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In praise of green smoothies

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Brunneria, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got a Russell Hobbs 21350 Mix and Go Blender, 300 Watt from Amazon, it's small and the bottles you make the smoothies in double up as portable drinking bottles with lids. Only £20, bargain!
     
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  3. Kat100

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    I am inspired so thank you all ....I must start making smoothies again....I used to pre db then stopped ...
    Now I am ready to start again ....
     
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  4. pavlovsdog

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    And you can put ice in them too :)
     
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    Janiept · Expert

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    I heard a dietician saying a couple of days ago that raw Kale affects the thyroid and slows the metabolism. I don't like smoothies so have no personal experience but thought people might be interested, as it seems to be used a lot in green smoothies.
     
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    Thanks!

    I bustled off and googled.

    Here's a link to an article that puts it in perspective.
    http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-kale-and-how-to-eat-around-it

    I'm going to carry on with kale, rotated with spinach, probably 5 days a week. :)
     
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    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My memory is hazy but we lost a heifer to some sort of thyroid/ vitamin B12 issue as a result of it overeating kale that had sprouted in a grass reseed so maybe rotating it is a good idea.
     
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    Does the green veggie smoothies make your urine smell stronger ?
    Remember reading like asparagus it can do this .

    Smoothies aid and speed up the digestive system ?
    I ask this as I do have digestion issues with both coeliac/diverticulitis .
     
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    I haven't noticed a difference in urine smell.

    But I have to say that No 2s are a pleasure.
    I realise how odd that may sound. ;)

    I vaguely remember my system going into rather explosive shock, the first day or so (I hit the ground running on 2 litres green smoothie a day so that was self inflicted!). But I adjusted astonishingly quickly. And find everything very comfortable and effortless :happy: Returning to daily green smoothies has not required any transition at all, this time around, so I think I just overdid it when I started.

    Is vegetable fibre recommended for diverticulitis? If so, I would say you are on to a winner.
     
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    Does anyone else freeze their greenery?

    I tend to buy the biggest bags of spinach or kale that I can, organic if poss, and throw them into the freezer. If you puncture the bag, it squashes to take up less space. Then o throw the frozen leaves straight into the blender. Works like a charm.
     
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    I do exactly the same as you :D

    In winter months, I don't add as much ice to smoothies because the frozen greens make it cold enough to drink.
     
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    Costco sell huge bags of frozen pineapple, mixed berries, and strawberrys and they work out much cheaper than if I buy the smaller bags from supermarkets.
     
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    Just checked. My nearest Costco is 56 miles away, in Sheffield. :bigtears:
     
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    I have read that before, and broccoli and spinach I gather - and green tea... hah, damned if you do and damned if you don't... I am hypothyroidal and it is a worry - I grow my own kale and I love it... it's good for you in so many other ways too.. what can you do?:confused::(
     
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    Rose, you are brilliant - why does my brain work magic on cryptic crosswords and not on practical things... Especially as I have loads of kale in the garden and worry about it getting tough... :facepalm::)
     
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    :facepalm: Oops, sorry B - thought it was Rose... told you I was better at crosswords than anything else... You are so clever - between you you are sorting my life out... :)
     
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    Thank you Rose... :) How very nice.... it makes me feel almost self-sufficient when I can make my own stuff... you are never quite sure what they put in your food...
     
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    Good morning Anna - I have had ulcerative colitis for almost 50 years and have had little rest from it, apart from pregnancies, but from the day I stopped eating carbs - porridge particularly - I have never had one sick day... I cannot believe my luck - I haven't really eaten wheat for many years, but thought I was doing myself a favour with all the high fibre carbs - and no fat to speak of either of course... or sugar! I cannot tell you how nice it is to have a flat tummy every day, little pain and no rushing to the bathroom either - unless I overdo the veg! :)
     
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