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Old 10-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Questions/Juicing/Green Smoothies/Juicer

I have been doing blended green smoothies for about 5 months. Getting greens/fruit for about 60-70 bucks per two week period at Save-a-lot food store, but I still eat some food. I have probably a medium quality/speed blender but I have been thinking about getting a juicer but the Omega juicer are so expensive and I don't think I can afford it. Is there a better priced juicer with about the same about of power/functionality? I still eat pizza with my family once in a while but on half of the pizza that I eat I put kale/spinach/collard greens + sliced tomatoes + onions olive + oregano+ parmesan cheese. I also have been eating an extremely healthly breakfast food everyday that I thought of : blend skim milk(or greek yogurt) + eggs + kale + cinnamon + cayenne pepper or paprika then cook the superfood eggs(I don't cook with oil spray but rather just put a little bit of milk in the pan)....then put the supereggs on top of two fat-free tortillas...then add black beans...then add fat-free shredded cheese then roll the 2 tortillas and cook for 45 seconds in the microwave. I have pretty much had these everyday for breakfast and haven't gotten tired of it due to the delicious habenero sauce I put on top...I am thinking of doing this for breakfast every other day due to just watching fat, sick, and nearly dead but since everything in this breakfast burrito is pretty much healthy except maybe the cheese I am debating whether I really have to do this since it gives me a great amount of protein for the day. Also I have read that dark leafy greens have vitamin K which is a blood coagulent so I also make a cinnamon-ginger tea to counteract the vitamin K's coagulating effects a little bit and have that every morning too due to fact that I drink a lot of dark leafy green smoothies in addition to the supereggs. But back to my original question: Any better priced equally good juicers?

Oh and one more question...my family does NOT like green smoothies. I have given them green smoothies with extra fruit and they still don't like it. I found some advice to add a lot of orange juice to green smoothies and then gradually reduce the amount of OJ once they get used to the smoothies. I tried this and they still didn't like it, maybe I'm buying the wrong OJ, or maybe they really just can't stand the color or the little taste of greens, I don't know...I think I'll probably buy a different higher quality OJ next time. My question: any advice on this? Maybe add a different type of juice or even soda and then transition from soda to juice? I know my family likes OJ though. What is a really good green smoothie for OJ or any other type of juice? I guess I am not a good taste tester for the degree of deliciousness of fruits/juice ratio over dark leafy greens since I am so used to green smoothies that I hardly need any fruit to taste the fruit. I mean the green smoothie I gave to my family tasted so fricken sugary and orangy that I could hardly stand it yet all they tasted was the greens...our taste buds are miles apart now. Any other advice?


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Old 05-13-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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People are doing face exercises now to eliminate those saggy chins to make up for not chewing their food. If you don't crave or like something: it's probably because it doesn't have cocaine, morphine, or heroin in it. Seriously though: we don't crave super foods because they are like taking nutrient overdoses if we over do them. They're better than supplements but the whole 'we are deficient in everything due to factory farming' is BS. When people start getting heart burn; they can come around to greens or trust the pharma industry and take a pill.
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