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ruthiegirl
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I was doing green smoothies for a while, usually at snacktime. I really enjoyed them in the summer, when it was too hot for soup.  I've just gotten out of the habit of having them lately; I didn't even have too many this past summer. I think I was eating more salads instead. I kind of get into moods with this kind of thing, eating almost the same thing every day for a long time, then change what it is I'm eating every day.

When I was doing the smoothies, I would add protein powder if I was having it for breakfast but make it without added protein if it was for a snack. I also did a very different fruit/veggie ratio than many are suggesting. Too much fruit at once, even with the protein powder, wrecked havoc with my blood sugar. So I used mostly veggies with just enough fruit to give it a little bit of a fruity flavor; about 4 parts greens to 1 part berries. Many of the recipes posted here seem to be about half fruit and half veggie, and that simply wouldn't work for me.


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Ruthie, that's been my direction with fruits and veggies also.  I used to eat a ton of fruit but in recent years I've found that it causes too much swings in my blood sugar.  I like to eat all my fruit at once and only diamonds.

When I eat a powdered green supplement, such as chlorella, I mix it with 1/2 C water in a jar, tighten the lid and shake until blended.  Then I just chug it down. I don't dislike it but don't particularly like it either and don't want to mess with the flavor of the foods I already eat and love so much.



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Ruthie, that's been my direction with fruits and veggies also.  I used to eat a ton of fruit but in recent years I've found that it causes too much swings in my blood sugar.  I like to eat all my fruit at once and only diamonds.

When I eat a powdered green supplement, such as chlorella, I mix it with 1/2 C water in a jar, tighten the lid and shake until blended.  Then I just chug it down. I don't dislike it but don't particularly like it either and don't want to mess with the flavor of the foods I already eat and love so much.


I might just try this, right now a hot cup might even be good.
Dianne I agree, we just don't eat as much food now, and what we do eat I what the most nutrients I can get.
Ruthie since my swami says only two fruit a day. I really like my fruit so I'm want to enjoy it as it is.Thank's for the simple ratio 4/1 seems much better.


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