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10 12/18/12 9:08 P
Heres my secret smoothie mix: (Its superrrr healthy!) -1 packet of pure acai (frozen) -1 oz of wheatgrass -.5 cup of kale or spinach -.5 cup of mixed berries (blueberries, stawberries, raspberries) -Vanilla soymilk (depends on how thick you want it) -spiralina powder supplement
Fitness Minutes: (4,488)
145 12/18/12 1:02 A
try adding some honey!
Fitness Minutes: (2,995)
87 12/17/12 9:27 P
I'm new at making smoothies, but I found one I really like here: rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com/gargantuan-g reen-giant/ I didn't have the spirulina (hope to get some!), chia seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut (which adds almost 200 cal!) and it still turned out awesome. It's really a meal and without the three ingredients above still comes in at over 350 calories. I'm actually trying to talk myself into making one now because I've only eaten a little over 700 calories worth today, but right now I'm so full! Maybe a bedtime snack...
Fitness Minutes: (2,441)
12/17/12 4:08 P
I'm back to smoothies, not sure why I quit, for my lunch..... I start with 1/2 ea banana apple orange, 1/4 wedge lime a little water 3 tbsp vanilla yogurt frozen watermelon/ strawberries I use to add Transform + but I get lots of fruit and veggies so I've quit using it
My go to smoothie is 1 cup coconut or almond milk (unsweetened), 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 scoop protein powder, a pinch of cinnamon, frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries (easy to keep on hand). Sometimes I add a 1/4 cup of pineapple.
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12/17/12 2:19 P
Depends on the purpose, but milk, yogurt and kefir are good starters, from there you can add just about anything you want. I would suggest avoiding fruit juices - too much sugar and no fiber. When I was making breakfast smoothies, I would add WPC80 or pasteurized egg white, peanut butter, cocoa, banana, creamed coconut, ground chia or flaxseeds and some maple syrup.
mine are vegan so I don't do milk or yougurt. Greens of any kind-- love spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard, celery, carrots, cukes, etc. fruit- i use mostly non-sweetened berries (they don't spike sugar) but I will use 1/2 banana and pineapple every now and then. Sometimes granny smith apples or pears and grapes. I also add in extracts-- vanilla and almond are my favorites I like to add nut butters too or just the nuts. i like cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne depending on what I am making.
Don't want the greens in that form, you can always use green powders. I know garden of life makes better ones.
My smoothies are extremely filling and around 300 calories.
Fitness Minutes: (120)
12/17/12 10:50 A
I used to make smoothies years ago. They always had yogurt and fruit in them. But I got lazy and quit messing with it. I still eat fruit and yogurt everyday, I just don't go to the trouble of making a smoothie out of them.
You can put just about anything in a smoothie, but my favorites are fruit and Greek yogurt. Sometimes I add a little stevia for sweetness. They're especially good in the summer when you can get a wide range of fresh fruit, but if you buy a few types of frozen fruit and pop them in the blender with your yogurt and (optional) sweetener, you have a delicious, healthy breakfast ready to go.
12/17/12 10:32 A
I'm pretty new to smoothie reporting, but I do know a website that gives the nutritional info for tons of smoothie recipes, you could always input your own. It's Incredible Smoothies.com
Fitness Minutes: (2,296)
12/17/12 10:10 A
Okay... I am just starting out learning to make smoothies. Does anyone have some basics? to keep on hand? I know fruit and milk, but all the recipes I keep finding call for multiple different juices etc. Suggestions?
Trying to use them as a breakfast item before working out and going to work...
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