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SOYLENT GREEN JUICE - RDA Challenge !

Friday, February 28, 2014





emoticon I used to eat to eat. You know to feel full, to please the taste buds. I was eating with no though of the nutrition levels. It wasn't until recently that I even thought of that. I was eating foods that were considered healthy, clean, nutritious. But really how much nutrition really is in those foods. How often do we ever achieve meeting the DAILY RECOMMENDED NUTRITION levels set by the government. Probably never. Who really keeps track of that kind of stuff? I never have. I doubt I have ever consumed enough nutritious foods to meet the RDA. emoticon









emoticon Lately I have been studying online, giving myself an education. I have been reading from different sites about nutrition thorough searches. Rarely I use the Spark Tracker, but the last few days It has been getting quite a workout as I add and delete ingredients to come up with a SUPER DUPER NUTRITIOUS GREEN drink. It has 44.7 GRAMS of PROTEIN. It's Vegan and uses no protein powder.







My searches INSPIRED me to create new JUICE COMBINATION that is super green. emoticon MY GOAL was to come up with a juice that could provide me with the Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrition. I have exceeded their requirements in many of the categories ! Not only that I succeeded in making it TASTE GOOD. Though I do have to admit that I have consumed juices for some time, so my taste buds like juices. HUBBY approved it. He is super thrilled at all the protein in it. If you a Vegan or VEGETARIAN its hard to get enough protein.






So far I have consumed the juice on two different days. The way it makes me feel is AMAZING. My energy improves greatly. I ZIP around the house cleaning, doing things that I normally don't do. My brain is more alert, my thoughts are clear, it feels like the juice is helping BIG TIME. It works for me better than an energy drink, provigil, or naps.







Some are under like B-12 and Vitamin D. Those vitamins are rare in plants. I did find in the research alfalfa, some herbs and fruit has B-12. Vitamin D is in alfalfa and mushrooms. Selenium is hard to get high levels, so I add in 2 Brazil nuts a day to meet the RDA. The nutrition is absorbed within 20 minutes from the juice. If you try drinking it, do not drink in the late afternoon or evening or you might be up all night. emoticon Oh, it's mentally uplifting. There is something in their that makes me feel more cheerful. It must be those phytonutrients that you can't find anywhere else.





The juice is kind of high in the calorie count, but since it is so rich in nutrition It fills me up. I find I am not hungry like before. I feel satisfied - really satisfied to the point I don't feel like I need to snack on stuff. I end up splitting up the juice into 3 portions to consume over the day. My energy is even, it doesn't crash irregularly when I have consumed it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am on to something. Drinking my RDA.



SOYLENT GREEN Protein Juice

1 cup wheat grass juice. I grow my own outside. Use an Omega Juicer or a wheat grass juicer to juice it.
1 handful of collard greens about 1 cup of leaves or more.
1 handful of kale greens about 3 cups
1 handful of parsley greens. Around a cup fresh or bunch of parsley fresh.
1 clove garlic
1 lemon. Add some lemon peel in for extra nutrition.
3 large fresh turmeric roots. Can used dried. Powerful anti-oxidant.
1 knob of fresh ginger or to taste.
dash of black pepper
1 sweet potato
1 Tbs. MCT oil from health food store. Helps with memory & strength.
1 T. Lecithin from health food store. Optional.
4 large handfuls of Mint. About 4 cups
Dash of cayenne pepper. Optional.

It makes about a quart of juice. A little MCT oil helps the phytonutrients absorption as does the black pepper. In addition they create a creamy flavor that is very pleasant. Ginger and Turmeric are very powerful antioxidants which boost the immune system and help with pain. Lemon, ginger, and mint help with the flavor so you don't taste the greens. Play around with the ratio of lemon, ginger, and mint. The mint I purchase in a large bag from the Asian market for $1.50. Mints have many healing properties. You could also experiment using Lemon Balm or Lemon Grass as a flavoring. Fresh is best for the herbs, but you could always try dried. Cayenne helps to improve circulation as well as warm you up if your cold.






Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 1
Serving Size: 1 serving I split it up into 3 servings over the day.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 743.9
Total Fat 20.6 g
Saturated Fat 15.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 149.4 mg
Potassium 1,644.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 130.6 g
Dietary Fiber 47.4 g
Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 44.7 g
Vitamin A 3,013.2 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 51.4 %
Vitamin C 951.9 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 27.7 %
Calcium 112.8 %
Copper 46.7 %
Folate 55.0 %
Iron 205.0 %
Magnesium 29.2 %
Manganese 117.3 %
Niacin 19.4 %
Pantothenic Acid 12.9 %
Phosphorus 268.5 %
Riboflavin 33.5 %
Selenium 7.9 %
Thiamin 24.3 %
Zinc 13.3 %

I have a second juice recipe I made, but have not posted that is also very high in nutrition - much higher than this one. Other versions are in my tracker or unpublished recipes as I have to yet taste them. Making a cooked meal to come up with the rest of the nutrition needed to meet the RDA was fairly easy. My plan on my lifestyle changes is to try to get to the RDA levels as much as possible while staying within my allotted calorie count. It is achievable as I have planned it out. The juices allow ME to still eat foods as part of my plan.









