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Peppermint Twist
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Well, I haven't yet had another smoothie since the one Saturday afternoon.  I did have a banana yesterday, though, and no Charlie horse.  I think you guys are right that I need a calcium supplement.  Taking "too much" potassium probably isn't the problem, it is that the amount of potassium needs to be opposed/countered by enough calcium and magnesium.  Like so many things, it is all about balance.  Intuition and what I do know about nutrition tells me that I shouldn't cut back on the smoothies or bananas.  In fact, for MONTHS I've felt I need to get back to eating fruits, especially since my alternative seems to be refined empty carbs.  No, cutting out all that beautiful, vitality-bestowing chi ain't the answer.  Getting enough of the OTHER electrolytes I need probably is.  And those would be your calcium and your magnesium.  I am such a petulent fool about taking calcium supps but I think I'd better give it my tri-annual whirl again.  I hope this time I'll stick to it.  If the fear of Charlie horses doesn't do the trick of keeping me on the calcium straight and narrow, nothing will.  I could order some calcium through NAP, and some Unibars as well.  I'm so old school here that I always have to catch myself from writing "O bars".  There are no O bars anymore, Edna.  Get with the program!

Anyway:  calcium, magnesium and bears, oh my!


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I love NAP's seaweed-based calcium products.  They are the best!



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Yessir!  Or madam, I should say.  They are.  I've taken the Phytocal in the past.  Very absorbable.

Oh, Lordie.  I guess it is time to start taking calcium:magnesium supps again.  Phooey.

I'm already on CoQ10 and glucosamine sulfate.  Two supps is my limit!  Plus, at the moment, I'm taking sporadic NAC in order to detox weeks of wildfire smoke, among other things.  But I guess I need a calcium:magnesium supp, too.



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Hello all!
I smoothie every morning... only I call it a blended salad.  It has both veggies and fruit, which sounds a little gross, but it's pretty good:

1 small thin-skinned lemon (skin, seeds all)
1 smallish zucchini
2 carrots
2/3 cup frozen cherries
1/2 cup pineapple
2/3 cup bing cherry juice
1 scoop protein powder (soy with vanilla flavor and nothing else.  I tried using fruitien- but it ended up having too many avoids for an A, but perhaps someone else could use it.)

It makes about 4 cups of stuff.  I drink 1/2 at home right away and put half into these wonderful glass glasses from Crate and Barrel  - PT YOU GOTTA CHECK THESE OUT!  THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND CHEEP!!!!!  http://www.crateandbarrel.com/.....001&SearchPage=1 They have a cover (sold sepparately) and are practically indestructable.  Any way 1/2 goes in the glass and into the freezer while I finish getting ready for work.  

I drink the second half of the concoction at work with a straw.  Sometimes I add spinach and do a frozen peach/peach juice one but it turns green and people get all weird about it.
I have a vita mix (yeah, I know... over priced, but I use the thing EVERY DAY - and sometimes twice a day) but it works wonderfully!  

My one wish is that NAP would come out with a smoothie thing that has seaweed and other beneful greens that I can throw in... that's why I was using the fruitein.


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Quoted from Olerica
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/.....001&SearchPage=1 They have a cover (sold separately) and are practically indestructible.  


I have these same glasses and covers. I agree, they are 'da bomb'! I use mine for freezing my smoothies, too.

Your smoothie sounds interesting...I don't have a vitamix, but may try it in my regular blender...who makes the bing cherry juice?


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Can't remember the name of the other board some of us used to post on (I mostly read) but it was said if it is the right leg that has the cramp it is potassium you need, if the left it is sodium.
Hope this helps.
Wish I could remember his name who had the board.  Senior moment I guess.
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Quoted from outdoordrea


I have these same glasses and covers. I agree, they are 'da bomb'! I use mine for freezing my smoothies, too.

Your smoothie sounds interesting...I don't have a vitamix, but may try it in my regular blender...who makes the bing cherry juice?


Drea - They ARE 'da bomb'.  Knudson is the brand that I get.  I get the organic bing cherry juice.  So good and 'gets everything going - if you know what I mean!


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I made a smoothie this morning with diluted cran/apple juice, strawberries, raspberries, flax seeds, and brown rice protein powder. It's chillin' in the freezer as I type. The rice protein powder is a tad gritty, but I don't notice it after it's been frozen...

I wish I could find a soy protein powder that isn't made with soy isolate...isn't that supposed to be bad? Oh, wait, I could use soft silken tofu instead! Never mind...


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Is soy isolate bad?  Why???


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I've heard that...I'll post a thread and see what comes of it...


