FOOD LOG – JANUARY 3, 2011

Today's Green Smoothie

Me & My Liquid Health

So here’s the low-down on what I ate today.  Since I am in recovery mode from the holidays, there is a bunch of green juice to get my nutrient levels back to where they should be…I guess you could say I am doing a cleanse of sorts.

6am – 32 ounces of water with an entire lemon squeezed in

8:15am – 20 ounces of green juice (made in my Breville juicer)

RECIPE (this made enough for the day)

  • kale stems that I saved from making kale chips
  • mixed greens
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 huge cucumber
  • 1/2 head of napa cabbage

10am – handful of raw nuts… almonds, walnuts, pecans

1pm – 16 ounces of green juice (made in the morning and put in a 16 ounce mason jar filled to the lid in order to prevent oxidation…a trick I got from Kris Carr)

2:30pm – green smoothie

RECIPE

Blend all of the ingredients in the blender.  I use my Vitamix since it completely emulsifies everything.  If you don’t have a Vitamix, any blender will work…you may have to add some more liquid to get it all to blend.

4pm – the rest of the green smoothie

6pm – brown rice, baked beans (recipe from weelicious.com), roasted brussel sprouts

7pm – 3 Cuties tangerines

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8 Comments

Filed under Cleansing, Detox, Food Journal, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

8 responses to “FOOD LOG – JANUARY 3, 2011

  1. dude – this all sounds good….
    but I don’t know how you survive on it… I’d find myself gnawing away at my arm or something by about 11:30… 😉

    those smoothies sound really good, though! do you use a blender or a juicer?
    mmmm mmmm good!

    • The green smoothie is crazy filling…imagine how big the salad would be if all those veggies, etc. weren’t blended…I could never get it down. I do use a blender for the smoothie…I should probably clarify that in the post (good catch).

  2. your smoothie sounds wonderful! i’ve been slightly obsessed with green smoothies in the morning. mine have been rotating between dandelion greens and spinach with either mango or pineapple. sometimes some fresh ginger. sometimes cantaloupe. everyday they are different and everyday they are delicious!

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  4. janetq88

    Gretchen – I would like to try this smoothie (although I am typically not a fan of smoothies). Can I leave out some of the supplements and still get some good health benefits? I want to keep my investment low – in case I don’t like it. What if I left out the maca, spirulina, chlorella, and coconut oil and wheat grass and just added some non-soy vegan protein powder?

    • Hi Janet! Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me with your question.
      You would definitely still benefit from making the green smoothie even without the added supplements. Mother Nature makes the best supplements of all in the form of whole food and fruits and veggies top the list! I have recently come to the conclusion that added refined fats are a no no and as such I do not add coconut oil to my smoothies anymore. If I want to eat some coconut I will happily partake since that is the whole food vs. the food refined into an oil. If weight loss is a goal of yours, then also leave out the avocado until you have reached your goal. Nuts are another no no if weight loss is a goal.

      • janetq88

        Thanks so much Gretchen. Love avocado – so keeping that in the smoothie. I’m shopping for the Plant Fusion you recommended. Looking forward to trying this!

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