SparkPeople Green Smoothie Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=49482 Greens are the most important factor when eating for health. The easiest way to get our greens is by making green smoothies. Find out yourself! SparkPeople Green Smoothie Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=49482 Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x58867529 Hi everyone I'm Debbie. I've been drinking green smoothies every morning for about 3 weeks and I Love It. It's definitely my morning coffee. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:36:43 EST New & doing green smoothies 1 week+. Need recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x58663968 Hi! My name is Pamela and I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have yo-yo'd most of my life and if you see my page you will see how extreme it has been. This last stint of weight gain is affecting me severely. I think its probably because of my age. It is hard for me to get in & out of bed, in & out of my car, dressed and undressed, even getting in & out of the shower. Everything hurts! I watched Forks Over Knives and heard both Dr. Neal Barnard and Rip Esselstyn speak and ate W... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:05:56 EST Traveling and Texture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x58189584 I just recently started drinking green smoothies. This week, I've been making them with a spinach/bok choy/chard mix and kale along with a banana and frozen fruit. I use a little bit of water to get the greens to blend, and I also add in a low-fat Fage yogurt for protein. <BR> <BR> I've been doing a little intermittent fasting over the past 2 weeks where I eat between the hours of 12pm and 10pm. Because I work during this time, I break my fast with a smoothie 6 days a week (I IF 5-6 days a w... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:47:37 EST Mojito Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x57434466 I made the BEST ever smoothie for breakfast this morning. It was called the Minty Lime Detox Smoothie and I swear it tastes like I'm drinking a slushy Mojito! It was sooooooooo awesome, hard to believe it's good for you! <BR> <BR> 1.5 Frozen Banana <BR> 1/2 a lime peeled <BR> 1 orange juiced (I just put in whole without peel) <BR> 1/2 c water <BR> 1 handful spinach <BR> <BR> (I added 2t of dried wheat grass and 2T of chia (right before I drank) and 1 scoop vanilla protein powder) <BR> <B... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:13:34 EST Coconut in Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x56645990 I have some unsweetened coconut but nervous about putting it in a green smoothie. (Kale is my green of choice.) What fruits do you use in your smoothies if you also include coconut? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:03:54 EST Arugula http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x56599180 This morning I used arugula as my greens in my green smoothie. It was too bitter for me, but I finished it. I got the inspiration from this link: <link>www.healthysmoothiehq.com/arugula-gr<BR>een-smoothie </link> but I made some modifications, similar to the comment in the blog about using Greek yogurt. <BR> <BR> What alternative greens (not spinach or kale) have you used in your concoctions... and do you like it? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 07:59:19 EST do looks matter? (recipe included in post) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x56522082 Normally I make green smoothies following the advice from Green Smoothie Girl and adding berries. My finished smoothie usually ends up being pink or purple in color. It's very pretty, and it makes my kids happy. <BR> <BR> Recently, I tried an actual recipe I found at Kitchen Stewardship. <link>www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/11/0<BR>7/the-power-of-eating-words-an-apple-p<BR>ie-smoothie-recipe/#more-20048 </link> The name "Apple Pie Smoothie" sounded so yummy. <BR> <BR> The smooth... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:17:32 EST To Be or Not To Be... Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x56521708 Hello, <BR> <BR> Has anyone noticed that if you don't chew your smoothie at length, despite the fact you don't need to because it is puree after all, you wound up hungry again after a few minutes again. <BR> <BR> I believe someone said, "Chew your drinks and drink your food." I can see how the chewing part is important or is it just me? :) <BR> <BR> MGA <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:43:48 EST Green Thickies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x56521654 Hello, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any of you have experimented with thickies and have favorite tasty combinations you would be willing to share here. <BR> <BR> What I like about this type of thickie is that it does not contain store bought protein powders; all the ingredients are as close as possible to the original plant which allows us for more control over what we put in our bodies. <BR> <BR> If you haven't tried thickies, you can refer to the following page. There is a picture I fin... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:39:12 EST January 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x56210552 I am not new to green smoothies, but haven't been as consistent with them since the summer. I saw this challenge and signed up. These girls send you a shopping list and recipes each week. The goal is to drink at least 1 green smoothie a day. So far, so good for me! Just thought I'd share! Here's to healthier eating/drinking in the new year! <BR> <BR> <link>simplegreensmoothies.com/30-day-chal<BR>lenge </link> <BR> <BR> Karen Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:26:09 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x56031002 Monday night I went grocery shopping. While standing in the produce section, I decided to go ahead and buy smoothie ingredients. My daughters had Christmas parties happening Tuesday, with lots of sweets. I figured sending them off with a breakfast smoothie high in nutrition was a good plan. <BR> <BR> The girls loved them--even my picky eater. They've asked for smoothies every day since. My older daughter watched me make it for the first time today and realized I was adding spinach. S... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:27:31 EST Top 5 (or 3 or 10) lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x55442232 One Green Planet says these are the top 5 Green Smoothie videos on You Tube. It's a nice blend of ideas. I'd be interested in knowing what makes up the Top 5 Go-To Greens in team member's smoothies. <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/plant-based-r<BR>ecipes/the-5-best-green-smoothie-video<BR>s-on-youtube/?utm_source=Green+Monster<BR>+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=289fbdbed0-<BR>GM_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-289fbdbed0-102161501 </link> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:52:42 EST What got you started on Green Smoothies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x55382855 So Im curious what got you started on green smoothies, or how you learned about them! <BR> <BR> I learned by googling different diet ideas, and came across the idea of green smoothies. Of course I went to my answer all youtube.com and looked up everything I could find. This is the one video that really grabbed my attention first and foremost which really made me want to go out and buy a blender right then and there, whether I would like the smoothie or not! Lol. How about you guys? <BR> <BR... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:53:01 EST Green smoothies & Type 2 Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x55233246 I love to make green smoothies with the Nutri Bullett. However, I was recently diagnosed wqith Type 21 Diabetes. I am NOT on any insulin or medicine at this early point on the game. But I am not losing many weight either. Can you use the green smoothie regimen if you have Diabetes? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:33:36 EST Sad :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x55231038 I'm sad this team seems to be going away. I understand how difficult it is sometimes to keep Sparking and get on with daily life, trust me I disappear for periods of time. Monday I'm restarting/recommitting to a minimum of one Green Smoothie a day and working towards 2-3 with a clean supper. I hope the team doesn't go away so we can support each other and give each other ideas and nudges when needed. <BR> <BR> Would there be 2 or 3 or even 4 of us in this group that could be co-leaders?... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:43:05 EST ABC's of Fall Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x55009924 Thought it might be fun to start a game here where you come up with ANYTHING to do with Fall (not just fruit or vegetable names). Start with A, next person names something with B, etc. Once we get to Z, we just start over again with A. <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:44:52 EST Please vote for Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x54993056 Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It just takes one click and you can vote once a day.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:22:13 EST Wild Summit 10 nights of interviews starts 9-19-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x54938384 It's time to get at the seed, the core, the root, of what you really are - an exquisite wild creature who thrives and comes alive when you're outside! In this series of inspiring interviews with re-wilders, nature philosophers, authors and leading health and sustainability revolutionaries, you'll learn: <BR> <BR> •How to use the elements as a simple template to increase your health on every level. <BR> back to the wild <BR> •Experience a health boost with the nutritional power of wild foods... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:04:28 EST Eating More Fruit Can Reduce Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x54922105 Eating whole fruit good - juicing, not so much... <BR> <BR> <link>rawfoodsolution.com/eating-more-frui<BR>t-can-reduce-diabetes-3735.html </link> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:07:03 EST Juice Cleanse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x54749792 I've had a difficult time getting back on track and am considering a juice cleanse to get me going in the right direction. Have any of you done one? Specifically, does anyone have an experience relating to type 2 diabetes? Any thoughts on how long this should be done? Any advice on buying prepared juices (extremely expensive) versus making your own - I do have a juicer. Any recipes? <BR> Thanks! Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:27:09 EST September Green Smoothie or Green Juice Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x54736253 It is important we get in a daily supply of greens in our diet. Let's bump up the greens! To participate in this challenge post every day the number of servings (8 oz. being 1 serving) you have each day. It can be a fruity Green Smoothie, a Savory Green Smoothie, a Green Juice, or a Raw Green Soup. You will earn a Team Goodie if you complete the challenge. <BR> <BR> My breakfast smoothie is easily 3 servings as I consume a 24 to 32 oz. pitcher every morning. <BR> <BR> Just copy and paste t... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:02:23 EST What to do w/left over pulp from juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x54662950 Mimi Kirk's Raw Veggie Patty <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vijtZiTjihM </link> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:22:32 EST Top 25 Raw Vegan Smoothie Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x54519118 Looking for some new ideas.... <BR> <BR> <link>rawveganpower.com/recipes/raw-vegan-<BR>smoothie-recipes/ </link> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:20:16 EST The Best Greens for Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x54316755 Although this article discusses The Best Salad Greens for Your Health, the information is good and gives you the breakdown of different greens you can put in your Green Smoothies. Remember we need to switch up our greens. The only green I would not use is Iceberg Lettuce <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n-pictures/best-salad-greens-for-your-<BR>health.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealt<BR>hWomensHealth_20130720#/slide-1 </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:56:36 EST Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x54082320 I am having a horrible time getting enough protein and enough calories, help!! <BR> <BR> Xen Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:55:17 EST Today....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53830655 Today I drank a spinach/mango/pineapple smoothie <BR> and <BR> Worked in the garden this morning - my tomatoes are POPPING!!! <BR> <BR> <em>378</em> <BR> we love green tomatoes! Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:46:20 EST Beets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x53612169 Does anyone like beets in their smoothies? If so do you add in the plant attatched to the beets or just the beets themselves? Wed, 5 Jun 2013 00:39:33 EST protein powder recommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53491818 Hi all, <BR> I like to add protein powder to my green smoothies as I find otherwise too much of a spike in blood sugar it seems sometimes. So many of the protein powders seem to have a lot of calories, I'm looking for any recommendations you might have Mon, 27 May 2013 00:39:32 EST Blender Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53474242 I just recently started making fruit and veggie smoothies every morning and my mother in law's blender sounds like its going to explode haha! Im looking for a good blender that is really durable. I don't mind spending a bit of money if i have to. Someone told me about the ninja xl which i found at walmart for $100. Im not sure if that's good enough? Does anyone have any recommendations? Sat, 25 May 2013 11:50:49 EST Love my new juice machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53453671 Got a Breville juicer for my early birthday present it works awesome. You can put a small to med sized apple in it whole and just grounds and juices that thing up. The juicer is not 300+ like some of the juicers can cost. So I do highly suggest if you are looking for a new juicer that works great I suggest that one. Also Macy's store policy they cover their appliances for 6 month not 2-3 months which is also great. Thu, 23 May 2013 17:29:09 EST Green Smoothies and Thyroid Condition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53398357 Due to hypothyroidism, I have been told to eliminate raw cruciferous veggies. This includes spinach and kale. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have suggestions, ideas, or recipes that they can share relating to green smoothies and hypothyroidism? I love my green smoothies, but haven't had one all month because of these limitations. <BR> <BR> Thanks! ~Kim Sun, 19 May 2013 11:10:56 EST What do you like best about Green Smoothies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53396676 It is the best and easiest breakfast or even lunch I can make with my Raw Diet. However, I am able to incorporate more Greens in my diet in the form of a Green Smoothie without adding any oil or and salt to the preparation. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you but when I used to eat spinach, kale, collard greens, dandelions, etc. they were all cooked. I would sauté the greens in olive oil, tons of garlic, and season with salt to make them taste better. Now I eat them Raw thereby consuming more... Sun, 19 May 2013 08:53:39 EST Great tip for bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53372886 use a lot of bananas in my Raw Diet, whether eating them whole, in my Green Smoothies, or Raw Ice Creams so I loved this tip I came across: Wrap banana stems in plastic wrap. <BR> <BR> If you cover the crown of a banana bunch (where the stems are) in plastic wrap, the bananas will last longer. Bananas release natural ethylene gas to ripen themselves, and most of the gas is released from the stem. By wrapping the crown, you will prevent some of the gas from reaching the rest of the banana. Fo... Fri, 17 May 2013 08:05:21 EST Drinks to help our Belly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53343002 Dr Oz talked about drinking and eating things to help with belly fat so I posted the watermelon/pepper drink he shared on my blog a week ago. I've been doing that and curious what you all know about. I'm in my late 40's and starting to notice mother nature setting in - I work out all the time, I'm very active and eat healthy. There are just some things we have no control over but all we can do is keep trying which is what I'm doing. Any tips would be so much appreciated <BR> <BR> <em>3... Tue, 14 May 2013 12:46:03 EST How many times a day do you drink a green smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x53283340 HI, <BR> I am a new member to this team and considering green smoothies - I really want to find a way to eat all of my vegtables and find a way to kick start my weight loss - my main question do you just drink it once a day? What are your success stories? Health /energy wise/weight loss - any tips for a new person ? Thu, 9 May 2013 17:36:39 EST Inspire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x53205648 Earth laughs in flowers. <BR> ~Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <em>375</em> Fri, 3 May 2013 12:20:43 EST Please welcome our newest Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x52964332 <em>213</em> I am still alive but not handling things to well at all. I hope to blog soon about it. <BR> <BR> In the meantime please welcome our newest Team Leader, KATHY47802. I am sure she will be able to breathe some new life into this team until I am able to get my head together dealing with my issues with losing my home to Hurricane Sandy. Hope to blog soon about the progress which really is nothing at all. My town is still not issuing building permits and till they do I can not ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:05:25 EST April 2013 - Daily Green Smoothie Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x52728332 <em>87</em> It's April, so let's get our green on and in! