Hi Most of my green smoothies are kale and sometimes some green collards. I use lime juice and zest. I questioned the oxalates in spinach also and cut back. Sometimes I toss a head of romaine into the mix, but it is never the basis for my smoothies. BTW, I grow kale so cost isn't a factor. It is expensive here.View Thread
That sounds yummy. I got a new blade/gear assembly in the mail today and I am back in business. Today I filled my container with beet greens, kale and collard greens. Packed in tight with 4 lime zest and juice. A bit of sugar. Yummy. Usually it is just kale and romaine with the limes.View Thread
I bought a Vita Mix abut 7 years ago and that was the best thing I have ever bought. Typical use: morning smoothie--handful oats, 1 cup of cooked lentils, 2 frozen bananas, 1 cup frozen berries, low/non fat soy milk, ice, 1T sugar. Keeps me full all morning. Lunch smoothie (along with beans a veggies)-- about 1 cup water, 4 limes zest and juice, 1 T sugar, stevia, container packed with fresh raw kale (sometimes a kale collards romaine mix) ice and what a lime fresh drink. Dinner smoothie--often about 1 cup of hard red winter wheat mixed with kamut and I make fat free, salt free pancakes.
Sad thing, I burned out the bearings on the container but they are sending me a new bearing kit free of charge. I bought one for my son's wedding present and one for another son's college graduation. Can you tell . . . I love my Vita Mix.View Thread
Very interesting article. Thanks. My only question is what component of the walnut is responsible for healing endothelial cells? Is it DHE and/or EPA? Do you get the same positive response from good quality fish oil or flax seed? If I take fish oil (coopercomplete) is walnuts overkill on fats? I like being low fat with my fish oil.View Thread
Yeeeaa! I haven't been able to log on for a year or two. Must be the new exchanges, but I have been a faithful reader. Depleted soils is what I want to write about. When I was in ag school many years ago I remember looking at pictures of plants with macro and micro nutrient deficiencies and they would show up in weird leaf patterns. I think it was lead deficiency that showed a checkerboard patten; phosphorus left purple streaks. Once we tested the soil before planting corn and found a low zinc level and we amended the soil. Farmers want good yields and crops do not grow well in poor soils. I don't think worrying about soil nutrient depletion is warranted. After all record yields are not too uncommon these days. But I left ag 15 years ago for the kindergarten classroom. View Thread