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Old 03-08-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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i'm trying to get back into smoothies. another option to add protein is Jensen gelatin (from mostly grassfed cows!). i've heard good things about parsley in the smoothie, gotta try it! i suppose it has to be fresh to have that energizing effect, all i have at the moment is dried. must remember to pick some up.

 

our smoothies:

fruit: usually berries. sometimes mango, banana, or apple

liquid: yogurt, kefir, coconut milk or coconut water

protein: gelatin, sometimes egg yolk when my hens are laying good

veg: spinach usually, recently tried kale too. want to try parsley. also need to try kelp and alfalfa. thinking of getting a greens powder for the times when i'm out. a few years ago i tried garden of life perfect food powder and thought it was nasty (just mixed w/water, wasn't doing smoothies then) so i fed it to my chickens. so wish i had it now. live and learn.

misc (one or more of these, depending on mood): raw honey, stevia, raw cocoa, probiotics, bee pollen, oj concentrate, coconut spread or coconut oil


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Old 03-20-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Remember bee pollen! Amazing stuff.


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I make either a keifer/yogurt based smoothie or a greens smoothie.  When I use greens, i don't use dairy.  I just don't love that combination of dairy and greens.  For the green smoothie I use spinach, dandelion, beet greens, chard  or mustard greens, a little water or orange or apple juice and some fruit - banana or blueberries and then some ice.  Sometimes a little coconut milk for fat

 

One keifer smoothie that my son LOVES is the "milkshake".  I only make it once in a while as it's pretty rich, but it is SO GOOD!!:   Homemade whole milk keifer or coconut keifer, coconut water and coconut cream, a big scoop of homemade balinese cashew butter (just cashews in the food processor with a few drops of water), a scoop of almond butter or peanut butter, cacao powder, a little honey (optional), frozen banana and flax seed oil.   It tastes like a chocolate peanut butter coconut milkshake! 


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elizabeth2008-thats pretty  much what we do as well: a green smoothie with just greens and fruit and then a "milk smoothie", but your milkshake sounds great!  

 

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This is what we do:

 

banana

 

few handfuls of fresh chopped berries: we like blue berries and strawberries

 

few chunks of apple or fresh mango

 

avacado

 

flax

 

raw honey

 

and lots of organic spinach

 

We normally use apple juice to mix it all up. But I have also been known to make myself a 'breakfast smoothie' with milk or almond milk, but to do this I would tweek the recipe first to make it more 'breaskfast-y and maybe through in a raw egg as well. I also LOVE throwing in just a few very fresh mint leaves into my morning smooties. This adds a great, fresh taste and gives me a bit of a pick-me-up.

 

We switch our greens out every few weeks or so..as to not get to bored with the taste.

 

Smooties are so fun!  You get to play around with your foods and customize the taste and nutrition to you and your family. We also use different smooties when we are sick, to give us certin vitamen boosts, to help our bodies heal. :)

 

 


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Have you heard of Shakeology?  It is loaded with all kinds of herbs, superfoods, greenfoods, probiotics, enzymes, protein, and fiber.  I've made my own smoothies for my husband for years using fresh fruit and almond milk, and various superfoods, but he raves about how he feels drinking a Shakeology smoothie.  I've seen some good results with other folks too.  So, that is our new staple.  You might be interested in trying it.  When I make it, I add almond milk and fresh or frozen fruit.

 

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Just noticed that a lot of your smoothie's are filled with sugary things... and also kefir. That makes it the perfect opportunity to make the smoothies a day in advance and let it ferment for a while before eating. That will get rid of some of the sugar and also boost the probiotic content.

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