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#181 Old 05-21-2013, 11:58 AM
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Drinking ( eating) kale/spinach (roots and all) celery, orange with watre and frozen banana and cranberries. plus 2 tbs chia seeds

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#182 Old 06-19-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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I may have missed someone else's mention of it, since this thread is super-long by now, but nut butters are one of the BEST smoothie additions (I'm partial to peanut butter, but have heard almond, cashew, etc are great as well). Keeps me full for so much longer than just fruit & veg!

 

I've noticed that a handful of frozen strawberries + a generous scoop of peanut butter + 2 tbsp stevia gives smoothies a sweetness similar to that of Cap'n Crunch Berries. It's a guilty pleasure, for sure.

 

Has anyone tried blending frozen melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, etc) into their smoothies? I hear they add a thick, creamy texture the way almond or soymilk would, but haven't tried it yet.

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#183 Old 06-19-2013, 10:03 AM
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Well, this thread is in the raw food forum, so people wouldn't be suggesting cooked foods like peanut butter in their smoothies.  Nuts don't digest /combine well with sweet fruits.

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#184 Old 06-20-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Eek, my mistake. 

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#185 Old 07-11-2013, 05:52 AM
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I had the best smoothie the other day! It was so delicious, I was kind of sad when it was gone... 

 

1 fully ripe banana

1-2 frozen nectarines

3 large handfuls of radish greens and spinach

Some raw protein powder, berry flavoured 

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 piece of ginger (I love ginger, but add according to your tastes)

Enough water to blend

 

Delicious and easy! 

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#186 Old 07-29-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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I had spinach, loads of pineapple and lemon. The taste was a little to the sour side but I liked it. Nowadays I tend to use less number of fruits to see how the smoothie tastes like. it is always just fruits with vege. No fanciful things like protein powder, milk, soya etc
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#187 Old 07-29-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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I need to get myself back on a green smoothie challenge. I did a 30 day one a few months ago but fell out of the habit. I think the vitamix is getting lonely lol


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#188 Old 07-29-2013, 09:36 PM
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No fanciful things like protein powder, milk, soya etc

Good!  NO need for processed foods in your healthy green smoothie.  Fruits and vegetables are perfect.  No powders needed.  :)

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#189 Old 08-01-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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I work on an organic farm and my host would make me the best date and banana smoothies. 

 

2 inches of water in the blender

5 Bananas

7 dates

 

It's a hearty shake and a filling afternoon meal.

 

I wrote a rap about living a FRUITARIAN lifestyle, it's on Youtube. Perhaps someone might find it inspiring?

 

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#190 Old 08-02-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Baby kale has a much milder taste than the larger leaves, so you may want to try that out first until you get used to the taste.  I just heard the other day, it sometimes takes 8-9 tries of  new food experience before you really like it :)  Personally I love just about any greens in my smoothies, including kale, collards, Swiss chard, romaine, sprouts, Bok choy, etc.
 

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#191 Old 08-04-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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I typically make smoothies with spinach, bananas, berries (whatever I have on hand), and ground flax seed.

Lately I've been adding silken tofu and coconut oil.  Some days I use all the ingredients, others I just use a few.  But I always use spinach and bananas at the very least.


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#192 Old 08-16-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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so many great ideas! excited to try changing it up today for lunch and dinner , thanks :)

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#193 Old 08-22-2013, 05:06 AM
 
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I love adding coconut and chia seeds (not necessarily together).  My favorite recipe is the coconutty - 

http://www.smoothiequest.com/coconutty/

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#194 Old 09-02-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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I usually just do 2 cups of kale, a banana, and 1 cup of almond and/or soy milk and some ice. sometimes i'll put in some flax or chia seeds...

 

I haven't tried romaine or spinach in  my green smoothie but after hearing about it I think I want to

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#195 Old 01-01-2014, 01:16 PM
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This morning I made a smoothie consisting of:

 

banana

frozen blueberries

orange

oats

flax seeds

soy milk

two huge handfuls of mixed greens (spinach, chards etc.)

 

It was great.

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#196 Old 01-04-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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My favorites are Lemmon juice, honey, 2 handfuls of mint with crushed ice or avocado and coconut milk...... Makes a really thick yummy smoothie!
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My favorites are Lemmon juice, honey, 2 handfuls of mint with crushed ice or avocado and coconut milk...... Makes a really thick yummy smoothie!
So avocado goes well in smoothies? I've thought about it before but never tried it.
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So avocado goes well in smoothies? I've thought about it before but never tried it.[/quot really really well, you can also add melted chocolate and it tastes like its a full on mega cream choc milkshake
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So avocado goes well in smoothies? I've thought about it before but never tried it.[/quot really really well, you can also add melted chocolate and it tastes like its a full on mega cream choc milkshake
Now we're talking! grin.gif
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Saturday morning I had a smoothie with cantaloupe, frozen banana, cucumber, and chicory leaves.   I made enough for my husband too.  Although he is a big meat and dairy lover and usually only eats vegetables if doused with all kinds of crap on his portion, I convinced him to try the smoothie and he drank the whole thing in one sitting!  No sugar added or anything as the chicory leaves are naturally sweet.  It took a bit to convince him to try it due to the bright green color but once he did he loved it.  Woot woot!


