Drinking Vegetables vs. Eating and Chewing your vegetables

Answered on September 28, 2014
Created September 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM


I"m a pretty active person.  By active, I mean really busy.  I do exercise regularly too.  I don't have time to sit down and eat a salad.  It takes me an exorbitant amount of time to eat a salad.  Is there anything detrimental to throwing my salad in a blender with some coconut milk and drinking it instead of eating it by chewing?  Don't worry, i'll eat the beets whole.  If you've ever made that mistake, you know why. 

Please do not get this confused with "Juicing".  Everything is going into it, no fiber removal.

My typical Salad shake:

Asparagus (Raw)

Broccoli Slaw

Spring Mix


Light Coconut Milk (Coconut milk cut with 50% water)

and half a banana (Because honestly, banana will mask ANYTHING).


Any issues here?

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on September 28, 2014
at 02:22 PM

I think you are fine, though I would encourage you to try to find the time to enjoy a simple salad. Are you really saving that much time by blending your salad, especially when you factor in blender cleaning time? 

I'm all for max efficiency, but there are few better things that you can do for your health than sit back, relax, and spend a modest 15 minutes chomping on a salad while reflecting :)

Sal @ healthlisted dot com

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