Favorite thing to put in smoothies?

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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:21:16 AM
What is your favorite healthy ingredient you put in smoothies? That you cannot taste. LOL

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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:40:41 AM
Spinach, cucumbers, kale, chia seeds - I mix these with a frozen banana, frozen strawberries or raspberries.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:06:43 AM
Thanks I have been doing strawberries, bananas, apples, and blueberries. Then spinach for a veggie. I need to try some more greens.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:22:37 AM
All kinds of fruits! They're good for you. If you're talking about greens, spinach is the best because you don't taste it.

Spinach + pretty much any fruit = Awesome




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Posted: 11/17/2012 8:06:59 AM
Spinach for sure.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:10:11 AM
Started smoothies up again in my Magic Bullet for my 22 month old so limited to what I can successfully blend without my highly coveted Vitamix but spinach & kale are my go-to veggies. Can't wait to upgrade and throw it all in.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:40:10 AM
Vodka.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:16:23 AM
I've never cared that much for smoothies but I want to try a few recipes. I just made one with a banana, a clementine, vanilla Greek yogurt, 1% milk and maybe two spoonfuls of oatmeal which i had already pulverized in my small ninja bowl. It is really tasty and I think the oatmeal makes it filling, as well as being good for reducing cholesterol.

I want to try grinding flax seeds and adding them too.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:32:23 AM
Search for the thread I started last week. They had a lot of good and creative ideas!

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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:08:06 PM
I knew I wasn't crazy! It was your thread that got me interested in Smoothies but then I couldn't find it.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:08:39 PM
Vodka Beanbean

I like to put kale as a "good for ya but can't taste it" in my smoothies - love strawberries or blueberries for the yummy taste factor.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:08:16 PM
blueberries. Always.


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I like the way you think, Beanbean.




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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:09:43 PM
spinach and ground flaxseed meal



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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:14:36 PM
Thanks to Sandy I lost all my self frozen blueberries and strawberries. Ate some before they were total mush.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:20:26 PM
I tried that detox where you pretty much drink your veggies/fruit for a week... my hubby didn't make it through a day!
I did drink one that was surprisingly delicious! It was prunes, green apples, and a pear. I first thought 'prunes! Yuck!' But it is YUMMY!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:25:06 PM
Frozen banana chunks

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Posted: 11/17/2012 2:15:11 PM
The Blender Lady shares 5 magic vegetables that you can't taste in a smoothie ...

I've tried spinach, carrots, and cabbage so far.

We also enjoyed the chocolate "ice cream" that the demo guy in Costco made us - it had lots of avocado in it.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 8:41:02 PM
I see alot like me like to use berries. I have been adding spinach and nice you don't taste it. I bought strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, mini bananas and avocados. Going to be have fun this week trying new flavors. I wondered about using oatmeal and kale seems weird so i passed. Lol

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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:16:43 AM
Frozen spinach


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:10:50 AM
This morning I made one with organic lemonade, spinach, frozen strawberries and blueberries and chia seeds. Fantastic!

Spinach is a huge fave at our house!


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Posted: 11/19/2012 12:07:54 AM
Spinach, ground flax seed, banana, blueberries, rice milk
Honeydew and kiwi
bananas, orange juice
Spinach, pineapple, banana
bag of frozen mixed fruit




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Posted: 11/19/2012 5:05:43 AM
Any variety of berries and fruit - mango is a favorite as are raspberries and blueberries (mango and raspberry=YUM!

To any combination I add chia seeds and spinach.

Also, when I buy a bunch of fresh spinach I wash and de-stem and toss it all in my Ninja with a bit of water and blend it until smooth (adding water as I go to make it the consistency I want), and then I freeze it in ice cube trays. Once frozen I pop them into a zip bag and keep them in the freezer. Makes it easy to toss 3 or 4 cubes into each smoothie.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:42:09 AM
I put in POM (pomegranate juice with no sugar or other sweeteners added), frozen blueberries, and spinach. All three help one to lose weight.

I also add red grapes, apple, frozen strawberries, and frozen cherries. My smoothies are yummy, and when I avoid eating sugar, I lose weight if I'm having them every day, about a pound a week. Nice, healthy weight loss without diet or exercise. I want to start exercising, though, just for my own health's sake. But I still lose weight even without the exercise IF I leave sugar and high fatty foods alone and drink my smoothies each day.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:10:25 PM
OK I learned that the spinach is fine as long as you chop it finely enough. The first time there were little chunks that got caught in my teeth. Since then, I've been pushing the button on the chopper just a few seconds longer and it's perfect. The green color is nice and pretty too.

Today I added canned pumpkin. That was another one that you can't really taste. It isn't pretty though, it turned everything brown.

I really like adding crushed pineapple, that gives just a little bit of sweetness.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:16:54 PM
My general smoothie is an apple, a pear, cucumber, carrot, celery, spinach, and kale. We drink this almost every day at breakfast. My kids love it and it tastes great!

I have also added beet greens, peppers and broccoli before. The peppers and broccoli you can taste more, but I don't mind.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:32:39 PM

Also, when I buy a bunch of fresh spinach I wash and de-stem and toss it all in my Ninja with a bit of water and blend it until smooth (adding water as I go to make it the consistency I want), and then I freeze it in ice cube trays. Once frozen I pop them into a zip bag and keep them in the freezer. Makes it easy to toss 3 or 4 cubes into each smoothie.



I could KISS you right now!! Just this morning, I threw away a large tub of spinach because it was starting to go bad. Blending it and freezing it into ice cubes is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

to the OP: I also like to add baby carrots to my green smoothies.




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Posted: 11/28/2012 1:01:55 AM
Strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, milk, protein powder.

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Posted: 12/4/2012 2:05:53 PM
A tbsp of coconut oil in every drink

Spirulina as well.

Great for EFA's and protein and iron
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