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9/9/14 12:58 P

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Hello...just love drinking down a big glass of Health. That is how it feels when i drink a green smoothie. I just added maca powder and chia seeds to mine...YUM!
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8/9/14 8:16 A

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good morning! My name is Jennifer. I have been drinking juices and smoothies for breakfast on and off for a few months, now I want to do it more regularly and greener!

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7/15/14 10:51 A

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Hello Everyone

My name is Lauren. I am from PA. I got hooked on green smoothies after a recommendation from my manager. I need more green leafy veggies in my life and I am a picky eater. so the best way to get them is to drink them!

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4/28/14 3:37 A

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Santa brought me a nutribullet- a few friends got me hooked on the store green drinks not the same i know- but after research i want to try green smoothies :) by the way i am Cindy from Tennessee moving to Arkansas in a few weeks!

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1/8/14 6:48 P

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Hello,

Santa brought me a Vitamix 5200 so trying to figure out how to incorporate it in my daily life.

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1/7/14 4:50 P

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Hi! I'm Connie and I'm in SC. I am wanting to lose weight, have better health, and to feel better in general. Smoothies do that for me. I use a Nutri-Bullet and also a Vitamix blender to make my smoothies. I look forward to getting to know y'all!

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12/30/13 9:44 P

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Hi! My name is Shannon and I'm from WV. I joined this group because I am interested in starting to make green smoothies for weight loss and health. I'm new to smoothies in general, but just got a really nice Ninja Ultima blender for Christmas, so I'm excited to add smoothies to my diet!

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12/28/13 4:14 P

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Dianne here. I get a lot of health related e-mails and e-mags, and one or two pointed me to the benefits of green smoothies. Stumbling around on the web, I got enough information to get me started. So, most every morning, I throw part of my fruit bowl and some veggies, including spinach and parsley, at the blender and get a LARGE breakfast. emoticon

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9/8/13 11:32 P

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Hi, I'm Terry, and at 57, I need to make changes in my eating habits...I'm following Dr Fuhrmans "Eat to Live" and starting to eat a more vegetarian diet..Jucing will be something I need add to my lifestyle...the more I read of the health benefits, the more I realize I need to make this change...I hope to learn so much from this team!

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8/19/13 8:19 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Christine and I am pretty new to green smoothies. I've been drinking them on and off for about a month now, and have seen a huge difference just in how I feel. I've suffered from chronic migraines for as long as I can remember, with 3-4 migraines a week. I've had maybe 3 total in the past month, and that is a BIG blessing! I've also dropped one pants size with no changes to my diet except for the addition of green smoothies a couple times a week. With all the difference I've seen in myself with just these minimal changes, I am inspired to take it even more seriously and make green smoothies a daily part of my life, as well as taking steps towards and overall diet transformation to whole foods.

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8/18/13 6:30 P

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Hello everyone. I am new here and new to green Smoothies. I saw a friend of mine last weekend for the first in several months and she was looking great. She said that she has replacing one meal a day (breakfast) with a green smoothie for over a year now. So I made my first green smoothie on Monday. What a treat! It was absolutely delicious. Now my husband and I drink one to two everyday. One for breakfast and one as a planned snack. I had no idea that spinach smoothies could be so good. I am now open to other ideas for smoothies.

As for who I am, i have three grown children. The oldest, my son, is married with three children. He has just adopted the two oldest this week.I am a 7th grade Math teacher so I am always on my feet. Ready to try Sparking again.

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8/9/13 4:40 P

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Hi, Everyone.

I am a empty-nester and grandmother who wants to restart her life, and who has tried to lose weight for decades, but who does not believe in looking back. (I've been on Spark before and got sidelined when I tried to start running & tearing a tendon in my foot.) So, I am back now with great conviction. I know what to eat, know how to slowly recover, and I exercise as best as I can. I only need help discovering the patience it takes to lose a great deal of weight. Are you here for the long haul? I am starting a career as an author and live a very busy life. However, I think some things are most important: friends, family and good health. I've come to believe that if we don't take time to enjoy these three daily, all other parts of our lives become unbalanced also. Wishing you all good health, certain weight loss, and the courage to hang in there for the long haul, especially on slow and difficult days and during the occasional setback that we may all endure. Remember, it's not the number on the scale or how you feel about it -- it's what you chose to do consistently that will make the difference.

