Food Do You Drink Your Veggies?

AAA07

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Feb 29, 2008
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Ok I like veggies - a little. I know they are good for you etc. but I can't seem to just buy them and eat them "as is" most require preparation. You know they aren't like fruit. So I find myself drinking V8 Fusion juice or Naked Superfood. Oh and at Costco the other day I picked up these little powder packets "Veggies To Go" that you can mix with water (which I don't recommend - tastes like grass!!) or with juice. Not bad. So it is better than nothing. I know I am not getting enough fiber but isn't that what whole wheat waffles are for? LOL
 

domlee

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Jan 22, 2007
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haha....

I do enjoy a nice glass of carrot juice once in awhile.
And for the record...tomato juice in your Bloody Mary doesn't count as a daily serving of veggies. (Although the "Spicy V8" makes an excellent Bloody Mary!)
 
Jan 28, 2007
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Yes, I occasionally drink vegetable juice but they do not serve as a substitute for fresh vegetables. It can count as a serving, but whole vegetables have more nutritional value with their fiber, etc that you may not find in the juice. Plus juice has more sugar. Just make sure you eat some whole veggies, too!
 

claireZk

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Jun 18, 2007
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If you're concerned about fiber intake, you can get it from fresh fruit too. Pears and berries have a ton. So do black beans.
 

elizat

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Sep 21, 2007
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I actually really LIKE V8. I always have. I drink it a couple times a week at work b/c we buy it by the case b/c one of my partners likes it.
 

Wentworth-Roth

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I like carrot juice and sauerkraut juice. I tried reed beet juice but disliked it, because it was too sweet; I also tried a mixed vegetable juice that I disliked as well, because it contained tomato juice which I apparently dislike too.
I once pureed vegetables that weren't fresh but not rotten either and ate the puree. It was brownish grey (carrots and salad) and tasted weird. Lol.
 

claireZk

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Jun 18, 2007
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I actually really LIKE V8. I always have. I drink it a couple times a week at work b/c we buy it by the case b/c one of my partners likes it.
I love v8 too, ever since I was little. I don't like the low sodium kind, though!
 

tatertot

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I get a juice from our local health store called Vruit and it is delicious! It comes in different blends but the orange veggie and berry veggie blends are my favorites. They are loaded w/ veggies but taste like fresh fruit juice.
 

IFFAH

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Jan 22, 2006
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I usually make my own veggie drink e.g. cabbage drink. It's not tasty but it's great for health and a way to detoxify myself.
 

lv-lover

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No, I prefer to eat them. V8 isn't bad, though. Drinking veg juice is weird to me, I prefer fruit or a mixture of the two.