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Suzanne 3FC
11-09-2007, 03:01 AM
Did any of you watch Dr. Oz on Oprah earlier in the week? The topic was YOU: Younger, and discussed anti-aging tactics. One of the points mentioned was eating whole foods, and avoiding processed foods. Actually, most of everything suggested would fit in well in this forum :) Dr. Oz shared his recipe for a green concoction that he drinks regularly.

* 2 cups spinach
* 2 cups cucumber
* 1 head of celery
* 1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
* 1 bunch parsley
* 2 apples
* Juice of 1 lime
* Juice of 1/2 lemon

Put it all in a blender and enjoy. I think you are also supposed to add a little bit of water. It should make a few servings, but it looks easy enough to cut down for 1 or 2 servings. I haven't tried it yet.


goinforthegold
11-09-2007, 07:06 AM
I had seen that show...the drink looked really gross so I was surprised when Oprah seemed to enjoy it. I'd love to try it myself but haven't bothered actually making it...yet. Maybe someday. I just don't like spinach, or celery and am not overly fond of parsley either so I really don't know that it's something I could choke down.

I totally want to get that book though!

bargoo
11-09-2007, 09:23 AM
I would like to try it but will have to cut it down .I have a good sized blender but would have a hard time fitting all that stuff in, I'm wondering if a juicer would be better. A head of celery would completely fill my 42 ounce blender .


nelie
11-09-2007, 11:22 AM
With a juicer, you wouldn't get the fiber.

I drink a spinach smoothie every morning and it is awesome, you can't taste the spinach. Although I use a magic bullet type thing so it is a single serving.

That recipe does look interesting though.

GONNABE165
11-09-2007, 11:46 AM
Thank you thank you thank you for putting this on. My grandfather watched the show and asked if I could get him the recipe - you made it so easy for me.

OnceUponADrive
11-09-2007, 12:48 PM
Nelie, what else do you put in your spinach smoothie to mask the taste? I really need to try something like that because I'm very anti-veggie and definitely don't get enough of them. I tried some powdered "green" something or other a few years ago that was supposed to give you a full days worth of vegetables but it was disgusting to drink. I like veggies that don't taste like veggies!

nelie
11-09-2007, 12:55 PM
Honestly, it is a very easy taste to mask. I stuff my cup full of spinach and all I taste is fruit.

I put 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup of berries, 1 tbsp of ground flax and about 2 cups of packed spinach. I only use fresh young spinach.

If you aren't sure, you could start just adding a few leaves and see how you like it and then just add more and more.

When I used half an apple, half a banana and some berries, my smoothie kind of tasted like a creamy apple juice. It was really good. I imagine Dr Oz's drink probably also tastes like a form of apple juice.

junebug41
11-09-2007, 01:26 PM
Honestly, it is a very easy taste to mask. I stuff my cup full of spinach and all I taste is fruit.

I put 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup of berries, 1 tbsp of ground flax and about 2 cups of packed spinach. I only use fresh young spinach.

If you aren't sure, you could start just adding a few leaves and see how you like it and then just add more and more.

When I used half an apple, half a banana and some berries, my smoothie kind of tasted like a creamy apple juice. It was really good. I imagine Dr Oz's drink probably also tastes like a form of apple juice.

Apple juice is just one of those things that overpowers everything it's thrown in with, I think. I've made some pretty funky juices/smoothies/blends and if I throw in apple or two in there, that's pretty much what I taste. Same with beets.

bargoo
11-09-2007, 01:28 PM
I would like to see the blender that Dr. Oz uses, it must be enormous. If my Black and Decker blender were any bigger I wouldn't be able to lift it. I have no problem with the ingredients just wondering how you fit them into a normal household blender. So I would probably cut the recipe by at least a fourth.

bargoo
11-09-2007, 01:41 PM
I googled Dr Oz green drink and got several versions they are basically the same they call for 1 stalk or 1 rib of celery! that makes a big differance , I think my Black and Decker can handle that,

Cheree
11-09-2007, 01:54 PM
I googled Dr Oz green drink and got several versions they are basically the same they call for 1 stalk or 1 rib of celery! that makes a big differance , I think my Black and Decker can handle that,

Yeah, I was going to say that I thought it was 1 stalk of celery too!

