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21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
« on: February 01, 2012, 05:43:32 PM »
Today, February 1st starts our first 21-Day Green Breakfast Challenge.

The goal of this challenge is to have greens in every breakfast meal for the next 21 days.

It's free to join and there are several ways to follow along:

- Here
- Got Green Facebook
- Heal Thyself Facebook

   
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Day 1: Family Green Juice
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 05:47:49 PM »
Our Day 1 Breakfast:
    Today was a family Juice morning!

 We juiced:
    9 carrots
    1 apple
    1 lemon
    1 large beet
    2 celery stalks
    1 cucumber
    1 chunk of ginger (about 1 TBS)
    1 fennel stalk
    2 large collard leaves
    1 large red chard leaf
    4 beet green leaves
    2 cups spinach

    This makes 4 super yummy cups of juice!
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Re: Day 1: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 05:56:57 PM »
Here are some of the other participant Day 1 breakfasts:

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I made a chocolate milkshake.  No kidding.  One banana, two tbsp of cocoa powder, a cup of baby spinach, about a half cup of frozen blueberries, a scoop of protein powder and a cup of liquid (I used milk, cause that's what I had, and hey, it's calcium!).  Whirr in blender and enjoy.  Makes enough for two servings.
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I took almond milk and added 2 teaspoons of Dr. Ben Kim's Greens, a scoop of Berry Hemp Protein Pwd, a cup of frozen blueberries, some frozen mango and strawberry, and a little honey and coconut oil.  Pretty good!  I also had a homemade almond-meal muffin. 

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    My green smoothie this morning is:
    1 banana, peeled
    1 orange, peeled
    1/4 beet, peeled
    three beet green leaves with stems (these were big beets!)
    a wedge of purple cabbage (or is it called red cabbage?)
    handful of mixed salad greens (the organic Costco baby greens)
    1/2 an avocado
    handful of frozen mango
    handful of frozen strawberries
    some filtered water (I don't measure it)
    3-4 drops of Wild Orange essential oil
    Made about 24 oz.

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Spinach, mushroom and cheddar omelette.

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smoothie: kale, pineapple and mango

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"Morning Green" Smoothie (Kale, Spinach,Cucumber, Apple,Carrot). Finally have the rest of my family on board too! :)

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Juice with broccoli, romaine, celery, oranges and apples!

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Super green power smoothie: banana, frozen berries, full fat coconut milk, broccoli sprouts, spinach, kale, spirulina powder, 2 raw eggs, cinnamon, and raw manuka honey (water as needed to thin)
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Swiss chard salad with cucumbers, apple cider vinegar and dash of olive oil. Side of black bean dip.

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Day 2: PineApple Green Smoothie
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 12:54:43 PM »
Day 2: Today was back to basics with a green smoothie:

1 TBS Chia seeds
1 apple
2 cups fresh pineapple
2 large Chard leaves
1 1/2 cup baby spinach
water to blend

Blended smooth in our Vitamix to make about 5 cups
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Re: Day 2: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 05:46:53 PM »
Here were some others' Day 2 Breakfasts:

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I had a mesclun salad with red onions, candied pecans, feta cheese with leftover salmon
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Green smoothy with spinach, blueberries, strawberries, flax oil, sea weed, almond milk, hemp powder, physillium husks, cinnamon and some stevia
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Spinach carrot juice and half a sandwich with spinach and cheese.
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Spinach in my omelette, plus nettle tea

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juice made from kale, green beans, cucumber, red chard, celery, fenel, red pepper, tomato, blue and black berries

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chocolate protein shake with raspberries and (get this) organic SPINACH!


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Day 3: Green Ginger Lemonade
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 10:49:16 AM »
This morning commanded a hearty Green Juice for breakfast (this one is extremely low in sugar content):

1 apple
1 lemon (peeled)
1 inch ginger
2 celery stalks
1 stalk fennel
1/2 cucumber
1 giant Collard leaf
3 cups Spinach
4 Beet Greens leaves
4 huge Romaine leaves
1 large Chard leaf
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Re: Day 3: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 07:33:45 PM »
A few other Day 3 Green breakfasts:

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Dandelion wheatgrass juice

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My 1st homemade smoothie: Pineapple Cherry Spin: spinach, pineapple, cherries, orange juice and honey

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Juice with kale, parsley, tomato, ginger, Lemon, apple, grape, carrot and strawberry.

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nettles infusion and kelp chips.
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Day 4: Creamy Mango Delight
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 02:48:07 PM »
Creamy Mango Delight - green smoothie:

1 TBS Chia Seed
1/4 c goji berries
1 banana
1 mango
2 c Spinach
3 large Romaine leaves

Blend it up and drink it!
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Day 5: Apple orChard Cleanse smoothie
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 10:14:40 AM »
Apple orChard Cleanse smoothie:

1 TBS chia seed
1/4 goji berries
2 apples (cored)
4 big Chard leaves, stalk removed (for later juicing)
water

Blend it up. Note that this recipe is a little more "pulpy" in nature than most because of the chia seed and so much apple.
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Day 6: Raw Green Tabouli
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 10:09:53 AM »
Raw Green Tabouli:



1 bunch Italian parsley
1 bunch cilantro (I take off all the stems of both of these, but you don't have to)
1 cup hemp seed
8 green onions finely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1/8 cup olive oil
about 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cucumber peeled and diced
1/2 tsp sea salt
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Day 7: Raw Avacado Greens Soup
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 12:07:19 PM »
Raw Avacado Greens Soup


1/3 cucumber
1 large fennel stalk
3 baby bok choy
2 lacing (dinosaur) kale leaves
1/4 cup sprouts (radish or clover)
1/2 avocado

After blending smooth put in a bowl, add chopped cherry tomatoes and enjoy
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Day 8: Blueberry Bliss
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 09:28:56 AM »


Blueberry Bliss

   1/4 cup goji berries
   2 tsp chia seeds
     (soak these 2 ingredients in water in the canister while you prepare the rest)
   4 lacinto kale leaves (dinosaur kale)
   1/2 cup blueberries
   1 small banana
   2 romaine leaves
   water

Blend and enjoy! makes ~20 ounces
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Day 9: Child's Play Green Smoothie
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 02:46:15 PM »
Child's Play
1 T chia seeds, soaking in water
2 frozen banana
1 cup frozen cherries
2 loose cups fresh spinach
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
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Day 10: Tropical Dream Green Smoothie
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 11:08:09 AM »


Tropical Dream Green Smoothie

2 TBS chia seeds
1/4 c goji berries
1/2 ripe mango
1 1/2 c fresh pineapple
1 banana
6 leaves lacinato kale
2 c baby spinach
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Day 11: "My Special Cherry Smoothie"
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 12:31:51 PM »


Our 6 year old son, Jonathan declared that he was going to make the green smoothie this morning for us. He claimed: "This is my very special cherry smoothie. It's kinda like mommy's but different. You are going to love it." And boy howdy did we LOVE IT. I think you will too.

(Jonathan put everything in the container as he saw fit - I jotted down approximate amounts as added them.)

1/2 c Water in the container
1 TBS "cha-cha-cha-chia" (chia seeds)
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut milk
"2 handfuls of spinach for ya" (2 cups)

Blended up with the tamper and served to make 2 fantastic 12 oz servings!
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