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Well, I am off to juice and prepare a Kale and golden beet salad for dinner tonight. I got the recipe from our local co-op.
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I say just do it! A big salad for lunch and dinner is way easy. A green smoothie at breakfast ... ditto. I just watched "Crazy Sexy" Kris Carr for some reason this morning and she inspired me to juice each day with greens. So I just got back from Whole Foods with dark kale and momentarily will make a cucumber, kale, celery and an apple juice.
Juicing is more of a process for me ... I have to get the container for the juice, the container for the pulp and then clean all the above and the juicer and cutting board. With blended drinks and smoothies I just quick rinse the blender and wipe down the cutting board. Salad I just wipe down the cutting board.
My favorite alternative to the standard fruit, spinach and banana smoothie is a whole bunch of italian parsley or a whole bunch of cilantro, one lemon, a nub of ginger and a splash of honey. Spicey, fruity and really green ... in a nice way :)
Okay ... like 10 minutes have gone by since I started this comment and I am realizing that maybe trying to eat 1-2 pounds of greens a day sounds way too daunting. I think that I am going to measure my normal intake of greens and see each day what I really end up with. Right now it seems like I take in a lot, but 1-2 pounds of leaves are like feathers ... I have no real clue how much I am ingesting. Also, is the 1-2 pounds if you juice feast of for everyone? I just bought this 9.8 ounces of kale (with stems). Looks like a lot and figuring there are 16 ounces to a pound ... hmmmm ... this is could be doable with some planning and keeping greens at the top of my food thoughts.
Just want to give a heads up. If you are new to green smoothies you are going to want a lot more fruit than greens to start. So that clip above from Philip McCluskey is more of an intermediate to advanced green smoothie. (And btw, aren't these video clips supposed to go in the Culinary section?- just trying to figure out the rules here.) The greens in your drink is definitely an acquired taste. Start with a small handful and more fruit and you will be on your way. Also the more subtle greens to start would be romaine, spinach, even swiss chard is good, and avoid the stems if you find it too bitter.
Green smoothies for me was how I started raw food at all. Once you start with these you will find your cravings for sweets diminish and your cravings for salads will start to happen.