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#201 Old 01-08-2014, 05:03 AM
 
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Just started making smoothies for breakfast    :)

 

3 carrots

1 small beetroot

3 large sticks celery

1 pear

1 kiwi

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup watercress

1 pint water

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I accidentally made one that tastes like those "rosy apple" sweets you used to get as a kid. 

Its not 100% ideal as it contains soda water (ETA but could be replaced with plain fresh water) but I think it makes a nice green smoothie for beginners :)

(But it does contain kale and Brussels sprouts!):

 

http://flash-gordonette.com/2014/01/08/25-rosy-apple-green-smoothie.aspx


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#203 Old 01-09-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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I make this smoothie or at least a variation of it for breakfast daily.

2 cups raw kale
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup raw almonds

I think it's pretty tasty. Thin it out with water to get it to the consistency you like. 😊
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#204 Old 01-10-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Mine I call it Firecracker Smoothie 

 

 

This is a great post cardio boost.

Home made almond milk
1/2 an organic Avocado
1 organic banana
1 small organic pear
2 big handfuls of organic kale
2 scoops of chocolate Sunwarrior® raw protein powder
1 tsp of mesquite powder
dash of cayenne pepper
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Pop it all in the Ladyship Organic Essence Extractor and blend away. Can add some ice and water if you like it a little thinner.

I hope everyone will like it! ;)

 

 


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I was inspired by this forum to give green smoothies a go, and this morning, I made a pretty tasty one with lemon balm. I thought I'd share it here:

1 banana
A couple of tablespoons of flaxseed
A bit of avocado (had some leftovers)
About three handfuls of fresh pineapple
Half a glass of fresh orange juice
Water
A couple of handfuls of lemon balm

The smoothie tastes exotic and fresh, and the lemon balm gives it a very mild, green flavour. Yum!
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I was inspired by this forum to give green smoothies a go, and this morning, I made a pretty tasty one with lemon balm. I thought I'd share it here:

1 banana
A couple of tablespoons of flaxseed
A bit of avocado (had some leftovers)
About three handfuls of fresh pineapple
Half a glass of fresh orange juice
Water
A couple of handfuls of lemon balm

The smoothie tastes exotic and fresh, and the lemon balm gives it a very mild, green flavour. Yum!
Great idea with the lemon balm! smiley.gif
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I was inspired by this forum to give green smoothies a go, and this morning, I made a pretty tasty one with lemon balm. I thought I'd share it here:

1 banana
A couple of tablespoons of flaxseed
A bit of avocado (had some leftovers)
About three handfuls of fresh pineapple
Half a glass of fresh orange juice
Water
A couple of handfuls of lemon balm

The smoothie tastes exotic and fresh, and the lemon balm gives it a very mild, green flavour. Yum!

 

Mmmmm, that does sound good ! I need to get some lemon balm :)

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Favourite smoothie at the moment: 1 banana, a good handful of spinach, orange juice, ginger, flax seeds and water. So good!
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No favourite recipes here, I don't even care much if it's not that tasty, I just get it down me. It helps to make it thinner rather than thicker, so I make sure I add plenty of water.

 

However, when I make green smoothies for my kids I use more fruit than I would just for me and I make sure it's tasty otherwise they won't drink it. I typically buy organic fruit when it's on special to keep it cheaper and freeze it. I do my best to use different greens and again just buy the organic greens that are on special. 

 

When you don't like the flavour add more water. Strawberries, lemons or other citrus fruits cover flavour well. I find melon covers lots of tastes as well, but I don't like the taste anymore if you leave it for a little while, although usually I drink my smoothies immediately.

 

Bananas and Avocados make a lovely smooth and creamy base. If you have a Vitamix blender use the avocado pits as well, they have more nutrients than the flesh. The top of the pineapple also has the most nutrition.

 

I look to buy mostly organic and GMO free since we eat loads of fruit and veg in our family and I don't want to fill up on pesticides and things like that. 


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#210 Old 08-02-2014, 01:31 AM
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You hate romaine smoothies? Those are my favorite kind! Did you have much fruit in it? I just had one today. Here's how I made it.

1 cup water
1 whole head of romaine
2 medium bananas (frozen)
2 T chia gel
1 t maca

If it tastes too green you can add a date or two or some agave, but I didn't find it too strong at all.
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