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Hi everyone

I'm 7 weeks out of WLS now.

I was thinking to add some green smoothies into my diet.

Usually I take cucumber, spinach, apple, ginger with Water.< /p>

Is it safe to start on it now?

Or any other suggestions?

Thank younin advance

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Be sure to get your Protein first, but after that I don’t see anything wrong with a green smoothie. Sounds tasty!

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My doc said I had to wait 8 weeks. My standard "recipe" is milk (or milk substitute), some yogurt, a scoop of Protein Powder, a good handful of dark greens like kale or spinach, some berries, and half a banana. I also add 2 TB of frozen prickly pear juice with is super high in antioxidants.

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Spinach, cucumber & apple is my favourite smoothie! I started on them around 5 weeks out in my pureed food stage. I'm now almost 3 months out & still can't eat veg without a lot of restriction so its the only way I can get it in.

Agree with a previous poster, prioritise Protein first over the smoothie though. Now my stomach is stronger i add chia seeds to mine which provides fibre & a little protein, always weigh the seeds though as they are more calories than you think. Lastly, remember the sugar in fruit changes more to "bad" sugar when juiced so I'd make sure you limit the quantity.

I'm going to try ginger now you've suggested it in my morning smoothie tomorrow :)

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15 hours ago, Kam-R said:

Spinach, cucumber & apple is my favourite smoothie! I started on them around 5 weeks out in my pureed food stage. I'm now almost 3 months out & still can't eat veg without a lot of restriction so its the only way I can get it in.

You can get half of your daily Protein requirements in if you use milk and add yogurt and Protein Powder.

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Absolutely - go for it!

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My go to is Spinach, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple juice (just a little, also add Water to get the right consistency) and Protein Powder, collagen powder and Fiber supplement.

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I usually also add a tablespoon or so of ground flaxseed.

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Is it safe to use flaxseed or chia seed at this stage?
What about eating raw cucumber or fruits?
I'm still afraid of adding those in my diet. Just started with half a banana in Protein Shake.< br>I was thinking of adding Protein Powder to the green smoothie to keep the intake up.
Thank you for your suggestions

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