SIMPLY AMAZING !
Have you tracked your RDA?
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SWEETLIPS 3/10/2014 7:23PM

    I am going to try this - as I have most all things and I love the turmeric roots, which I purchased for just what you stated. God bless you!

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NATALIEMICHAELE 3/5/2014 6:20PM

    Now THAT's a green juice that packs a punch!! Way to go!!

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TRAVELNISTA 3/5/2014 12:07PM

    Wow talk about packed with nutrients. One question you use 3 whole turmeric roots? I have never seen them in any store including oriental stores I have been to. How much powdered turmeric would you substitute?

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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/3/2014 8:34PM

    I wish I could afford a juicer. You make it look and sound so appealing!

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ERIN1957 3/2/2014 7:01AM

    You are making me smile! I know you are onto something health changing here, you are an amazing health science chef. You have complete health in a glass....Genius!

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EDDYMEESE 3/1/2014 11:25PM

    Ugh. Soylent green, lol :)

That juice looks amazing. I'm soon to "inherit" a VitaMix and am super-duper excited to start making smoothies and juices!

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KRITTEN1 3/1/2014 6:54PM

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KAB7801 3/1/2014 12:05PM

    Amazing, thanks!

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TEXASFILLY 3/1/2014 11:32AM

    Interesting! Never tracked my RDA. Thanks for sharing~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 3/1/2014 11:03AM

  thank you

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52BINCE 3/1/2014 9:41AM

    Wow! What a great blog regarding green drinks. My wife and I have been drinking them daily for 2 yrs now and have enjoyed the health benefits of them. Since we have been drinking green drinks mixed in out vita mix blender we have not had a cold or flu since we began drinking them 2 yrs ago.... Thanks for doing such a good job on your blog. emoticon I added you as a friend I hope its ok , You can add me if you like.

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KNYAGENYA 3/1/2014 7:59AM

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68ANNE 3/1/2014 7:50AM

    I really like the energy I get with lemon grass

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NANCYPAT1 3/1/2014 7:39AM

    Glad you were able to make something that tastes good and is good for you.

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TOKIEMOON 3/1/2014 3:00AM

    These stats are totally amazing! I would never have imagined you could get that much protein from non-meat, soy, whey, or other 'protein power houses'. The fiber, low sugar, and vitamin/mineral RDAs are just as (if not more so) incredible! I especially like how high the iron is, as I am always borderline anemic.

You are truly the RDA mad scientist of my little world! Thanks for sharing this 'discovery' with us. I am grateful to be on the receiving end of all your laborious online research. Please continue to experiment and keep us informed.
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DJ4HEALTH 3/1/2014 2:55AM

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SUSANBEAMON 3/1/2014 1:56AM

  sounds interesting, but i like solid food too much.

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IMREITE 3/1/2014 1:36AM

    i dont track my RDA. i make food plans to eat enough veggies, protein and fiber.
i love green smoothies. i like using Kale. i like getting veggies and plenty of fiber.

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ARTJAC 3/1/2014 12:19AM

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GENRE009 2/28/2014 11:52PM

    That other drink you made, had magnesium from the brazil nuts. that always makes everyone's mood feel good. Loved that other one too. Only thing that bothered me was the name, soylent green. I saw the movie, and the gov't made soylent green food from people's bodies, Ug! eva

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PAMNANGEL 2/28/2014 11:51PM

    I was a little concerned when I saw the title as I remember the movie 'Soylent Green'. Glad to see 'people' is not one of the ingredients. emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/28/2014 11:41PM

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JANIEWWJD 2/28/2014 11:19PM

    Thanks, great blog!!! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/28/2014 11:00PM

    Drink idea is great. Name? Um...You are funny!

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WALLAHALLA 2/28/2014 10:19PM

    I would love to try that, but there are 4-5 of the ingredients that I can never find in the stores around here. Bummer. I use my tracker all the time, even when I know I'm not eating right.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/28/2014 10:16PM

    I don't know where to get some of those ingredients, like wheat grass juice. Where do you shop?

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JANTHEBLONDE 2/28/2014 9:57PM

    Wow! I love your green drink recipes! They are so full of nutrients.... Amazing! Way to go girl! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!
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MICKEYH 2/28/2014 9:50PM

    What a super duper drink !! I wish I have juicer that can juice wheat grass. Would be nice to grow your own wheat grass instead of "whole foods" juice bar which charging way too much for a shot of wheat grass. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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PHOENIX1949 2/28/2014 9:36PM

    Awesome work with developing such a super drink. Sadly I have issues with about half of the ingredients.

I started out trying to track my RDA's but got overwhelmed. The Registered Dietician/Nutritionist I was working with commented I was getting more than I thought as many are not required to be reported on the labels. For a while, I was using other sites for more details to set up each food item on my Favorites section of the tracker.

I did use the SP Nutrition Tracker and entered all the various supplements I was on and then ran the totals on my calculator. I was getting way too much of some nutrients.

Keep up the investigative work.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/28/2014 9:21PM

    awesome!

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SANDRALEET 2/28/2014 9:19PM

    I like a variety of all food gropes There is always something in each food the other has not

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