender going(otherwise its too thick to blend properly and you get lumps) then as it will be too thick to swirl about). The result is about a pint of icecream-like thick smoothie, the banana gives it creamyness and body without any need for yoghurt or milk.

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mrspackrat

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 08:24
I like to keep the sugar down on mine. I mix with water---1/2 c Vanilla yogurt, 2 cups turnip greens, 1/2 avacado, 1 beet, handful of frozen mixed berries for sweetness or just ice cubes. Sometimes add unflavored protein powder if I need more protein that day or am not eating the smoothie with protein.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
Spacey47

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 09:45
Drinking calories is probably the worst way to consume them,
Firstly it's really easy to down a lot of calories in a drink without noticing as it just slides down
Secondly you lose the thermic (calorie burning) effect of actually breaking down the food with your digestive system
add the food has already been processed and requires little digestion from you

Try blending and drinking 2or3 Apple's or bananas and eating 2or3 you can drink them down easy but you will likely find them hard to eat
mrspackrat

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 10:15
Well noted spacey, but sometimes I get tired of just consuming raw veggies/fruits, especially salads, blending my greens into a smoothie is a nice alternative.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
carrieEL

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 12:50
I make a spinach smoothie with 1/4 cup of 50/50 tropicana , a low fat yogurt, 1 cup of spinach, 1/4 frozen banana a tsp hemp hearts and a scoop of protein powder...very yummy and healthy also filling.
eKatherine

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 21:00
mrspackrat wrote:
Well noted spacey, but sometimes I get tired of just consuming raw veggies/fruits, especially salads, blending my greens into a smoothie is a nice alternative.


Are you on a raw vegetarian diet for some reason? You should be eating a variety of foods as your meals. Most vegetables and many fruits digest better when cooked.
hizbecca

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 03:50
I never make my smothies over 400 calories i watch what i put in them very closely being that im consuming about 1700 calories a day my last meal i like to make it count.
Becca
NCNOLE

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 06:07
[quote=eKatherine Most vegetables and many fruits digest better when cooked. [/quote]

So NOT True!!
Eating a mixture of vegetables either raw or cooked is just fine and dandy. Your body, unless you have GI issues, can digest them just fine. I'm sure her smoothies are fine and she was just looking for ideas, not advice.
Spacey47

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 06:39


Wouldn't want to eat raw brussel sprouts or purple broccoli!
eKatherine

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 08:48
NCNOLE wrote:
eKatherine Most vegetables and many fruits digest better when cooked.


[quote wrote:
So NOT True!!
Eating a mixture of vegetables either raw or cooked is just fine and dandy. Your body, unless you have GI issues, can digest them just fine. I'm sure her smoothies are fine and she was just looking for ideas, not advice.


Actually, the human body digests cellulose poorly. We are not herbivores. Many nutrients are indeed more available when the food is cooked.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 09:11
I agree with NCNOLE, there are many great digestive enzymes in some vegetables and when you cook them you destroy these enzymes. And some greens loose their nutrients when cooked so they are better consumed raw. But I also agree with eKatherine, I don't think ALL vegetables are meant to be consumed raw.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
TheSiren

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Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 18:55
eKatherine wrote:
mrspackrat wrote:
Well noted spacey, but sometimes I get tired of just consuming raw veggies/fruits, especially salads, blending my greens into a smoothie is a nice alternative.


Are you on a raw vegetarian diet for some reason? You should be eating a variety of foods as your meals. Most vegetables and many fruits digest better when cooked.


Really? That's really interesting! I didn't know that, though I still prefer raw vegetables and fruits because the longer you cook them they more nutritional value is lost. I suppose it depends on the vegetable you're cooking. I wouldn't eat certain squashes just raw...or corn. but I love raw onions in my raw salads, and my fruits blended into smoothies. Smile
JEANNIE2013

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Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 03:46
I have a Fruit smoothie for breakfast every morning. I add soya milk (can't taste in a smoothie), Greek yogurt, flax seed, a banana, 50g of frozen raspberries, a few leaves of spinach and sometimes a tsp of runny honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I try to take a hemp seed smoothie after dinner. It's my way of getting fruit and veg in as I'm too lazy to eat it any other way and you can be as creative as you like!
JanniceGomez

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Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 11:05
I just had a Smoothie Yesterday for breakfast: 1 Red Grapefruit, 1/2 cup Strawberries and 2 Kiwies. It was the most delicious smoothie I've ever had! Apparently this Smoothie helps you loose weight if you have it for breakfast every 3 days for 15 days. I'll let you know how it works, if you're interested. By the way it only has 249 calories! Smile
Elizabeth V

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Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 20:24
I do as well....I also add some protein power. You can find many of my recipes on www.2sistersrecipes.com...enjoy and let me know how they turn out.
Liz
LisaPhenon

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 15:28
I use a scoop of Total Lean shake from GNC, a cup of frozen berries, either Greek yogurt or sugar free 60 cal pudding, a cup of unsweetened almond milk, and ice. It tastes okay, but I'm really trying to stay away from the sugar, so I don't put too much fruit. If I want to have a treat, I go to a local place called "Blend it up". They use Herbalife products. They taste a little too good. I'm thinking there's more sugar in them than they're saying.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 17:54
mrspackrat wrote:
I agree with NCNOLE, there are many great digestive enzymes in some vegetables and when you cook them you destroy these enzymes.


There are no digestive enzymes contained in raw vegetables to help humans digest them. Digestive enzymes are created by the human body to digest plants, which actually don't want to be eaten. Plants exist to create offspring that will perpetuate their species. It is against their best interests to cooperate with animals that are trying to kill and eat them.
Spacey47

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 22:28
eKatherine wrote:


There are no digestive enzymes contained in raw vegetables to help humans digest them. Digestive enzymes are created by the human body to digest plants, which actually don't want to be eaten. Plants exist to create offspring that will perpetuate their species. It is against their best interests to cooperate with animals that are trying to kill and eat them.


This is essentially true think about it grass is the most abundant plant material on the planet yet most animals including humans cannot eat it only specially adapted herbivores

Imagine if humans could survive and thrive on grass the world's food problems would be over!

Luckily those herbivores are generally quite tasty and highly digestible by humans Smile



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