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7/28/13 9:46 A

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Hello I'm Cheri. I fell off the green smoothie wagon but now am back on. I am going to drink 3 a week then if I do more it will be a bonus. Before I went crazy and was drinking 2 a day. If I start out slow then I won't burn out. Glad to be back with the team.





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7/4/13 12:38 P

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Hi!

I am Xen!! I have been drinking green smoothies for 2days now! I am having the time of my life coming up with combos. I have to say I haven't found a way that I care for the Raw Meal Replacement Powder or the super green foods powder! Yech!!! But I am open to suggestions! I look forward to hanging out with my fellow green smoothie enthusiasists!! emoticon

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7/4/13 9:36 A

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Hi Everyone! My name is Avanell and I have been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for about a year now. I feel better when I start my daily meals with a green smoothie. I would like to see a weight loss and a reduction of sugar cravings and think more of a concentration on green smoothies will help. I welcome any suggestions those of you who have been successful with this may give me!

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6/11/13 5:52 A

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I came across this team while researching info. I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and decided I could also give it a try. I choose to do smoothies because I always read most of a fruits nutrients are in the skin & juicing doesn't include the skin...I also believe fiber is needed in a diet. Because of that, I decided to do a smoothie fast instead of a juice fast. I have some health issues I'd like to see clear up & also some weight to drop off.

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5/27/13 11:13 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Heather. I'm new to the group and new to smoothies : ). I just started making smoothies this week and I am loving it! I'm trying to eat vegetarian and as raw as possible but I live with a house full of carnivores haha so at times its almost impossible. I find that the smoothies keep me pretty full and energized all day so I'm less likely to cave into the meat and tortilla lifestyle : ).

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5/11/13 1:57 P

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I'm new to the team and to juicing in general. I used to make smoothies in my blender, but when it quit (as $15 blenders are wont to do) a sprung for a decent juicer and I'm doing the Reboot with Joe thing. I'm normally pretty good about eating my fruits and veggies, but the structure of a juice fast appealed to me, and I love the idea of making a pitcher of juice the night before and then not having to deal with food prep all the next day. I was also intrigued by how many people said they felt really energetic with this regimen.
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5/1/13 10:39 A

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emoticon Welcome Marianna!

I just started up a May Daily Green Smoothie Challenge over here. Come join us!
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5/1/13 9:21 A

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Hello All. I am new to this, but I am looking for support and encouragement as I start the Green Smoothie challange. I would like to get advice from all you are doing it or have done it. Please add me, if you feel like you can help. I will encourage each of you.

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4/25/13 11:28 A

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Welcome ALIEKAT38!

I'm so excited to read your blogs and follow along. Good Luck!

I'm currently having a daily green smoothie and just started with 2 fresh juices a day. My skin is starting to feel incredible!

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4/25/13 11:20 A

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Hi All! Just wanted to intro myself to everyone... I'm new here. I started one a day green smoothies on Mar 31st and now I am on a 60 Juice/Smoothie Fast!! This is day 3 and going great. I have blogged about it if anyone is interested. I'm looking forward to making new friends and maybe finding some fasting buddies too!

Feel free to friend me or send me a message!

Nice to meet everyone!

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4/10/13 10:06 A

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Welcome SARAH!

I have a Breville too and love it! I usually have a juice first thing in the morning and then at 9 am I down my green smoothie.

We have an ongoing April Challenge if you would like to join. We are aimning for a green smoothie a day.

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4/10/13 9:04 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Sarah from Rochester, NY. I just decided to get a 2-speed Vitamix as a belated birthday present for myself and my husband and I have been loving our breakfast green smoothies! I love my Breville juicer and making fresh juices... but I've always been disappointed that my juicer never handled greens very well. Now with the smoothies I've been making, I have loved getting the greens in! I can't wait to keep experimenting. See you around :)

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Welcome Teresa,

I know what you mean, I too was skeptical at first. The fruit does mask any greens taste and add frozen fruit or ice and it is good cold. Growing your own kale and spinach is such a plus. Experiment and see some of the recipes the other members make and you too will be hooked. Talk to you soon, Cheri
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4/2/13 6:25 A

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Hi Everyone, my name is Teresa and have been seeing the "Green Smoothie" thing on TV ever now and then and thought those can't be good. Well I saw it again yesterday and thought Ok I have got to try those. Well this morning had my first Green Smoothie and it wasn't bad. Think I am going to plant some spinach and kale this week so I'll have my own supply.

