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Popeye's Smoothie

What you need: 

3 cups of raw spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 frozen bananas
2 cups water
2 tablespoons (or to taste) agave nectar
1 tablespoon EFA oil

What you do: 

This is the easiest way for me to consume raw greens! Don't be turned off by the spinach/fruit combo, the greens cannot be tasted at all. This is a good way to get kids to eat more greens also.
1) Place all ingredients into a blender and blend it up till the bits of green are teeny tiny and the whole thing is smooth and without chunks.
Enjoy! Eating greens has never been easier!

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

what's that thing about not eating fruits and vegetables together?? i thought it was ridiculous when i first heard it cuz most of the things we consider vegetables are fruits anyway, but i've heard that it does have negative effects on the digestive system.... anyone know?

Absolutely no reason not to eat fruits and veggies together.

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what's that thing about not eating fruits and vegetables together?? i thought it was ridiculous when i first heard it cuz most of the things we consider vegetables are fruits anyway, but i've heard that it does have negative effects on the digestive system.... anyone know?

The digestive system is very powerful in breaking down fruits and vegetables together, since most of them are full of water. Carbohydrate digestion begins in the mouth and, if you are eating raw produce, the body breaks down nutrients even better. :)

Lovely smoothie, by the way. I'm so glad I own a Vitamix!

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I made this but instead of adding orange juice (as was recently suggested) I added a chopped orange.

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This is amazing with OJ instead of water! Everyone should try it!  ;)b

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what's that thing about not eating fruits and vegetables together?? i thought it was ridiculous when i first heard it cuz most of the things we consider vegetables are fruits anyway, but i've heard that it does have negative effects on the digestive system.... anyone know?

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i make smoothies like this all the time, but with added hemp protein powder and no extra sweetener. also, sometimes i'll use kale instead of spinach.
the taste takes a little getting used to but now i crave them :) these smoothies make you feel GOOD!

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this is a good basic recipe. it does taste really "healthy" and the spinach flavor is pretty dominant. if you like a less sweet smoothie, make as listed. if you want something a little sweeter, i would suggest using orange juice (or another juice) instead of water. i like the idea of adding spinach--i'll keep this idea for the future!

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