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2/19/13 11:51 A

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Thanks Couturelady for the tip on using frozen kale/spinach in smoothies. emoticon
I always use a frozen banana, so why not frozen veggies?

Great idea!!

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2/13/13 6:45 P

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Couturelady, I have recently been thinking to myself "why can't folks just use frozen spinach in a smoothie rather than fresh?" and then I see your post where you do that very thing!

I have trouble keeping fresh greens on hand for smoothies, but I often have frozen foods on hand. So it seems to me that froze spinach would work just as well in a smoothie as fresh. I may start doing this, myself.

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2/13/13 9:49 A

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Yes, Nutribiotic is the one I use, I like it a lot. I do a morning smoothie with frozen spinach or kale, ground flax, lecithin, banana, mixed berries and almond milk. Delish!


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2/13/13 2:17 A

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Hi:
I really like the "Nutribiotic vegan vanilla rice protein powder". It mixes very well and tastes very good. It also comes in an organic formula as well as plain, chocolate and ? mixed berry.

I usually mix a frozen banana in there along with ground flax or chia seeds (can be ground). At times, I'll add Nutiva hemp protein powder in there. Frozen blueberries, raspberries are good mix-ins.

I was given samples of the "warrior" protein powder and I didn't like it. A bit too 'gelatinous' for me.
I hope you find one that you like.

Denise

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2/11/13 2:01 P

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my naturopath told me to be careful of peas because they can be an alergin

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2/11/13 1:33 P

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This one is raw brown rice, non GMO with 15 grams of protein with vanilla flavor.

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2/11/13 1:22 P

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I like organic brown rice protein. It's reasonably priced, as is hemp or pea protein. Pea doesn't taste as good as chocolate brown rice powder.

Edited by: COUTURELADY at: 2/11/2013 (14:31)

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2/11/13 1:18 P

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I too like the Vega products and although they are pricy they last a long time. Like Mike says, I add almond milk, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, half a frozen banana, finely chopped kale or baby spinach, a T of flax seed and a shot of agave nectar. Or I skip the powder and just go with the milk/fruit mix. Lots of protein just on its own. Looks like sludge, tastes great.

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2/11/13 1:18 P

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Throwing a wrench in here I know --------
If you get enough calories ...... you get enough protein in the food you eat. You don't need to supplement... Your body just pees the excess away. Pretty expensive pee.

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2/11/13 1:09 P

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I am also looking for a protein powder, one that is not whey or soy and reasonably priced. if the flavor in not good try blending with fruit

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2/11/13 12:56 P

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I bought perfect fit online. Its dairy free and not very pricey.

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2/11/13 12:54 P

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I love Vega products. They have the Vega One or the Sports Protein.

Some here also love Sun Warrior.

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2/11/13 12:42 P

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So instead of whey protein powder, I bought greens+ vegan. It sucks for flavour. What do you use? I love smoothies after a workout...and always on the hunt for protein. I like silken tofu...so maybe just that and flax? Chia seeds go weird in liquid, so I'm not too excited about that.

Suggestions?

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