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4/1/13 11:33 A

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Hi Ya Suzette!

I'm with you about whole foods vs fake foods and the cancer connection. I love green smoothies but I also love my fresh squeeze grapefruit juice too. Welcome aboard!

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Hello! emoticon My name is Suzette. I have been sparking since last May. I have about 10 lbs to lose, maybe a little more. I am mostly wanting to get in my servings of fruits and vegetables. I love them but it really takes work to get in 5 plus servings a day. Not so if you are drinking green smoothies. I want to get back into juicing and making smoothies. I firmly believe juicing reduces and even cures cancer. I know I feel better when I do it so it can't hurt! I need the support to make it a habit to have a smoothie or juice at minimum 1x a day.

I live in Oregon, I'm 46 and I love to cook and gardening. I'm slowing down a bit. I used to love lifting weights but I've lost my mojo recently so I'm trying to stay active on Spark and get healthy!

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3/22/13 1:26 P

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Hello, My name is Cheri. I was faithful using spark and my fitbit I got for Christmas. Then I fell off the calorie counting and have been off this site for over a month or so. In the meantime I started drinking green smoothies for health and weight loss....I need to lose 40 lbs or more. I was using my Oster blender. Then last week I saw an infomercial for a Nutribullet...went to Kohl's and bought one and I am in LOVE with it.The smoothies tasted sooo much more intense, I think it breaks down the cell walls of the greens better than my blender did. I started drinking 2 a day....then got sick....sinus infection? or detox symptoms...maybe a combination of both. I kept and am keeping on drinking 2 a day...switching up the greens. Good luck to all and am so glad there is a Green Smoothie Team!

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Howdy y'all, it's Liz from Texas here. I've been sparking for over 6 years, and unfortunately I'm still playing with the same few pounds. I traveled for business for 20 years, but now that I'm semi-retired I want to commit to my health and fitness.

I've had a Blendtec for many years and absolutely love it. I bought it to make green smoothies. In the past, I used fruit, protein powder, and yogurt. Now I'm focusing more on the veggies, less on the fruit. Wish me luck!

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Hi there I'm Diane and I've been here before but life ,family and stress have taken a toll on my health and I need desperately to get it back.So here I am ready to detox and get back to my green smoothies and vegan lifestyle.Would also like to learn more about raw also! Diane

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Welcome new members!! It's not a hugely busy site, there are though, a LOT of informative posts if you take the time to read back through them. I have a green smoothie every day. I feel better. Almost ALL of the ones I make are good. A couple, not so good but I drink them down anyway,. I have more or less learned what makes good combinations. My best additive is Flaxseed. With flax, I was able to stop using the horrible psyllium fiber. YAY!

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Hi. My name is Jess. I'm a recovering green smoothie addict.
I even conducted a Green Smoothie Workshop at my local CSA farmshare.
After losing my way for over a year, I'm looking to gain back my strength and health.
Green smoothies are in the plan.

Food nourishes my physical body & God's Word is nourishing my soul.
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Hey Everyone!

My name is Lindsay and I am starting FRESH in 2013! I decided I wanted to get more fruits and veggies in my diet, so I figured I would make it a goal to get at least 1 green smoothie in per day. So far, I have achieved this goal! I am loving it and how good I feel already. :D My hunger has gone down dramatically.

Excited to learn more with this group!

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Hi everyone, I just rejoined SP today. Have been on an emotional, stressful 6 months, but even though it's continuing, I've decided I'm getting off that ride. I've started to replace breakfast with a big green smoothie. I usually do one of Annie Phyo's recipes using green tea instead of water, brown rice protein powder, and whatever fruits and greens. I prefer spinach though, kale seems to take over the flavor. I hope to see a difference soon though I know I already feel better getting all my servings out of the way in the morning. It keeps me eating relatively well throughout the day too.

