|02-28-2013, 11:40 AM||#1|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Middle Georgia
Low sugar Green smoothies suggestions
Just got a NutriBullet and plan to replace at least 1 meal a day with a "nutri-blast."
No plans to use high sugar fruits to make it palatable. Give me your best suggestions.
Base will be spinach/kale/chard/collards/cauliflower.
Fruit will be berries, rhubarb, lemon, or lime. (maybe half-an-apple?)
Blasters will be a flaxseed meal, chia, goji, maybe a few walnuts.
Sometimes I might add a little cream or yogurt.
I don't need it to be super sweet, but I need something else in addition to the berries.
Can't think of anything but artificial sweetners. Should I just experiment with stevia, sucralose, etc....Or any other ideas?
|02-28-2013, 02:07 PM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Longwood, FL
Stats: LBS:215/171/160- - -BF%: 35+/20/11
WOE: 1650 kcals (55 NC/160P/88F) Str Train x2 Wk.
Start Date: December 2010
I have been juicing 3 meals per week (pre-workout-10 to 15 net carbs) with an auger type machine, so it is somewhat different, than the nutriBullet. Nonetheless, I am juicing Parsley, Cilantro, Romain and/or Spinach, tomatoes, celery, carrots.
Becareful with Apples and Cucumbers, b/c the carb content gets pretty high with those.
I find red cabbage sweetens things up, as well as carrots. I haven't tried a peeled beet yet, but that is also suppose to be a sweet veggie.
If you need a natural sweetner, try stevia or monk fruit extracts.
Also, it is worth weighting out portions of the veggies, b/c they can quiclky add up in carbs, might apply more to juicing though since you are consolidating large amounts of veggies by removing most of the the insoluable fiber.
I was planning on getting a nutribullet as well to see what the difference would be that and the auger style ones.
Avoid: Sucralose; Aspartame; Ace K; Sacc.; MSG/Excitotoxins; HFCS; Maltitol;
Use: Weights; Vit/Min Supps; Journaling; Stevia; Erythritol; Chicory Root;
Read: Eades, Atkins, Taubes, McDonald, Mendosa
Understand: 1 lb p/w lost is Great; BFat % & inches > weighing; Net Carbs = Carbs - Fiber - Erythritol; FDA allows Inc.s to round down small amounts of Carbs and/or Calories to ZERO, (a serving size of "tsp" is probably a lie; Calories do matter;
Last edited by Taxbane; 02-28-2013 at 02:14 PM..
|02-28-2013, 02:23 PM||#3|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
WOE: Atkins mostly
Start Date: September 2011
Keep in mind that things like carrots and broccoli will impart thickness to the drink, and I REALLY don't like that. Chia, obviously, will do the same thing. They say that kale and spinach is bitter, but I don't mind it. I like cooked celery but it is pretty hard to get down in liquid form. I like to use raw asparagus. It doesn't taste too bad when mixed with the other things.
Also, be aware that the Nutribullet is 600 watts VS the Magicbullet's 200. So it does a much better job in general. I never use my old magic bullet anymore. The Nutribulllet makes better egg creams, you don't get any stringy bits of egg. Hope that helps! Good luck.
|02-28-2013, 04:40 PM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Nov 2005
There was a member here a long time ago, by the name of "Fawn", who made a green smoothie she really loved, and several other members liked it too...
(the caveat is that I've never tried it!)
Originally Posted by fawn
oh do I find a taker on my breakfast??? hee hee hee
I have perfected it in the last 5 years and I'll share my secret recipe but no one better sell it without giving me some profit!
I alternate the veggies with kale, cabbage, spinach, broccoli and broccoli sprouts but basically this week it's
1 cup of full fat yogurt (plain)
1/2 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup frozen blueberries sometimes strawberries (higher antioxidents in BB)
5 cups of chopped veggies (this week it has been chards of color, mustard, collard and turnip greens, spinach and broccoli sprouts)
1/4 cup flax meal
1/8 cup coconut milk (this is new experiment)
1 tbs. peanut butter
|02-28-2013, 04:57 PM||#5|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
This is the recipe on fawn's website:
1/2 Cup Full Fat Plain Yogurt or Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder
1/2 Cup Water
2 Brazil Nuts
1 Tbs. Pumpkin Seeds or Sunflower Seeds
1 Tbs. Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds
1-2 Cups Leafy Greens
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
She also has another one but it looks much higher in carbs and has several vitamins and minerals added.
1 Cup Full Fat Plain Yogurt or Coconut Milk
2 Scoops Whey Protein Powder
3/4-1 Cup Water
6 Brazil Nuts
6 Cups Leafy Greens
3/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/2 Cup Frozen Peaches
4 Tbs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 Tsp. Kelp Powder
1 Tsp. Maca Root
1 Tbs. Raw Vitamin C Powder
4 grams MSM Powder
5000-8000IU Vitamin D3 Drops
2 Tbs. Lemon or Orange Flavored Cod Liver Oil