Wow. This site is awesome! I did it - I joined the 11 week Raw Food Rehab challenge. The attitude over there is precisely the way I feel. No, I don't plan on being 100% raw. Just small changes can make a big difference, though....and that's what they promote at RFR. I'm enjoying a GIANT smoothie this morning made with 1/2 banana, frozen berries, 1 giant handful of spinach, 1 big nashi, and water and stevia. It made over 32 ounces worth of deep purple goodness. Just the color alone makes me happy!
If you're worried about the spinach in your smoothie, let me assure you that you won't even taste it. Use fresh baby spinach and seriously - you're getting a generous serving of greens into your diet without even knowing it! If you're impetuous and desiring to try this today....and all you have on hand is old freezer burnt crusty chopped frozen spinach....don't put that into your smoothie. Trust me on this one. It makes it difficult to try again with the fresh stuff, and you'll be turned off of the concept for weeks until you're talked into trying it again. Don't make that mistake, just use the fresh stuff and learn from Audrey's School of Impatience. The fresh greens are the only way to go. Incidentally, this will work with any greens. I find that sweet baby lettuce leaves no discernable taste at all. Spinach is very neutral as well. Using a bold salad mix is questionable, but if you're making a veggie juice (a homemade V8, if you will) it's the bomb! Have fun and experiment!