More Green Smoothie = More Happy

March 15, 2008 at 1:11 am 10 comments

When you are making your green smoothie in the morning…make double the amount! It’s so much easier to make it all in one batch, and then you have a ready-made, delicious & satisfying snack for later in the day. I love keeping empty bottles like this one just for this purpose. Bella has an empty “mini” Naked juice bottle that is her special smoothie bottle. She loves knowing that it’s in the fridge full of green smoothie just waiting for her whenever she wants (it usually doesn’t last very long!) and I am more than happy to give it to her.For those of you that work full time and have access to a fridge…this is a great way to bring raw to the office, or even just a quick and healthy snack for the afternoon.

Also, don’t be afraid to have 2 smoothies in one day … it’s a great way to stop cravings in their tracks! Greens are where it’s at!

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  • 1. Kristin  |  March 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    And don’t you feel even more special, spoiled and stuff when it’s in a super cute bottle like that?! I totally would…I’m still a sucker for marketing lables and such.

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  • 2. Kristy  |  March 15, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    My husband loves Kombucha, too! We actually just got in from buying a bottle, my treat for him being so wonderful this week! He wants to learn how to make his own (he loves it that much). Any plans of venturing into the realm of personal kombucha-making in the future?
    Cheers, K in VA

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  • 3. flipflopmamma  |  March 16, 2008 at 1:21 am

    My cravings were totally gone by day 2 of going raw/semi-raw…my hubs didn’t believe me, and it took him about 2 weeks (he was probably cheating!) but he doesn’t have cravings anymore either!!!

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  • 4. Aimee  |  March 16, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    i have started making bigger batches too b/c i am tired of washing my blender!!! 🙂 I am trying to make 2 days worth b/c I am also making the chocolate smoothies and almond milk…that blender is getting a serious workout!

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  • 5. Brit  |  March 17, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I grew my own SCOBY for at-home kombucha brewing about a month ago with GT’s bottled kombucha. IT IS SOOO EASY!!

    Here’s two great links! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=789879

    http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1403_kombucha-tea.htm

    My homemade kombucha tastes AMAZING!

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  • 6. Rebecca  |  March 18, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Growing up, on St. Patrick’s Day, my mom would make an entirely green dinner…green peas, green mashed potatoes (with food coloring), green salad…

    I decided to put a twist on that tradition and finally dive into the world of green smoothies today. I just made my first one and it is AMAZING! It is so yummy and I can’t believe how many greens I fit in there! Thanks for the inspiration, Sara!

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  • 7. Tree  |  March 20, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I made green smoothies for my family this morning and they were a big hit. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 8. Kate  |  March 30, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Hi

    I love the idea of making bigger batches for later in the day, or the next day.

    Everything I’ve read said that this is not ideal, as the enzymes break down etc etc basically you should drink green smoothies within 1/2 hour.

    So, for those that do make extra – does it still taste the same and is it still fresh?

    Kate xoxox

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  • 9. livelightly  |  March 30, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Kate…ideally, it’s best to drink them right away. However, in her book, Green for Life, Victoria Boutenko says that they can be stored for up to 2 days without losing to many nutrients. I try to fill them as full as possible with a super tight lid to keep out oxygen. They still taste great…I have found that smoothies with orange/lemon tend to change flavor throughout the day, but they are still good.

    Now JUICING on the other hand, has that magic window of time (usually 30 minutes) where the good stuff will go away. But smoothies are different.

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  • 10. Julie  |  April 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I love making smoothies / juices. I actually store mine in the same glass container – Organice Raw Kombucha. ha ha This is unrelated to the smoothies – but where did you get all the cool stickers that are on your laptop???

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