My experience with smoothies is they usually don't keep really well because all that blending makes the fruit and veggies turn brown if they are allowed to rest for any length of time. I'm sure the addition of citrus juice might help and probably someone with more experience in this area will have something helpful to say. I've had too many lose texture and turn icky looking so I don't bother trying to store them. I make them up and drink them right away.
And no, Grok Did not have a blender, but he had sharp teeth to chew up the food just like my blender does so I don't really see an issue here.
I make my smoothies with 1/3 cup of coconut milk, plus whatever whole fruits and veggies sound good and enough additional water to make it smooth. A little vanilla extract, cinnamin, or nutmeg are often a nice touch. A banana or a portion of mango either one lend sweetness and a good texture. With the exception of lemons and limes, I don't use juice, I use whole fruits and if I want a green smoothie, I find spinach to be the mildest option.
A lot of what you do with this will depend on your blender. I don't have a high powered one so I avoid anything difficult to process and I'm lazy so I make use of frozen berries quite often.
Bear in mind that while a good smoothie can really satisfy the sweet tooth, you''ll want to keep tabs on how much fruit you put in there and not get carried away. I've seen my mom chuck a half dozen fruit in her high powered blender at breakfast and wonder why she wasn't losing any weight. Too much of a good thing is still too much. Moderation is important.
Edited by: XENA47 at: 4/5/2011 (21:02)
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