From the most recent post; the original poster is not "juicing" rather the original poster is doing a "smoothie" diet. Sounds like the machine includes the pulp/fiber. It also sounds like yogurt is also used in the drinks as well as protein powder. So that is why I refer to this as more of a smoothie/protein shake type program; "not" a true juicing program.
To the original poster: Thanks for providing greater detail on your plan. Since you provided more info; it is easier to determine that more of your nutritional needs are being met. However, do check the accuracy of the protein content in your veggies. I looked up raw spinach and broccoli in the USDA food database... 1 cup chopped raw broccoli only has 2.57 grams protein 1 cup spinach, raw only has .86 grams
Becky Your SP Registered Dietitian
Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 2/3/2014 (19:13)
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When you say you are blending...are you using a juicer that extracts the pulp and only drinking the actual juice? Or are you basically making a smoothie with all the peel and stuff, too? I just bought a juicer that extracts the pulp and am loving it like crazy. I have made some fantastic juices and some interesting ones...to say the least. It is very healthy and if I make a veggie juice then I use the left overs for a soup...freeze it each time in a container and I have stock for soup!
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2/3/14 12:10 P
As a dietician, you should be aware that 1 cup of broccoli gives roughly 4-5g of protein. I use a lot of spinach in my juice recipes as spinach contains about 5-6g of protein per cup. Kale, watercress, collard greens and turnip greens are also veggies that have a decent amount of protein in them. Many fruits such as peaches and strawberries also yield protein. Calcium is included inthe yogurt used in the huice,. On days when I work out, I add a scoop pf protein powder if I feel the need. I also include a multivitamin daily with an added zinc.
People who juice are actually ingesting more fruits/veggies then the normal person on a regular diet, therefore in a far better state of nutrition.
I blend the entire vegetable and fruit and drink it for all meals. I also include any type of juice/liquid on the side including milk for the calcium....
I did ask if anyone else was doing a juice fast, not for advice on starting one, but Thank you anyway :/
I actually have thought about doing this. I am not a big veggie lover so I thought that this would be a good way to get some of the ones I don't care for but that are good for me into my diet. If I do it, it will only be like as 1 meal replacement. Maybe for lunch.
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