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Who is up for drinking a daily green smoothie? If we are consistent we should be able to see some remarkable health benefits by just adding this one delicious thing to our daily routines. I'll be shooting for 30/30. How about you? <BR> <BR> Here's an article from DaNae. at the Smoothie Handbook <BR> <link>www.smoothie-handbook.com/benefits-o<BR>f-green-smoothies.html </link> <BR> You can expect some... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:34:40 EST March 2013 Daily Green Smoothie Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x52341045 I miss my greens! <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me in drinking a daily green smoothie for the month of March? We all know the benefits of drinking a green smoothie so let's get going again! Who's in for a 30 or 31 day challenge? <BR> <BR> Green! It does a body good! <link>www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-sm<BR>oothies/green-smoothie-health-benefits/ </link> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:26:02 EST Vitamin D from mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x52063523 Vitamin D is important to the body in many ways. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body." Source: https://greensmoothiesblog.com <BR> <BR> Actually this was in a blog I read this morning from Victoria Bouten... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:43:03 EST Great ideas for kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51964413 <link>www.rawfullyorganic.com/content.php?<BR>section=recipes&id=34 </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:50:50 EST Beta Carotene and Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x51962998 "Beta carotene, the nutrient that gives red and orange fruits and vegetables their color, might lower a person's risk for type 2 diabetes if they have a certain genetic predisposition to the disease, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Human Genetics." <BR> <BR> Learn more: <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/go-o<BR>range-beta-carotene-may-protect-agains<BR>t-genetic-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-203<BR>7.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:02:08 EST can you taste it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51943072 i have two questions. i am sort of new to the smoothie thing and i try new additions cautiously as i hate to waste food. and i have made some really bad smoothies that i couldn't drink. <BR> <BR> 1) does lettuce have a taste in a smoothie? i don't think spinach really has a defined taste in my drink. what kind of lettuce would you suggest (i never touch iceberg) <BR> <BR> 2) i see deals on spinach but pass them up because i would never finish it before it would spoil. if i froze the spinach... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:41:39 EST Do you know your different Greens Families? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51940772 Mixing up your leafy greens will ensure that you're rounding out all the different vitamins each type carries. Plus, each different type of leafy green contains small amounts of alkaloids so, when you switch them often, you're giving your body a chance to work on the different alkaloids equally. <BR> <BR> Rotate your leafy greens according to family. Don’t switch out kale for one day to collards. Choose an entirely different family from the lists below: <BR> <BR> Crucifers: kale, collards... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:51:06 EST woo hoo!! hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x51898757 im happy to have found this team, love it!! nice to meet you feel free to friend me and stop by my page. happy health to you! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:51:57 EST Cancer and what you can do to avoid it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51884931 Johns Hopkins Update – <BR> <BR> AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY. <BR> <BR> Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: <BR> <BR> 1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer <BR> cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have <BR> multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients <BR> that there... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:02:09 EST ONLY WAY TO PREVENT OR REVERSE TYPE II DIABETES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x51844809 I thought this was a very good article on Diabetes as well as most of the articles off to the left of the main article. Very good info and food for thought. <BR> <BR> I know I have not really been taking too good of care with my Diabetes. Yes I am taking my Metformin but my diet is crap. I am doing great with my breakfasts and snack as I have a cooler in my car filled with citrus fruits, apples, pears, grape tomatoes and cucumbers for snacks. Lunches are basically soups or salads but not... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:25:57 EST Uses for Lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51789981 A good friend of mine sent me this article and I thought it may be of interest for some of you: <BR> <BR> Amazing frozen lemons <BR> <BR> All it is.....is a frozen lemon <BR> <BR> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste? <BR> <BR> Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:33:45 EST GREAT WEBSITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51789847 I am having a wonderful time with this site and even the name does not deter me: Blender Babes: <link>www.blenderbabes.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> They have a 21 days program and downloadable exercise with samples of itrainer for your mp3 music. Enjoy!! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:23:06 EST FREE SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE EBOOK from SUNWARRIOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51578294 I received my book today and it is great!! All you need to do is visit; <BR> <BR> facebook.com/sunwarrior <BR> click on the 'gimme' tab <BR> <BR> then when you get the screen the code to use is :VegTimes50 <BR> <BR> mobile users: sunwarriorFB.com <BR> <BR> Some of the contributors are Tosca Reno, Jason Wrobel, Miranda Kerr, Marzia Prince, Danny David. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:37:34 EST Nutri Bullet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51538604 Has anyone used a nutri bullet? They advertise it as being better at making healthy drinks than a regular blender. Just wonder what your all's thoughts are on that. I have a vita-mix which I love, but I might get a nutri bullet too if it's better at liquifying vegetables. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:17:25 EST Make A green smoothie Everyday With My NEW Vitamix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51501348 I Just Got One For My Birthday/Christmas And So Far I Am Havving Fun Creating New Smoothies ...My Creation Today...Energizing.... <BR> <em>439</em> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2334906 </link> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:24:52 EST 2013 Green Smoothie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51334896 Hi, <BR> <BR> Is anyone else going to take this challenge? I'm planning it. The start date is Jan 2 and it's for 10 days. Maria has a Facebook page for it also and she is so interactive with members. She's amazing. <BR> <BR> Here's the link if interested. Hope more join and we can support each other! <BR> <BR> <link>www.thegreensmoothiechallenge.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck, <BR> <BR> Tina Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:34:50 EST Merry Christmas Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51302576 Hi everyone, just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas with love and peace. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Erin <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:25:26 EST INTENTIONS FOR 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51173628 I have had a wonderful 2012 - not to say that it was all unicorn's and roses - it was a year of enlightenment. It was such a journey. I declared my intention that I wanted to be healthy and in my mind, I was only talking about weight. However, life and the universe had me on a journey to heal, my mind, soul and heart and such as it was, it for me yielded some wonderful fruit. So for 2013, what are your intentions and how do you plan to prepare. Thank you so much for sharing, as this share may... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:00:45 EST YVONNE/TR AVELNISTA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51027661 I sent this to the team via e-mail, but someone wrote me back and let me know that many people do not read their e-mails often: <BR> <BR> Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Yes, I am still around -November, I lurked as I am completing class work as a candidate for a Master of Divinity. Almost finished and grateful. This morning, I come to you on behalf of our Team Leader Travelnista. <BR> <BR> Many of you are on the Raw Foodies and last week I sent out a message that I had received communicati... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:59:35 EST TRAVELNIST A...Yvonne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x51024763 Could you all please stop by her page and give her some support. <BR> She is still living in a shelter after her home was destroyed by Sandy. I just found this out. <BR> Thank you all so very much. <BR> Erin Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:21:01 EST SUPER FOODS YOU USE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50996174 Hi new members and welcome! <BR> Even though a small silent team for the most part, there is a lot of information here to help you on your smoothie adventure. Never forget to enjoy your journey. <BR> <BR> Super foods I add. I actually have mixed up the dry ingredients and add a scoop each day to my green smoothie, making it even green and power packed. <BR> <BR> Spirulina <BR> Wheat Grass <BR> Bee Pollen <BR> Maca <BR> Aloe Vera 100% <BR> Coconut oil or coconut manna <BR> Chia Seeds <BR> G... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:31:34 EST Other benefits of green smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50958675 Hi, <BR> Just thought I would share one of the benefits I am experiencing from green smoothies that I wouldn't of believed unless I had seen it myself (literally...yes pun intended}. I first realized my eyesight was getting worse when I could no longer read the numbers on my credit card when ordering on line, well this Thanksgiving holiday I have been ordering up a storm and have not needed to 1. ask my daughter to read of the numbers for me, 2.stand outside in the light and hope that helps... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:33:55 EST beets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50620381 I do you use the steams of beats and kale in smoothies Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:34:20 EST CHECK-IN FROM THE STORM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50613780 An e-mail was sent to you today as a request to check -in so we can assure one another that we are all okay or if we are not okay. Thank you <BR> <BR> We had some tree damage, lost light during the evening while sleeping, we are okay in Hugesville Md. One quadrant near our home is still out of electricity and that is about 1500 homes. My community is only 15 homes, so that got us back up pretty quick. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:40:20 EST NEW BOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50597401 it is not completely Raw but it is Plant Strong - Crazy Sexy Recipes by Kris Carr and Chad Sarno. It has wonderful juices and great smoothies - the salad dressings are great and of course there are some raw dishes like stir raw. You will find recipes at her website: krisscarr.com. <BR> <BR> <BR> Kriss is a cancer survivor for about nine years(?) and she sustained herself with green juices as well as smoothies. Her website is full of wonderful information. I do post websites from time to ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:16:27 EST A good blog share from sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50548415 One of our leaders SWEETLIPS has a blog that may interest you, what a wonderful event she shared with everyone on sparks. I read it and thought maybe our team here would like to see it too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SWEETLIPS </link> <BR> <BR> I am so happy for her that she had this great opportunity! WOW! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:45:10 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE or JUICE VIDEOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x50541019 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxRFEvU2z_g&<BR>list=UUqoEZ-oswT0ArxqlMH_u7Nw&index=9&<BR>feature=plcp&continue_action=aY9yg3WnF<BR>vDDOqVwHHUeFDBSgjwjt4gZ9romjIjSit6x4st<BR>j7LPewSCmmqxJcacocqZG8RbpEh4cxoNWuHUkP<BR>7dFFIDxxIJDoHO_eCr6q3E= </link> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:42:38 EST A word of encouragement to Erin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50529726 I just want you to know I see and I value the valiant effort you have put into this team. <BR> <BR> Which ever way you decide please know your efforts were not in vain. <BR> <BR> Much love, <BR> <BR> Jeannie Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:06:16 EST A Serious Question For You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50517933 I have to ask you who are here, the few. I have been really thinking about if this team should even exist any more? <BR> There is another juice/smoothie team out there in spark land and people talk about them(smoothies) on other teams. I am just finding that I am feeling like it is a good team, but not hardly worth the effort to try and hold it together. <BR> I took on the team leadership to help out the other two team leaders during a busy time for them. <BR> There is truly only so much i... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:37:33 EST Sick Day Tips for People with Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x50394704 Great Spark article worth sharing. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1552 </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:08:34 EST Do you believe in flu shots? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50387182 I personally do not believe in them. Every time Fall roles around I constantly have to defend my position. It never matters to my family that every time I did get a Flu Shot I came down with the Flu that year, yet when I did not get a shot I was not sick all winter. <BR> <BR> If you are of the same mind set here is a great article. Top 20 ways to boost your immunity to colds and flu without using vaccines: <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/037510_flu_seaso<BR>n_immunity_colds.html </l... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:46:19 EST looking into buying a dehydrator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50317377 I've interested in buying a dehydrator so I don't have to buy dried fruits anymore. I can't find dried fruits without sugar. I would also love to dry veggies too. I rather give my grand baby fresh and healthy snacks. <BR> I am not looking for a big one or one that cost alot of money but I do want a good one. Any ideas? Thanks <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 17:45:27 EST Bragging Rights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50298456 I think we all have the right to brag when we have done so much work and have accomplished something. Whether it be in pounds, inches, miles or days we drank or ate greens, changed a bad habit...just about anything. Big or little they all count. Here is a place to add yours. <BR> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:24:14 EST 5 Painless Ways to Eat More Green Leafy Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x50072412 "Great green leafy vegetables are, most of us struggle to eat them with any frequency. Here are a few tips to get ahead of the green leafy vegetable curve." <BR> <BR> For those following a 100% Raw Diet, try these tips: <BR> <link>www.fredericpatenaude.com/articles/5<BR>wayseatgreens.html </link> <BR> <BR> (even includes some simple recipes) <BR> <BR> For those eating a mixed whole food and Raw way of eating checj this out too: <BR> <link>www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/<BR>5-pain... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:37:34 EST Green Sharing (through articles, reading involved) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49943087 For those who like reading about healthy living, post your inspirational everything here. Whether it be quotes, articles, stories...pretty much anything you would like to share that doesn't fall into one of the other discussions. <BR> <BR> This is taken from my morning share from Renegade Health. <BR> <BR> Subject: It's Easy Being Green <BR> <BR> Unlike Kermit the Frog -- who is a frog (and green) -- <BR> the human has a much easier time being green. <BR> <BR> When I say "green," I don't... