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Not craving greens?

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  • swayzeswayze Raw Newbie

    No worries! I often don't crave greens at all, especially during the summer months. I'll usually eat lots of cucumber and tomatoes instead. Then, for about a week every month, I'll REALLY want greens and eat them like crazy for about a week.

    At first, though, I did not eat greens for a while. They just were not appealing to me at all...unless they were smothered in fatty, salty dressing of course. ;)

    Not eating greens should not be a problem calorie-wise, as they do not provide much in that arena (i.e. a head of lettuce is 35 calories). As long as you are getting the bulk of your calories from fruit and limiting your fat intake, you will do fine.

    Good luck,



  • J AJ A

    Try green smoothies. I rarely eat greens in salads, I currently avoid avocados and find salads boring without them so I just make green smoothies and enjoy my greens that way. I consume quite a lot of greens, 1-2 pounds a day.

  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie

    I had a similar problem when I was first starting out - i had no desire to consume any greens. I pretty much ate only fruit with a little bit of spinich here and there. However I find that my body is going through cycles and lately I have been graving greens like a monster! I cant seem to get enough! Just listen to your body and give it what it wants.


  • I had to ease into greens too b/c they were really hard for me to digest (even in green smoothies). I started with green juice (Collards and/or Kale, parsley and/or cilantro, little bit of apple, ginger and lime) and now I can eat tons of them in green smoothies, soups, salads and as veggie wrappers

  • J AJ A

    Ashton, green smoothies taste just like you want them to taste :D

    I have a friend who really likes the taste of greens. Unfortunately her husband and daughter don't so they thought all green smoothies taste horribly (because she has like 75 % greens and a bit of fruit plus water)... until I offered them some of mine; 50 oz fresh squeezed orange juice,

  • J AJ A

    BTW Ashton what did you eat pre-raw and what do you eat now?

  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie

    Ashton thanks for reading my blog! In ohio the farmers markets unfortunatly are not out and about yet - they usually make apperances in mid-july. Once we see them we buy most of our produce from them rather than the conventional grocery store.


  • Hay ashton - I have a hard time with regular salad dressings, so I usually make one with coconut milk (baby thai meat + water blended, not canned) plus all fresh garlic, ginger, cilantro, basil, mint, lemon, salt and a little curry powder. Those all really help my digestion. Also been using avocado/tomato/cuke/lemon/coconut water kefir/salt/herbs lately with very good results. Supposedly raw greens have oxalic acid in them, which can be neutralized with lemon or lime juice (or orange), so I use a lot in my dressings/dips and make sure to add a little to green juice (which you can make with a blender & cheesecloth if no juicer) and it's really helped. Now I crave greens and actually get energy from them rather than a stomachache :) Good luck

  • I have virtually no access to organic coconuts, =\.

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