Any Green juice drinkers out there??

  • MM927
  • Miami, FL
  • 3 years ago

Hello! I'm new. I'm prepping for my upcoming Mommy Makeover (9/27). My pre-op diet includes freshly juiced fruit and vegetable juices. I drank these religiously after both my c-sections and bounced back rather quickly. I know Tummy tucks with mr is not the same, but was wondering if anyone drank "green juices" as part of their recovery diet. They are very nutritious, help keep you regular and a lot of vegetables have healing properties. Such as parsley to detox, celery to eliminate bloat and swelling, ginger to increase circulation, pineapple has bromelain, etc, etc. (without the added sugars and preservatives of commercially prepared juices). If you juiced (either before surgery or after) and found it beneficial let me know! 

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I make raw green smoothies everyday. Love them! Very simple to make, but works best with a strong blender like the vitamix. Basically a mixture of raw fruits and veggies, and with added ice and water.

This website has a few good recipes for beginners: http://www.rawfamily.com/recipes
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We do this, too. And blended salads! I'm taking my blendtec with me on the plane to TX so we can still do our thing!
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I juice, not blend veggies and fruit. I am about to have my surgery in Sept and hope that the juices will help me recover faster. I am sure it will help some b/c it has so much nutrition. It gives me an energy boost when I drink it now so I"m sure it will help me feel better too. I might try some smoothies after my MM with the added fiber to help with constipation.
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Oh yes I have had nopalina...it really works...I just started making my own but it is basically the same thing :)
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I think I'll start but after my procedure just in case that mix has any herbs I'm not suppose to have ;)
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Yes it sounds interesting I doubt I can find it in Miami though;( however hey have a product here called Nopalina that has some of that in it. It has lots of diffiernt things and it helps you go to the bathroom
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I live in Phoenix...so I buy them at Ranch Market..I wouldn't know if other stores have them..as far as nutritional value they are super good for you and very few calories...I wil look up the nutritional contents and post it ;)
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Sounds good! Where do you get the cactus leaves ? What's they're nutrional value ? Foes it help you with going to the bathroom? Thanks!
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Hi...I recently started drinking a green juice...celery pineapple & cactus leaves (nopales ) its amazingly full of fiber and it doesn't taste bad either ;-)
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I would like to make these at home. Do you need a juicer or can you use a blender.
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ja1975 I make green monsters at home. I used almond milk, spinach, blueberries or bananas sometimes I add mango and I use a blender. I've also done them with Kale.
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I guess nobody in the real self community juices! LOL!
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