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Smoothies!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hit me up with your smoothie recipes, especially ones high in protein!

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post #3 of 16

3 kale leaves, with thick stems removed

1/2 c parsley (stems and all)

1 cup frozen fruit (mango, berries, whatever you like)

1/2 banana

protein powder

fiber powder

2 packets sweetener or sugar

1/2 c water

 

blend until smooth - makes 2 servings, less than 100 calories per serving

 

This so delicious if you like the taste of parsley (i love parsley...tastes fresh and springlike...so this works for me). :)

post #4 of 16

8 oz. glass of milk (or almond milk)

1/2 mango, papaya or orange,

1/2 ripe banana

1 T coconut oil

1 T rolled oats

 

8 oz. of milk

1 T peanut butter

2 big tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp agave syrup or honey

 

8 oz. of milk

1 banana

2 tsp almond butter

2 tsp agave syrup or honey

 

8 oz. milk

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

2 bananas

juice from 1 orange

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

We often add a scoop of whey protein powder as well.

I should add that I don't actually measure...so these could be off.  I just add the milk at the end, slowly, until its at a consistancy that I like!

 


 

post #5 of 16

my favorite has been this:

 

2 bananas

5 frozen strawberries

1 apple

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tray of ice cubes

1-1.5 cups water

and about 3 cups of spinach

 

It's super clean and fresh! 

 

post #6 of 16

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good protein powder?

post #7 of 16

I like Shaklee's soy protein. They have different flavors, too. I even use it in baking. 

post #8 of 16

Mmm!  Sounds good! 

 

I've tried adding spinach and kale to smoothies before but I find I always get chunks...it must be my blender?  What kind do you use?
 

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Originally Posted by purposefuldoula View Post

my favorite has been this:

 

2 bananas

5 frozen strawberries

1 apple

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tray of ice cubes

1-1.5 cups water

and about 3 cups of spinach

 

It's super clean and fresh! 

 



 

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

For chunks: I put the liquid in first and then blend just the greens and the liquid before adding other stuff.
 

post #10 of 16

For those recipes requiring spinach, are you using baby spinach or would frozen do?  Baby spinach makes me nervous because of the listeria recall a couple of years ago.

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

I've been using spinach from my garden.

post #12 of 16
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My smoothie "recipe" is some spinach, a banana, an orange, another random piece of fruit, 1-2 carrots, some almonds, some flax seeds, some water to get it to the desired consistency. (I have a Vitamix so everything is PULVERIZED.) I have some chia seeds on order, though, and will be trading the flax for those when I run out of flax.
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Originally Posted by heyitskalista View Post

Mmm!  Sounds good! 

 

I've tried adding spinach and kale to smoothies before but I find I always get chunks...it must be my blender?  What kind do you use?
 



 



 

My MIL gave me a Vitamix for Christmas and smoothies have been very smooth since then :) 

 

Even with it though, I add my greens last and blend for a good minute to get every last bit.  My old blender took a bit more time to get smooth. 

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Originally Posted by TTCmama View Post

For those recipes requiring spinach, are you using baby spinach or would frozen do?  Baby spinach makes me nervous because of the listeria recall a couple of years ago.



Most of the time, I try to get the giant box of organic baby spinach.  I have no idea whether or not that helps though :/

post #15 of 16

I like Sunwarrior's rice protein a lot, and will buy it when there's a deal, but Nutribiotic is way cheaper, and you can still get an organic version. I like vanilla protein powders the most.

 

My favorite smoothie is:

Spinach, banana, peach, crystallized ginger, 1/2 scoop protein powder, vanilla, almond milk. I usually use a few drops of stevia, but I've been throwing a date in lately--figure I could use the extra iron, fiber, and calories.

post #16 of 16

I found this link: 5 tastey looking green smoothie recipes!  Add some protein powder and they'd be a pretty awesome breakfast!

 

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/04/green-smoothie-challenge.html

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