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Here's one person's opinion (I'll be interested to hear what people on the BTD forum have to say):
"The worst vegetarian protein source is soy protein isolate. Unfortunately, it’s an ingredient in many “foods.”

   * Soy protein isolate and anything containing it (fake cold cuts, processed soy ice cream, “breakfast links,” some veggie burgers, most soy cheese, soy based whipped toppings, and so much more — read labels!). A truly horrifying and omnipresent product that is just about as refined as a product can be and still be “edible.”
   * A soybean consists of proteins, carbs, and fat. In order to make get only the protein (the soy protein isolate) from the soybean, which is what’s in TVP, TSP, and other processed sources of soy protein:
   * First step: the fat is taken away using hexame solvents – very bad stuff, unless it’s been expeller pressed, which is better but still rather terrible.
   * Then the carbs are taken away by bathing them in acid solutions, base solutions, and alcohol.
   * What’s left is the protein. Practically no nutrients are left. It is an almost completely empty food. Used to make soy cheese, ice cream, etc. – all nontraditional, weird foods.
   * For TVP and TSP the isolate is spun at high heat into soy protein chunks and artificial color, flavor and synthetic nutrients are added, to make up for all the nutrients that were lost during the intense processing that it went through. Yum!
   * Soy protein isolate increases nitrates and carcinogens (the things that cause cancer) in your body, and it increases the need for vitamins A and D."

retrieved from http://www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/category/freebies/


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I saw a protein powder once that was made from cultured soy (similiar to miso).  If I can get any info on this, I'll post it.  I agree that protein isolates are not the best idea.



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Quoted from Victoria
I agree that protein isolates are not the best idea.


Hi Victoria!  

Would you share your reasoning for this?


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Here's some brands:
SOLRAY
JARROW Soy Essence
NOW

There are probably one or two others, but I found these pretty quickly on google.



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My reasoning:  

Protein isolates are a processed, incomplete food, and I tend to be a natural food eater.

Once, referring to whey, Dr. D said that Whey was much preferred to Whey protein isolate because the isolate could over stimulate the immune system.  I know this is not the same as soy, but it kind of stuck in my mind that once a food is fragmented and concentrated, we can't always know what the long-term effect is on the body.



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Quoted from Victoria
Here's some brands:
SOLRAY
JARROW Soy Essence
NOW

There are probably one or two others, but I found these pretty quickly on google.


Thanks for the links Victoria...I've seen the fermented soy products in the HFS, and wondered about them...


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Maryann,
It was Thomas that said that on his board.  I'd never heard it before that.
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I've been making myself a drink each day which I suppose is a smoothy. I start with green tea, I add my "B" beneficial, flax oil and lecethin granules, then yogurt (by-the-way...you can have a lot of control over additives, by just making your own yogurt, it's really easy, all you need is a thermos...I'll tell you about it if you're interested) and top up with frozen fruit, or just juice. It's a good pick-me-up....I know, I know, my 'label' says I'm an O....that's my husband!
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I got this from The Chopra Center Cookbook, it's sounds heavenly:

Berry Tofu Sorbet

One 12 oz container low-fat silken tofu cut in cubes (firm or extra-firm)
One 10 oz bag raspberries, frozen (organic)
One 10 oz bag blackberries or strawberries, frozen (organic)
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cloves


In a food processor, pulse berries until almost smooth. Add tofu, and continue to puree, add maple syrup, vanilla and cloves. Continue to puree until a smooth texture is achieved. Remove from the food processor and scoop out into bowls. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes and toasted sliced almonds. Store in the freezer.


NUTRITIONAL FACTS (per 1/2 cup serving)
Calories 83, Total fat 0.6g, Saturated fat 0g, Carbohydrates 15.8g, Protein 3.6 g



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Hi, dawgs!!!!!!!!!!  

This morning I had me a smoothie comprised of less pineapple juice than I needed because I ran out, so I had to add a little lemon juice to have enough liquid, but that was okay because the banana I put in was overly ripe, so the lemon was just the right counterbalance.  Last but not least, I had frozen mango chunks in it.

Hello:  da bomb!

To be sung to the tune of the 70's disco hit:

"Chi, baby, chi; disco inferno; chi, baby, chi (chi this mother down!)

Okay, I've obviously lost it!  

Another thing:

Quoted from Olerica
My one wish is that NAP would come out with a smoothie thing that has seaweed and other beneful greens that I can throw in... that's why I was using the fruitein.



Wish GRANTED:  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP000

The stuff is goooooood, too!  Click on "supplement facts" for details on all the fabulous chi in there, including your wished-for seaweed (kelp).


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Commas, semis, it all has to be right or society as we know it will break down!  (Yeah, I'm a Virgo...what of it?)
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