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12/10/12 6:10 A

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I just ordered a kitchenaid blender in order to give the green smoothie thing a go. As I am new to this, and won't be starting until I recieve my blender, any advice is welcome. I dont know anything much about this. What can I expect?

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Hi All!
My name is Jordan, I'm a 23 year old woman with a passion for being fit. My highest weight was 200lbs while in high school. Currently, I weigh 143 but I'm looking to get down to about 132. I have a big frame, so losing much more weight would make me look sick I believe. Anyway, I recently started drinking green smoothies once per day basically to get my daily servings of vegetables incorporated into my diet. I have to tell ya, I absolutely love them! So easy, quick, cheap, and yummy! It's only been about a week but I've already noticed a change in my digestion, for the better. I'm looking forward to further benefits and plan on enjoying one smoothie per day for many days to come!



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Hi I'm Mary. I was looking for ways to incorporate more veggies and fruit into my diet...I love green smoothies and have one every morning for breakfast. Glad to find other people who like them too!

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I'm Jackie, and I just found you today! I make a sreen smoothie every morning. I am so happy to learn about others who make green smoothies, and what you put in yours.



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Greetings to all Green Smoothie Lovers. I have been with Spark one week today and I am really enjoying myself. Very happy to find this group. I am the only one in my family that drinks green smoothies, my family and friends don't know what they are missing. It gets lonely sometimes because I can't share my enthusiasm with them. I enjoy smoothies so much that I actually find myself craving them. Thanks for being here guys. emoticon emoticon

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Hi Everyone,
I,too, am happy to find a green smoothie team! I started doing green smoothies in the mornings a few months ago and really liked them and feel better with more energy in the mornings. I had never tried kale before! I also am slowly starting raw foods and am about 50% raw foods. My goal is to get to 80% raw foods by the end of the year:-)

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G'morning n Happy Friday!!!

My name is Patti --

OMG I'm so happy to be here! I fell in love with smoothies about a year ago. I've had some good ones and not so good ones. Believe it or not fruits n veggies for me are cheaper than buying meat! I can plop my goodies in a blender and poof a beautiful smoothie! I prefer smoothies because they're healthy, tastes great and inexpensive!





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Hello,
I am a 55 yr old male. I used homeopathic hCg as several at my work used it and lost a ton of weight. I had been slowly losing till the hCg and on the hCg, I lost 65 lbs. Well, maintenance did not work and I have gained back 40 lbs. Several others at work also have regained what they lost and some even more. I watched the movie "Fat, Sick. and Nearly Dead" as recommended by another ex hCg user and got me to thinking. I tried juicing for 3 days and it totally sucked, I don't think I will ever "juice" again. I found that some "juicers" were not juicing but doing smoothies. I decided to try the smoothies as they had the pulp which the juices dont and I did not like that part of the juicing at all. I looked into smoothies and watched the nutribullet video and other resources. We needed a new blender so I found one that did the work of the nutribullet. Not a Vitamix as they are expensive but I bought a Ninja Pro. I have been doing 2-3 smoothies/day for a week now and enjoy them a good deal. My weight is slowly dropping. I will have to interrupt my smoothie diet as I travel to work for 3 weeks at a time and cannot blend the smoothies easily as we are very remote and depend on the camp staff to provide food. I hope this smoothie thing works whilst I am home every 3 weeks. (3/3 week schedule). I will try the intermittent fasting while at work. If you need info on that, just google it, lots of info on it. basically fasting for 16+ hrs however many times per week you want. WIsh me luck on losing again and keeping it off.
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Hi all

I was happy to find a green smoothie team here, very cool.
I am a 57 year old lady married to a wonderful man etc etc (am very happy in my life)

I don't know how I stumbled upon green smoothies but I am so glad I did. I have been drinking a greenie a day since about mid July. It has been transformational! I really started them for the promise of energy, I had pretty much abandoned hope as far as weight loss was concerned.

Got most of my info from a website called incrediblesmoothies.com. Got a blendtec blender and I was off and running.

Then I noticed as my energy was increasing my weight was decreasing, AMAZING!

