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I find it easiest to peel the banana and then put in in the freezer in a freezer bag. If I freeze more than one I put waxed paper between them so they don't stick together. This way all I have to do is grab one and throw it in the blender.

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That's great! You certainly can freeze the entire banana. If you let it thaw slkightly it isn't too hard to peel, but when it is frozen solid it can be very difficult to peel.
And NO. The banana doesn't havfe to be frozen.
Try putting something sweeter in your smoothie if you weren't sure about the taste. Make sure you like it!
Put some berries in there maybe. Maybe even a little honey or stevia to sweeten it. You can even put oatmeal, spinach, any type of fruit,... hmmm... I make a smothie with green tea too. Anything you want. Get creative!

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Thanks for the macros advice! I think I just need to focus on eating more protein, that is the real problem and not the macros...
Smoothie Update! I made my first unstructured smoothie! (meaning not a yoplait one from a bag)
I bought real, plain/regular yogurt...that stuff doesn't taste really good...lol! But I am working on finding a flavoring! ha
So, I used that in my smoothie, added peanut butter and a banana!
It didn't taste too bad! I am not sure if I didn't add enough of the pb or maybe too much yogurt. It came out liquidy emoticon
It was edible but I am not sure why it was so liquidy. Are frozen bananas a must? I think that is what it must have been...mine was not frozen. Can I just throw a banana in the freezer-peel and all?
I also ate an avocado today in a salad! It was a very unusual taste. I offered my mom a bite-I think I might have inadvertently traumatized her?!? emoticon

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DAGNY. I JUST read an article in Oxygen mabazine (the "ask Alicia" colomn. She is a figure model... anyhow, she said she used to keep track of macros too. But, she also found it confusing and unnecessary. She said that she simply makes sure that she eats at least an hour before a workout, and within an hour after weight training she get some carbs and protein.
I used to be meticulous about macros, and I didn't see any gains from it.
Also, my macros were more like 45/30/25.
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Oh, I see. Personally, I would never bother with that sort of thing unless I had a disease or severe condition that required it for just basic health. I simply like to eat foods that I know are high in nutrition, fresh, whole and organic whenever possible. I also stay mentally aware of the variety of foods I consume; not going on binges with only a few things. And I absolutely must focus on portion control ('cuz I can be a greedy pig sometimes!)

This, for me, is what works for keeping my weight down and keeping me healthy; and that is enough for my poor little brain to worry about. My guess is that more people ate like this we would have excellent health. I't so natural and so well excepted by our bodies.


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ANIDUCKTHISTLE-macros are like the percent of carbs, fats and protein you eat. I was told I should eat 33/33/33 and that is sooo hard. emoticon

I doubt I will find chia seeds then though...but thanks. And thanks for telling me the chia pet ones won't work...I might have tried that emoticon

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I like chia seeds; I actually use them for thickening. I have to be careful with them though because a little can go a long way towards adding up calories. They are a high quality food to be sure. So many high quality foods are also high calorie. But, as someone else said recently 100 calories of a junk food isn't the same as 100 calories of quality food. The body will know the difference!!

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I used to... it all gets too complicated.

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macro whats? Trace Minerals? Biotics?

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Ani I trust Garden of Life also. I have had lots of good results their products.



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Chia seeds are full of protein - but it will definitely thicken your smoothie!

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But you probably can't buy them at WalMart... (no, the ones used for chia pets are NOT the same thing).
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Do you guys pay attention to your macros? Like try to keep them 33/33/33 or anything like that?

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Mmmm. Can't remember the brand name.

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Was it Garden of Life Goatein? If so, I've tried that. It's kind of 'spensive; even through my co-op it's 36.80 for a suggested month's supply. And that's only 12g of protein a serving. It doesn't mix easy, you have to use an immersion blender or something like that to get the lumps out and the taste is just so so. I sure do like the idea of goat's milk protein though. It's probably easier to digest--I love fresh goat's milk...as you know. I trust Garden of Life products but they really are on the high end price wise.

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I do put the hemp in. aND IT is GREEN! yOU COULD PUT SOME SPIRULINA IN THERE. iT ALSO HAS A TON OF PROTEIN (OOPS. cAPS ON!)
Spirulina also is considered a superfood, has a lot of chlorophyll. A sea vegetable. I take tablets, but you can buy powder.
Oh! ANI! I saw goat milk protein at the health food store today...

This smoothie will sometimes be my breakfast, or a snack halfway through the afternoon, ewspecially id I know I will be having a late (or light) dinner.

Sometimes I have thrown in spinach, and sometimes I have thrown in "GO GREENS" supplement. Just for a little extra OOMPH! lol!

