Originally Posted by LeafUF
Almonds seems interesting. Never seen that before.
A big part of my veggie intake comes from green shakes now, but a green shake is pretty gross unless you have a quality blender (BlendTech or Vitamix).
Some of my favorites:
4-6 oz water (or sub in some almond milk)
Big ole handful of spinach
about 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 naval orange or 1 tangerine
Vanilla grass-fed whey (optional for a protein kick)
1 tbs coconut oil or 1/4 avocado (optional for some quality fat)
I'm w/ OBOB on bananas, but for the recipe above, 1/4 of a frozen banana is not bad at all. I wouldn't do banana and avocado together though. Too much emulsification going on.
Otherwise, I like to mix spinach with citrus, carrot, and ginger.
Beets (with the greens included) actually blend up pretty nicely, and they pair nicely with cherries. Add some almond milk and vanilla protein powder and it's a pretty tasty carb bomb.
Occasionally, I'll make some V-8 type of stuff to get concentrated veggie power.
Greens - spinach or kale
1 clove of garlic
small chunk of ginger
1/2 - 1 habanero
A few other lessons learned:
- don't add too many ingredients
- don't use apples for whole juice (they're just not good blended)
- don't use anything too seedy or grainy (like pomegranate or raspberry)
- avoid using cabbage