Then I remembered good ole sparkpeople. Started tracking and getting re-involved about mid August, and have just been going full steam since.

However, I am not vegan and I don't eat a strictly raw food diet. Hope that's okay?

So I am looking forward to combining my green smoothie life style with a sparkpeople mind set.

If I can do anything to help let me know.

Looking forward to being a team player.
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Hello, in the interest of full disclosure I am not a chef, took the name following a return to spark awhile back. I am wanting to use the spark resources to help me cook at home more. I saw this team when I joined another one recently. At first I thought, ahhhh, veggies. I only like a few veggies. Was a vegetarian for many decades of my life, although don't follow or miss that way of eating now particularly. Then I was thinking of GREEN SMOOTHIES ... I do make green smoothies a lot lol as I don't really digest salads and things too well, so I've always explored green smoothies, even had one today, constituted my salad for the day. So I hopped on here for ideas and hope that is okay.

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Hi all!!!

I have a blender and a great juicer, but it is as if I do not see them anymore. Having decided that I need a major infusion of pure nutrition, I am embarking on a quest for 'super duper' healthy recipes, so that early morning/evening smoothies will soon be a part of my weekly routine. I will stop by often to get inspiration from the Team! :)

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Good evening all! I've been here before but unfortunately life got in my way,but I am back and desperately need to get with the program and stop the really bad food choices! So looking for some help here. I really would like to do a green smoothie cleanse as I feel aweful and T2 diabetes is NOT under control. My blender died so I now have a nutri bullet and I love it makes nice liquid green smoothies,not chunky like a blender! Any info or advise would be appreciated. Thanx Diane

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Smoothies are so yummy! But, I can only consume a small amount of dairy/fat before I begin having digestive problems. Looking at the first smoothy recipe on the message board (using coconut water instead of yogurt, milk, etc.), I knew I could do this! I'm happy to be here! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Anita. I've been playing with the concept of juicing and then blending for a few weeks now. I finally jumped on the bandwagon when I got my first glimpse of the NutriBullet. I'm on day 4 of green smoothies and finding that I'm sorta digging this mad scientist routine!! LOL. So much to learn from those of you who've been at it for a while. Excited about what this addition to my life will do for my overall health.

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Hello! I just joined the team today. I've been thinking about trying green smoothies for a while and honestly what held me back was the thought that I needed some crazy expensive blender to achieve a palatable green smoothie. I decided to just try it. I bought a 25 dollar blender, added the water and greens first, and low and behold I am a green-smoothie convert! I am new to it though, and I'd love to get recipes for kid-approved green smoothies. I shared my first one with my daughter this morning, it was spinach, raspberries, and banana. She's 3 and she loved it.

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Hello. My name is Shannon. I'm a 35 year old homeschooling Mom of three boys, ages 14 years, 11 years, and 1 year. We've been smoothie'ing for a while now and LOVE it! I'm actually surprised my food processor has held out as long as it has. I just hope it keeps holding out - I have NO IDEA what I'd do without it!

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Just joined "Green Smoothies Lovers" to increase knowledge/education green, raw, juices and smoothies.
Went vegan about 3 months ago with no looking back. Easy/peasy.....
Just purchased a Jack LaLane juicer but prefer blending to keep the fiber,,,,,so I do both.
Have been following other "green" teams members as they juice fast and it's really tempting to go for the fast weight loss.
I'm 5' - 175pounds, 72y.o. very active...bicycling cross country, etc.
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hello,
i am new to this forum and so fo love it. i decided to go vegan as i need to feel better and stay regular so healthy foods is the way to go. I need to lose 150 by next year and i think juicing is the way to go

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Hi! I am Katie, I absolutely LOVE green smoothies, just started my first batch three days ago, and my 12, 14, 16, and 1 year old love them too! My son who is 14 took a sip and immediately came across the kitchen, head lowered, hugged me, and said I LOVE YOU MOM! It was so cute.

Anyways, I must admit, I'm not quite sure what the benefits will be, after reading some of these posts here and the magic of green smoothies, what exactly will happen if I continue to have them, they are so delicious, it seems like a treat everytime I have one!!! :)

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Hello! I've been on SP for a week and I'm having fun finding veggie-minded people to share ideas with. This group seemed perfect to join since I'm drinking a green smoothie right now :-)

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I'm from Texas. I've been a member of the team for a while, but I decided that after not logging in for many months that I should probably introduce myself again. I'm looking for help to start green smoothies. I've been needing to change how I'm eating, but moving home has made it hard. I am looking for a buddy. That way we can both help each other!

