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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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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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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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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.<br><br>
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 <i>any</i> of them. I haven't really used my blender in a while now :/<br><br><br><br>
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:<br><br>
Banana<br><br>
Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, goji berries)<br><br>
Greens (most likely spinach)<br><br>
Water<br><br>
Chia Seeds<br><br>
Hemp Seeds<br><br>
Raw Cacao Nibs<br><br>
Green superfood powder<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
I never thought about putting veggies in...I'll have to try that.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PTree15</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I love peanut butter and bananas together.</div>
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Me too! I put smushed up bananas and peanut butter in my oatmeal sometimes.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Doktormartini</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My smoothies are usually:<br><br>
Banana<br><br>
Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, goji berries)<br><br>
Greens (most likely spinach)<br><br>
Water<br><br>
Chia Seeds<br><br>
Hemp Seeds<br><br>
Raw Cacao Nibs<br><br>
Green superfood powder<br><br><br><br>
It tastes pretty good too!</div>
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This sounds amazing!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lubimiller</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
chocolate soy milk, kale, half a banana and protein powder....oh, and some ice, maybe a tablespoon of pb too</div>
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Thats me too...<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
Peace Love and Good Karma<br><br><br><br>
Jenn<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:">
 

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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.<br><br>
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.</div>
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i have never thought to do that before!<br><br>
Avocados my favourite food mmmmm<br><br>
Do you think avocado and vanilla would go alright?<br><br>
Im not a fan of chocolate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
I always make chai smoothies<br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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does anyone know if the fruit smoothies made by Boathouse are healthy?</div>
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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:<br><br><a href="http://www.bolthouse.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bolthouse.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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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.<br><br>
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.</div>
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I'm going to have to add some avocado to my smoothie tomorrow. Great idea!
 
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