Some Questions that have come up about Green Smoothies include:
Q: Why do you add greens to your smoothie? Doesn't that make it taste...um... bad?
And yes, some people are called "tasters" and will find the flavour of the various greens unpleasant for sure-- so it is a good idea to up the fruit ratio until you no longer feel ill with the taste of the greens. Victoria Boutenko herself said that she felt like vomiting when she first began to drink "green" drinks. But, hang in there, because the health benefits far, far outweigh any unpleasant initial reactions.
Q: What about food combining? I heard you're not supposed to eat vegetables and fruits at the same time... isn't that what you are doing with green smoothies?
>I know that I sound like I'm chronically quoting Victoria, but she is the woman in the know.... she states that she sees "greens" as a category separate from vegetables and fruits... its own new category. When blended up in the VitaMix or other high speed blender, the greens perfectly combine with the fruit-- no worries about indigestion. I do practice a couple of precautions: when I use melon (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew) I use it with greens, water and nothing else. I know that cucumber is in the same family as melons but I don't seem to have any issues with using it with other things like tomatoes, garlic, and other ingredients in a "blended salad"....which I think I will have for supper!
So, that's it for today! Just screw up your courage and pick a fruit and some greens to try with some water, 60-40. Blend until smooth and enjoy! If you are used to a lot of processed sugars, you could use a little Stevia, but you will be amazed at how quickly your body will adjust to cutting down on, and eventually out, processed sugars, table salt, etc.. stay tuned! Go here to register for the free recipes if you want something to jog your memory and to get you started on your own experimentation! Bon Appetit!
This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions. If you found anything useful, intriguing, or have questions, I would really appreciate your feedback... please use the comment box below. To your better and better health, ~Cynthia