*It has been a week since I have added daily green smoothies to my diet; I notice weight loss, smoother softer skin with good tone, brighter eyes, more energy and way less energy dropping times, clearer focus, more patience, more peace, calmer gut, less desire for unhealthy foods, cravings for smoothies and salads, and more relaxed muscles. That is ALOT of change in one week.
1-1/2 c nuts (cashew or mac or combo)
soak them for a creamier dressing (1-2 hr is fine, then drain)
3/4 - 1 c filtered water for blending
3 T lemon juice
(translates into approx 1/2 lemon)
1/3 c cider vinegar
1/3 c evoo
3 T agave ( or 3 soaked dates)
2 cloves garlic
1 t garlic pwd
3 t onion pwd
1 t dill
1 T sea salt
1/2 t basil
and to add after it done:
1/4 c finely minced parsley
1/2 t dill
makes 3 cups
serving size 2 T
vitamix blend all ingredients till creamy and smooth except the last 2, then stir them in.
thickens in fridge.
*When I make it, I don't add the dill and parsley at the end, it makes it all thick and weird. I sometimes leave the parsley out all together (for a more basic whiter ranch) or other times, I blend a teeny bit of parsley with the cashews at the beginning, turning the sauce a light green and giving it a more "gourmet" taste and look)
*I also usually make a little less, using about 1 cup of soaked cashews. I have never added lemon juice. I just use 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (you have to get the RAW unfiltered kind-the pasteurized, filtered kind is worthless shit).
*I don't add any agave or dates. Just isn't necessary in my opinion but you could play around with that.
*I've never used any onion powder, but it might be good (although probably not raw) or garlic powder either...
*I use way more than the amount of garlic they call for, and I brown it verrrrryyyyy slightly in some coconut oil before adding it in. So my ranch is technically not 100% raw. I don't like it with the raw garlic. Raw garlic is just too much for me, I can only do it if I'm trying to use it medicinally. But taste-wise? No thanks.
*I never measure the basil or dill. I just add a lot.
That's it! It's yummy!
I have noticed that adding kale or cilantro still makes a delicious smoothie that is very easy to drink.
You've been adding cilantro to your fruit smoothies? Gahhh! I can't imagine. Cilantro is for mexican food, for me.
If you want to make your smoothies super healthy and see noticeable difference in your skin, add soaked/ground flaxseed to them. There was a thread about that around here awhile ago.
I am so thankful that I am back eating better. And this is more raw food than I have ever done for this long so I am happy! Thank you so much Rabana, Climbing, and Patryc. You have all been an inspiration for me to take better care of my body and you have all helped me along the way!
I am so thankful that I am back eating better. And this is more raw food than I have ever done for this long so I am happy! Thank you so much Rabana, Climbing, and Patryc. You have all been an inspiration for me to take better care of my body and you have all helped me along the way! [/QUOTE]
Aw. You're too much sweetness. Hehe. Thanks for saying I inspired you in my journal too, it meant a lot to me.
off topic- post in the Teen Mom thread more. lol
One whole pineapple, one lemon, a piece of ginger, and parsley. I added some agave because it was a little too sour for me. It is really really yummy. The ginger is amazing. I love ginger!!