So many times I hear people say that they do not know what to put into a smoothie maker. We will cover a simple and yet very common sense approach to this problem.
If you eat them together then you can place them into a smoothie together. in other words if you eat bananas and strawberries together, you can make a smoothie with them together.
Take one of my all time favorites.
A slice of red cabbage. ( A quarter to one half inch thick)
Four large strawberries
I use either whole milk or green tea. Take your pick. For me it is what is in the fridge. I fill the container to the top of the produce that is to be turned into a smoothie, put in two to three cups of ice and turn it on.
Oh yes, I do cheat. I put in six maraschino cherries with some of the juice. No other sugar is necessary. Done!
This is as sweet as it gets with veggies in it. I can hardly taste the carrots or the cabbage. The blend of all of these ingredients comes together with a taste that is like a sweet strawberry shake! It is fantastic! A few maraschino cherries is not going to kill me. And even though it may not be the best it does keep me from running to DQ for a strawberry shake!
Oh yes and by the way, I can get this all done put together, cleaned my smoothie maker in less than 5 minutes easy. I do not cut the outer skin of the carrots off. Nor do I stem the cherries or the strawberries. Rather, I scrub the carrots with a hard brush, like one may use for cleaning plates in the sink, and I simply wash the strawberries.
When I get done with the smoothie process there is not any recognizable trace of anything green nor any of the stems as far as grit goes. It is a smoothie and nothing more.
Just think, with this little smoothie you are taking in more raw veggies that you probably ate in the past three days! Maybe more.
Raw veggies is your bodies main supplier of minerals and vitamins. If you are not consuming the vegetables raw then most often the cooking process will totally destroy the benefits of what was present prior to being cooked. The old saying of being cooked alive is correct. The produce was alive before it was cooked, and after cooking it is largely dead. Enzymes as well are gone and usually down the drain they go. If the water used to cook vegetables is colored, then the nutrients that made the coloring too are going down the drain.
If you want to lose weight, if you want to gain stamina, if you want to regain strength, then look into consuming as much raw produce as you can. Give this smoothie process a full month of replacing at least one full meal a day to see and feel what happens.
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