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Spirulina on Juice Only Fast?

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Posted by WJS on 5 years ago

Hello, I have recently asked this question in the Ask your Big New Year's Nutritionist but thought it a good idea to ask here just in case it gets lost.

I know we are not meant to add solids or vitamins to the juice in order to give our digestive system a break and allow for faster weight loss. Does anyone know if Spirulina powder added to juice would be similar to taking a vitamin tablet and interfere with the progress?

This topic contains 8 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by WJS 5 years ago.

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  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    yes, you can

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Thank you Danmn61. I am starting another reboot on Monday and wanted to add this if possible. I think I may wait a few weeks before adding it when I feel I may be lacking some protein. It is good news that it won't be a problem. Thank you again.

  • Walch

    5 years ago

    Chia seeds are also acceptable per Joe's information on acceptable protein sources to add to juices.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    You might also consider hempseeds -- both chia and hempseed provide a lot of protein and have a good amount of essential fatty acids. Chia will bulk up and thicken your juice, hempseed tends to dissolve and liquefy. Personally, I prefer hempseed, but also like raw Spirulina nibs (whole spirulina not powder) in my green juices. Hemp & chia do not add much flavor difference, but spirulina packs a strong flavor punch. Ground whole Maca (a root veggie) adds protein and creaminess to your juice and works equally well.

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Danmiller, thank you for the information. There is very little if any choice here of these sorts of things and while I was in the UK about a month ago I saw powdered spirulina and decided to pick up a few packs knowing I was doing another reboot in jan.

    I then started worrying about how adding powder to the juice only fast would impact it in regards to my digestive system and weight loss. I will be starting tomorrow and won't be adding anything for a few weeks but may try as you suggest and see if it slows things down for me which sadly is very easy to do under the best and strictest circumstances!

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    something like a whole food raw spirulina is basically a plant-based whole food vs. a supplement.....however, some brands of spirulina may be considered supplements, blends, may have fillers, may be refined and usually will not be 'wild-crafted' or artisan food product. I get a very expensive variety and use it sparingly (a little goes a long way) both in juices and I sprinkle it into salads as well.......the 'good stuff' should turn your mouth, lips & teeth bright green for a few minutes. It should react/perform much the same as a juiced vegetable - it will dissolve quickly therefore bio-available for easy absorption of nutrients and will have a pungent taste. This of course depends on the ingredients/brand you have chosen -- I agree to consider adding it at a later date for a boost. I do not use it everyday --- maybe a few times per month (eaten or juiced).

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Thank you DanMiller. I think I will order chia or hempseed online, it sounds like they are quite beneficial. Thanks again.

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