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#1 Old 08-14-2007, 10:32 AM
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I know I sound really stupid asking for help w/ smoothies. I've tried every smoothie recipe imagined, but the only problem is that I DESPISE bananas. I leave them out of every smoothie recipe, and they always taste like they're missing something. I'm also cannot make smoothies on the fly, once again they taste like they're missing something. If any one has any Anti-Banana smoothie recipes....I will be indebted to you forever.



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#2 Old 08-14-2007, 10:46 AM
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do you like pineapple? that could work



frozen kiwi and strawberry?
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#3 Old 08-14-2007, 11:08 AM
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I like taking strawberries, and peaches, and blending them with enough orange juice to get things moving in the blender.



Or strawberry-mango, with enough soymilk, or juice to get things going.



I make so many different combos. It's only limited by your imagination.
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#4 Old 08-14-2007, 11:18 AM
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Do you like yogurt? (Dairy or soy).



That's what I often turn to when I'm out of bananas. Tastes great.
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I have an obsession with bananas in smoothies. But only if they're frozen! They make is so creamy and good



Yes my other post was more helpful.



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don't some people use silk tofu?



I haven't tried this so I can't say what it is like.

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#8 Old 08-14-2007, 12:54 PM
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I sometimes use silken tofu in my smoothies....It makes them nice and creamy.
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#9 Old 08-14-2007, 01:00 PM
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I like pretty simple smoothies - OJ with frozen peaches or strawberries, or almond milk with frozen strawberries or blueberries.
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#10 Old 08-14-2007, 08:34 PM
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My latest:



Soy milk

Protein powder

Splenda

Dates and glace ginger

Nutmeg

Cocoa powder



It sounds weird but it is good! Just be aware that if you use protein, it tends to expand in the blender so be conservative with quantities at first. I learnt this the hard way *lol*.
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Smoothie confusion? Is it all just blending together?
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#12 Old 08-17-2007, 01:34 PM
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Silken tofu definitely helps, and a bit of honey (*gasp!*) or agave to sweeten. Bananas make smoothies thicker, smoother and SWEETER. If you're using something else, you have to replace that mild, creamy-sweet effect that bananas have.



It's fine, my kids and I don't like bananas either. We always use frozen fruit (rather than fresh), a little sweetner and a 1/2 package of silken tofu. No bananas needed.



If you think your smoothies are "missing something" without bananas though, it's possible you actually LIKE them in smoothies and just don't like them plain.
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#13 Old 08-17-2007, 11:51 PM
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I don't like the fact that bananas overpower EVERYTHING you put them in. Thanks for the tips guys.
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#14 Old 08-18-2007, 01:43 AM
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I hate banannas too, I feel a banana hatred club coming up



On the rare occasion I make smoothie I use yoghurt to thicken it. There are bananna-free ones available in the shops and they don't replace it with anything and it has the same texture.
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I hate banannas too, I feel a banana hatred club coming up



maybe this smilie would be more appropriate?



















not me, I lurve bananas
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maybe this smilie would be more appropriate?



















not me, I lurve bananas



I wanted to do something like that but I couldn't find an angry enough thing to be killing the banana. Looked straight through gun smilie, I was debating using because he looks a bit mean
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#17 Old 08-18-2007, 02:19 AM
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I love bananas, but I try not to eat them as much ever since I went to Costa Rica.



The banana plantations there are HUGE and destroy an extraordinary amount of rainforest. I also learned there how little people who work there actually make, and how terrible it is for the environment because of the various pesticides and little diversity.



So, no bananas for me. :[
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#18 Old 08-20-2007, 01:57 AM
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Protein powder can help giving some texture to your smoothie. Or using soy yogurt instead of milk.
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