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My smoothie challenge

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hi SparkPeople,

I've been thinking about trying smoothies again. I haven't tasted a smoothie since I was a little kid and I remember not liking the taste. I'm off to college soon and I'm a little way behind on the smoothie trend, especially green smoothies. I was laughing earlier because my Mom with sense of humor, wanted me to stop yapping about smoothies smoothies smoothies! haha haha!

In reality, I've always wanted to try them but was a bit nervous because, I feared I would like the consistency or texture. I want to challenge myself to try them like and hope I like it. I don't own a blender, but will soon. What do you guys think of these two


I apologize, I don't know where my head is right now. I've been longing smoothies for the past month or so, I'm afraid to try them. How do you guys feel about making smoothies or healthy drinks? Personally I think it's a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our diets.

Take Care & Have a Wonderful Week!

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(What I like about this blender, the blade is reversing, so everything at the top gets pulled down to the bottom.)

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(What I like about this blender, is that it's enough for one person. As I MIGHT be the only one drinking them)
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LADYAVOCADO 6/17/2013 10:30PM

    I add dry, uncooked oats blended into a powder. So it adds a sort of oaty taste and gritty texture. I actually like it a lot, but it might be an acquired taste. The frozen banana is the way to go for a thicker, creamy texture.

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DREAMMIIND22 6/17/2013 4:01PM

    Thanks for all the encouragement and advice!

KANATAGIRL - As much as I would like to have a blendtec or Vitamix, I just don't see myself have an expensive blender. I'm much more content with one of the options I've chosen from Oster. Do you add ice to your smoothies or would that be like a milkshake?

NANCY- - Thanks for your kind words. I've seen reviews and videos about both blenders. And I would think you could blend green smoothies in the Oster Reversal Blender(first link). The first blender has 600 watts of power. The Oster personal blender(second link), has a line at the top of the bottle that indicates how much ingredients to put in.

LADYAVOCADO - Does adding oatmeal make your smoothies more thick or creamier?

I may go ahead and go with the personal blender for now, as things are a bit tight. If I do go with the personal blender, I will have to use mason jars as I know my Mom or niece and nephews may want one as well. Maybe I'll get one later in the year.

Thanks Again!

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LADYAVOCADO 6/17/2013 9:20AM

    I love green smoothies. I started adding half a cup of oatmeal to mine at breakfast. I recommend starting with spinach as your greens, and throw a frozen banana in with the rest of the fruit. The banana will cover any green taste and the consistency will be like ice cream. As for a blender, I don't really have a recommendation besides the really expensive Vitamix that I lust over. I just have a cheap one I got at Walmart several years ago. Good luck!

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NANCY- 6/17/2013 7:16AM

    Green smoothies can be an acquired taste... so I decreased the greens to start, then increased as taste permitted.
Will those blenders do green smoothies or just fruit smoothies?
WTG on doing what you need to do for you!!!!

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KANATAGIRL 6/16/2013 10:30PM

    Smoothies are a great way to get your servings of fruits and vegetables! If you're really going to be serious about smoothies then I suggest you get a Blendtec or a Vitamix. Since they are pretty expensive on their sites you could go through ebay to get a cheaper blender. As for recipes, there are a couple on SP recipes, just do a query. Here's a basic one (makes about 1 quart/1 liter).
1 or 2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup of another fruit: (pineapple, blueberry, apple, peach, mango)
1 1/2 cup fresh greens: (~2 chard leaves or ~1 handful spinach)
~ 12 oz cold water (or to desired consistency)
Put all in blender and and blend till liquid.

Hope this helps!

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