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3/28/13 12:05 P

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Thanks for the welcome Maureen!....I started Jan drinking green smoothies, but got serious and tried 2 x a day mid March. I really enjoy drinking them. I feel better...and like you have great BM's sometimes 2 to 3 x daily. I work nights 3 x a week so I do have to use melatonin to get a good sleep. But in general my hair looks shinier, my skin for my age looks descent. But waiting for that weight loss. I have to get back to exercise so that will help. One thing I did notice I am not craving junk as bad as I did before drinking these smoothies. Glad to be a part of this team.

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3/28/13 10:24 A

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Cheri ~ Welcome Aboard! If I'm consistent with my Green smoothies I feel on top of the world. I have increase energy, I sleep better, and might I add some easy bm's. lol

How are you feeling on them? have you been drinking them daily since the beginning of the year?

I'm going to issue an April challenge but higher on the board, so hopefully we get more sparkers.

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3/22/13 1:09 P

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I have been drinking green smoothies off and on since the beginning of the year using my Oster blender. Well I just saw an infomercial on Nutribullet and bought one at Kohl's...unbelievable how different I feel. The Nutribullet really breaks down the cell walls of the veggies, I actually had some detox symptoms. I just this week started 2 a day. When I googled green smoothies there was a site Incredible Smoothies starting a challenge,in the meantime today I came back to Sparkpeople and here there is a challenge too. So here I am jumping on the band wagon with you. Let me know how you all feel drinking your smoothies. Cheri

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3/22/13 10:59 A

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Come out and play everyone! It's lonely here by myself.

Still emoticon the daily green smoothie!

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3/15/13 1:49 P

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Happy Green Day! emoticon

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3/13/13 4:54 P

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Wow.... This team is pretty inactive. emoticon Which is a shame cause Green smoothies are so good for everyone.

I'm still slurping and loving the benefits!

Maureen (MJ for the Islanders) in Sunny CA

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3/8/13 11:06 A

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Hey Lisa, I'm glad you are feeling better this week. For me, I think the smoothie was the impetus to improve everything about my diet. I went raw on Monday but I'm still going to give the smoothie the gold star this week. They fill me up! emoticon emoticon

I tried the beet tops and they were good so those are a keeper. I'm not a big parsley fan but what the heck, I'll give those a try too. It's nice not being lethargic after a meal. I have my fingers crossed that I don't revert back to my over processed meals.

Great job on your exercise streak! I'm a runner but during the week have no motivation to run. It's just too cold and early for me but I'm hoping with my new increase of NRG that I'll make the time.

I have chard and kale in the fridge but haven't used them yet. In fact, I keep reverting back to spinach so I need to improve in that area too. But at least I'm back with the daily smoothies! Yay us!

Have a great weekend and remember to make it green!

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3/6/13 7:00 P

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I found the greens mix at Whole Foods. They have some different packaged boxes of greens lately. I have seen baby kale too which I have bought and liked. In the past I have only found spinach or spring mix/lettuce mixes in boxes but that seems to be changing.

I like chard in smoothies.

I don't like lettuces but I like most other greens.

Have you tried parsley? It has a strong taste but it is supposed to be good for you. I hated it at first but I have been getting used to it.

It is hard to tell how I am feeling because I have changed a bunch of things at once. I started back at the gym this week (3 for 3 days!). I was away for a while due to a heavy workload and then illness. I had a cold/flu over Christmas and that became a lingering cough that still lingers. I am hoping the nutrients from the greens help. I have also started eating better this week. Not perfect, but better. Closer to where I want to be. I do have more energy. It has been a long week and I should be dragging but I am not. I am tired but not exhausted if that makes sense. My mind seems sharper too. I am sure the greens are playing a part but I think all of the healthy changes together are adding up.



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3/6/13 11:27 A

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Wow Lisa, where do you pick up your mixed greens from? That's a nice combination you have there. I've heard we need to mix up the greens, like not having spinach day after day, so I picked up some chard but haven't tried it yet.

You are right pineapple and greens just don't mix in a smoothie. Yuck emoticon

It looks like tonight I have time to make my beet soup so I'll be saving the tops for my green smoothie. I'm 4/29 and feeling GREAT!

How are you doing? Do you feel more NRGized yet?

Edited by: MJK0430 at: 3/6/2013 (11:28)
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3/5/13 1:33 P

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Maureen: I have tried pineapple smoothies and haven't really liked them either. I thought I would but they just don't mix well with greens I guess or maybe I am used to imitation pineapple so real pineapple isn't as sweet or flavorful or whatever.

Started this morning with:

Greens mix: spinach, kale, chard, chicory, mustard greens- they are organic and come premixed in a box
1 mango
and a hand full of strawberries

I needed to use up the mango and berries so threw them in. This one was good but odd in that there was no prevailing taste. It made a flavor all of its own. It had some sweetness but not too sweet and it was BRIGHT green.

Edited by: LISA01605 at: 3/5/2013 (13:35)
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3/29 and I'm started to feel re-energized!

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3/4/13 10:33 A

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Hi Lisa! Just imagine how good we are going to feel by the end of the month!

Well 2 smoothies in a row, so I'm Rawking along. I tried a pineapple, orange, banana, spinach concoction today and it was way too sweet. I guess pineapple smoothies don't agree with me.

I'm going to try your beet top one tomorrow since I just bought some organic beets for a raw salad that I'm making later in the week.

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Come on team! Let's make March a Green Healthy One! Drink those Smoothies!



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I am a few days late to the party but this is something I am trying to do anyway. The past couple of weeks I have been having green smoothies but dropped the ball on the weekends. Hopefully this challenge will keep me going.

I have a box of power greens which is kale, chard, and some other stuff. I usually add a banana (1/2 to a whole depending on how big) and then strawberries or raspberries (usually frozen). Last week I bought beets with the greens. I LOVE beet greens in my smoothies. Banana, strawberry, and beet greens is my favorite smoothie. I have been adding some parsley too. It has a strong taste so I only add a little but it is supposed to be really good for you.

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3/3/13 12:59 P

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Went shopping yesterday and it felt great loading up on fresh fruits and veggies!

I had my first green smoothie today so I'm 1/29 and I'm looking forward to getting my green on for the remaining days of March.

Who else is going green today?

Mixed spring lettuce
banana
strawberries
blueberries
water
YUM!

Edited by: MJK0430 at: 3/3/2013 (13:00)
Maureen (MJ for the Islanders) in Sunny CA

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3/1/13 1:26 P

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I miss my greens! emoticon

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?

Green! It does a body good! www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-sm
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thies/green-smoothie-health-benefits/


Edited by: MJK0430 at: 3/1/2013 (13:26)
Maureen (MJ for the Islanders) in Sunny CA

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