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GREENJUICELUV SparkPoints: (139)
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12/18/12 9:08 P

Heres my secret smoothie mix: (Its superrrr healthy!)
-1 packet of pure acai (frozen)
-1 oz of wheatgrass
-.5 cup of kale or spinach
-.5 cup of mixed berries (blueberries, stawberries, raspberries)
-Vanilla soymilk (depends on how thick you want it)
-spiralina powder supplement

JORDANIE25 SparkPoints: (8,086)
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12/18/12 1:02 A

try adding some honey!

MACABBEY SparkPoints: (6,609)
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12/17/12 9:27 P

I'm new at making smoothies, but I found one I really like here:

I didn't have the spirulina (hope to get some!), chia seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut (which adds almost 200 cal!) and it still turned out awesome. It's really a meal and without the three ingredients above still comes in at over 350 calories. I'm actually trying to talk myself into making one now because I've only eaten a little over 700 calories worth today, but right now I'm so full! Maybe a bedtime snack...

ABBLKROSE SparkPoints: (4,418)
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12/17/12 4:08 P

I'm back to smoothies, not sure why I quit, for my lunch.....
I start with 1/2 ea banana apple orange, 1/4 wedge lime a little water 3 tbsp vanilla yogurt frozen watermelon/ strawberries
I use to add Transform + but I get lots of fruit and veggies so I've quit using it

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
12/17/12 2:41 P

My go to smoothie is 1 cup coconut or almond milk (unsweetened), 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 scoop protein powder, a pinch of cinnamon, frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries (easy to keep on hand). Sometimes I add a 1/4 cup of pineapple.

GDBEAR65 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/17/12 2:19 P

Depends on the purpose, but milk, yogurt and kefir are good starters, from there you can add just about anything you want. I would suggest avoiding fruit juices - too much sugar and no fiber. When I was making breakfast smoothies, I would add WPC80 or pasteurized egg white, peanut butter, cocoa, banana, creamed coconut, ground chia or flaxseeds and some maple syrup.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/17/12 1:24 P

mine are vegan so I don't do milk or yougurt.
Greens of any kind-- love spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard, celery, carrots, cukes, etc.
fruit- i use mostly non-sweetened berries (they don't spike sugar) but I will use 1/2 banana and pineapple every now and then. Sometimes granny smith apples or pears and grapes.
I also add in extracts-- vanilla and almond are my favorites
I like to add nut butters too or just the nuts.
i like cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne depending on what I am making.

Don't want the greens in that form, you can always use green powders. I know garden of life makes better ones.

My smoothies are extremely filling and around 300 calories.

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (94,861)
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12/17/12 10:50 A

I used to make smoothies years ago. They always had yogurt and fruit in them. But I got lazy and quit messing with it. I still eat fruit and yogurt everyday, I just don't go to the trouble of making a smoothie out of them.

12/17/12 10:35 A

You can put just about anything in a smoothie, but my favorites are fruit and Greek yogurt. Sometimes I add a little stevia for sweetness. They're especially good in the summer when you can get a wide range of fresh fruit, but if you buy a few types of frozen fruit and pop them in the blender with your yogurt and (optional) sweetener, you have a delicious, healthy breakfast ready to go.

12/17/12 10:32 A

I'm pretty new to smoothie reporting, but I do know a website that gives the nutritional info for tons of smoothie recipes, you could always input your own. It's Incredible

ROOFANGEL SparkPoints: (7,114)
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12/17/12 10:10 A

Okay... I am just starting out learning to make smoothies. Does anyone have some basics? to keep on hand? I know fruit and milk, but all the recipes I keep finding call for multiple different juices etc. Suggestions?

Trying to use them as a breakfast item before working out and going to work...

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