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Green smoothies skin revelation

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DameDoom Sun 25-Oct-15 15:20:02

I bought a Nutribullet a couple of weeks ago. Unlike all the other kitchen paraphernalia I purchase this has not gone to the back of the cupboard of daft purchases but is still on my worktop.
I am beginning to think this is the best skincare tool/product purchase I have ever made. I've been chucking in the contents of my veg drawer, along with loads of freezer veggies, herbs and whatever I can find really. The difference in the texture of my skin is already very noticeable to me. Can this really happen so quickly? Having said that I was more a 5 a week than a 5/7 a day type.
Anyone else seen improvements in their skin drinking green smoothies?

specialsubject Sun 25-Oct-15 15:44:52

how nice.

you are probably so full of mushed veg that you are eating a lot less other stuff, and maybe have eliminated something that was giving you problems.

a £10 blender would have done the same of course. Do take care with portions because you can mush up a LOT of food in a smoothie and not notice. There is another reason for improved skin texture - inflated from underneath...

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 25-Oct-15 15:49:34

I put on loads of weight drinking green smoothies for breakfast everyday. I added all the good things like spirulina and flax seeds along with spinach, bananas and whatever else fruit and veg was laying around.

It made me fat grin

DameDoom Sun 25-Oct-15 16:27:11

Oh no Brand I'd better try not to get too obsessed. What did you use as your liquid? I've not had any fruit in my smoothies yet as I like quite bitter tastes. So far just water, veg and herbs.

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 25-Oct-15 16:28:54

I used water mainly or orange juice if I had to much vegetables in and needed it sweeter.

Weirdly beetroot is amazing either in a smoothie or juiced and really good for you.

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 25-Oct-15 16:30:29

Oh and I added oats on top of having breakfast blush could explain the weight gains.

Warm smoothies are nice in winter. Banana, peanut butter, honey, vanilla essence and hot milk is lush.

Branleuse Sun 25-Oct-15 16:32:17

If i make sure i eat tonnes of vegetables, cooked or raw, and cut out bread/wheat, I start feeling much healthier within a day or two

velourvoyageur Sun 25-Oct-15 17:27:57

I heard about the wonders of green smoothies years ago smile
I drink quite a lot of veg juice (carrot, V8) but that's still quite processed, and eat at least 5 a day usually raw and my skin is pretty clear except for my chin sad are chin spots always hormonal?

Do they fill you up OP, could you have one for lunch and then not eat anything for five hours for example?
I'm curious about it have to admit....

DameDoom Sun 25-Oct-15 18:23:45

They are very fillingvelour and I'm thinking of using them as part of 5:2.
I had spinach, celery, broccoli, runner bean, parsley, fresh lime and chili for breakfast, then cucumber, carrot, beetroot and coriander for lunch. Am about to have full Sunday dinner and am looking forward to it but certainly not ravenous. Am really hoping my skin continues to improve as it's been awful recently.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 25-Oct-15 22:15:33

Brand I don't think green smoothies are inherently fattening, clearly it was just a lot of calories on top of your usual calorie intake. If you cut some calories elsewhere they would be fine. They are healthy in moderation like everything else.

velour I think chin spots are always hormonal but you could try some salicylic acid products eg a BHA toner.

Dame might it be the extra fibre, ahem, flushing you out a bit? It's the reason I couldn't have them - on a low fibre diet for medical reasons and have to avoid most raw veg.

specialsubject Mon 26-Oct-15 08:51:25

no food is inherently fattening. Eating too much is fattening.

a blender reduces the volume of food so you can eat loads too much.

anyway, don't you have teeth and some kind of cooking equipment? Veg tastes really good, why mush it up into a mucky blur?

Whoknewitcouldbeso Mon 26-Oct-15 08:58:46

I think as long as it's just veggie juice using water it's probably doing you good.

The problem is the people who stuff them full of fruit and milk and then don't understand why they put on weight or don't lose weight. There is no way you would naturally eat two bananas, handfuls of nuts and fruits, seeds, milk and vegetables of a morning in their entire state. You'd be stuffed to bursting. Yet people happily drink a pint of this sugar liquid and think they are doing their health a huge favour. Nope, you are just dosing your body up with a massive fructose hit and removing all the fibre that would naturally slow down the uptake and give you a more prolonged energy boost.

squoosh Mon 26-Oct-15 10:39:20

I like a green veg smoothie with a handful of strawberries added. The strawberries are the dominant flavour.

Hopefully Mon 26-Oct-15 12:11:36

My skin is miles better when I drink green smoothies too (I add flaxseed, spirulina and wheatgrass to mine), but because I like them best with tons of fruit/yoghurt/milk I tend not to have them very often because I really don't need the extra sugar.

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