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:32:18 EST Logged and tracked smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x49898483 I thought that this would be good to maybe try. <BR> <BR> So after I made my quart of green smoothie, I tracked it. Saved it in the 'create a group' and then copied and pasted it here. Another good way to save and change a recipe you created. <BR> <BR> Comment: <BR> It tasted a bit seedy with the chia seeds, but not like raspberry seedy. Not real sweet and couldn't taste the small amount of pumpkin and cinnamon...maybe next time I will double that part and add some stevia. Each one of my r... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:06:54 EST How do you Save a Nasty Smoothie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49695724 I have this very nutritious smoothie I made this morning, only it tastes foul. I put mustard greens in it, and I've learned as of this morning that I really dislike raw mustard greens. <BR> <BR> I've tried adding 2 bananas to my mix and even a generous tablespoon of cocoa, but still it's just nasty. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions how to save this large healthy serving of nutriciousity? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:25:08 EST starchy veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49649986 I Victoria Boutenkos boos she says it is not good to use starchy veggies with greens. Can you blend them together alone or would they be better cooked. Also is radicchio LETTUCE A STARCHY VEGGIE or a green Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:21:38 EST two pounds of dark greens a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49529238 i was reading a kindle book this week that said that the recommended amount of dark greens per day for the average adult is two pounds! yikes. i thought i was doing pretty good with a couple large handfuls in the blender and the wok. <BR> <BR> i think i'd need to have four digestive compartments in my stomach like ol' bessie to eat so many greens. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> <em>368</em> <em>368</em> <em>368</em> <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> rusty Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:16:12 EST just some green smoothie tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49529190 i love my daily smoothie(s) and try all sorts of things that sometimes turn out to be delicious. [i have also made some dog-awful mixtures. lol] <BR> <BR> a couple things i like in my smoothies: <BR> <BR> blueberry or wildberry crumb cake fat free yogurt and a couple prunes <BR> [remember, they're plums and so sweet not just for us old folks lol] <BR> <BR> grapenuts add a little crunch <BR> <BR> find smoothie straws at your supermarket/reusable if you rinse them right after you use them <... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:12:25 EST MAKING CREAMY GREEN SMOOTHIES – HOW TO AVOID FROTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49526519 This topic of discussion has come up before in this team. <BR> <BR> Here's your answer from Victoria: <BR> <BR> <link>greensmoothiesblog.com/making-creamy<BR>-green-smoothies-how-to-avoid-froth/?u<BR>tm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenSmoothiesBlo<BR>g+%28Green+Smoothies+Blog+by+Victoria+Boutenko%29 </link> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:24:30 EST sweet potato leaves in smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49492333 Has anyone here every used sweet potato leaves in a green smoothie? I actually saw a recipe for a salad using them in Mother Earth News, but I recall that you were supposed to blanch the leaves first. I have so many stray sweet potato vines from sweet potatoes that were not foun last year I though maybe I could use dome of those leaves to vary the greens I am using, but I am a little apprehensive to actually try this. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:40:21 EST Preventing Prediabetes with Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x49362212 "Muscle cells sip blood sugar all day long. Strength training increases how many muscle cells you have and how many mini energy factories are in each cell. Since these "factories" use blood sugar for fuel, the more factories you own, the lower your blood sugar." <BR> <BR> Read more: <link>www.realage.com/information-on-diabe<BR>tes/preventing-prediabetes-with-streng<BR>th-training?eid=1010668582&memberid=30159518 </link> Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:59:59 EST Free online webinars to help you on your journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49314001 Welcome to GlobalTeleClass.com <BR> Global TeleClass is an international speaking platform of renowned speakers, trainers and authors, provided at no charge to you by Hilton Johnson Productions, Inc. <BR> <BR> You will be trained, motivated and inspired by these speakers and authors, many of whom command top dollar for a single keynote speech. What does it cost you to attend and learn from these experts live at Global TeleClass...NOTHING! <BR> <BR> You can participate in as many classes a... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:09:22 EST Tomato soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49280656 need a recipe for Tomato soup Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:19:58 EST Green Smoothie Challenge starts tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49250416 Got Greens? is kicking off a 14-Day green smoothie challenge on facebook tomorrow, Aug 1st <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/Got.Greens.<BR>Revolution </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 00:10:00 EST GREENS MAY HEAL HEART DISEASE, THE STUDY SAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49248979 Just another reason we should be eating our greens... <BR> <BR> <link>greensmoothiesblog.com/greens-may-he<BR>al-heart-disease-the-study-says/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you want to read the actual research article: <BR> <link>www.jci.org/articles/view/57193 </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:11:16 EST The whole strawberry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49219896 Do you eat the whole strawberry? I've been cutting off the little green part at the top, but I've been thinking it is silly of me to cut it off if it is edible. I mean I am making green smoothies. <BR> <em>45</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:36:21 EST question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49188285 I can only get my dandelion greens in large bunches, they weigh around 1.25 lbs is that to much greens to eat at one time, if I split the buns how long should I wait before I eat the other half. thanks Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:33:20 EST rotating greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x49105128 I have a dilemma, when I do a smoothie I use from 6 to 10 ounces of a green and rotate every 3 days or so. my question is do you need to rotate varieties of the same green. I you have kale one days can you have red kale the next or do you stay away from all kale Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:29:17 EST Eat strawberries, prevent diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x49056644 "Scientists at the University of Warwick have identified a potential preventive effect of strawberries on Type 2 Diabetes risk. Although strawberries have previously been identified as effective at battling high cholesterol and post-meal blood glucose levels, professor Paul Thornalley's research has now demonstrated that strawberry extract actually stimulates the protein "Nrf2" in our bodies, which activates antioxidant activity and decreases blood lipids. <BR> <BR> Eating strawberries or st... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:55:09 EST 21 DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE WITH DEEPKA CHOPRA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48940980 You can sign up for FREE: <link>www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bests<BR>ellers/LandingPage.aspx?BookId=169 </link> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:34:30 EST Vegetable Stock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48919250 -My SIL gave me this tip for making vegetable stock and I thought someone might might be interested as it is a great way to use up veggie scraps that would normally be thrown away. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> 1. After cleaning your veggies save all the scraps. <BR> <BR> 2. When you have enough "garbage" saved, place it in a crock pot, cover with water. <BR> <BR> 3. Let it simmer for a few hours. <BR> <BR> 4. Remove all the "garbage" , add your choice of spices to the rem... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:27:48 EST How to Avoid Diabetes Complications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48916266 "Diabetes does put a person at greater risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, loss of limbs, and other unwanted complications. Fortunately, most diabetes complications can be avoided or effectively treated with early detection and proper care, according to Richard Jackson, M.D., director of medical affairs for health-care services at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. <BR> <BR> Despite what you may hear, Jackson says, diabetes itself is not a leading cause of blindness or hear... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:05:30 EST The Future of Health Now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48885377 <BR> Did you know that your brain shrinks with every pound of belly fat you gain? <BR> <BR> And what’s more, did you know that a quick way to know if your brain is healthy is to look at your skin? A study of over 8,000 people revealed that saggy skin and eye bags are a direct reflection of the condition of your brain. <BR> <BR> Don’t worry, it turns out that most brain issues are completely reversible with simple dietary changes. :) <BR> <BR> Want to know where I learned this? <BR> <BR... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:03:52 EST Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48882879 The Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups: <BR> <BR> Grains and Starches Vegetables Fruit Milk and Dairy Meat and Meat Substitutes Fats, Sweets, and AlcoholThese groups or sections on the pyramid vary in size. <BR> <BR> The largest group—grains, beans, and starchy vegetables—is on the bottom. This means that you should eat more servings of grains, beans, and starchy vegetables than of any of the other foods. <BR> The smallest group—fats, sweets, and alcohol—is at the top of th... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:46:30 EST Guidelines for Green Smoothie Consumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48794955 Nice short article/guidelines from Victoria Boutenko. I love this lady! <BR> <BR> <link>www.rawfamily.com/news/2012/06/12-06<BR>-06.html#part_1 </link> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:35:26 EST Weight of the Nation:Conse quences-Free documentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48790459 We are all on this team because our main objective is to obtain maximum health. Many of us and/or our loved ones are part of this obesity epidemic. This free documentary is something you may want to share with them. The solution is in our hands but only if we do something about it. <BR> <BR> The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. <BR> <BR> The obesity epidemic ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:25:08 EST Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48772323 I am on a crazy watermelon kick right now. Does anyone know a good green smoothie recipe with watermelon? Sun, 1 Jul 2012 08:40:50 EST Greens Against Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48761059 Toss a spinach or arugula salad for a jolt of vitamin K -- a nutrient with potential pain-soothing properties, according to some preliminary research. Vitamin K also helps maintain strong bones and healthy joints. In one study, older adults with ample blood levels of K were less likely to develop osteoarthritis, compared to a low-in-K control group. You can get all the K you need from dark leafy greens: a cup of raw spinach has 145 micrograms (132% of what you need for the day). Caution: Vita... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 11:13:08 EST Favprote Green Smoothie recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x48694503 My kids and I love green smoothies, but I am not a terribly creative person when it comes to throwing them together - I stick with the tried and true. So what is everyone's FAVORITE green smoothie recipe? Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:51:40 EST Free Health Education Online Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48672720 NaturalNews is announcing a FREE streaming health education event to be broadcast this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday on June 29 and 30. The event is 100% FREE, commercial-free, no tickets needed and no registration needed. <BR> <BR> To see the line-up of speakers and to learn more: <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/036261_free_heal<BR>ing_summit.html </link> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:18:59 EST Foam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48577639 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> My wonderful DS22 bought me a VitaMix. He got a wonderful deal at work and couldn't pass it up. Yesterday was our first day using. We made a berry/yogurt smoothie for DIL this morning and it was way too thick. I think she used frozen berries and ice cubes, instead of one or the other. <BR> <BR> The bigger issue yesterday was a green smoothie that had more foam than I have ever seen in my old blender. Spinach, parsley, cucumber, apple and ice cubes. Any tips? I have h... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:18:59 EST Fun Way to Get Your Water In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48407204 Naturally Flavored Water <BR> An easy formula for making your own quick, healthy fruit and herb infused waters in endless varieties. <BR> <BR> <link>www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw this on another team and it was so good I had to share! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 19:23:52 EST Banana Split http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48338424 So it has been hot in Baltimore and I was really craving a milkshake. I knew I couldn't do that, so I came up with a recipe that I think is just as good. First, I froze all of my ingredients ahead of time. <BR> <BR> 2 handfuls of spinach <BR> 1 banana <BR> 1 cup with a mix of strawberries and cherries (I went heavy on the strawberries because I love them) <BR> a few walnuts <BR> water Sat, 2 Jun 2012 10:05:18 EST Walnuts Great for Diabetics &Rank Above Other Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48328500 "If you’ve adopted a high raw, healthy diet, likely you already enjoy walnuts on a regular basis. Here’s more good news for you: Among all its other health benefits, according to a recent study, walnuts improve blood-vessel health and function in patients with type-2 diabetes. This is important, as diabetics are at a higher risk for heart disease, and the improvement seen in this study suggests that walnuts could help reduce overall cardiac risk." <BR> <BR> Read entire article: <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:07:00 EST The Truth About Comfort Eating ~ Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48328323 <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/06/the-truth-about-comfort<BR>-eating-part-2.html#more </link> <BR> <BR> If you didn't read part 1 then page down in the threads and read Part 1 1st. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:49:25 EST How To Make Wheatgrass Taste Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48327541 Most people do not like wheat grass when they try it. I think it is an acquired taste and only drink it when I do for it's health benefits. I drink it as shots so I like the orange slice idea. <BR> <BR> <link>www.radiancecentral.com/2012/04/12/h<BR>ow-to-make-wheatgrass-taste-better-ep13/ </link> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:52:37 EST how much greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48315584 I generally use 3 to 4 cups of greens in my smoothies. I do rotate so I am not using the same thing every day. I will use a 6ounce bag of spinach or lettuce that is more about 5 cups. Thu, 31 May 2012 20:06:06 EST Healing Power of Spices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48313630 " Humans have been using spices on their foods as far back as 50,000 B.C. But, beyond adding flavor, these dried seeds, fruits, root or bark can also add years to your life. <BR> Spices are rich in phytonutrients and other active ingredients that protect against disease and promote healing. In worldwide studies, spices have been linked to the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Type II diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, spices can... Thu, 31 May 2012 17:39:02 EST 7 Foods to naturally cleanse your liver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48313586 "Our livers work extremely hard everyday to protect us from adverse affects from toxins and often it is easy for our livers to become overworked compromising our health significantly. Here are 7 common foods you can include daily to help cleanse your liver naturally." <BR> <BR> <link>oodmatters.tv/articles-1/7-foods-to-<BR>naturally-cleanse-your-liver </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:35:53 EST Questions To Ask At The Farmers Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48293293 Saw this on another team I am on and it is a great share: <BR> <link>wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/<BR>side-dish/questions-to-ask-at-the-farm<BR>ers-market-a-great-organic-marinated-t<BR>riotomato-salad-recipe/ </link> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:45:02 EST Finding smoothies you like http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48269612 I'm new to drinking green smoothies. I've been experimenting with different smoothies. Some I like, others I can't seem to get down. Did your tastes change as you drank more green smoothies? Does anyone have any advice? Are some greens easier to get used to? A woman at the famers market Saturday suggested chopping the greens up finer beforehand. That seemed to help some. Or at least I think it did. Mon, 28 May 2012 21:52:29 EST The Truth About Comfort Eating ~ Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48235354 Isn't it funny how those foods we crave when we feel down, upset or lonely are called "comfort foods", when what they actually do in reality is only add to our discomfort? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/05/the-truth-about-comfort<BR>-eating-part-1.html#more </link> Sat, 26 May 2012 08:01:29 EST How to Pick Ripe Fruit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48235284 Rather lengthy intro before she gets to the main discussion but excellent info for us to know. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTqPlhE25Sg&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Sat, 26 May 2012 07:55:47 EST Slowwww Summer Begins.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48221335 I noticed lately that the team boards have slowed way down and we are not hearing from very many folks and what they are doing. Summer has begun. That is what I am chalking it up to. <BR> Many on vacation through out these many months to come, school being out in some places and soon for most. Relocating because of vacation spots, new jobs, new homes and just keeping up with the seasonal chores. <BR> I am hoping everyone is doing good, making good choices and most of all enjoying their person... Fri, 25 May 2012 05:22:23 EST Free online Health on a Budget Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48127686 If you haven't signed up for this yet, the Health on a Budget starts tomorrow. It runs May 19th thru May 25th. <BR> <BR> It is a free online summit teaching you how to be healthy in an affordable way. Sign up below: <BR> <link>www.healthonabudgetsummit.com/regist<BR>ration-options/ </link> Fri, 18 May 2012 13:32:47 EST Do You Test Your Blood Sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48127124 What was your FBS this morning? <BR> <BR> I take my Fasting Blood Sugar every morning. And sometimes during the day to see what keeps me low and what doesn't. To be honest. I still don't have a handle on it. BUT, I took my <BR> FBS this morning, <BR> <BR> 158!!! So high for me. What did I do yesterday? <BR> <BR> A Jamba juice Smoothie for dinner. A 75 carb smoothie! What was I thinking!!!! One of their green and fruit ones, but nonetheless. I won't do that again. And no exercise. Bad comb... Fri, 18 May 2012 12:48:33 EST Do you know your numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48114064 Do you know your numbers? <BR> The ones you need to be healthy, to be healthy for you? <BR> Do you track them here on SP? <BR> If so do you know what to do to get those numbers? <BR> What foods to add, or take away? <BR> The numbers I am talking about are, nutritional needs. <BR> <BR> I saw a discussion just touching on this subject on another team. I thought perhaps we could actually look at this as a team and perhaps help each other out. <BR> <BR> Most numbers we track here lead us to ... Thu, 17 May 2012 15:32:58 EST Live Webinar with Victoria Boutenko http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48090520 Main topic is "Why are greens are so nutritious?” <BR> <BR> <link>www.rawfamily.com/films?tubepress_vi<BR>deo=AigOtRzNneI&tubepress_page=1 </link> Wed, 16 May 2012 07:39:08 EST Green Smoothie fast/feas t/cleanse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48089552 Now that I am medication free (woohoo) I need to do a couple of things, yup a cleanse, fast, feast...why so many terms? Well for me it is a fast, because I will not be eating and following a plate food menu...personal term, and will be getting everything I need, but allowing my body to rest, flush and heal. <BR> Feast; because it will be yummy and celebrating my health and healing my way. <BR> Cleanse; well that speaks for it's self. <BR> How will I be doing this: smoothies all day long. Low... Wed, 16 May 2012 06:08:06 EST POLYCARBONATE BLENDER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48088887 Hi, I am considering getting a vitamix, the only thing I don't like about it is it has a POLYCARBONATE bowl. I know it is harder than some plastics but I am concerned about its being plastic, is there a reason to be concerned Wed, 16 May 2012 02:01:19 EST Raw Soups aka Savory Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x48059910 Raw Spinach and Ginger Soup <BR> <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 1/2 avocado <BR> 1/2 inch ginger <BR> 1 spring onion <BR> 1/2 tsp sea salt <BR> 3 cups baby spinach Mon, 14 May 2012 10:08:39 EST Not liking any smoothies :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48058721 Okay so lately I have been kind of quiet on here because I have just not wanted to drink any smoothies lately. This is strange for me because I really love smoothies. I have been rotating my greens like I always do, but for some reason every one of them has not been appealing to me. I have even tried to vary the amounts of everything from the greens to fruit to water. I have had NO success. My husband things perhaps I need to change it up a bit. I have been eating salads instead of my smoothi... Mon, 14 May 2012 09:04:04 EST Fruitarianism, Fructose, and Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48053397 Dr. Gabriel Cousens M.D. talks about Fructose. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZaK2xj__xg </link> Sun, 13 May 2012 21:26:05 EST Dr.Gabriel Cousens explains what glucose is & does http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23411x49482x48035654 JAN 2012 ALIVE WITH GABRIEL—TOPIC: SUGAR <BR> <BR> Please click below for free access to a full 2-hour lecture and Q&A session with Dr. Cousens, which includes ground-breaking information on sugar in the diet! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.gabrielcousens.com/DRCOUSENS/LIV<BR>EBROADCASTS/AWG0112/tabid/2582/languag<BR>e/en-US/Default.aspx </link> Sat, 12 May 2012 13:00:51 EST Good leaf...Bad Leaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48016035 I rotated spinach out of my smoothies when I was advised that persons with, or susceptible to, kidney stones should avoid it. Now I see that some of the greens I replaced it with are on the same list of foods containing oxalate, which may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible, It is not believed that any specific food causes stones to form in people who are not susceptible. <BR> I get a lot of input on how wonderful a food is but seldom is a downside acknowledged. I learned ... Fri, 11 May 2012 03:00:45 EST rotateing greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x48000135 how often do you rotate greens Thu, 10 May 2012 02:18:46 EST broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47994694 Hi can you use broccoli in green smoothies Wed, 9 May 2012 18:48:00 EST Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47975548 I have a darling DIL, who hates most every food possible that is healthy. She is a pizza, chicken strip and fries kind of gal. Today we were talking on my way to P/T. She asked me to tell her about green smoothies. OK I was careful not to blurt out with excitement everything I know and still stay on the road and not drive right by my exit. I was so excited! <BR> We chatted a wee bit, she asked questions, I shared my experiences with her. On the way home she wanted to stop, so I dropped her of... Tue, 8 May 2012 15:25:15 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x47956147 Less than two weeks ago I left this team for reasons understood by many, but I'm glad to be back again. I love green smoothies and drink at least one every day. Mon, 7 May 2012 13:41:21 EST SUCCESS STORIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47951991 <BR> Skinny Minnie posted this on her blog and it inspired me so much, as I have had an accident three years ago that bruised every organ on the right side of my body, crushed bones in my leg - I set the alarms off at the airport and slight, brain trauma injury. I recently had my name removed from my church sick and shut in list becasue I am triumphant and now I know after watching these two videos, we can do this: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448&<BR>feature=list_rela... Mon, 7 May 2012 09:34:09 EST I need to apologize to the entire team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47945551 I have been MIA for almost the entire day spending my time soul searching. I was going to go to the gym this morning to take 2 water aerobic classes but I felt the ocean calling me. I do a lot of my serious thinking at the ocean. Today was a gorgeous day. I sat on the beach just watching the waves roll in while thinking about all of the havoc caused by one individual and my role for letting it happen. Then I took a 2+hour walk along the shoreline, still thinking. <BR> <BR> I have such r... Sun, 6 May 2012 21:55:17 EST Rosacea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47945197 Hi does any body know if Rosacea can be controlled by diet Sun, 6 May 2012 21:33:21 EST wanted to share this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47935103 <link>tera@terawarner.com </link> <BR> <BR> I know this link was sent to me, but I am sure if you subscribe it was sent to you too. <BR> But still wanted to share it with you and perhaps you may find something in the link that you may like as well. If for nothing more than the positive message only. <BR> Have an awesome day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Saturday, May 5, 2012. <BR> <BR> Moses Murphy, erin! <BR> <BR> I'm a bundle of tears and a ball of conflicting emotions. I had to make a tough deci... Sun, 6 May 2012 08:19:46 EST Not Necessary, but fun a new gadget. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47934963 Yonana, bought one and love it, it has been a real hit here in our house. I also froze an ice cube tray of green smoothie and incorporated it with frozen bananas and it was delightful. <BR> <BR> Now I have a question; has anyone bought a nutribullet? I ran across an info commercial (couldn't sleep last night I had a pain in my..well a pain LOL) with David Wolfe...oh my gosh it sounds like I had a pain with David Wolfe...no!! my new hard ware..to funny. <BR> Ok back to my question. It looks ... Sun, 6 May 2012 08:04:14 EST Great Additions to your Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47922564 I have a warehouse of books on juicing and green smoothies . For the most part, I would just make a smoothie or juice, however, with health issues and research, I have started adding spice, herbs, etc to my drinks juices and it has been a wonderful experience. <BR> <BR> Here are some to try, and what I have found that they do, I will be adding more to the list, but I want you to feel free to add as well: <BR> <BR> Cayenne - great in an al savory smoothies - This herb is a great food for the... Sat, 5 May 2012 09:24:03 EST Please read this blog for Team discussion. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47921162 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864372 </link> <BR> <BR> OK so now since it hit Popular Blog I don't feel guilty of asking you read my blog. I didn't want anyone to think I was promoting myself or forcing my ideas down your throats like someone else has done here on this team in the past. I would like to think that everyone on this team is smart enough to read, research and make their own decisions. To not blindly follow someone and drink the... Sat, 5 May 2012 07:19:27 EST YONANA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47920766 We just bought this and we are loving it. <BR> We got ours at Bed Bath and Beyond $50.00. <BR> What we think....yum! <BR> Small, simple to use and even my daughter (13) can use. <BR> Yes the food processor could do the same thing or your vitamix, but this is simple and the grandchildren will love watching, creating and eating. <BR> It is a bit loud, but I forgot about that as soon as the smooth soft serve started coming through. <BR> Frozen fruits and then you can add other items and stir in.... Sat, 5 May 2012 06:22:06 EST Maybe a silly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47899825 So, a friend and I were talking and they had a great question. If you are drinking green smoothies that are easier for our bodies to digest do we need less calories a day? Just curious if anyone knows information on this. <BR> It makes sense to me, we are using less to digest so therefore do we need to consume less. Thoughts... Thu, 3 May 2012 19:19:58 EST I'M BACK!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47876619 Ok, I know it's been a week since I've been back but I was very hesitant to get back into the green smoothie groove. I had become so accustomed to juicing (which is fine- I'll still juice). But I agreed to give it ONE WEEK of a daily green smoothie to see it I could gain that spark back. <BR> Well- My spark for green smoothies is definitely back. I am LOVING these frequent healthy BMs!! TMI, I know. But when you've dealt with chronic constipation in the past, you get excited about such things... Wed, 2 May 2012 11:51:12 EST May is the time to prove you're movin and groovin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x47867278 <em>303</em> copy/paste the following template and log your exercise preferably every day. When you post, please EDIT your template and add your exercise for that day. Then, we don't have to go through pages of postings. Thanks! <BR> <BR> 5/1/12 <BR> 5/2/12 <BR> 5/3/12 <BR> 5/4/12 <BR> 5/5/12 <BR> 5/6/12 <BR> 5/7/12 <BR> 5/8/12 <BR> 5/9/12 <BR> 5/10/12 <BR> 5/11/12 <BR> 5/12/12 <BR> 5/13/12 <BR> 5/14/12 <BR> 5/15/12 <BR> 5/16/12 <BR> 5/17/12 <BR> 5/18/12 <BR> 5/19/12 <BR> 5/20/12 <BR> 5/21... Tue, 1 May 2012 22:02:45 EST May Green Smoothie or Green Juice Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x47867132 It is important we get in a daily supply of greens in our diet. Let's bump up the greens! To participate in this challenge post every day the ingredients you put in your Green Smoothie. It can be a fruity Green Smoothie, a Savory Green Smoothie, a Green Juice, or a Raw Green Soup. You must list your ingredients to qualify for a Team Goodie if you complete the challenge. <BR> <BR> 5/1/12 <BR> 5/2/12 <BR> 5/3/12 <BR> 5/4/12 <BR> 5/5/12 <BR> 5/6/12 <BR> 5/7/12 <BR> 5/8/12 <BR> 5/9/12 <BR> 5/... Tue, 1 May 2012 21:55:07 EST Greens storage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47850911 Hi, in the recent video with Victoria Boutenko, she said she ate 7 greens a week one a day so she didn't the same thing to often. I want to try that but some things in the geens dept are in large bunches, more than I would eat in one day. They can be frozen but how long do I dare keep them they may have to be kept 2 or three weeks unless I could have them more often. Any suggestions Tue, 1 May 2012 01:05:22 EST do you have a favorite green smoothie combination? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47837687 Mine is mangos, bananas and loads of greens usually just one type. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite? Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:51:25 EST Trying to do better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x47833578 I have been following Travelnista's blogs and am intrigued by her success both with weight loss and her diabetes. I don't have diabetes but family members do. Her recipes always look good and so easy to make. I think having a green smoothie everyday will be a really quick meal for me to bring to work. I am trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet and am a member of her other 2 teams as well so she has been a big influence. <BR> <BR> I know she always tells us on the 50 # Challe... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:55:15 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE VIDEO YUMMMM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47833293 This is how I will make my green smoothies except loads more greens. YUMMM <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2FqaeZgvwQ </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:29:25 EST What's your favorite green? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47798628 I have been using spinach because you can't even taste it. I am up to two cups of spinach in my green smoothies now and I still can't taste it. After reading the post about rotating your greens, I decided I need to try something besides spinach. I bought some red chard today that I plan to try tomorrow. <BR> Just to get some ideas, what is your favorite green and why? Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:32:35 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47789287 Can you make a green smoothie the night before? <BR> My maternity leave is over Monday and I am stressing about how I am going to get out the door in the morning. When I only had one child I had to get up around 5:15 and I am trying to do 5:00 for both of them. They are both under 2, so it is a struggle. I usually prepare all food the night before. I know that after you juice, you want to drink as soon as possible for the vitamins. Is this true for green smoothies as well? Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:03:49 EST GAIAM TV INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA BOUTENKO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47787514 This is an hour long presentation but a must see for all us Victoria & green smoothie lovers! <link>www.gaiamtv.com/live/lisa-garr?chan=<BR>GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_med<BR>ium=Web&utm_campaign=10day </link> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:05:48 EST 100 Reasons Not to Skip Your Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47772409 I saw this on another team I am on and it is too good not to share. <BR> <BR> We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> <BR> 1. Because it makes you feel confident <BR> 2. Because it helps you get stronger <BR> 3. Because exercise helps combat depression <BR> 4. Because you'll f... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:17:50 EST Health on a Budget Summit and it is FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47761246 The Health on a Budget Summit is a FREE 5-Day online conference that will be aired LIVE from May 19th to 23rd! During the Summit, you will be able to listen to over 30 talks and interviews with experts discussing topics like: <BR> <BR> Eating Raw Foods on a Budget <BR> Eating Vegan on a Budget <BR> Eating Organic on a Budget <BR> Feeding Your Family on a Budget <BR> Foraging Basics and Foraging in Urban Areas <BR> Eating Healthy on Food Stamps <BR> Eating Healthy ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:26:42 EST LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE - ADD POTASIUM RICH FOODS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47753194 To your green smoothies daily. <link>www.30bananasaday.com/video/health-b<BR>enefits-of-bananas </link> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:34:46 EST DETOX HAPPENS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47751795 Because of the environment and the unsafe commerical phood supply filled to the brim with untold chemical coctails, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, gmo's, packaging and container chemicals leaching into foods, and then cooking all remaining nutrients out of the contents, our bodies get overloaded with an unhealthy amount of this ungodly concoction. An overload happens and we get sick. Then doctors in their infinite wisdom give us more "helpful" chemicals to disguise the workings of our b... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:15:41 EST NEW ON THE MARKET: THE OMNI BLENDER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47734165 I am going to buy this one and give it a thorough test drive. 7 year warranty, big container, quiet running and some bells and whistles. A little high-tech but I do enjoy high-tech most of the time. It's cheaper than the Vitamix and Blendtec competitors. I'll give you an update. The cost is about $250 so it's far cheaper than a Vitamix 5200 or Blendtec. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>www.3blenders.com/OMNIBLENDERS.html </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:11:32 EST Here I go..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47717860 I used to do smoothies quite a bit back when I was training for the marathon but that was several years ago. I tried to get into smoothies again at the beginning of the year but found I had lost my spark for them. <BR> So here I go again... I am going to commit to having a green smoothie each day this week. <BR> Why the aversion to green smoothies, you ask? Well... I don't quite know. I love fruits and veggies and can eat any of them- I don't dislike any fruit or veggie. But it seems I'd so ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:36:10 EST BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47716812 I have both of these high-end high-speed blenders. It's my business to have raw kitchen tools. LOL <BR> <BR> How do I rate them both? <BR> <BR> They run about the same price. The Blendtec is a little more high-tec with a button to push for smoothies. Very loud too! LOL The jar waterspots easily. No plunger and I have to use a wooden spoon - dangerous! The smoothie consistency is great and no problem on getting the job done. <BR> <BR> The Vitamix: I have the beginners model. h... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:33:58 EST how much fruit is to much http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47711348 how much fruit is to much, I eat 6 to 8 or more fresh or frozen fruits a day mostly fresh. I have heard that to much fructose is bad, including fresh fruit. I am confused Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:29:16 EST ANOTHER GREAT ARTICLE ON GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47699317 They keep coming! <link>www.passionatehomemaking.com/2012/04<BR>/covering-our-nutritional-needs-with-g<BR>reen-smoothies.html </link> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 06:10:32 EST exact nutritional content of chickweed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47687667 I made a smoothie with two cups of chick weed today and I wanted to add it to my nutritional tracker. I wasn't surprised that spark people did not have any data, but a google search did not yield anything specific after reading through several articles. Of course it was frequently stated that chick weed was high in vitamin c, zinc, etc. and there were articles on how to use it but I still did not find an exact nutritional breakdown that could be used for tracking. Maybe I am dreaming, but... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:35:34 EST ROTATE YOUR GREENS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47654253 This theme is necessary to bring to the team once again. It is so important for your health to get a variety of leafy greens throughout your week into your smoothies. Having one type of greens source is not only limiting your nutrition but also can lead to problems. Victoria Boutenko and her family members started experiencing numbing sensations because of using only Kale. She discovered an element in the leaf itself that protects it from being eating by bugs and it was effecting her and ... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:43:55 EST so, how much is too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47625258 How many green smoothies (and ounces) do ya'll drink a day? And then how many fruit smoothies...or what else do you eat? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:47:27 EST Migraine relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47611588 I am seeking help for a friend of my wife's who has been suffering from migraines. <BR> <BR> I know that there are alternative treatments. The doctors she has seen have only mentioned medicine...... not once have they brought up nutrition.... surprise, surprise. <BR> <BR> I have looked up several different topics, but none seem to be saying the same thing. <BR> <BR> Any help to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I always recieve such good information on this ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:42:19 EST Bananas+Smo othies=Yuck for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47608193 I LOVE Bananas but I really really don't like them in smoothies. Am i weird? lol Is there anyone else out there who as well doesn't like Bananas in their smoothies? What kinds of other fruit do you put in your smoothies instead? <BR> <BR> -Ash Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:06:31 EST EVER HAD A PLANTAIN GREEN SMOOTHIE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47603079 I am a low fat raw vegan aka: 80/10/10. High fruit, high greens very low additional fat. My green smoothies have bananas in them every time. This is after having a fruit based smoothie with bananas. Yum!! I've never eaten plantains though. I'll have to try this recipe after my feast ends: <link>mamainthekitchen.com/2012/04/09/crea<BR>my-plantain-green-smoothie/ </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:47:47 EST Amazing Idea for an Indoor Herb Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47597958 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836560 </link> <BR> <BR> Just had to share this! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:19:38 EST WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER!!! HYDRATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47588571 We hear it all the time: drink water! Eat water rich foods! We think we are, and we think we know what that means. Do we really? <BR> <BR> Our smoothies are dense in nutriton and fiber. Two elements that comprise success in weight management and a healthy body. They also contain some water. But, not enough I'm sorry to say. We need much more water!! <BR> <BR> How much? We should be peeing 10 to 12 times a day. Several of those times at night during our sleep cycle which ebbs an... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:45:00 EST ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE WONDERFUL SITE TOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47573198 Why would anyone want to load up a beautiful green smoothie with additional fat? This one is yummy and low fat and delicious/nutritious. <link>lowfatveganchef.com/801010-recipe-be<BR>ginners-green-smoothie-banana-blueberr<BR>y-spinach/ </link> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:42:30 EST HOW "CLEAN" ARE YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIES??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47559725 Green smoothies are a wonderful way of sweeping the colon clean of many years of phood abuse. Most of that abuse we are not aware of. We just know that we have phood addictions. Phood is manufactured TO make us addicted!! <BR> <BR> What are you putting into your smoothies that could be contributing to your health issues? Are you adding a lot of fat? Fat slows down digestion. We need very little fat and that does come in raw plants in sufficient quantities. Added fat is added problem... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:08:04 EST Green Smoothies for Beginners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47545901 Are there any recipes you would suggest for someone who does not like her greens? My plan is to start out with green smoothies that don't taste so green and then slowly making them more green as I develop a taste for them. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:07:12 EST Green Smoothie Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x47528568 Hi everyone, <BR> I have just started to replace one meal a day with a green smoothie. I used to drink fruit smoothies for a snack and then happened to stumble upon green smoothies. I am in love with these. I am trying different combinations to find what I like. I also am slowly adding more greens in as I get used to making these. <BR> Has anyone tried to replace 2 meals a day with green smoothies? If so, how long did you stick with just one meal a day? I want to eventually work up to 2 mea... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:36:59 EST Ebooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47525450 Victoria Boutenko has some ebooks for sale in her newsletter, can they be downloaded to a computer or are they for kindle only Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:33:48 EST THREE REASONS I LOVE MY GREEN SMOOTHIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47509866 We need constant reinforcement of why we are doing things that seem a bit unnatural to others. Afterall we are drinking "pond scum"! LOL <BR> <BR> List your 3 reasons that you love this green glass of goodness. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:43:42 EST DID YOU HAVE A GREEN SMOOTHIE ON EASTER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47492259 Holidays are often fraught with temptation and emotional turmoil. Many times we through our program out the nearest window and go along with the group dynamics which often isn't healthy. <BR> <BR> How did you do yesterday? Did you have a green smoothie? Did you stay away from all the high-fat low-nutrient dense phood? Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:24:35 EST PINEAPPLE-GREEN SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47478476 Wonderful site and recipe with information on pineapples. YUMMM <link>rawfoodsolution.com/sweet-pineapple-<BR>green-smoothie-2884.html </link> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 06:43:42 EST 18 YR OLD BOY IMPRESSES GIRLS WITH GREEN SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47435257 Cute short story of Robyn Openshaw's (thegreensmoothiegirl.com) son impressing the girls. <link>blog.greensmoothiegirl.com/2012/04/0<BR>3/my-boy-makes-green-smoothies-to-impr<BR>ess-hot-girls/ </link> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 06:22:28 EST FOOD COMBINING IN GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47400971 In this month's RAWFAMILY.COM newsletter, Victoria takes a section from one of her books and discusses food combining and also food categories. It's a great read. Here's the link: <link>www.rawfamily.com/newsletters/raw-fa<BR>mily-newsletter-archive-2012/food-comb<BR>ining-in-green-smoothies </link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 07:00:33 EST HEALTH RANGER'S ARTICLE FOR GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47381642 This article is short, sweet, to the point and a good read. <link>www.naturalnews.com/035427_green_smo<BR>othies_recipes_health.html </link> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 05:36:38 EST ideas for a snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47360697 What do you have when you what to snack? Do you have fruit, something else, or try to do without? <BR> <BR> Dalores Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:09:42 EST why "just one bite" doesn't work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47352105 I thought this was interesting article. <BR> <BR> <link>www.diseaseproof.com/archives/holida<BR>y-challenge-dopamine-why-just-one-bite<BR>-doesnt-work.html </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:24:27 EST ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE RESOURCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47351219 I just got this in my email today. Looks like a wonderful site: <link>greensmoothiecommunity.com/ </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:33:12 EST APRIL GREEN SMOOTHIE PLAN OF ACTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47336627 Most of us had a great March. Some did not. The key to success is home front support of course. Spark cannot replace what you do not have. Get this handled first and foremost. I'd call this the first step to health. <BR> <BR> Now that March is coming to an end and we have taken time to reflect on our last few steps to health, it's time to set out on another month. <BR> <BR> What is it that you want to see with your green smoothie success next month? Dare to dream! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:21:45 EST HIS FIRST GREEN SMOOTHIE! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47336142 Down on this page there are 2 short videos. He's making and tasting his first green smoothie! The recipe looks wonderful and filled with fruit which again is wonderful. We need our carbs! <BR> Here's the link: <link>littlegreenblog.com/family-and-food/<BR>nutrition/mr-greens-green-smoothie-rec<BR>ipe/ </link> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:26:27 EST OT kinda..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47329777 Hi group! I just got home from the hospital today, went to the Dr. Monday for check up and a whirlwind of things happened. Discovered I had masses/tumors in my uterus, my hemoglobin was a 6 (should be 12-13) and I had a cyst on my ovary. Well my Dr works fast, Tuesday I was transfused blood, (2 units) and Wed morning surgery for a hysterectomy. Another unit of blood given Wed and still 3 units only got my hemoglobin up to a 9 but she's not worried, my blood will build back up. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:29:05 EST SPINACH GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47321150 This one sounds and looks so great I'm ready to try it and break my juice feast today! Just kidding! LOL <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>joythebaker.com/2012/03/super-spinac<BR>h-smoothie/ </link> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:53:58 EST HOW HAS MARCH PLAYED OUT FOR YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47319720 How has your green smoothie drinking been this month? <BR> What health changes have you seen? <BR> What issues have you overcome? <BR> How has the month of March played out for you in your health goals? <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:24:14 EST HOW HAS GREEN SMOOTHIES HELPED OTHER FACTORS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47301659 We all know they are fantastic to our physical health! We all know they heal! What else? How about our mental clarity, our emotional stability, our love of life and others in general? <BR> <BR> When we improve our health these factors come along for the ride! <BR> <BR> What have you experienced in the other health factors in your life since drinking green smoothies? Wed, 28 Mar 2012 06:40:05 EST GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR RADIANT BEAUTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47265717 Yes, our favorite drink is for more than weight loss and feeding us on the inside. It is also for that "glow" that we all want without makeup. I'm all for that and so are we all. <BR> <BR> Here's a great little article in a major magazine: <link>myluxmagazine.com/want-radient-beaut<BR>y-easy-drink-green-smoothies/ </link> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:01:28 EST HOW HAS YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIES EFFECTED OTHERS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47250230 It is a fact of interaction with others. Even strangers! What we do, who we really are, radiates and communicates without words and effort the person we are to those around us. When we get healthier it is communicated clearly. <BR> <BR> How has your green smoothie drinking effected those around you? Have you really noticed? You don't have to holler at the top of your lungs to get others to hear you. Simply by making simple healthy changes you speak loud and clear. