Smoothie recipes

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    Apr 16, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    I'm trying to eat one fruit smoothie and one green smoothie a day but this morning I made a smoothie from 3 apples and water but it's gross as hell. It literally tastes bitty and dry.

    I'm going shopping for some fruit later (I already have the green veggies) so does anyone have any good combos they use that are either all fruit or fruit and veg mixes? I have looked online but I wanted to get some ideas from real people too especially if any of you have picked certain combos for health reasons/benefits.

    I'm so far thinking about an organic almond butter and banana smoothie and an avacado and fig smoothie both mixed with almond or coconut milk. So far though i'm struggling to think of groups of say 3 or 4 ingredients (plus a liquid).

    Also I'm virtually doing paleo - just need to cut out the dairy like cheese and milk - so smoothies seem like a great breakfast substitutes to oatabix, bran flakes or porridge.
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    Apr 16, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    OK I will give you one
    blend a pear, orange and a banana together, add a little bit of water, just to start all that going and maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • SENCGuy1

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    Apr 16, 2014 11:03 AM GMT
    Bananas, strawberries, ice cubes; you can add a bit of spinach to this for the vitamins but don't be too heavy-handed with it.
  • ndbilly

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    Apr 16, 2014 11:09 AM GMT
    Here is one of my morning ones that is quite tasty and still green. Serves 2

    1/2 cup blueberries

    2 small apples

    about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

    A piece of fresh ginger peeled and about a quarter in diameter and about a quarter inch thick

    A can of coconut milk

    and a handful of spinach

    OPTIONAL: If it is still too thick, try adding a bit of milk.
    OPTIONAL: A scoop of vanilla protein powder
    OPTIONAL: Some mix of flaxseed and nut powder (linwoods is the brand I have used)

    Blend, serve, presto!


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    Apr 16, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
    My default drink:

    Almond butter, banana, frozen strawberries (or other frozen berry), unsweetened Almond/Soy milk depending on preference (or rice milk) and a scoop of unsweetened whey.

    Green one would be great but the ingredient/shopping issue would thwart me. I eat a lot of salads at lunch.
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    Apr 16, 2014 4:34 PM GMT
    My favorite smoothie is a handful of strawberries, one banana, 1/2 - 1 cup of almond milk, and a leaf of kale (leaf and stem). Add water to change consistency.
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    Apr 16, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    banana, tangerine (or a small orange) and a fistful of blackberries (preferably frozen blackberries)

    banana, apple, raspberries
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    Apr 17, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    The smoothie ideas are great thanks gents.

    It's a great way to try and eat spinach because I honestly hate spinach lol and it means less wasted fruit because I always end up throwing some of it away.
  • atednet

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    Apr 17, 2014 8:40 AM GMT
    Two bananas, and any frozen cherries, blueberries, mango, mixed fruit,etc... Add a tablespoon of peanut butter (contains only peanuts and maybe a little salt). Fill to about top of fruit with skim milk and blend!
  • atednet

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    Apr 17, 2014 8:42 AM GMT
    klobasnik.....I've used blackberries in the past. Love the flavor and vitamins but hate the hard stem or pit. Do you do anything special to them?
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    Apr 19, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    atednet saidklobasnik.....I've used blackberries in the past. Love the flavor and vitamins but hate the hard stem or pit. Do you do anything special to them?


    Yes, I eat them.








    Honestly, it bothers me too, but getting rid of them is too much of a hassle.
  • LJay

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    Apr 19, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    atednet saidklobasnik.....I've used blackberries in the past. Love the flavor and vitamins but hate the hard stem or pit. Do you do anything special to them?


    Put them in a blender or food processor or just mash with a fork and then strain out the seeds. If you use the right strainer you should still get some of the pulp.
  • John6311

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    Apr 28, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    Pineapple Juice, Orange (peeled), apple, frozen banana, scoop of protein powder, frozen mango or peaches (from Costco), and a bunch of spinach = A great green smoothie!
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    Apr 28, 2014 4:23 AM GMT
    Green smoothies sound gross to me. I eat my greens with my meals. I want my smoothies to be enjoyable, not something I have to choke down. The idea of eating green goo I find repulsive.

    I'm also puzzled by people adding water; if I needed it to be more runny I'd add more milk (almond, cow's, whatever). Mine are rather thick and I have a glass of water with it on the side.
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:51 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidGreen smoothies sound gross to me. I eat my greens with my meals. I want my smoothies to be enjoyable, not something I have to choke down. The idea of eating green goo I find repulsive.

    I'm also puzzled by people adding water; if I needed it to be more runny I'd add more milk (almond, cow's, whatever). Mine are rather thick and I have a glass of water with it on the side.

    You're right green smoothies are kind of gross so I just make a compromise now and I put a cup of spinach and a few little broccoli trees into an avacado and blueberry smoothie and that way you can't even taste them lol. It's still green in colour but it's fruity and yummers!