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Newbie from the mountains of Arizona.
Ovo-lacto (cheese, dang it) vegetarian striving towards a mainly vegan diet.
Love veggies and fruit - hope to use smoothies to help with my transition to a better way of life.
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Hi-

I'm Michelle, but everyone calls me Shells. I started drinking green smoothies recently after a friend challenged me to 21 days of no added sugar, no alcohol, no meat, no dairy, and no caffeine. I'm looking forward to Sparking with some like minded people who see the value in greens

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Hi-

I'm Michelle, but everyone calls me Shells. I started drinking green smoothies recently after a friend challenged me to 21 days of no added sugar, no alcohol, no meat, no dairy, and no caffeine. I'm looking forward to Sparking with some like minded people who see the value in greens

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hi there,
i have a vitamix on the way (a reward for reaching my first major goal weight), and am about to explore the world of smoothies. i would appreciate any tips on where to start (books, websites, etc) learning about green smoothies. we do not care for sweet things, nor for adding powders, etc, but would prefer to just have real ingredients. also, we follow a plant-based vegan diet, more or less E2L.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! (not sure if i should start a "newbie" thread or if it would be sufficient for people to point me in the right direction).

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I bought juicer last year, broke it, had it replaced. I was making green smoothies but now I am not doing that. I need to get started again. I bought some swiss chard and I have plenty of fruits here. I also have carrots and celery and almond breeze.

I am stuck at a high weight and can't seem to move downward any more.

I just the CD s for the Eat to LIve program.

I thought I knew tons about nutrition. But this program taught me something already!
Phytonutrients are very important. Most diets I have used are based on the maxronutrients: carbs, fats, proteins. I always thought getting these in the proper amounts was the trick to losing weight. I just learned that getting enough phyto nutrients will make things much easier and will lead to success.

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Hey there my name is Krystal. I just made my first green smoothie today:) I think i need a better blender though. I am excited to trade in sugary coffee for a green smoothie in the morning to feel better and more energized. My 19 month old also had some this morning and like it too:)

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Welcome to the Green Smoothie Lovers - This web site is one of many with a wealth of knowledge. Follow through on all the links and you will locate recipes as well. Also, there are some here - check out the video thread and we will be posting more and more - I am finishing a research paper and have finding all kinds of ways to procrastinate - so rather than doing this: emoticon , I am going to leave you with the link and check back on you: www.lamberjules.com/clean-eating-2/r
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Hello! My name is Meghan and I live in Colorado. I have made smoothies for awhile now but have just started making green smoothies. I love spinach, bananas, strawberries and other fruit. I have heard of a fasting diet with green smoothies, does anyone know much about them? I'm wanting to try it but I don't know many receipes.

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Welcome FRUGIELOVER so glad you joined our little family here. Please read the threads and watch the videos. Ask us any questions and let us know your concerns. If we don't have an answer to your dilema, we'll find one or in some cases make one up. LOL

Enjoy your stay!

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Hi everyone! I am so glad that there is a green smoothie team on this site. My family drinks them daily and it is so nice to have a home away from home.

I just joined sparkpeople today. Hope to get to know all of you really well.

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Hi everyone! Welcome. It's an awesome team. Lots of good info. Ask away.

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Thanks to the team leader of this group, well I found it! Lol! I will start to introduce green smoothies in my vegan diet. I have started a little bit by drinking a broccoli/spinach/green apples/kiwi/pineapple one... And I am looking forward to try new ones. I just got a nice juicer/blender so I will put it to work!

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Hello everyone! I just joined this group because I've been looking at the raw food groups and trying to surround myself with positive people who want to live this way. I've been vegetarian for 3 years now and occasionally vegan during that time. I was also vegetarian for a few years in my 20s( I'm 44 now) but this time around I'm more solid in my conviction and don't expect to ever eat an animal again.
I've been making green smoothies occasionally for a few years but have really decided that to live the healthy life that I want, food choices like this need to be daily. So that's about it. I hope to contribute when I can here and look forward to learning more.

