I came home to my Organics to You shipment – always a nice way to end Monday. Here’s what I got – a nice mix, I think:
- bunch of spinach
- bag of baby greens
- 2 bunches of carrots
- 6 mangoes
- 5 grapefruit
- 3 heads romaine
- 3 kiwis
- 2 avocados
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 peaches
- 1 cucumber
- 1 head garlic
I’ve enjoyed a diet of primarily blended or juiced foods since my juice feast. This seems to be working really well for me. I’m keeping full and satisfied, have good energy, and have lost additional weight. Don’t get me wrong – I love juicing – but blending offers a few benefits.
First, blending is comparatively inexpensive. I was juicing a head of kale most days, resulting in little juice and lots of pulp (which I fed to the dogs, BTW). Five oranges didn’t yield a huge amount of juice, so I’d mix it with several other items to make a quart. Now, I might blend one-third head of kale with an orange and a couple of kiwis. The green smoothies really stretch my organic produce budget. Second, blending is far less time consuming than juicing. Obviously. ‘Nuf said. Third, my body seems to operate well on a blended diet – as it did with a juiced diet. …I wonder how I’ll do with heavier or chewier foods in the future…
However, a benefit of juicing that I’m missing right now is the giant energy burst that I often experienced throughout the day. All the energy normally spent on digestion, even on blended stuff, was available in mega doses for other activities. Honestly, I sometimes found the energy overwhelming – especially when a good night’s sleep was at stake!
Listed below are the blended yummies I enjoyed today.
Breakfast: superfood smoothie – coconut water, hemp seeds, raw cocoa, maca, mesquite, lucuma, coconut oil, cherries, strawberries, gojis, chia gel, Greener Grasses, spirulina, probiotic powder
Lunch: green smoothie – kale, celery, orange, mango
Dinner: savory green smoothie (or soup) – spinach, beet greens, tomato, apple, avocado, cucumber, garlic, dulse, miso, cayenne, Earth
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