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#1 Old 01-12-2009, 08:44 PM
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I wanted to start making smoothies for breakfast and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what to put in them. I really don't eat enough green veggies, so I should probably put some of those. I'm trying to lose weight and I run and do some crunches and sit-ups and the like, but I don't weight train or whatnot so I didn't know if I needed that protein powder or not. And maybe something for B-12? And Omega 3's? I have no idea what to do. Sorry, I'm new. Ideas? TIA!
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#2 Old 01-12-2009, 09:40 PM
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chocolate soy milk, kale, half a banana and protein powder....oh, and some ice, maybe a tablespoon of pb too
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#3 Old 01-13-2009, 03:33 AM
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My favorite is: a banana, frozen berries, pineapple and kale
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#4 Old 01-13-2009, 07:41 AM
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You can add spinach to any smoothie. It takes quite a bit to affect the taste.

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#5 Old 01-13-2009, 10:07 AM
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#6 Old 01-13-2009, 10:27 AM
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I heard beets are good in smoothies. I don't think they would add much taste either. I'd recommend corrots too! They're nice and sweet.
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#7 Old 01-13-2009, 10:39 AM
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I always add some wheat grass to my smoothies. I can get wheat grass shots at a farmers market down the street from me. They make it fresh and freeze it for me. I think there is powdered stuff you can find somewhere too. But as most things go, its better fresher.
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I never thought to put spinach in a smoothie. I'll have to try that. Usually I just put frozen fruit and bananas in mine.
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#9 Old 01-13-2009, 06:11 PM
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does anyone know if the fruit smoothies made by Boathouse are healthy?
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#10 Old 01-15-2009, 01:35 AM
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putting avocadoes in is really good as well. it has a smooth, creamy texture and neutral taste so it doesnt affect your smoothie much at all but is a good protein source.

i've heard avocado + chocolate (chocolate powder?) is really good too... i was gonna make it the other day but didnt have any chocolate so i put some vanilla chai instead and it was ok (along with fruits and almond milk).. i wouldnt do that again tho lol.
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When I first got my blender, I made a bunch of smoothies and I didn't like any of them. I haven't really used my blender in a while now :/



So don't get down if you don't like something, just keep toying with it. I guess I just didn't have the patience
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I like to put a tablespoon or two of ground flax seed in my smoothies. A tablespoon of peanut butter works well, too, especially in banana smoothies. I love peanut butter and bananas together.
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The one Michael suggested I try and I've been using most is OJ, frozen berries, spinach, and kale. If I have a banana, some parsley, ginger, flax, or beets I'll throw in one or more of those ingredients too.

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My smoothies are usually:

Banana

Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, goji berries)

Greens (most likely spinach)

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Chia Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Raw Cacao Nibs

Green superfood powder



It tastes pretty good too!

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I"m usually a frozen fruit/"milk"/yogurt/tofu sort of smoothie girl. If I have soy protein powder I will add that if I'm using juice instead of "milk" or tofu...I'll add ground flax if I have it.



I never thought about putting veggies in...I'll have to try that.
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I love peanut butter and bananas together.



Me too! I put smushed up bananas and peanut butter in my oatmeal sometimes.
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My smoothies are usually:

Banana

Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, goji berries)

Greens (most likely spinach)

Water

Chia Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Raw Cacao Nibs

Green superfood powder



It tastes pretty good too!



This sounds amazing!
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#18 Old 01-20-2009, 08:52 PM
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chocolate soy milk, kale, half a banana and protein powder....oh, and some ice, maybe a tablespoon of pb too



Thats me too...



Chocolate or Vanilla Soy Milk....Protein Powder in many flavors like choc/vanilla/pb pina colada...ect...ice cubes and sometimes a fruit like a banana....yummerific...and filling so I am not munching all day.



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putting avocadoes in is really good as well. it has a smooth, creamy texture and neutral taste so it doesnt affect your smoothie much at all but is a good protein source.

i've heard avocado + chocolate (chocolate powder?) is really good too... i was gonna make it the other day but didnt have any chocolate so i put some vanilla chai instead and it was ok (along with fruits and almond milk).. i wouldnt do that again tho lol.



i have never thought to do that before!

Avocados my favourite food mmmmm

Do you think avocado and vanilla would go alright?

Im not a fan of chocolate



I always make chai smoothies

And usually a tiny amount of flaxseed oil goes good in them
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Some other things I add to my smoothies if I have it is a tablespoon of psyllum husk powder, flax seeds/flax seed oil and/or bitumus (sp?) clay. None of these has ever had an impact on taste, although it can thicken it up a little bit, so increasing the liquid in the smoothie might be advisable. I have a smoothie container that has a little mixer thing in the top so when you shake it up it really mixes it. This definately helps.



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does anyone know if the fruit smoothies made by Boathouse are healthy?



Boathouse or Bolthouse? I've had the Bolthouse Farms ones and they are pretty healthy as far as I know. Check out their products and judge for yourself:

http://www.bolthouse.com/



I could just drink them all day. My favorites are the Green Goodness and the Strawberry Banana smoothie... the other ones I could do without.



I only get these every once and a while. My homemade smoothies turn out just as good and are cheaper in the long run and its cool to have a freshly made smoothie from fresh ingredients.







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putting avocadoes in is really good as well. it has a smooth, creamy texture and neutral taste so it doesnt affect your smoothie much at all but is a good protein source.

i've heard avocado + chocolate (chocolate powder?) is really good too... i was gonna make it the other day but didnt have any chocolate so i put some vanilla chai instead and it was ok (along with fruits and almond milk).. i wouldnt do that again tho lol.



I'm going to have to add some avocado to my smoothie tomorrow. Great idea!
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I add flaxseed...and cinnamon to my smoothies...



Never put spinach in them before, though. Sounds good. Does it work with canned spinach?
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I wanted to start making smoothies for breakfast and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what to put in them. I really don't eat enough green veggies, so I should probably put some of those. I'm trying to lose weight and I run and do some crunches and sit-ups and the like, but I don't weight train or whatnot so I didn't know if I needed that protein powder or not. And maybe something for B-12? And Omega 3's? I have no idea what to do. Sorry, I'm new. Ideas? TIA!

I actually used to manage a smoothie shop so I love them!



What kinds of fruits do you like? let me know and then I can come up with some ideas for you
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