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Veggies Coming Out of My Ears!...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I have added TONS of super veggies to my diet. I am still on a quest to find recipes for my "Ninja". It is a beefed up blender. Yesterday morning I threw a carrot, apple, tomato, kale and flax seed in. It was too thick and too sour. I had a hard time with the veggie idea first thing in the morning - I love my oatmeal & fruit!

Last night I soaked garbanzo beans in water. Tonight I made Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (sparkpeople recipe). It came out perfect!

We went to Firebirds for lunch. I had a grilled vegetable kabob. It was delicious and quite filling. I looked the nutrition facts up on line, all numbers looked great except for sodium! I really have to get into the habit of saying "no extra salt" when I eat out! The waiter told me the chefs put a lot of salt on everything.

Today there was a Vitamix salesperson at Costco. He used hot water when preparing his veggie drink. It tasted wonderful! Just like soup. I bought the spices he was selling. The first ingredient is sea salt, so I will be using it sparingly. And now that I have it I will know which spices to use on their own in the future!

I was also lucky enough to have my Sparkbuddy MBTEPP share her veggie juice recipes with me. She juices a lot. Here is what she sent me:

I went into my archives for some recipes, but once you get the hang of your juicer, you will be combining your own flavors. Go easy on ginger root, as it over powers most flavors. I love cilantro and parsley in everything. Kale is a must.

Have fun. MB

Dr. Oz's Green Drink (very good)
Many people have asked us, so here it is, the drink Dr. Oz swears by! This "green drink" is high in fiber, low-calorie and rich in vitamins. You can make this in a low speed juicer or combine all ingredients in an Omega blender.
• 2 cups Spinach
• 2 cups Cucumber
• 1 head of Celery
• 1/2 inch of teaspoon of ginger root
• 1 bunch parsley
• 2 Apples
• 1 Lime
• 1/2 Lemon

The Hulk (My Favorite)
Omega's ultimate green juice recipe! Enjoy!
• 2 Stalks Celery
• 1 Cucumber
• 1 Apple
• 1/2 Lemon
• Ginger
• 1/2 Green Chard Leaf
• Cilantro
• 3-5 Kale Leaves
• 1 Cup Spinach

Green Juice (I always added 1 fruit for sweetness, apple or pear)
• 1 cup Spinach
• 2 cups Kale
• 2 Cups Parsley
• 1 Cucumber
• 1 Celery Stalk

Kale Green Juice
Of all green leafy vegetables, kale is the most nutritionally dense.
• 3 Carrots
• 1 Apple
• 3-4 Celery Stalks
• 3 Cups of Kale

Berry Juice
• 2 Cups of Strawberries
• 2 Cups of Blueberries
• 1.5 Cups of Raspberries

Apple and Beet Juice (less in more when using beets)
• 1/2 Beet with Greens
• 3 Apples
Wash thoroughly and remove apple stems.

Veggie Juice
• 1 cup of spinach
• 1/2 cucumber
• 2 stalks of celery
• 3 carrots
• 1/2 apple
Juice cucumbers with their skins on. The dark green skin is a great source of chlorophyll, a phytochemical that can help build red blood cells. Make sure to wash them before juicing.

Heartburn Eliminator (DH favorite)
• 1 Cup Spinach
• 6 Carrots

V8-ish Juice (love this one)
• 1/4 cup water
• 2 tomatoes
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 handful spinach
• 2 carrots
• 1/4 sweet onion
• 2 celery stalks
• 2 tsp. lemon juice
• 1-2 shots hot sauce

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I love my oatmeal for breakfast, but a tall glass of mean green juice for Lunch, or a small glass before dinner is fabulous. The best part about juicing is the triple amount of nutrients that come in a cup of juice, and your body absorbs it faster since there is little digestion. This is why it is a good way to detox, since the digestive system does not have to work.

    These recipes are all tried and true. MB
    1329 days ago
    Great collection! I need to try some of those. Thanks for dropping by my blogs! Yep, persistent, that's me.
    1330 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    emoticon for sharing!
    1330 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    I've been veggatating today too, wonderful coconut veggie soup by our fantastic veggie love food truck (Vegan) with a delightful chocolate peanut cupcake which I am sure wasn't my best choice, but if felt right for today. Also vegan.
    I would probably never juice either, but that doesn't stop me from ordering at my favorite veggie juice cafe.
    1330 days ago
    It's interesting to see these recipes. Thanks for sharing them. I eat a lot of vegetables, but I don't think I'll ever be a juicer.
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    1330 days ago
    Thanks for sharing !!! Will def try !!!
    1331 days ago
    Looks good, but I need to chew! emoticon
    1331 days ago
    Thanks for all the recipes, I'm going to have to try them. So, would you post a picture of you with all those veggies coming out of your ears? emoticon

    Great blog!
    1331 days ago
    Those are some really good ideas. Godzilla blender or not.
    1331 days ago
    great way to get your greens! I was using my nutribullet lot but it broke recently and I've switch back to my regular blender so making more fruit based smoothies with just a few leafy greens thrown in.
    1331 days ago
    I couldn't go all juice as i need to sink my teeth into something. But, these recipes sound good. When you said Vita Mix all I could think of was i love Lucy and the vita veta blah, blah blah! Can't remember the whole thing! And now that makes me think of Dan Akroyd on SNL with the Bass-o-matic! Let us know when you find a juice you like!
    1331 days ago
    What's wrong with oatmeal?
    1331 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    thanks, cucumbers don't agree with me, but teh recipes look good.
    1331 days ago
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