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Title: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
Post by: John 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:

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Title: Day 1: Family Green Juice
Post by: John 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!
Title: Re: Day 1: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
Post by: John on February 01, 2012, 05:56:57 PM
Here are some of the other participant Day 1 breakfasts:

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.
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. 

    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.

Spinach, mushroom and cheddar omelette.

smoothie: kale, pineapple and mango

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

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

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)
Swiss chard salad with cucumbers, apple cider vinegar and dash of olive oil. Side of black bean dip.

Title: Day 2: PineApple Green Smoothie
Post by: John 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
Title: Re: Day 2: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
Post by: John on February 02, 2012, 05:46:53 PM
Here were some others' Day 2 Breakfasts:

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

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

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

Title: Day 3: Green Ginger Lemonade
Post by: John 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
Title: Re: Day 3: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
Post by: John on February 03, 2012, 07:33:45 PM
A few other Day 3 Green breakfasts:

Dandelion wheatgrass juice

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

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

nettles infusion and kelp chips.
Title: Day 4: Creamy Mango Delight
Post by: John 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!
Title: Day 5: Apple orChard Cleanse smoothie
Post by: John 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)

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.
Title: Day 6: Raw Green Tabouli
Post by: John 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
Title: Day 7: Raw Avacado Greens Soup
Post by: John 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
Title: Day 8: Blueberry Bliss
Post by: John 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

Blend and enjoy! makes ~20 ounces
Title: Day 9: Child's Play Green Smoothie
Post by: John 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
Title: Day 10: Tropical Dream Green Smoothie
Post by: John 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
Title: Day 11: "My Special Cherry Smoothie"
Post by: John 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!
Title: Day 12: My Special Daddy Love Smoothie
Post by: John on February 12, 2012, 01:42:33 PM
He did it again and even better. Jonathan was the creator of today's green breakfast:


My Special Daddy Love Smoothie

1 cup water
1 TBS chia seed
1 fuji apple
1 TBS hemp seed
~ 3/4 cup coconut milk
2 cups spinach
Title: Day 13: Green Morning Sunshine
Post by: John on February 13, 2012, 10:49:53 AM
Green Morning Sunshine

1 TBS Hemp Seed
1/2 fresh Mango
1 cup fresh Pineapple
4 leaves Lacinato Kale
4 leaves Romaine
2 cups Spinach
1 tsp Spirulina
water to blend

Super creamy and powerfully good! There's no banana but the mango, romaine and hemp seed make this a creamy delight while the lacinato kale and spirulina give it a rich green flavor. Feel free to use different kale for a milder green flavor, or use more romaine/spinach in it's place.
Title: Day 14: Blueberry Hemp Goddess
Post by: John on February 14, 2012, 10:35:56 AM
Blueberry Hemp Goddess

2 cups Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
2 cups Kale leaves
2 TBS Hemp Seed

This blended beauty is delicious. The blueberries are a great combo for the Kale and Hemp. The result - a sweet rich green smoothie with nutty flavor!
Title: Re: 21-Day Green breakfast Challenge
Post by: dreamer on February 15, 2012, 11:04:37 AM
Yay! More recipes to try.

Thanks a bunch!
Title: Day 15: Papaya Heaven
Post by: John on February 15, 2012, 12:54:08 PM
Papaya Heaven Green Smoothie

2 cups Papaya
2 bananas
2 TBS Hemp Seed
2 cups Spinach
1 cup Kale
2 cups water

This blended goodness was sweet and creamy! Highly recommended for anyone, even those new to green smoothies.
Title: Day 16: Cold Buster Juice
Post by: John on February 17, 2012, 09:37:43 AM
1 lemon
1 apple
3 carrots
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger
3 baby bok-choy leaves
3 celery stalks (with leaves)
1/3 of a fennel bulb
5 stalks of chard (no leaves)
1/2 bunch Italian parsley
2 cups spinach
2 leaves dinosaur kale
1/4 head romaine lettuce

Juice and enjoy!
Title: Day 17: Pinapple Power
Post by: John on February 17, 2012, 10:10:07 AM

Pineapple Power Green Smoothie

1 cup water
1 TBS Chia seed
1/4 cup goji berries
1 banana
1 cup pineapple
4 lacinato (dinosaur) Kale
1 1/2 cup spinach

There are few combinations better than pineapple banana in a green smoothie. A little extra added and you have a nutritional powerhouse in your belly!
Title: Day 18: Grapefruit Green Smoothie Immune boost
Post by: John on February 18, 2012, 10:57:54 AM
Grapefruit Green Smoothie Immune boost

1 cup water
1 TBS goji berries
1 tsp chia seed
4 kale leaves
1 small chard leaf
1 collard green leaf
4 sprigs parsley
1 ruby red grapefruit (peeled)
1/3 cup cranberries (frozen)

Blend it up and enjoy this incredibly nutritious immune building tonic. There is not much sweetness to it but if you like grapefruit and greens, it's a winner!
Title: Day 19: Strawberry Banana Orange Green Smoothie
Post by: John on February 20, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
Strawberry Banana Orange Green Smoothie

1 cup Strawberries
1 banana
1 whole orange
2 tsp chia seeds
5 small chard leaves
2 kale leaves
~ 2cup water

Makes 5 cups
Title: Day 20: Grapefruit on the Green Juice
Post by: John on February 20, 2012, 06:02:19 PM

Grapefruit on the Green Juice

1 grapefruit (peeled)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1 apple
1 Lrg Beet
5 Carrots
2 Celery
4 lacinato (dinosaur) Kale leaves
3 curly Kale leaves
1 fennel stalk
3 baby Bok Choy leaves
2 Collard Greens leaves
2 Chard leaves
3 cups Spinach
4 Beet green leaves

Juice it up and enJOY! Energizing and Delicious. Makes ~5 cups
Title: Day 21: Open Mind Greenwich
Post by: John on February 22, 2012, 12:31:04 PM

Open Mind Greenwich

On top of Raw Flax-Carrot Crackers,
cover with a Cashew sundried-tomato spread,

And top it high with:
- Romaine
- Cucumber
- Avocado
- Pickles
- Red Bell Pepper
- Artichoke Hearts
- Tomato