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12/29/12 9:19 A

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Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the posts. I love putting honey in my smoothies instead of sugar. Also its local honey and helps with my allergies. I tried a peanut butter and banana and it was fantastic!
My youngest daughter bought me a blender just for my smoothies. I asked her why she didn't just get the individual blender,it would have been cheaper, and she said that I needed to start making enough smoothies for everyone. Lol!! (She's fifteen) I haven't tried any smoothies with flaxseed yet but I'm going too, since hearing that flaxseed helps with great skin, and cholesterol.
I had a major set back. The Christmas Holiday depresses me to no end. My husband said I went a little "manic" with the cooking, and I believe I went a little manic with my eating. So I've got to get back on board and reading your replies to my smoothie enthusiasm, has shown me a good way to get started.
Also thanks for the tip about frozen fruit. I'm slapping my forehead. Thanks, I didn't even think of that.
Ttfn,
Gypsy_child

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GELFLINGLADY's Photo GELFLINGLADY Posts: 22
12/24/12 11:57 A

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I've always wanted to do the smoothie thing, but I didn't want to shell out the money for a blender and end up with one that wasn't strong enough to handle ice crushing and such. They had the Ninja Pulse on sale for the grey Thursday sale at Walmart so I picked one up. Best Thing Ever! I won't profess to be a smoothie queen or anything, but I do make them at least 4 times a week...trying to work up to making at least one every morning. I just buy various bags of frozen fruit and throw them in with low-fat milk and flax seeds. Sometimes I have to add a teaspoon of sugar (not the best I know), but I haven't had a bad one yet. I've even used the blender to make it to an ice cream-like consistency to make a healthy-ish dessert out of the frozen fruit.

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KILIKAAMI's Photo KILIKAAMI Posts: 80
12/19/12 2:00 P

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I am quickly becoming addicted to my morning smoothies! I have a small, one-serving sized blender that came with a drinking lid, so I just whip up my breakfast and take the whole thing to work with me (it's about the size of a to-go coffee cup). Instead of using ice, I just freeze the fruit that I want to use. I have been adding about 8oz to almond milk to mine for extra protein, and want to try almond butter or peanut butter as well! Just a little frozen fruit, maybe some 100% juice, and a quick to-go breakfast that is high-fiber and low calorie. I want to start getting more creative with my ingredients, anyone have good suggestions?

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12/17/12 10:35 P

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If there is a Smoothie King around you try their Small Angel Food smoothie. It is a strawberry banana smoothie with protein pwd and honey. It is sooooo yummy!!!! And for only about calories!!!! Makes a great breakfast!!!!

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11/10/12 10:54 P

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Smoothies can be awesome, I love smoothies and trying new things in it. This summer I tried frozen mango with carbonated v8 juice and fell in love. I actually don't use ice just fruit, diet or light juice of some sort or water and protein powder. :) very low in calories and oh so good. Just keep adding new things until you find something you love. I am sure you will at some point. Good luck to you.

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GYPSY_LADY's Photo GYPSY_LADY Posts: 103
11/9/12 8:32 A

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Ok, I'm new to the spark community. This is actually my third day attempting, once again, to loose weight. So far so good. Better than most attempts. YEAH!!!! Anyway, I've never had a fruit smoothie before, except a sip off of a friend and then I thought it was disgusting and never ever wanted to try it again. So I've been looking at recipes here and saw that there were several smoothie recipes, but I didn't want the hassle of making one and not liking it. Well, I didn't know how many calories I was really taking in each day still I started keeping track, and I must say, wow, no wonder I couldn't get it off.
So I decided I needed to try a different approach and twice a month my family gets breakfast from McDonalds. Usually a couple of breakfast burritos and a hashbrown for me with a carmel frappe. Ouch! Yeah, well, I gotta change. So I was going to go with the parfait and just suck it up, but decided to go out on a limb and try the Strawberry/banana smoothie. I loved it. I mean it wouldn't be my first choice if I was not trying to loose weight, actually get rid of it. I have no intention of ever finding it again. emoticon So I'm going to go out and buy me a blender, that can handle crushing ice, and make some more in the future.
I just wanted to share. This is the only place I can really brag about it.

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