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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Madmick, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, so Bolthouse Farms and Odwalla's Green Superfood drinks are spectacular, but they're also kinda expensive. At $3 a pop for the BF, it would cost me $80 per month if I drank 1/day. I can't be spending that.

    So I'm in the process of concocting an imitator. I think I need a tastier powder than NOW's Phytofoods, but I've never had a different powder, so I don't know for sure that's the problem. Like my Dad said, my current formula is "missing something." I disagree with him that it's whipped cream.

    So far I have this:

    1 Banana
    2 Kiwis, peeled
    1 Mango, peeled
    5-10oz. Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice (pineapples & juice)
    5oz. Peaches in Pear Syrup (peaches & juice)
    4oz. Orange Juice (Tropicana, Grovestand...or best of all, something not from concentrate)
    6oz. Apple Juice
    2-3tbl. Green Superfood Powder
    Opt. 1-2 Cups Ice (Depending on desired consistency/temperature)

    I think I may need to add one more mango and some tamarind nectar. Plus I'd like to get a hold of some Greens+ (I heard it tastes good) and use that instead of the PhytoFoods. I'll see what the weight is next time I make it, I'm not sure right now since the kiwis and mango are peeled, but here's a cost breakdown (at least where I live; living is cheap here, and anything agricultural is cheaper):

    Banana: $0.20
    Kiwis: $0.50
    Mango: $0.50
    Pineapple: $0.60-$1.20
    Peaches: $0.40
    OJ: $0.20
    AJ: $0.15
    Powder: $0.80-$1.20

    TOTAL: $3.35-$4.35


    Okay, so the price is the same, but when I add the ice (and with the ice is tastes more potent than either the BF or Odwalla), I'd say there's probably almost 50% more. I dunno, we'll see if it's cost effective. In the meantime, it's been fun, even if peeling mangoes and kiwis is a bitch.

    But I'm hoping to make 16-32oz. of this stuff a once-a-day for the rest of my life.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Why would you be going through a whole big bottle of GG per day? There's 4 servings in that bottle, I usually only use 1 serving per day and two servings of actual green vegetables. That gives me 4 days worth, and I usually buy 4 bottles at a time, which last about a month. That's $12 per month.
     
  3. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Because I'm 245 pounds, I lift/train 3 hours a day, and I like the taste.

    Besides, the mix I've come up with so far is pretty damn close to the real thing. That alone brings out the mad scientist in me.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    4 Servings= 520-560 Calories.

    That's nothing.
     
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    supersudo Purple Belt

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    take out the O.J. cuz acidic juices inhibit some of the super greenfood's enzymes, so i've read..
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I forgot you're one of them big bastards. Carry on.
     
  7. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Greens+ is much better tasting than NOW's product.
    I'd drink that combination.

    Gentlemen,
    I have a difficult situation I need help with:
    Who do I go to work for and where?
    Trader Joes- Rockville MD or Virginia Beach?
    OR
    Whole Foods- Rockville MD, Fort Collins CO, Dallas TX?
     
  8. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Damn, I don't know, I don't really know anything about any of those locations. How are the MMA Gyms in Rockville and Virginia Beach? I know Dallas has to have something to offer.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Alright. That's in neither the Bolthouse Farms or Odwalla anyway (maybe due to what you mentioned).
     

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