Kale Shakes

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    Hey Guys and Gals, is anyone else doing Kale Shakes? Ive been doing them for about a week now with my nutribullet and im starting to notice the energy and digestion differences. They are supposed to be very good for you and aid in weight loss. Ive lost about 12 pounds the past month since switching to a mostly organic diet and cutting out all dairy products.

    If you guys are doing them do you have any good recepies? I havent found one that I love yet and I've tried different fruits and things to go with it along with flax seeds.
     
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    I make smoothies occasionally. I usually just mix and match things. I just made one with full fat yogurt, mint, honey, and frozen berries.

    Kale, romaine, and spinach are good. Kale can't sometimes be a little peppery but you can add lemon.

    Ginger, dates, coconut milk are also good options. Bananas can be good ingredients, and I like to peel, slice and freeze them in advance.

    Frozen mango slices from Trader Joes too.

    Good stuff.
     
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    I love the frozen mango slices from trader joes I like their frozen pineapple bits too. I mix it up between kale and spinach maybe ill add some lemon juice. I heard ginger is extremely good for you.

    My normal smoothie is kale, cucumber, banana and pineapple. I just got into almond milk instead of regular milk and it really doesnt taste bad at all esp with the fiber one cereal Ive been eating.
     
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    Kale is awesome. Dairy is terrible. Twelve pounds in a month by making those changes is incredible. :)

    Have you tried hemp seeds? There's a ton of protein in just a few tablespoons and they taste really good. You can add them to shakes or salads or stirfries.
     
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    Now I wanna go home and make one of these right now.

    I'd substitute in a plant-based protein powder, but dang, this sounds good.
     
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    I was debating between hemp seed and flax seeds and ended up going with flax. Do you know what the taste difference is? Flax seeds makes the shakes taste very nutty I have about 2 tablespoons per day in my shake. Does hemp seeds have all those good fats too like flax seed?
     
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    That does sound amazing dont think I've ever had pepermint extract.
     
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    Are you drinking this instead of a meal?
     
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    Its my breakfast, you are supposed to take it on an empty stomach so your body can absorb all the nutrients...so they say.

    It is great to lower cholesterol and triglycerides my doctor said.
     
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    Egg white protein powder? Blech. Sounds very processed.

    Stevia? Come on now.
     
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    I believe that hemp seeds and flax seeds are about the same with respect to fats, but hemp has about twice as much protein.

    I haven't had flax seeds, so I don't know about the taste difference, but hemp seeds taste (to me, anyway) a lot like sunflower seeds. So that's a pleasant memory brought back from my youth baseball days.

    My Costco sells hemp seeds, but I haven't seen flax seeds there yet, so I've just stuck with the hemp. It actually makes a good snack, too, imo. Sometimes I'll just have a spoon full of hemp seeds. :)
     
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    Ill try it as long as the fiber is around the same. I got the flax seeds at trader joes, Im sure they have hemp seeds too.
     
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    Seeds are gross to me and do not seem necessary. Unless you are a bird. :)
     
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    Fiber? Eat more vegetables.

    #annoyingmulli
     
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    Is Stevia gross? I don't really know anything about it. It's not like one of the sweeteners that, um, makes you take frequent trips to the restroom, is it?

    I use agave nectar as a sweetener, so you could probably substitute that.
     

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