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 06:31:51 EST WILD EDIBLES INTERVIEW WITH SERGEI BOUTENKO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47244854 Steven Prusack of RAWVEGANRADIO.com interviewed Sergei. It is partly the history of the family and then gets into new stuff about wild edibles. Here's the link: <link>www.rawveganradio.com/wild-edibles-w<BR>ith-sergie-boutenko/ </link> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:00:51 EST Cuisinart compact blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47215789 Does anyone have any experience with the small blender from Cuisinart? I had purchased a small, inexpensive (under $20) "personal" blender for traveling, but it was junk so I returned it. I just saw this ad and wondered if this might be small, yet powerful enough for travel? <BR> <BR> <link>www.crateandbarrel.com/kitchen-and-f<BR>ood/blenders/cuisinart-compact-smoothi<BR>e-blender/s165461?cid=email </link> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:48:17 EST I hate spirulina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47208912 Ugh....help! I really, really don't like the taste of spirulina. The first day, thought it was not too bad, sort of just okay. Second day, I thought, Hmmmm, I don't care for this. But by now, I really hate it. It is ruining my smoothies. I love my smoothies. I look forward to my smoothies, I don't want that to change! I've even gone from 1 TBS to 1 tsp and I still can't stomach the taste and how it ruins my smoothie (for me.) But, I really want to get the benefit of the spirulina so... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:29:19 EST "HUNGRY FOR CHANGE" PREMIER STARTS TODAY FOR FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47193401 Here's the link to watch the complete movie. <link>www.hungryforchange.tv/online-premie<BR>re </link> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:03:25 EST SALUTE TO GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47152488 Healthy, Happy, Life site has a wonderful article with other links for our beloved link. It also has a wonderful yummy recipe. Enjoy!: <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/03/salu<BR>te-to-green-smoothies.html </link> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:13:16 EST NICE LITTLE BLURB ABOUT GREEN SMOOTHIE BENEFITS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47135807 I found this very interesting. It isn't from a normal source and yet has some interesting information. <link>www.scienceworm.com/the-health-advan<BR>tages-that-a-green-smoothie-might-provide </link> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:42:39 EST FREE WEBINAR ON GREEN SUPERFOODS AND MICRO-ALGAE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47129029 I saw this last night given by David Rainoshek and I'm watching again because of all the wonderful information. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>www2.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?<BR>id=42c4dd21fd </link> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:09:53 EST 3 Day Challenge Starts Tomorrow 3/17/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47104601 Tina, THE70sNUT, posted the link below for a 3 day St Patricks Day challenge on another thread. We are going to use this thread to chat about how we are doing over the challenge. <BR> <BR> Feel free to join in! <BR> <BR> It's pretty simple, you have 3 smoothies a day in place of meals for three days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). The site recommends a green smoothie for breakfast and lunch and a raw soup (savory smoothie) for dinner. This challenge is being offered for free and there are... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:12:37 EST 5 - 6 days no green smoothie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47096157 Oh wow, it's been a rough few days with my work schedule and the classes they've thrown in also and being on nights and trying to sleep in the day with the temps warming up. Today was the first green smoothie I've made since I think last Friday. Uggggggg I hate when I miss them but I've been in a fog! <BR> <BR> Today I made my green smoothie and it was too much for my tumbler so I poured the excess off into a cup and just drank it right then (I take my tumbler to work to start my shift wi... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:47:28 EST YET ANOTHER WONDERFUL GREEN SMOOTHIE BLOGGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47087187 What a beautiful, radiant woman! This is a great beginner's guide to the benefits of our lovely concoction. Here's the link: <link>littlegreenblog.com/family-and-food/<BR>nutrition/beginners-guide-to-green-smo<BR>othies/ </link> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:14:23 EST TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47069037 Incredible Smoothies is an incredible green smoothie resource site. If you haven't signed up for them yet do so - it's free! <BR> <BR> Here's their link and the aforementioned recipe: <link>www.incrediblesmoothies.com/recipes/<BR>tropical-pineapple-and-herb-green-smoo<BR>thie-recipe/ </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 06:37:31 EST How to make BAILEYS (vegan-style!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47056416 <link>https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm<BR>#inbox/1360bc6b7173ea16 </link> <BR> <BR> This is so fabulous! Cannot wait to try it :) Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:29:37 EST VICTORIA'S BOOK:"GREEN FOR LIFE" AUDIO PACK SALE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47053770 This is being offered right now for 1/2 price. It is hard copy 3 disc package for $10 + a little under $3 for shipping. What a great deal! <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the ordering page: <link>www.mcssl.com/SecureCart/ViewCart.as<BR>px?mid=58870066-9AD1-4321-8006-2741776<BR>A9AC3&sctoken=f73c53eb42534ef89d73a0c9<BR>21aa37c9&bhcp=1 </link> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:03:08 EST Free 3-Day Green Smoothie Challenge w/recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47045429 3-Day Green Smoothie Challenge a Success: <BR> <BR> it's FREE for ANYONE. <BR> takes LESS THAN 10 MINUTES of work per day. <BR> the recipes taste AMAZING and are easy to do! <BR> recipes and ideas work for any season or geographical location. <BR> easy to understand--no nutritional mumbo jumbo you'll forget next week. <BR> going to change the way you think about food and your health IN ONLY 3 DAYS! <BR> you're going to feel AMAZING! <BR> <BR> To take advantage and sign up: <BR> <BR> <lin... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:51:01 EST Easy Storage Tips to keep your Greens fresh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47036963 <em>250</em> ideas to help make your produce last. Say goodbye to spoilage! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hqQCa16crc&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:06:20 EST Another new book on Green Drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47036269 Just found this on amazon. It's called The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great by Jason Manheim. Haven't seen it yet - just checked it out a little online. Here's the link if you're interested: <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Healthy-Green-Drink-D<BR>iet-Energize/dp/1616084731/ref=pd_luc_<BR>sim_01_01_t_lh </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:31:02 EST Help, getting discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47033778 So, I'm still not having any success with my weight loss with the green smoothie. Any suggestions? I really need to break this weight down where I'm at. I've been doing the insanity program, and feel like I should be seeing some results on the scale as well. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:27:25 EST chickweed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47019557 There is a lot of chickweed in between beds of my garden now. I know it is edible and quite nutritious. I like the taste but somehow the texture turns me off, so I was thinking of making green smoothies out of it. Has anyone here tried it, and if so what other things did they blend with it? Thanks, by the way it is already starting to make flowers, I hope that doesn't matter. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:44:41 EST Do you forage your own Greens or want to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47017733 Here is a great resource for you. <BR> <BR> <link>greensmoothiesblog.com/wild_edible_v<BR>ideos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu<BR>m=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenSmoo<BR>thiesBlog+%28Green+Smoothies+Blog+by+Victo </link> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:40:15 EST HOW HAS GREEN SMOOTHIES CHANGED YOUR EATING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47016101 As we know our bodies have been starved sick and tired for lack of nutrition. We all fell into the trap of consuming large amounts of toxic and stimulating phakephood for years. This has caused us untold health issues. We came across green smoothies one way or another because we were searching for something to make us feel and look better and lose excess weight. <BR> <BR> Many of us have found the desire to change other aspects of our eating. Without struggle and naturally, it simply see... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 08:48:02 EST Anyone practicing meditation for a healthier You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x47004405 Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don't end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and can even improve certain medical conditions. <BR> <BR> Meditation and emotional well-being <BR> When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress. <BR> <BR> The emotional ben... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:13:30 EST DVD REVIEW:R EVERSING THE IRREVERSIBLE - THE REMAK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46993238 I bought the first DVD which had a multitude of healed "irreversible" illnesses. This is a brand new batch of cured people, using the power of raw food and green smoothies. Here's the link to order: <link>www.mcssl.com/SecureCart/ViewCart.as<BR>px?mid=58870066-9AD1-4321-8006-2741776<BR>A9AC3&sctoken=0dd5ba53724f4766960755d3<BR>39516fc2&bhcp=1 </link> Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:21:11 EST 10 BENEFITS OF DRINKING GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46983460 This list is wonderful! Something I will copy and hand out to all my mentoring students. I just purchased the book this comes from for $2.99 - Kindle Version. That was a great buy! Here's the link to the article: <link>www.vegkitchen.com/tips/top-10-benef<BR>its-of-green-smoothies/ </link> Fri, 9 Mar 2012 05:41:57 EST FANTASTIC ARTICLE AND ANOTHER WEBSITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46967482 They are popping up daily! The world is taking ahold of health through drinking green smoothies and I couldn't be happier! Here's the link: <link>www.plantpoweredliving.com/2012/03/0<BR>2/green-smoothies-101/ </link> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:02:31 EST Benefits of Wheat Grass w/out drinking Wheat Grass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46959364 Don't like the taste of wheat grass, try this it has the highest concentration of chlorophyll on the planet. <BR> <BR> <link>www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.<BR>asp?ID=408 </link> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 18:14:01 EST WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DRINK GREEN SMOOTHIES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46929828 Many of us here are doing this for our health, not because of any specific health issue, but simply because it is healthy for our bodies/minds/spirits to do. <BR> <BR> What is your motivation? <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 07:27:20 EST My Bunny Rabbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46906001 Ok I have a pet bunny named Steveperry (yep besides my daughter and her 2 sons, he's the love of my life, the singer is! LOL) Anyway, I've always bought extra veggies when I buy and toss some in his home through out the week. He of course loves carrots, cabbage and broccoli but doesn't like asparagus or bell peppers. But today I tossed some of the kale in there before I made my smoothie, OMG you'd think I'd just dumped chocolate in there. He devoured it and he'd just had carrots this mor... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:32:33 EST Is Green Taking Over My Life?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46862743 Happy Friday everyone! <BR> So, I just recently created my SparkPage about a month after joining the site. I was putting it off because any task with the word 'create' in it puts me on my heels! Anyway, Karen left me a very kind comment complimenting the color green I used for my page, and it got me thinking. I picked that color because I liked it...or did I? A couple weeks ago, I painted an accent wall in my living room. Guess what color it is...GREEN! Yesterday, we were looking at pai... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:43:25 EST ANATOMY AND BENEFITS OF GREEN SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46861142 Short and to the point <link>kitchencourses.com/green-smoothie/ </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 06:51:10 EST New Gadget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46856176 New nut milk gadget. I got the link from one of my other groups I'm in. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hacres.com/library/videos/produc<BR>t-demos/soybella-demonstration </link> <BR> <BR> I am a gadget queen! Might have to wish list this sucker! <BR> <BR> Tina Thu, 1 Mar 2012 20:57:32 EST CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46851186 A major snow storm hit the Idaho area on the first day of March! And here I was looking forward to Spring. My car was burried at my client's house out in the boondocks while I was cleaning. <BR> <BR> Be warned it's probably heading East and it is powerful! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:21:44 EST Free online screening Hungry for Change- must see http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46846751 From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary FOOD MATTERS comes another hard-hitting film certain to rock your world. <BR> <BR> HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don't want you to know about. Deceptive strategies designed to keep you craving more and more. <BR> <BR> Could the foods we are eating actually be keeping us stuck in the diet trap? <BR> <BR> In this free online premiere event you'll discover: <BR> <BR> How to navigate your ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:04:36 EST MARCH TEAM PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x46846061 Let's end our hybernation. Spring is upon us and we all know what that means: we start wanting to drink more green smoothies and wake ourselves up from the cold winter months. <BR> <BR> This challenge is designed to get us participating as a team unit. When we give we automatically receive. We join teams in order to get education and support for our health goals. <BR> <BR> How this works: Each day give yourself a <em>321</em> emoticon for participating on the team. Keep a running ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:28:40 EST MARCH END OF HYBERNATION GREEN SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x46845892 Post your green smoothie glass of goodness here so the team members can see all the different ways we can make our wonder glass of wonderment. <BR> <BR> I am on day 12 of a green JUICE fast and won't be posting. Sighhhh <BR> <BR> Please copy and use this template so we don't have to rumage through pages of daily postings to find ours. Just edit your old one, fill in that day and hit post. <BR> <BR> 3/1/12 Green leaf lettuce, VitamineralGreen, bok choy, yellow sweet pepper, gala apple, ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:22:02 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46845358 Yvonne had a good topic in the Raw Foodies group that I commented on recently about a march challenge. I wanted to also address the different goals people sometimes have in groups. Here's the post: <BR> <BR> It's important for leaders to note, I think, that in groups as large as this, you have a popourri of people who have different goals in mind for themselves. Not everyone here wants or desires to be 100 raw, but they do desire to add more raw foods into their diet, and that's why they are... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:54:56 EST ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE SITE AND FREE E-BOOK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46843596 What a great site! <link>www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/02/g<BR>reen-smoothie-ebook-giveaway.html </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:21:28 EST FOR BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT: GREEN SMOOTHIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46842386 Great article followed by the original Sergei Boutenko video on how to make a green smoothie. <link>www.lolazabeth.com/beauty-from-the-i<BR>nside-out-green-smoothies/ </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:04:00 EST Can I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46839787 Is it ok to be adding wheatgrass to my green smoothie everyday? I do switch the greens up rotating between spinach, kale, lettuces, parsley but I've been adding the dried wheatgrass everyday. It's a green, so I thought I'd better check. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Tina Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:42:02 EST WHAT CAN YOU DO BETTER IN MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46825575 OK, so February for many of us wasn't a shining example of our best efforts. Let's pick ourselves up, throw away the guilt monkey, and do something grand in March towards getting our green smoothies made on a daily basis which is recommended for our health and wellness. <BR> <BR> What can you do in March to assure yourself of daily green smoothie success? <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:43:04 EST FEB IN REVIEW / MARCH GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46806900 Another month is ending. How did your February go? Was it all you desired? Did you stay on track? Did you get derailed? Did you have great successes? <BR> <BR> What do you want for March? What is your plan for personal success? What do you want to accomplish for certain? <BR> <BR> Your team wants to know. <BR> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:48:22 EST Kale Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46798001 Today is a Kale Green Smoothie day. I'm usually not super excited for those days (about every 4). I quit adding any sweetner to my smoothies several weeks ago and just use the fruits and veggies (besides the protein powder) and usually LOVE my green smoothies. BUT on Kale day, I don't exactly love them. Ok I have to admit they fill me up more on kale day, sometimes I can't even finish them, I KNOW how good kale is for you and will NOT stop adding it to my green smoothies, but on kale day,... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:31:53 EST GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR KIDS RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46772124 Yes, kids LOVE green smoothies. Especially if you get them involved in the process of making them! They do not have our adult pallets of course and you wouldn't expect that. Here is a great link for some yummy recipes your kids/grandkids will love: <link>www.rocketcitymom.com/green-smoothie<BR>-addiction/ </link> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:24:24 EST ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE LOVER TESTIMONIAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46741765 <link>www.makemeamary.com/2012/02/19/i-lov<BR>e-green-smoothies/?utm_source=rss&utm_<BR>medium=rss&utm_campaign=i-love-green-s<BR>moothies </link> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:38:46 EST INTERESTING NEW RECIPE FOR GREEN SMOOTHIE S/JUICES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46734962 I'm confined to bed this afternoon - Dr's orders! I came across this new website/blog and it's all about one girls raw journey. Excellent blog actually and has some great recipes. This one caught my eye for the team <BR> : <BR> 1 frozen banana <BR> 1.5 cups purple grapes <BR> 2 huge rainbow chard leaves <BR> 1/3 head of romaine <BR> 1 large carrot <BR> 3 large stalks celery <BR> 1 tbsp kelp powder <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> <BR> <BR> What she did with it was even more intriguing to me on m... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:19:51 EST Beetroot Smoothie (excellent for the liver!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46723766 <link>www.terawarner.com/blog/2009/11/purp<BR>le-passion-smoothie-who-said-anything-<BR>about-green/ </link> <BR> <BR> I saw this today by Tera Warner, and think I´ll try it! Even the color looks fabulous. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:07:23 EST Sleep Your Way to Fit, Focused and Full of Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46716481 This is actually part of a series of short videos and I thought that most of you could benefit the info from. You can also access her other videos if those topics interest you from this same page. <BR> <BR> Dr. Ritamarie discusses the interaction of all the hormones that come out at night to regulate your body. You’ll find out which hormone, essential for fat burning and building lean muscle, surges an hour after you start sleep but ONLY in the absence of another digestive hormone and what y... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:48:16 EST Free Event:The Conscious Foods Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46714856 Please join Steve Prussack/ Raw vegan Radio at The Conscious Foods Summit, a FREE weekend <BR> telesummit on February 24 and 25th. This Saturday and Sunday, <BR> join me with some of my friends Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Jameth <BR> Sheridan, Bo Rinaldi, Kris Carr, Jay and Linda Kordich and <BR> many others. <BR> <BR> <link>consciousfoodssummit.com/ </link> <BR> Join us and you’ll discover: <BR> <BR> Easy-to-follow nutritional programs that can optimize your wellness <BR> The best nutrition... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:52:16 EST Going Green with ousting harsh chemicals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46713435 Blender Girl is on a crusade to spread the word about home made natural green cleaning and beauty ideas made with food, in an effort to help reduce the environmental pollutants that are washed down our drains and into our waterways every year from commercial cleaning and beauty products <BR> <BR> 30 Natural Uses for Lemon <BR> <BR> <link>gogreenamericatv.com/the-blender-gir<BR>ls-top-30-natural-uses-for-lemons/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Top 45 Natural Uses for Vinegar <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:13:52 EST Top 20 Reasons to drink Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46713406 also provides you with 5 Tips for making delicious green smoothies <BR> <BR> <link>gogreenamericatv.com/the-blender-gir<BR>ls-top-20-reasons-to-drink-green-energ<BR>y-smoothies/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:12:09 EST Beating Diabetes With Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46713053 George Manning stabilizes his blood sugar in one day! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjTeSHpPtvU </link> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:48:37 EST Blender on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46710736 Sorry if this has already been discussed somewhere. I am going to have to buy a new blender soon, but I can't justify spending over 100 on it. In fact, tax return time is the only reason I'm considering spending over 50. I just need some advice on what will give me the most blend for my buck. Thanks. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:34:45 EST BENEFITS OF GREEN SMOOTHIES - BY VICTORIA BOUTENKO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46689192 Green smoothies are very nutritious. I believe that the ratio in them is optimal for human consumption: about 60% - ripe organic fruit mixed with about 40% - organic green vegetables. <BR> <BR> Green smoothies are easy to digest. When blended well, all the valuable nutrients in these fruits and veggies become homogenized, or divided into such small particles that it becomes easy for the body to assimilate these nutrients, the green smoothies literally start to get absorbed in your mouth. <BR... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:33:16 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH KIWI AND CUCUMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46671142 And another new green smoothie website! <link>www.rawsmoothierecipes.com/green-smo<BR>othie-recipes-with-kiwi-and-cucumber/ </link> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 06:03:22 EST STRAWBERRY GREEN SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46657369 Not only a fantastic recipe, but also another website for recipes. Enjoy! <link>www.youngandraw.com/2012/02/14/1506/<BR>?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_cam<BR>paign=1506 </link> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 09:16:35 EST Nutritional Yeast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46647382 I scored big time at Vitamin Shoppe. KAL - Yeast Flakes, 22 oz flakes for only $12.49 . This is the cheapest I have ever seen this, even in the bulk bins and you don't always know if you can believe their claims it has B12 in it. You can get this price directly at the store without having to pay extra for shipping. I think if you spend $25.00 online it is free shipping. It is on sale till the end of Feb. at this low price. <BR> <BR> It is important for those of us not eating animal prot... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:52:14 EST EVEN THE STARS LOVE GREEN SMOOTHIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46637813 Not only do we know the power of this drink, but so do many who are famous. Here's a great article listing those we love to watch entertain us, loving our green drink: <link>www.ecorazzi.com/2012/02/17/stars-to<BR>ut-health-benefits-of-green-smoothies-<BR>and-juices/ </link> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:20:27 EST Get the skinny on fats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46631845 Are fats really bad for you? <BR> <BR> Despite their name, fatty acids are essential for optimum health. Fatty acids are required to retain healthy lipid levels in the blood. They are also necessary for proper clotting and regulated blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Commonly known as the “omega’s” fatty acids are acids produced when fats are broken down. They are considered “good fats.” These acids are not highly soluble in water, and they can be used for energy by most types of cells. <BR> <BR> J... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:11:25 EST Best travel blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46594767 I may be on the road for a bit and was wondering what might be the best small, travel blender to take with me so I can have my smoothies as I go. Anyone have any experience with these? Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:20:17 EST ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE WEB SITE: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46594151 The Little Green Smoothie website. This one looks fun! Here's the link: <link>www.littlegreensmoothie.com/ </link> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:38:24 EST Beyond Spinach - Other Tasty Greens to Use http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46580881 We need to switch up our greens in our smoothies: <BR> <BR> <link>www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-sm<BR>oothies/beyond-spinach-tasty-greens-fo<BR>r-your-green-smoothie/ </link> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:18:17 EST GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR YOUR PETS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46576516 My cats say no way in hell! LOL But, perhaps yours would say woof and purr! <link>www.fengshuidana.com/2012/02/10/pets<BR>hui-your-furry-friends-can-have-green-<BR>smoothies-too/ </link> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:48:48 EST need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46573136 My wife has had problems with constipation since her D&C. SHE IS ASKING ME WHAT SHE CAN EAT THAT WILL HELP. She is of meat eggs and dairy etc. also wheat because she thoaght it could be flour, corn chips did it. She don't want to talk to her doc because she will just tell her to take a laxative. Her eating is doing better and she is more understanding of my restrictions. In another team a lady suggested aloe juice and that seems to be helping, question can that cause roseatia to get worse. W... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:36:05 EST HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46570971 Heres a wish for a Happy Valentines Day! <BR> Luv you all and wish you happiness! <BR> May love find it's way into each of your lives! <BR> <BR> Here's a rose from me to you: <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> And a box of chocolates (and they're sugar free, too!) <em>255</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:29:08 EST THE IMPORTANCE OF GREENS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46569721 I love to share! I joined up on Frederic Patenaude's classes. You will also be receiving as much information as I know I can share with you all. No need to take notes, LOL, Just copy/paste this information and save it on your computer. This was sent free to me for signing up so that is why I am sharing this in it's entirety. <BR> <BR> Why Are Greens So Important? I'd like to answer that question for you because as you will <BR> learn in the next days and weeks in this mini-course, you'll <B... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:56:16 EST PETITION TO FORCE LABELING OF GMO PRODUCTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46567343 I am passionate about getting GMO's out of our food supply. That is a pipe-dream thanks to Monsanto and many other big phood destroying companies backed by our Congress! But there is now an on-line petition to force these conglomerates of death and destruction to make it known to the public what they are doing. <BR> <BR> Please go to this link and sign today. It costs nothing except 3 minutes of your time. Make your stand and vote for honesty in labeling. Thank you! <BR> <BR> <link>www.... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:16:52 EST where to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46548115 Hi we are going to Gettysburg PA in May. Does any body know of any vegan friendly places to eat near the battlefield. happycow shows nothing. Any suggestion in a regular restaurant thanks Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:01:28 EST Proper Storage of Fruits and Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46547317 We are all eating healthier and we need to make sure we get the most out of our fruits and veggies. We want to make sure our foods retain as much as possible of their nutrients and flavors. <BR> <BR> Proper storage of veggies: <BR> <BR> <link>nchfp.uga.edu/how/store/wisc_vegetab<BR>les.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Proper storage of fruits: <BR> <BR> <link>nchfp.uga.edu/how/store/penn_state_f<BR>ruit_veg.pdf </link> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 11:59:35 EST Chinese food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46524913 Hi I love Chinese food, is there any such a thing as raw vegan Chinese food thanks Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:25:52 EST FREE WEBINAR 2/10/12 ON VIT B12 DEFICIENCY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46513717 Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Led by David Rainoshek, M.A of Juicefeasting.com and co-writer of Cure for Diabetes with Gabriel Cousins. <BR> <BR> I'm listening for sure. Are you? <link>www2.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?<BR>id=9c00dc19c0 </link> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:00:25 EST Turnip Greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x46510747 I picked up a bunch from the farmers' market this past weekend, and tomorrow morning I'll be throwing some in my smoothie. Check out this article I found about the greatness of turnip greens! :D <BR> <link>www.terawarner.com/blog/2011/01/dont<BR>-turn-down-those-turnip-greens/ </link> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 22:11:13 EST THICK "POND SCUM" ON TOP OF YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIE?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46509225 Yep, I often get this. I normally just shake the container I put my smoothies into and it dissolves. No biggie to me. <BR> <BR> Swayze of Fit on Raw just conducted a private teleconference where one of her supporters asked about this problem. She mentioned it was caused from air getting into the contents of the blender from watery fruit or too much water added at once. <BR> <BR> To avoid this problem use a denser fruit on the bottom and don't add water until the final stages of blending.... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:40:32 EST Free 45 min Green Smoothie Girl Teleseminar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46501581 Sign up to get on a free 45-min. teleseminar with Green Smoothie Girl next Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night and learn about the health benefits. Including a passive 600-calorie burn in just 30 minutes. Learn how to get three freebies, wholesale pricing, and free shipping in our two-week group buy. Learn why she think it's the most important non-food habit you can undertake to get the chemicals and metals out of you and truly begin to heal. <BR> <BR> To sign up Monday: <BR> <link>instant... