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Welcome Introductions / Re: Timid but excited newbie
« Last post by dreamer on March 29, 2011, 11:22:22 AM »
Hurray for flat tummies!

I can't say I have one but it has been getting closer to flat since drinking my smoothies!! Stick with it - it is sooo worth it :)
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Welcome Introductions / Re: Newbie!
« Last post by dreamer on March 29, 2011, 11:20:02 AM »
trish - spinach is my favorite green in my smoothie. It is mild and does mellow out some of the other stronger greens.
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Welcome Introductions / just starting out with this.....HELLO!! :)
« Last post by rockstar42 on March 29, 2011, 10:38:28 AM »
just thought id say hello, and that im just starting out with the juicing and smoothies...so far so good. i hope to get some recipes and any information that will help me along the way........hope to be here often....hoping this helps me.
im trying to loose weight AND get healthy.
thanks, and looking forward to meeting all of you fellow juicers.

jackie
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Welcome Introductions / Re: Newbie!
« Last post by John on March 01, 2011, 08:06:44 AM »
Great to hear things are going so well. The sweetness of spinach is what makes it a great addition to strong flavored greens like mustard.

Can't wait to hear what you think!
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Welcome Introductions / Re: Newbie!
« Last post by trish1128 on February 22, 2011, 11:45:09 AM »
Things are going well.  We love our green smoothies and our vitamix blender!!  Thanks for the recipe.  I'll have to give it a try soon and let you know what I think of it.  I guess I never thought to add spinach with the mustard greens.  Spinach is much sweeter and not as bitter as some of the greens I've tried.  I'll keep you posted!
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Welcome Introductions / Re: Timid but excited newbie
« Last post by John on February 04, 2011, 09:25:56 PM »
Welcome juiz!

Great for you for making the choice to change. It takes great courage to begin and you are not alone.

Start with what you do like - fruits. Also, keep in mind that while 70/30 is a good start - it is perfectly okay to start with even less greens and work your way up. The most important thing is to start.

Green smoothies are full of fiber and nutrition and typically assist in improving digestion. Many people have reported a decrease in IBS symptoms after adding green smoothies to their diet. DO keep in mind that you want to avoid mixing fruit with heavy foods containing lots of fat and/or complex carbohydrates.

Start off with a drinking at least a pint a day and if you are are comfortable with that then drink a quart a day and add more to your day as it feels right. Remember the most important thing is not how much, but that you keep on drinking them regularly.

I wish you all the best on your journey - Good Luck!
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Welcome Introductions / Timid but excited newbie
« Last post by julz on February 04, 2011, 01:50:29 PM »
Hi all
So my world has always revolved around chicken, red meat and fish. I use to compete in fitness competitions where I was taught to eat protein in meat forms up to 6 times a day. So this going green thing is going to be a life altering change for me.
My vitamix came yesterday and I was so eager to use it I tried a recipe that came with the Getting Started DVD. I happened to have everything it called for in my fridge so I went for it. I am sad to say it did not go down very smoothly and I was not able to finish it. I may have jumped in to this "eating healthier" a little to fast. I have always struggled with the taste of vegetables so I figured this would be a great way to get them down and benefit from the nutritional value of them. I love fruits however this recipe had no fruits in it, just tomato, carrot, onion, spinach, red bell pepper and Worcester sauce with some ice. It was way too thick and I couldn't get into the taste. :( I have been reading a lot of post on your site and am now eager to try some of the recipes. I figure I will take baby steps to going green. I am going to start with 70% fruit and 30% greens and see how I do. I am a little concerned about how my digestive system will do with this new way of eating. I do struggle with IBS and am hoping that altering my diet by adding in green smoothies will help with the IBS.
I would love some advice on how much to start out drinking and how often. I have to admit all the post about a flatter tummy are definitely giving me hope. Any one that may have experienced the symptoms of IBS knows a flat tummy is something we never think we will have again.
Thank you and wish me luck! :)
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Welcome Introductions / Re: Just joined today!
« Last post by John on February 02, 2011, 03:52:46 PM »
Welcome JacquiO!!

Learn and teach... if you have a question, just ask.
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Smoothie Recipes / Re: The Pink Pineapple
« Last post by John on February 02, 2011, 03:51:43 PM »
I love it! Green "Pink" Pineapple.

I agree, adding pineapple to most any recipe is a yummy boost. Thank you for the recipe!
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Welcome Introductions / Re: just started green smoothies, today I feel awful!!
« Last post by John on February 02, 2011, 03:49:27 PM »
Josie, that is indeed an amazing challenge!

How about an update? How is your journey going?

I hope by now you have gotten through the worst of your detox. The best advice is to make sure you are getting enough fuel and nutrition as well as lots of clean water and good rest to help reduce detox symptoms.

All the best!
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