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Old 02-16-2010, 09:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are going to be incorporating more smoothies into our diet and was hoping some of you could share some or your favorites

We just had one that was delicious:
1 Pear
1 orange
1 head green leaf lettuce (we used one small heirloom lettuce)
handful berries

YUM!
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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OK so...this may sound weird but it was sooo good: frozen bananas, frozen figs, capri sun. DH always makes 'em so i'm not sure what else he puts in them. A friend makes hers w/ peanut butter.

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I work at a jamba juice and I own my own vita-mix..as soon as I read this the gears started turning!

My favorite at jamba juice is pomegranate juice with strawberries, peach chunks and mango chunks.

I also really like apple juice with frozen strawberries and bananas.

You can basically throw a head of lettuce or a handful of spinach into anything!

Kale and apple smoothies are also delicious.

I do nut milk, banana and whatever greens I have around a lot, that one's delish too.
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Orange juice with either a frozen banana, frozen strawberries or frozen pineapple and a little coconut oil

Yogurt smoothies with frozen fruit

Almond milk and ice cubes made from frozen coffee

Chocolate almond milk with a frozen banana and a scoop of nut butter

I'm still trying to get into veggie smoothies...


 

 

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Have you seen www.smoothie-handbook.com? It's got lots of good ideas. I have to keep sharing my green smoothies with 7yo DS! I'm in the kale section right now, but I'm trying to work my way into the cabbage section (hmmm...we'll see). They have non green sections as well - including chocolate.

Have fun!

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I like to add a raw egg or two to my smoothies (from pastured, healthy, happy chickens!)

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One of my favorites is one mango, one banana and a handful of spinach. I sometimes add berries to this as well.
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We liked (back when we ate tofu)

Almond Vanilla milk
1 or 2 bananas
1/2 lb soft tofu
1 container of Organic Strawberry yogurt
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avocado, orange, greens!
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rice milk, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches, a splash of apple juice, 1 banana. it's so yummy!

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I am loving the ideas.

What is this "kale apple" method Fresh_Veggie?

Delfin- avocado, orange, and greens sounds so good.
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Thanks to my Blndtec I can get creative. Today we had Pear, Carrot, Orange, banana + frozen strawberries and OJ

Mmmm.
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My current favorite happens to be:

Banana
Apple
Blood orange
A head of romaine
Handful of whatever other greens there are
Blueberries
A few shavings of fresh ginger
A splash of plain coconut kefir (from Turtle Mountain)

This'll make enough for breakfast and a mid-morning snack.

I find that the tiny bit of ginger really works well with the greens, somehow making them more palatable.
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My Fave Green Smoothie:

1 Banana (either frozen-better, or fresh)
Large handful of either fresh spinach or 2 leaves of kale (de-ribbed, taken off the stiff part)
1/2 cup or so of orange juice
1/2 mango
handfull of frozen strawberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
=yum yum!

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#1:
Strawberries
Banana
Handful of spinach
Blueberries
Rice milk & ice

#2: Same as above but with orange instead of/in addition to blueberries

#3:
2 or 3 spotted (not too spotted!)bananas
Big spoonful of peanut butter
Rice milk & ice

#4:
1/2 a pineapple
1 or 2 kale leafs with the stem (?) removed
1 banana
Half an orange or a few strawberries
1/2 can coconut milk

To all of the above I like to add: flax seeds, wheat germ, and hemp protein.

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Kale-apple

http://www.sethigherstandards.com/kale-apple-smoothie/

I think it's quite tasty, but this recipe doesn't say how good they think it is
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A great smoothie I had yesterday:

a handful of soaked almonds
handful of pitted dates (depends how sweet you like it)
a whole avocado
water

We usually eat this one with a spoon. My kids love it. My 20 mo old had 4 helpings!
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We own a blendtec and make smoothies everyday! My two favorite are these:

Caribbean bliss recipe here...www.naturallife101.com

Green chocolate (omg yum)
1 banana
swiss chard (as much as you like, if you don't use a lot you can't taste it)
about 1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder (unsweetened)
1.5 cup pineapple
1 c water
2 tsp maca powder
blend!

