It’s so weird, on this forum and other raw forums, I see “green smoothies” being pushed on people as the cure for low energy (LOL, no offense, but “pushed” is quite an appropriate way to describe it!)
I eat one salad (regular bowl) a day in order to get my greens, and I never have issues with it.
But every time I try drink a green smoothie, I just get totally EXHAUSTED, spacy and I get completely insane cravings for sweets – COOKED sweets – even a bunch of Larabars don’t satisfy these bad boys.
I always drink the green smoothies as a meal, on an empty stomach. I’ve tried it with banana. I’ve tried it with lower sugar fruits, like apples. I’ve tried it with NO fruits at all. I’ve tried it with “superfood” concoctions. I’ve tried adding raw protein sources to it.
But, no matter what, any time I blend my greens, it’s all over for me. :o(
However, I DID have green juice before (with the same ingredients I used for the smoothies, sans banana), which made me HYYPPERRR and HAPPY, but I don’t have a juicer anymore, I really, really can’t afford one, and there’s no juice bars in my area.
What am I doing wrong? I’m like the ONLY person who drinks green smoothies and end up comatose!!