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10/22/13 10:00 P

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A great phase1 smoothie..thanks

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8/25/13 5:08 P

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Thanks! I printed out a chart to keep handy. Will also try to find and record the weights of sizes of foods, like the "medium green pepper" I posted. It sure helps re-create a recipe properly, although with many ingredients such precision isn't necessary.

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8/25/13 11:25 A

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I use this site for conversions if I don't know off the top of my head (after awhile you learn little tricks): www.gourmetsleuth.com/cooking-conver
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8/23/13 10:32 P

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I go by weight as well. More accurate.

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8/23/13 7:23 P

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Thanks, Kierae! It would be a LOT easier if weights were used all the time. I had a recipe calling for 2 medium green peppers. I did look it up online and found that a medium green pepper is about 120 grams. Now to develop a list of size/weight equivalents. Or do you know of one already made?

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8/23/13 1:15 P

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little over 2 ounces (like 2.1) is 2 cups

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8/23/13 1:06 P

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I like that idea, but if a recipe calls for 2 cups of fresh spinach, how much do you use?

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8/23/13 12:04 P

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I do everything by weight.

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8/22/13 10:13 A

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Sounds like a great breakfast alternative! BTW, I never can figure out if the spinach is loose or packed when measured. How do you measure yours? I find measuring by weight is easier for me.

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5/21/12 11:53 A

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I never have tried spinach in a smoothie, but I think I'll give this a try. I might add a little protein powder also.

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5/20/12 11:12 P

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Mmm, sounds good. I love spinach in my smoothies.

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I've never tried a smoothie but I know a lot of people love them.

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Thanks for sharing! It's amazing how that spinach disappears and bam! You are drinking veggies in your yummy smoothie!

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5/20/12 11:18 A

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I have been drinking one of these a day for the past week and they taste like a treat!

1 c skim milk
1/2-1 c ff plain yogurt
1 tbs peanut butter
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa
2 splenda packets
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 cups spinach (baby or regular)
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Blend it all up! You can't even taste the spinach, it's like a wonderful peanut butter chocolate shake. You can do less milk if you want to. It's helping me get an additional few cups of spinach a day!

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