-8 cups chopped black kale; 1/2 cup chopped carrot; 1 cup broccoli; 1 apple; 2 banana; 1 level tbsp hemp seeds; 1 heaping tbsp goji berries; 1 level tbsp pumpkin seeds; 1 level tbsp flax seed; 1 level 1/2 tsp camu camu powder; 1 level tsp maca powder; 1 level tsp coconut butter; 6 level 1/2 tsp stevia extract; 12 ice cubes; 1 1/2 cups cold water
Made 1.75 L/7 cups
Colour is bright green
Same preparation method as previous green smoothies. (see Nov 2010)
This tastes good without the cacao. I can’t recall the last time I did that.
Around December 11th I stopped eating the Wilderness Family chocolate syrup I put in my apple-cinnamon dessert. A daily treat. Prior to that I had a couple of things happen that made me think the diarrhea I experienced twice before was coming back. On December 15th I got quite a bit of diarrhea, so I stopped making green smoothies and my nightly salad. Today i’m making my first smoothie since then, and I decided to cut out the cacao, which is related to me not eating the chocolate syrup. A few days after not eating the chocolate syrup I started experiencing withdrawal-like symptoms. The syrup is nothing but agave nectar and cacao, and I would eat one heaping teaspoon a day. I started about two months ago. So i’m not stopping the cacao powder and nibs today because I don’t intend to use them again. I think they are not as potent with caffeine. But it was an opportunity for me to once again try and see how much of an energy boost I get from the greens in my smoothie. At the very least, I believe I will use the cacao powder again in my smoothies. My apple-cinnamon dessert doesn’t require cacao to taste good.
There will be more details in my monthly health review in a couple of weeks.