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:51:06 EST HOW MUCH SUPPORT DO YOU GET ON THE HOMEFRONT?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46499453 If you are consistently checking in and responding to the team threads and interacting, you are getting your monies worth of information and support. Hopefully you ar giving as well as receiving. Then there are all the web sites, the Youtube videos, the bloggers, the books, the DVD's. It's almost an endless sea of glorious green smoothie information. <BR> <BR> But what about at home? Are you open with loved ones and even acquaintances about your green smoothie drinking? Do you offer a si... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:37:46 EST Signup:Women's International Summit for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46488412 It's free. It is known as WISH. It covers all aspects of health for Women. Last year was FANTASTIC! <BR> <BR> <link>www.wishsummit.com/speakers </link> <BR> "We've got Dr. Dean Ornish, Somaly Mam, Tiffany Persons, Jean Kilbourne and so many more incredible thought leaders and inspirational women and men coming to support us. <BR> <BR> WISH will last for 40 days and 40 nights. Just think of the power and history behind 40 days and 40 nights!! <BR> <BR> Can you make this commitment to ... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:36:49 EST Are Green Smoothies Really Healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46482322 Dr. Brian Clement claims green smoothies are not really healthy. Can we talk about this? I'd like to hear counterpoints. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwyPfZeVmlA&<BR>feature=related </link> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:52:02 EST waxy letuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46480167 So has any one notice this on their lettuce? <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/02/08/that-isnt-wax-on-yo<BR>ur-organic-apple.aspx?e_cid=20120208_D<BR>NL_art_1 </link> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 07:51:23 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR THE SKIN??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46479304 In this short video, Sergei Boutenko shows what to use and how to make a green smoothie for the skin. I am certainly doing this! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&N<BR>R=1&v=6eaqFT9TYzE </link> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 06:29:59 EST Miraculous CHLORELLA and SPIRILLI NA...who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46469307 I am here to rave about Chlorella and Spirillina. I have just found them via this link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.chlorellafactor.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> After reading this free e-book about how miraculous, I searched my vitamin basket and found some hidden away. I took both of them last night with a green smoothie. I am here to tell you that I think they are miraculous! I slept the best I have in ages, awoke at 6 a.m. with no alarm, had ENERGY, walked up the stairs with no joint pain....I... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 15:03:19 EST GREEN SMOOTHIES: GOOD OR BAD? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46461650 Here's Victoria Boutenko's response to the current controversy: <BR> <BR> Are Green Smoothies Good or Bad? <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> Recently several people have sent me the link to a blog post at http://www.happyherbivore.com, asking me to comment. I was very surprised to read the post, as I am so used to seeing and hearing nothing but positive results fromgreen smoothie drinkers. I took several days to research where this information came from. <BR> <BR> The blog post criticizi... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 06:41:12 EST GREEN SMOOTHIES GET THEIR PRESS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46461141 Mainstream media and people in general are getting into green smoothies. Here's the link: <link>www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/c<BR>uisine/the-raw-ingredients-20120204-1q<BR>yd2.html </link> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 05:27:08 EST Need a Monday morning 'pick me up?' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46443106 Listen to this and go forth smiling! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_amc3odoU </link> <em>41</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:42:00 EST WAS YOUR EATING SUPER FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46442598 We certainly hope so! <BR> <BR> Gatherings and games equal diet disasters for many people. Even raw foodies! But planning and level-headedness do add up to success. <BR> <BR> How did you do yesterday? If not well, what can you do next time to plan for success? If you did swell congratulations! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 06:51:45 EST HOW TO GET OMEGA 3's ON A RAW VEGAN DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46442453 Short and informative video blog: <link>www.fitonraw.com/2012/02/how-to-get-<BR>enough-omega-3s-on-a-raw-vegan-diet/ </link> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 06:34:12 EST JUICING RECIPES/YOUTUBE VIDEOS/LINKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x46431162 It's time to include this in this ever-expanding team. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:08:32 EST Days off :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46426346 Hi, I have this terrible habit I get into of on my days off I don't follow my plan. I work an unusual shift, 12 hours 4 days on, 4 days off, one month of days, one month of nights 5-5. That being said, I'm on days right now and I'm GREAT on days about making my Green Smoothie and having it first thing at work at 5am and having breakfast later 7:30 - 8:30 or whatever. Then on my days off I don't have a regimen to follow so I have coffee and then if not busy, watch some TV and then get hungr... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 07:53:13 EST Coffee replacement smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x46412726 As some of you may know, I decided to do the whole month of January without coffee. I wanted to 1.) see if I could do it 2.) make a decision as to what place, if any, coffee has in my life, and 3.) look for something to replace my coffee ritual...a big part of my coffee habit. <BR> <BR> Well, I did it! <em>224</em> and learned some things. I am not addicted to coffee; I was only drinking one triple espresso in the morning. I had no headaches or other withdrawal symptoms when I began. I just... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:47:03 EST DVD REVIEW: "MAY I BE FRANK" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46410260 Here's the link to order this amazing 2 pack DVD: <link> <link>www.cafegratitudestore.com/mayibefra<BR>nk.html </link> </link> <BR> <BR> This film is about a journey to health and wellness . A deeply profound and personal one that is shared through courage and commitment by a band of 4 men. It demonstrates what can and does happen when people get together for something larger than themselves. <BR> <BR> <BR> I coughed up the dough and happy to give it to them in joy and appreciati... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 07:57:46 EST Monsanto, calcium and yogurt... a few links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46402102 These all popped up on my FB acct today. I thought it was time to share. <BR> <BR> Here is one where an 11 year old takes on Monsanto in very clear and concise language. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=nndEZBQ9bds&<BR>feature=share </link> <BR> <BR> And here is one that discusses why milk is not the best place to get calcium: <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/news/harvard-<BR>reports-milk-is-not-the-best-source-of<BR>-calcium/ </link> <BR> <BR> And last but not least... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:47:06 EST Juicing Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46396491 I watched that movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead last night and in it, he went to a juice shop and up on the board they had all different juice blends for various reasons (fatique, nausea, anxiety, detox, etc). Well, I used to have a book years ago that had such recipes but I can't find it. Does anyone here have a resource like this? Different recipes for various illness and symptoms? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:04:54 EST FIT ON RAW REVIEW OF VICTORIA BOUTENKO'S NEW BOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46393566 A decent sumation of "Raw and Beyond" and it brings up that age old question: how raw should I be. <BR> <BR> Victoria has come out and stated openly that she is now high-raw. So am I basically because some minimal usage of non-raw items and some "raw" items may not be. 95% is fine with me and we are not the raw police. <BR> <BR> Great blog and has lots of supportive information about going raw. Please take 5 minutes and watch it. I like Swayze. <link>www.on2url.com/lnk?NOQ34THQeE... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 06:55:46 EST Raw Valentines Dinner For Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46390863 I got this email and thought folks here might be interested: <BR> <BR> <link>www.hacres.com/library/videos/health<BR>-news/valentines-day-feast/?utm_source<BR>=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig<BR>n=Weekly%20Theme&utm_content= </link> <BR> <BR> A recipe link for the dishes they are eating can be found below the video. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 23:21:14 EST WHAT IMPROVEMENTS DO YOU WANT IN FEBRUARY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46386778 This is a counter-question to TRAVELNISTA'S regarding what changes have you seen in your body since January 1st, <BR> <BR> So, what changes would you like to see in your body this month? Make them resonable-this is not a race to the finish line. And, make them sincere. What do you really want to change or hope to change in your body/health drinking green smoothies daily? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:01:29 EST What changes do U see since Jan.1st in your body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46386171 Ok it has been one month since we all made our New Year's Resolutions, intentions, or goals. <BR> <BR> Hopefully you have been drinking Green Smoothies since then or close to it. What changes in your health or your body have you noticed? <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:20:16 EST Shocking video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46383651 I thought I would share this since a lot of us on this team eat organic produce. This video kind of shocked me. WF is one of the only places I am able to get, what I thought was good quality, organic produce. Now I'm back to questioning whether anything truly is organic. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JQ31Lj<BR>d9T_Y </link> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 15:08:09 EST There is nothing sexy about digestive issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46380163 According to Hippocrates, ‘the father of medicine’, “All disease begins in the gut.” Digestive disorders are more than just a nuisance. They are downright dangerous. Chronic gut issues can contribute to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, suicide and a host of other serious conditions. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you are suffering or want to prevent take a listen: <BR> <link>www.drritamarie.com/radio/2012/01/th<BR>ere%E2%80%99s-nothing-sexy-about-diges<BR>tive-problems/ </link> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:34:26 EST NOT MILK....NUT MILK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18762x49482x46377192 Back in the early '90s at my first attempt at raw, there wasn't much help nor computer in my life. I chanced upon this book and now it is out of print. $30 for a used one is too much. Also we can get all the recipes we want on the 'net. <BR> <BR> This Youtube video was very entertaining and also very instructional and easy to do. I made my very first batch of raw organic almond-date milk. YummMe! It replaced my hemp milk which was processed, not organic, expensive and no longer part ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 09:00:59 EST Super Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46366422 This is a blog from Todd Pesek, M.D. on Super Foods. He also has some videos on You Tube and a book coming out in May called Eat Yourself Super. I love the food pyramid in this! <BR> <BR> <link>www.healingspaceblog.com/healingspac<BR>e/2011/09/superfoods-power-for-health.<BR>html </link> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:03:31 EST Your child's health / Kid Friendly Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46362721 Ok you have signed up for this team because you want to eat smarter, healthier, feel better, etc. Well are you leading by example back on the home front? Start your children out right before their taste buds develop. Kids are intrigued by the colors of Green Smoothies. Most smoothies for kids are shades of purple from various berries or grapes. Many more are in the orange and peach colored families with the addition of oranges, papaya, cantaloupe, or mango. Most kids don't say yuck to ev... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:54:41 EST Another great 1 - Dying To Have Known http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46358899 In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy – a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. <BR> His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. <BR> In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy’s efficacy in curing cancer and o... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:34:39 EST DVD REVIEW: IS RAW FOOD FOR YOU? VICTORIA BOUTENKO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46356490 This is a talk she gave at the 2003 Toronto Health Expo. It runs for 52 minutes and is available through therawfamily.com website. Link is below in my signature area. <BR> <BR> She goes over her 12 steps to raw food and talks about her history in the movement. As always I learn something valuable. <BR> <BR> I give this a <BR> <em>250</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:39:02 EST 10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46345619 <link>www.thekitchn.com/10-easy-ways-to-ea<BR>t-more-vegetables-every-day-reader-int<BR>elligence-report-164945 </link> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:05:01 EST RAWFAMILY.COM GREEN SMOOTHIE Q & A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46335059 I felt this was such an important link that I'd put it in it's own listing. Here's the link: <link>greensmoothiesblog.com/green-smoothi<BR>e-questions/ </link> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:25:47 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x49482x46327872 Hi everyone, my name is Dani and I'm new here. I started making green smoothies a couple months ago every now and then. However, since deciding to lose weight, I've been enjoying a green smoothie every morning for the past 2 and a half weeks. Love them! I'm very excited to be here to see what everyone else is putting in their smoothies! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:03:32 EST HOW TO AVOID TOOTH DECAY ON A RAW VEGAN DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46327745 Great tips! <link>www.fitonraw.com/2012/01/7-tips-for-<BR>avoiding-tooth-decay-on-a-raw-vegan-diet/ </link> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:55:21 EST Have you ever heard the term earthing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x49482x46322474 Listening to Charlotte Gerson speak this morning on Rawpalooza about something I have never heard anything about. l didn't even know what it was. <BR> <BR> Earthing is about “grounding” your body to naturally discharge inflammation, pain and stress. It’s simple and it’s free. All you have to do is place your bare feet directly on the earth. It is <BR> supposed to normalize and help to heal whatever is out of balance in your body. Current research now focuses on the health benefits of walking... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:29 EST FEBRUARY GREEN SMOOTHIE EXERCISE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x46316808 Eating healthy and drinking our daily green smoothies are 2 components to happiness and health. <BR> <BR> There is a 3rd component: Exercise! Daily exercise in some form that you enjoy is truly much better when you feed your body the way we are doing on this team. Feeding your spirit with supportive interaction also is beneficial beyond belief. <BR> <BR> Exercise in a way that brings a big smile to your face. Hey smiling is an exercise too! <em>334</em> <em>84</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:13:40 EST FEBRUARY DAILY CHECK IN CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19928x49482x46316757 We join teams to get and give support on our journey to health and wellness. The key component is PARTICIPATION! <BR> <BR> We thrive on interaction. We soar to higher levels through community involvement. <BR> <BR> This challenge is especially for those who are a bit shy and fearful of participation. It's also for those daily posters like myself. <BR> <BR> Come and check in and let us know you are around and doing well, or perhaps need some assistance and a hug or two..or three! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:10:17 EST