I found that if I freeze my fruit and then blend it it makes a creamy and cold smoothie.

 

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maybe a silly question/thought...
I read a book on green smoothies that sounded amazing but the author said a vitamix blender was essential due to the speed the blade reaches and a regular blender won't work for green smoothies.
Is anyone else using a non-vitamix blender?

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maybe a silly question/thought...I read a book on green smoothies that sounded amazing but the author said a vitamix blender was essential due to the speed the blade reaches and a regular blender won't work for green smoothies.Is anyone else using a non-vitamix blender?
Before I got my Vitamix I used a regular blender for green smoothiesabout 2 yrs.** You just need to blend your greens w the liquid first to really get the greens blended well.* Then add your other ingredients.* My smoothies turned out really good even without the vitamix.
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Before I got my Vitamix I used a regular blender for green smoothiesabout 2 yrs.** You just need to blend your greens w the liquid first to really get the greens blended well.* Then add your other ingredients.* My smoothies turned out really good even without the vitamix.
Oh! Thank you! This is so good to know. We've just lifted the cold frame that our greens have been under all winter and they are ready for consumption! I can't wait to try and do a green smoothie.

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maybe a silly question/thought...
I read a book on green smoothies that sounded amazing but the author said a vitamix blender was essential due to the speed the blade reaches and a regular blender won't work for green smoothies.
Is anyone else using a non-vitamix blender?
I use a cheap black and decker food processer to make ours. I think it blends the greens just fine
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My Favorites: (Trader Joe's has all the unusual Froz fruits)

Berry Green:
1 Banana
1/4 c Froz Blueberries
1/4 c Froz Strawberries
1/4 c Froz Blackberries or Black Raspberries
1/4 c Froz Red Raspberries or Froz Pomegranate
3/4 c Trader Joe's Green Plant Green Food Beverage
1/4 c Water
1-2 T Whole Flax seeds (they get ground up by the blender)
2-3 Good handfuls of Baby Spinach

Green Papaya-Pear:
1 Banana
1 Ripe Pear
1 c Froz Papaya
3/4 c Whole Foods brand Organic Apple Juice
1/4 c Water
1-2 T Flax seeds
2-3 Good handfuls of Baby Spinach

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Long time lurker here...

Our new favorite that I made up last week:

1/2 a cucumber peeled
8 mint leaves
1 head romaine lettuce
1 cup of green grapes
1 apple, cored
2 Tbs. honey
2 cups of ice
1/4 water

Blend and serve, very light, fresh and YUMMY!
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Usually, I do baby spinach, kale or swiss chard. Then I add a banana and some combo of fresh and frozen fruit- pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, peaches. I love adding a ripe pear or mango. For the past few days I've been adding a few tablespoons of hemp seed and the vitamix makes it taste so creamy-its awesome. I've also been using half water and half coconut water as my liquid. In the past I've added the raw cacao, maca and some E3 live to up the nutrients.
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Before I got my Vitamix I used a regular blender for green smoothiesabout 2 yrs.** You just need to blend your greens w the liquid first to really get the greens blended well.* Then add your other ingredients.* My smoothies turned out really good even without the vitamix.
Same here. I have a magic bullet and dbf has a black and decker? Both do an excellent job. I mix the greens and milk first, then add the other stuff which is usually frozen (berries and bananas).

I've just been doing spinach, frozen bananas and berries, and almond milk. I'm a little scared to branch out.
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I tried a smoothie the other day with romaine lettuce, Fuji apples, dates, and cinnamon. I was surprised by how good it tasted!

I do wish I had a VitaMix or Blendtec. I have a standard blender, and it makes pretty good smoothies if I have enough liquid, but every once in awhile I find myself having to chew my smoothie a little, and it had a tough time pureeing the dates.

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