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Costa Rican Fruit Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Aug 3, 2016. 1 Reply

Do some greens just not digest raw?

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Best blender for banana ice cream?

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Ben replied to Ben's discussion Costa Rican Fruit Festival
Aug 3, 2016
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Costa Rican Fruit Festival

Are any of you going to the Costa Rican Fruit festival? I've heard there will be Marang there and that's a fruit I've always wanted to try...See More
Jul 28, 2016
PK replied to Ben's discussion Do some greens just not digest raw?
"Thanks Bananamomma These explain why.  Eat 1/2-2 heads of lettuce greens a day.  Save the kale, chard, and spinach for an occasion treat, or like vegan gluten free croutons on the salad, but they should not be the salad.  Good luck…"
Dec 6, 2015
Kenny F replied to Ben's discussion Do some greens just not digest raw?
"Blend them in a smoothie with Berries and Bananas or Mango... just not apples :-) I cram in a whole head (or more) of either Romaine, Kale, or maybe Dandelion greens with some berries and bananas from:…"
Dec 5, 2015
Dominic replied to Ben's discussion Do some greens just not digest raw?
"I'd suggest lightly steaming anything besides tender leafy greens.  So all cruciferous veg.  If I eat those raw they don't really digest and give me gas.  But if you are eating a lot of greens or brightly colored foods…"
Dec 5, 2015
Bananamomma replied to Ben's discussion Do some greens just not digest raw?
"Here are a couple links from Aloha to 30BaD's Welcome Wagon! http://www.30bananasaday.com/notes/Aloha_to_30BaD%27s_Welcome_Wagon%21 Benefits of Lettuce Greens Do I need to eat greens? What kind of greens and how much? Why do I need to eat…"
Dec 4, 2015
Peter replied to Ben's discussion Do some greens just not digest raw?
"Many leafy green vegetables for some people are difficult to digest due to the fibrous structure. Cooking does help in breaking down this structure making leafy greens easier to digest as it appears is the case with you - even if not fully. I…"
Dec 4, 2015
Ben posted a discussion

Do some greens just not digest raw?

Whenever I eat a decent amount of some greens such as kale, spinach, and parsley, I notice a lot of it comes out in my poop, seemingly undigested. Kinda sucks to know that I bought seeds, watered, composted, and prepared these organic greens just to have them pass through me undigested. I know I could put them in a smoothie, but is it possible that they still don't actually digest, they just are blended into small parts that I just don't notice? I eat cooked food as well and sometimes I notice…See More
Dec 4, 2015
Ben replied to Jenna George's discussion dizzy when I stand up- what am I missing?
"In addition to inadequate sodium, dizziness on rise could be an adrenal issue. Your adrenal glands produce mineral corticoids that help regulate blood pressure. If they are overly stressed they may not be producing enough of it or at the right time…"
Sep 8, 2012
Ben replied to PeteVegan's discussion do carbs or sugar turn into fat ??
"I'm about to do a long video on my blood tests on 811 versus my blood test on a higher fat non-vegan whole food diet for 2 months. It will show the change in fasting blood sugar, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, omega 3 breakdowns, and mineral…"
Jul 9, 2012
Ben replied to gabe's discussion Is Eating Fat Really That Bad For You?
"I have conducted an experiment on myself after being 811 for almost 3 years. I got my blood tests, then dropped the vegan and low fat for 2 months. I was still eating lots of fruit and veg but ate some eggs, olive oil, dairy, fish and meat in…"
Jul 4, 2012
Eric Anderson replied to Ben's discussion Best blender for banana ice cream?
"My blender. That's the blender I have in my dorm and I've made banana ice cream with it twice so far. Both times it has come out just fine. Basically I throw in about 2 or 3 bananas worth of frozen banana slices, pulse with the crush…"
May 16, 2012
Myca replied to Ben's discussion Best blender for banana ice cream?
"If you cannot afford a vita mix, buy the Yonana Machine. It is 50 bucks at Target. I have one. It makes very creamy banana ice cream. You can also run other fruit like mango, pineapple. It is really good. I find it,does best when the frozen fruit…"
Apr 30, 2012
Kerrigan replied to Ben's discussion Best blender for banana ice cream?
"I think the Yonanas machine looks interesting, I found out about it last week because on one of my bananas was a Yonanas sticker. I was curious so I checked out the website. Oh- the funny part though is they say "freeze over-ripe bananas,"…"
Apr 30, 2012
Ben replied to Ben's discussion Best blender for banana ice cream?
"Can you guys share your tips on how to make really thick banana ice cream in the blendtec? I have heard some people complaining that blendtec leaves chunks and the vitamix doesnt. Any truth to this?"
Apr 30, 2012
Ben replied to Emily's discussion My grandfather has a brain tumor- can anyone help me?
"Sorry to hear about this, I had a similar situation with my uncle who was diagnosed with a brain tumor under similar circumstances as your grandfather, though he was only in his early 50's. As far as what you should do? Well first and foremost…"
Apr 30, 2012

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At 4:54am on January 29, 2012, Amy said…

Diggin' the music, dood!

At 6:38am on May 28, 2011, Andréa Paige ૐ said…

Lovely Ben! So glad it helped!!

Love + Light,


At 5:56am on May 24, 2011, Bristol said…

Hey Ben!

So here's this weeks price list for Albert's Organics. It seems kind of pricey, except bananas. 


Let me know how the prices compare and if yours are cheaper where do you shop? I know we've talked about this before but any updates? I know you used to go to Freshpoint? What is available there and prices if so? 



At 4:24am on November 25, 2010, Auria Gaines said…
Hi Ben,

I know we did not get to officially meet but I did see you at Dr. Graham and I am glad you could make it out!!
At 3:02am on November 24, 2010, Anastasia/Champagne Mango said…
heyoo. Good to meet you last night
At 8:32am on October 23, 2010, Auria Gaines said…
Hey Ben,

Glad to hear you are coming. Is anyone else going. Let your friends know. It is totally worth it!
At 8:14am on October 23, 2010, Auria Gaines said…
love the blueberry photos! Great pics! ^_^
At 11:15am on October 20, 2010, Tom Holowka said…
Hey Ben, wanted to let you know Doug Graham is coming to Connecticut. Here is the thread. http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/doug-graham-is-coming-to?xg_source=activity
At 7:31am on July 28, 2010, Eric Rivkin said…
HI Ben, All that you see on this and the www.VivaLaRaw.org site is on this farm and our local area. The fruits are so plentiful, all local, and ripely rich and delicious year round, many different ones. Travel info is at the site. Come on and dig in to a natural vacation. Have you ever had a really ripe banana? Email me at emrivkin@gmail.com.
Pura vida, Eric
Jewel of the Sun
At 2:26am on June 3, 2010, Steph said…
Thank you much! Nice jam.

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