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Old 12-30-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default Smoothies!

Anybody drink them on a regular basis?

When I get home I am going to attempt to go gluten free/"clean eating" esque and I'm trying to prepare because I really need to not fail miserably at it, lol.

I adore smoothies and I would really like to be able to incorporate more veggies into that, since veggies are by far my hardest food group to consume.

I have been finding a lot of fruit and spinach/celery smoothie recipes that I want to try, but I'd love to hear some recipes if you guys have any to share!

Also, a lot of these recipes seem huge, but sound like they are supposed to be one meals worth? For example: 1 grapefruit, 1 mango, 1 orange, 2 cups spinach, water.

That is a lot of food! Lol
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:12 PM
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Smoothies are a staple of my diet lol. I've never used a recipe...i just throw fruits, veggies, maye yogurt or juice, etc into a blender. Cucumbers, radish, spinach, kale, collards, turnips, etc....a lot of greens an be purchased frozen on sale for a pittance and used as needed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM
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I drink a smoothie as a meal every 3 days or so. I eyeball it, and don't stray on recipes so this is the only one I drink:

Green monster:
cup-cup & 1/2 of frozen mixed berries
1 banana
1 dollop of peanut butter
big handful of spinach, sometimes kale.
protein powder if i have any
1/2 cup skim milk

my go to smoothie.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:14 PM
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I'm only here because I thought it would be collies

But, while I'm here...I did do smoothies quite a bit my sophomore year of college. I used whatever was cheap - usually that was zucchini and/or yellow squash. Add a handful of berries, maybe a banana, some ice, and a splash of milk and you have a smoothie. Berries and bananas are incredibly good at covering up other flavors.

I don't do smoothies anymore because I don't have easy access to a blender, and most of them are higher carb than I care to eat (if I'm going to put effort into making something healthy, I'm going to make it low carb, even though I'm not doing keto at the moment).
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:01 PM
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My dad is really big into juicing things lol. Which I guess is different from a smoothie but if he makes a batch big enough, most of the time he considers that his meal.

It is a good way to get veggies in though, I DO NOT eat vegetables because I think they're all disgusting, but the fruit hides the flavor well enough that if you throw in a few carrots, it's not noticeable.

And it's just a way easier way to consume fruits/veggies, rather than having to actually nom on them.
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Recipies?

You mean you're not supposed to just throw fruit in and press go? LOL

I have a vitamix and honestly smoothies are just whatever I have and some vega brand vitamin powder mix
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The VitaMix is my co-favorite kitchen machine, along with the KitchenAid Pro model mixer.

Love throwing stuff in it and drinking meals for a couple or three days, but can't do it on a daily or semi-daily type basis because the calories and carbs put weight on me like crazy. Meat smoothies just don't seem terribly appealing, lol!

www.rawfamily.com has some good recipes.
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I far a vitamix demo at Costco and have been wanting one ever since. They are SO cool!
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I've done a few, I bought protein powder because I don't eat enough protein so protein smoothies were an idea. But realistically I think I've only made a smoothie like three times LOL.
I should though! I'm always low on calories for the day anyway. Maybe I need to start drinking one a day.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:49 PM
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I far a vitamix demo at Costco and have been wanting one ever since. They are SO cool!
You can make your own gluten free flour with it! You can use a good food processor to make flour too, but the VitaMix does a better job.
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