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Juicing diets

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Robval, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    That's definitely been my experience.

    There's an argument for just eating the whole fruit and veg, no blending, but I would struggle to eat 1/3 punnet berries, 1/3 punnet pineapple, half a bag of curly kale, a teasp hemp oil and a teasp powdered wheat grass on a plate. And 3/4 litre of water.

    But blended? YUM!!!
    (And, for me, a max BG rise of 1.5/half litre)
     
  2. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Brunneria

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    Yup.

    Kale, spinach, watercress, even salad leaves and lettuce, if you like.

    It should be 60% veg to 40% fruit, to get the best BG effect, and best nutrition.

    I have added courgettes, avocado, carrot, sugarsnaps, beet tops, carrot tops... and you hardly taste the veg. It really does taste like a fruit smoothie, but comes out looking bright green.
     
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  4. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's wrong in so many ways.
     
  5. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Blended so you eat the whole of the veg and fruit, rather than juiced in a juicing contraption? Is that right?
    Sounds like soup but yummier.
     
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  6. Brunneria

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    Exactly.

    No need to peel or core apples, although I don't like leaving pineapple or kiwi skin in.
     
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    I have a nutribullet, it chomps all the veg and fruit, I'm not a big veg eater, too much faff. So I blend spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, then add in strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and walnuts and ginger, goji berries and chia seeds and sometimes flax seeds. Its done in 30 seconds, cleaned and ready for the next time. I have a juicer but rarely use it because of the cleaning, with the nutribullet it has all the fibre in, love it. If I sound like a commercial - sorry.
     
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    WOW there is a lot of carbs in fruit and you are not taking much fibre and no protein but I don't know what kale is.

    It does not sound like fun to me.

    Why not have a lo carb chocolate cake while you think about it.

    • Chocolate lovers can enjoy low carb desserts, too! If chocolate is your thing, you can make a low carb, three-minute chocolate cake. In a large glass measuring cup, mix together ¼ cup almond flour, one tablespoon cocoa, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, three tablespoons Splenda, two tablespoons melted butter, one tablespoon water, and one egg. Cover the measuring cup with plastic wrap, cut a small slit in it, and microwave on high for one to two minutes or until the cake looks set but still moist. If you enjoyed this, try out our other low carb cake options or our advice on low carb brownies!
    The choc cake gets rave reviews.
     
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    Thanks @Brunneria. Every day a school day! I hadn't thought of that, and it sounds less wasteful and more nutritious than just juicing and throwing away the pulp.
     
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  10. Brunneria

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    @Pipp

    You mentioned on another thread that you might get a new blender... (Unless I misunderstood you?).

    @dawnmc 's Nutribullet idea is a great one. They do perfect portion sizes and blend it til it's perfectly smooth.

    And try popping a but of avocado in... It makes them creamy, like yoghurt or cream.
     
  11. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Gave my juicer away, for several reasons:
    Juice is great but ran through my system quickly and I just seemed hungry.
    All the best bits for things like gut transit are removed.

    I now make beef bone broth or Jewish chicken soup. I can have as a broth or use as a base for soups.
    I can knock up a good thick soup in my Vita Mix very quickly and just heat through.
    Nutirbullet - my mate has one and uses it every day.
     
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    I’m actually doing the Jason Vale 28 Day Juice Plan atm but as I’m not happy to remove all the fibre I’m blending the ingredients to for more of a smoothie than juice. I do add more water. How did you get on with the plan?
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    This is a thread from many years ago - you might get more response if you start a new thread.
     
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