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Laura, do you use that for a complete meal replacement? Sounds pretty much like you could if you added something green to it--do you put the hemp powder in it? Your method is such a basic, tasty way to throw together a liquid treat.

The term smoothie has changed it's meaning over the years. Way back in the days of dinosaurs (in SoCal) it was just fruit, sometimes frozen always with banana. Then some creative person added yogurt and then, and then... The kitchen sink next!!
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For me, the perfect smoothie is some yogurt, a bit of milk, frozen banana, berries, and a small scoop of protein.
You would most likely have to get hemp protein at the health food store.


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Ultimate meal is good for that. If you just drink it with water it's 170 calories. If you follow their recipe (on the package) which calls for adding apple and banana it takes it up to 350. Of course you can adjust the amount of apple and banana or even come up with your own additions. This meal replacement powder has a lot of great stuff in it that makes it useful for actually replacing a meal! www.iherb.com/The-Ultimate-Life-The-
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Thanks, I have never heard of hemp or those other sources of protein. Would they sell them at a place like Walmart?
I was wondering how to add protein to my smoothie because I might want to make it my entire meal for lunch...so I need to make it roughly 300 calories or so, and enough protein. Typically I'd have a tuna sandwich, only...yep tuna does not go well in a smoothie so I need to find a way to put that protein in there...lol

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Since I have been trying to eat more RAW, I have found l;ots of vegan sources of protein. The hemp protein powder for one... my protein intake is still high; even without my whey protein. Spirulina has a lot of protein.
Shrimp and other seaood has a ton of protein (although it doesn't make great smoothies. lol)
I have put egg whites in my shakes before. Just make sure you are getting clean eggs. Mine are organic. Or I buy the cartons of egg whites (used to anyhow)

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If you are getting your protein from good food sources then you don't really need protein powder. I sometimes skip meals and/or just don't get my protein in so that's when I have a bit of protein powder. Didn't have any today because I had eggs and some raw milk for breakfast, some meatloaf for lunch, some almonds for snack and a chunk of wild-caught salmon for dinner--that's good enough protein for sure!

I did use a bit of green powder because I don't think I got enough green veggies today. I had broccoli for lunch and cauliflower and spaghetti squash for dinner.

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Thanks for the info.

But is it worth getting and spending the money, or should I just keep spending my money on the fruits and veggies?


In my fruit smoothie I've used kale and collard greens. I'm going to try spinach and rainbow chard next.



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Okay, I forgot, Spirulina is definitely a green protein source and also has "green" food in it (chlorophyll, minerals, etc.), Hemp is green in color and pretty good protein--does it have those important "green" qualities? I'll have to check. But whey? It's not green though it's a good protein source I think, but not the isolated kind.

What I find a lot when hunting for good protein powders is that the ones with higher protein are generally, but not always, poor in quality (scary ingredients) and the ones that don't seem to have the most protein are often the ones that have more natural ingredients.

Here's some I've tried and like:
Rainbow Light, Protein Energizer, Vanilla
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Natural Factors, Whey Factors, 100% Natural Whey Protein

Here, I'm just going to paste the list I have. Some of these I've tried and some I haven't, but they must have looked interesting to me to have made it to my list. The product numbers are off the VitaCost website so you can find them there and have a close look at their labels.

PS: I don't buy very much from VitaCost any more if I can find what I want at I Herb instead. I just recently made that move but this list is what I have from when I did order from them.

Protein Powders and Meal Replacement Powders:

Whey Protein Complex, Vanilla (NSI) - 5 lbs NSI 3004089 $29.99 – great buy!
(Has some protein isolate but has concentrate as well – low calories and high protein – cheap)

100% Egg Protein Vanilla, unsweetened -- 40 oz (Vitol) VTL 3000317 $28.22

Source Naturals The True Whey Powder - 16 oz SRN 8019091 $19.37

Whey Protein Vanilla Flavor (Jarrow) -- 2 lbs JAR 1210030 $18.77 (good buy, no isolated whey protein but sweetened with fructose—too bad)

Vegan Rice Protein Vanilla (NutriBiotic) -- 3 lbs. NUB 7001568 $25.21

Whey Factors Vanilla (Natural Factors) -- 12 oz NTF 8029269 $11.97

Brown Rice Protein Powder (MLO) -- 24 oz MLO 3020500 $12.59

Milk & Egg Protein (MLO) -- 16 oz MLO 3020043 $17.37

Brown Rice Protein Powder (Source Naturals) -- 32 oz SRN 8021421 $13.76

Hemp Protein, Organic 50% (Nutiva) -- 3 lbs NUV 2105555 $27.95

Hemp Protein, Organic + Fiber (Nutiva) -- 3 lbs NUV 2103001 $22.30

Organic HempShake™ Chocolate (Nutiva) -- 12 Pckts NUV 2100505 $14.20

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When I think of smoothies, I think of fruit smoothies lot of frozen berries or peaches with plain organic yogurt or organic greek yogurt. Blend with Ice and presto smooth and delicious.