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Welcome Ren, enjoy your journey to raw and adding green smoothies too!

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Hi I'm Ren, I've been vegetarian since joining SP 4 years ago and am now transitioning to a raw vegan diet. I am new to green smoothies but it seems right up my alley. I have access to local organic fruits and veggies, so I look forward to the rewards.

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Welcome new members. I have been a green smoothie lover for sometime now. I am back after being gone for sometime. I have been recovering from a car accident. I am so glad to be back and so glad to see the team growing!

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Hi All! I just found out there was a green smoothie team yay! I love my daily green smoothie and so does my family!!! I do spinach banna and blueberry and sometimes strawberry!

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Hi, all. My name is Kim. I have struggled with which information to follow amongst all the recommended healthy changes. I have been on Spark for about 4 years, lost 40 pounds, and currently am working to reduce body fat and build muscle.

I have made smoothies using spinach off and on for over a year. This is the first I have read about green smoothies and am curious to learn more!

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Hi all. I am new to green smoothies and actually haven't tried any yet. I have been drinking Amazing Grass (dried greens you add to a beverage) for almost a year now and that has made a great improvement in my life. It actually kept me feeling great throughout my second pregnancy. I figure green smoothies are the next step. I have put items on my shopping list for tomorrow so I can start making green drinks. I am excited to feel better for I have been eating poorly recently with lots of Easter candy and relying on processed food and cheese way too much.

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Hi Grace and welcome. Personally I eat nothing with a mother or a face or any products from that source.

You can join in on any of the threads we have on this team. We have a very good group of green smoothie lovers.

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Hi, my name is Grace and I am excited to have found this team. I love Green Smoothies and like to call them Green Monsters via www.ohsheglows.com. She is the person I started drinking green smoothies from. Love them and they are amazingly delicious. I've tried many combinations and I love to juice as well.

I am not Vegan but I am semi-vegetarian. I do not like to label myself but I have not had red meat or fowl in almost 3 years. I do eat fish though.

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Jennifer, start off slow and give your body time to adjust. Also if the other parts of your diet are toxic, cooked, processed, packaged, etc., your body will go through a serious detox. Green smoothies are powerful. Especially when you make them correctly. Read the threads and ask questions.

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Hi, I just started to drink green smoothies. For the longest time I was drinking fruit smoothies. Then I happened to stumble upon the idea of a green smoothie. I am starting slow by replacing one meal a day with a green smoothie. I have heard of "fasting" on green smoothies for 7-10 days and honestly I may try that soon. I am going to try it for one meal a day to start though.

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Welcome!

Have him help you make them and put several pieces of fruit and minimal baby spinach leaves in it. Kid friendly to me means they get to have fun! LOL

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Hi everyone. Glad to find you. I have crohn's disease and often find that green smoothies are the best way for me to deal with raw veggies. Just spent my day planting future green smoothies in the garden and I have more to do tomorrow. Well, that is if I can lift my arms above my shoulders. I'm alot sore now!

If anyone has good recipes for kid friendly smoothies, I'd love to hear about them. I have one who thinks he doesn't like veggies. (except carrots, orange bell peppers, green beans...LOL)

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Welcome to our fantastic team

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Rheyn checking in -- massage therapist and kickboxing enthusiast in Southfield, MI! New to the team, but long-time green smoothie lover and Sparkie. Can't wait for fresh, in-season fruits and veggies here in the Midwest.
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Patty this is the green smoothie lovers team. Have you ever had one? They are fantastic.,

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Hello team! I am Patty and am new to juicing.. I purchased the Breville Ikon about a month ago and love juicing! I am feeling healthier already and really notice the difference! emoticon

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We've got tons of those here. Enjoy!

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I am going to buy Blentec and am looking for recipes to help me get all my green veggies in.

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You'll find them here.

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Just bought a Vita Mix and am looking for recipes to help me get all my green veggies in.


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Welcome Kim! Hope the rest of your diet is just as clean. Read the threads and join into the conversations. We have lots of links and receipes, youtube videos and more.

Enjoy!

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