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Old 01-29-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Non-Spinach Greens for Smoothies?

I cannot do spinach in my smoothies any longer. What are some relatively mild greens you recommend? I actually donít mind doing a sour smoothie with dandelion greens and lemon juice, but I actually canít do lemon juice anymore either.

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Baby kale?
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If you have an Asian market try A Choy. Gai Lan could be good too if you just use the leaves. Save the stalks for stir fry.
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I do salad greens. I cannot do spinach either. I do arugula in
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Default Re: Non-Spinach Greens for Smoothies?

I've done chard in my smoothies before. You can get it frozen - that is what I usually use. Or I have used fresh mixed greens before as well.
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baby arugula
baby kale

(sometimes those two are packaged together as "power greens." Wal-mart has them in a clam shell package)

Romaine
Red leaf lettuce

anything with purple or deep red has extra nutrition, too.

I minimize raw spinach because the oxalic acid inhibits absorption of nutrients.
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Default Re: Non-Spinach Greens for Smoothies?

I buy frozen kale, and my daughters crumble it into their smoothies.
It's not clumped like frozen spinach typically is.
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Default Re: Non-Spinach Greens for Smoothies?

I get the Power Greens that are spinach, kale and chard - so I would probably try just kale and chard first.

I LOVE arugula with savory dishes but hadn't thought to try it in smoothies.
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I have used pre chopped frozen kale before


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If you are actually wanting a lemon taste, could you use some lemon grass?

Look up the greens that actually work against your thyroid. (this way you don't over do those. I think I remember you stating you have a sluggish thyroid too.)

How about using the beet greens and beet root in a smoothie?
https://davyandtracy.com/green-smoot...othie-recipes/ (I haven't tried the greens, but may give it a go.)
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Baby kale?
Does this come in a bag? I don't think I've ever seen it.
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I buy baby kale in a clamshell package. Washed and ready.
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