LindaT
11-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Did any of you watch Dr. Oz on Oprah earlier in the week? The topic was YOU: Younger, and discussed anti-aging tactics. One of the points mentioned was eating whole foods, and avoiding processed foods. Actually, most of everything suggested would fit in well in this forum :) Dr. Oz shared his recipe for a green concoction that he drinks regularly.

* 2 cups spinach
* 2 cups cucumber
* 1 head of celery
* 1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
* 1 bunch parsley
* 2 apples
* Juice of 1 lime
* Juice of 1/2 lemon

Put it all in a blender and enjoy. I think you are also supposed to add a little bit of water. It should make a few servings, but it looks easy enough to cut down for 1 or 2 servings. I haven't tried it yet.

I think you need to try this first since you are our fearless leader! :D

alinnell
11-09-2007, 05:51 PM
I think you need to try this first since you are our fearless leader! :D

I agree! I'll wait for the Official Review!!

Suzanne 3FC
11-09-2007, 06:29 PM
Yeah, I was going to say that I thought it was 1 stalk of celery too!

I copied the recipe from Oprah's site. It looks larger than the one they showed on the tv show. They recommended 4 stalks of celery on the show, along with 1 apple and I can't remember what else. It's just about portions. I taped the show, I need to go check it :lol:

I think you need to try this first since you are our fearless leader! :D

HA! I'm shopping this weekend, if I can find all of the above organic then I'll definitely try it :)

nelie
11-09-2007, 07:21 PM
Ok I tried a version of the concoction and I have to say it is good...

I don't have parsley and I don't like parsley so I don't think I'd use it as it has a fairly strong taste unless it is cilantro which I love (sorry Suzanne). I also forgot that ginger was part of the recipe so I didn't add that

First shake I made
1/2 apple
1/2 small frozen banana
1 small celery stalk
4-5 inch piece of english cucumber
1 cup of packed spinach
dash of lemon juice
water



I've been eating spinach smoothies every morning for a month and I have to say even I was skeptical of the concoction that I put in my blender cup. Despite my trepidation, it tasted good. Kind of like a blended waldorf salad. The apple and celery were prevalent flavors which may be why it made me think of a waldorf salad.

Even though I was using the shake as a snack, I decided that it was good enough for another try and to be my dinner or at least part of it so I made another one.

1 stalk of celery
5-6 inch piece of english cucumber
2 frozen strawberries
1/2 apple
1/2 small frozen banana
1 1/2 packed cups of spinach
dash of lemon juice
some unsweetened "wild berry zinger" herbal tea
water

Second shake was better than the first. The slight taste of celery was still there but it basically tasted like a fruity smoothie.

I don't particularly care for the taste of celery but I don't mind it. Really though if it is a flavor you hate, then I'd omit the celery. Otherwise you don't taste the cucumber or the spinach.

Next time I'll have to remember ginger.

nelie
11-10-2007, 10:33 AM
Oh and I found a website that has 2 different versions of the drink. One has 3-4 servings and the other has 1-2, this might account for the different recipes.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Dr-Oz-Green-Drink-Recipe-Intructions
Ingredients:

* 1 lemon 1/2 cup parsley,
* chopped 1 rib of celery
* 2 big handfuls of Spinach
* 1 pince of peeled ginger
* 1 medium cucumber
* 2 apples preferred amount of ice cubes (which is of course, optional)

This serves 1-2 people.

Variation of Ingredients

* 2 apples
* Juice of 1/2 lemon
* 2 cups spinach
* 2 cups cucumber
* 1 head of celery
* 1 bunch parsley
* 1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
* Juice of 1 lime

Servings: 3 - 4

Cheree
11-11-2007, 03:42 PM
Nellie, thanks for the clarifcation on the different recipes per the # of people the recipe is serving. Makes sense!! Thank you!! :carrot:

Jasmine31
11-13-2007, 12:30 AM
Thanx for the review. Why is this drink so good again? Usually I make a fruit with some yogurt and cinnamon smoothie in the a.m.