When I want to do protein drinks I use ultra protein plus from douglas laboratories. I think its the best tasting. I like the chocolate and blended with frozen banana and pineapples or even strawberries.

I have to admit it does have fructose in it. I only do them on occasion, if I am really rushed and need something to hold me for a while. They are great and made with dutch cocoa. The source of protein is yellow pea protein and its only 92 calories a scoop.



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Oh! Protein. Spirulina, hemp, whey... make sure you get stuff thatdoesn't have a bunch of sugar. I get an all natural brand.

Also, weird. I tried the link and it works for me... confused now.

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Yeah, I've been wondering how to add in more protein...I was wondering if you can add raw, uncooked egg? Or is it bad to eat uncooked egg?
Also, I don't know if this would work or not (?) what about greek yogurt added in with or just as the milk? Some greek yogurts have lots of good protein, but everytime I buy that type it tastes awful...but in a smoothie everything else would make it taste better?

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Chicken doesn't taste very good in a smoothie.

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Ani, please share the brands of protein powders you use. The one I'm using is artificially sweetened; Hubby the diabetic bought it.

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You'll have to help me understand what the "green" is that provides good protein. I'm trying to think of what it is but...no clue.

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Although I don't eat the and eggs I'm not too found of, I do agree that you should eat natural foods for the protein.

That's why I started making green fruit smoothies.

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I don't know if protein powder is good for you or not (in the general sense). I do know, from researching labels and articles that there's a lot of junk in most protein powders. There's a lot of questions (and answers) surrounding the use of fractionated and isolated proteins. When I do purchase protein powders I look for unsweetened, plain (no extra vitamins, minerals, doo dads, added) or sweetened with stevia. And always just concentrated protein of some kind; no isolates. Sometimes, especially if you work out hard you might could use some extra protein.

I can give you the names of the PPs that I have tried and use if you like.

Personally, if I tell the truth, I think free range, organic chicken and wild caught fish are our best protein sources--and free range, organic eggs.

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His recipes sure are easy to follow. I like him too.

Is protien powder even good for you?

I just like my fruit smoothies with fruit and greens and some spices. Well a little honey sometimes.

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I love the way Dr Ben K puts so many cool photos and writes as if you were standing right there in his kitchen with him helping him do it. He's great! I think his article of smoothies will help a lot of people who still aren't familiar with what they are. Actually, a lot of people THINK they know what a smoothie is because they order them across a counter at their athletic clubs, grocery stores, smoothie counters, etc. and these "smoothies" are made with so much JUNK! (prepared mixes, syrups, flavorings, high fructose corn syrup, colorings, thickeners, blah, blah, blah!!

Your right Laura, you can make them with anything you want!! Starting with banana is a good thing because it naturally thickens the rest. As soon as you put in some packaged protein powder though, depending on the brand of course, you won't have a "clean" smoothie anymore.

I love the way Dr. Kim dehydrates veggies to make his own green powder--wow!! His kids are so lucky!

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Here is a couple of recipes I'm going to try:


drbenkim.com/how-to-make-healthy-smo
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This is a bunch of fruit smoothies:

drbenkim.com/taxonomy/term/12/all

This is a smoothie i already make:

drbenkim.com/recipes-green-smoothie.
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yeah me too...an error
But thanks for the replies, they helped! I wasn't sure if there were smoothie "rules" or something that had to be in a smoothie, so I thought I'd ask!

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I tried the link, but got an error message that the cookbook was unavailable emoticon

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You can put anything you want in a smoothie! They are GREAT!

Here is a link to the Team Smoothies recipe book:

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I bet if you GOOGLE "smoothie recipes" you will find all kinds of neat stuff!



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I keep bananas and other fruits in the freezer. A frozen banana helps to keep the smoothie thick. Then I add a bit of ice, a bit of milk, peanut butter and sometimes protein powder. That's it. Simple. Experiment!

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ok, I have made 2 smoothies using the yoplait yogurt thingies, I want to branch out and make my own...from scratch!
I want my smoothie to have a banana and pb (peanut butter) in it. From the other smoothies I made, I know I should also put milk it. The yoplait one had yogurt things in it, do I need yogurt in my smoothie? Can I leave that out?
So, other than a banana, pb and milk, do I need anything else to make this smoothie?
I also read that some people put spinach in their smoothie for extra protein/nutrition, do they grind that up or just add the leaves out of the bag?
Thanks!

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