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2/7/18 6:14 A

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Mango is also good for the creamy texture!



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2/6/18 4:13 P

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I'm with you JSTETSER, I would rather buy when I'm traveling too.
I've heard you can freeze them and take them with you. While camping they would also serve as ice in the cooler. Just drink within 48 hours of it thawing. The person who suggested it uses pint size glass mason jars. I bet you could use blender bottles (minus the blending whisk), they should be leak proof and have a wide mouth opening to either drink from or put a straw in them.

I think frozen fruit is the best way to make the texture ice-like. Other than that, cut down on the liquid and add ice? Or putting it back in the freezer after blending would thicken it up too.

You can use banana or avocado for a creamy texture.

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It is very hard to buy a good quality smoothie when on the road.
Let me know how you get your smoothies while traveling.



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3/4/17 5:00 P

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I would rather buy a smoothie somewhere in travel than try to carry it with me. What about you?



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7/17/16 5:52 A

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This coming weekend I have to leave my Green Smoothie at home while I take the train to New Jersey. I think that I can find a place that will make me a smoothie there.



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7/11/16 5:51 A

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I am getting ready for my next trip, and yes, I will have parts of my smoothie all prepared. It makes the smoothie a doable thing while traveling. I just might freeze my veggie juice before I head out. That way it will be "fresh" when I reach my destination.


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I took my blender, fruits, and veggies on a family vacation in a cabin in the mountains. I did not have a smoothie on the two travel days as I was worried about the smoothie "separating" before I could finish it. I was also concerned about keeping it cold.
This was my first time bringing smoothie supplies on vacation. If there is a next time, I want to make the smoothie before I get behind the wheel of a car on a long trip, as suggested by JSTETSER.

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I like to clean my cup and blender immediately upon emptying them of the smoothie. It makes cleanup easier. So what to do when I need to take a smoothie on the go? The solution came from my mom. Everywhere has a bathroom sink. Rinse the small seeds and residue out at a bathroom sink. Thoroughly clean after returning home. Problem solved. Thanks mom!

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When I travel, I make my smoothie up ahead of time and carry it with me.



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7/31/15 7:51 A

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Here I am camping, with the same dilemma any ideas on how to make smoothies while camping with limited space and limited electricity?


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I really do not travel well with my smoothies, but I do make up some fresh veggie juice before I leave home, and take it with me.



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2/16/15 5:50 A

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I am heading out on vacation on Friday. Maybe I will bring some smoothie ingredients with me



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No smoothies on vacation.
Today I am back on my routine.



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1/1/15 6:48 A

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My vacation travel has made it hard to find a smoothie. Hopefully I will get one today!



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6/20/14 1:06 A

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I am using a Nalagene bottle right now. My job has a juice bar and soda fountain, so I can grab a disposable straw from there to use.

I've been drinking smoothies MOST days, but not all. I don't want to overdo it calorie wise, so I'm having them on days I start work before 1pm. I may even decide to do half-sized smoothies most days. I figure I usually end up finishing my smoothie around 2-3pm when I go on break and get to eat my lunch. I'm not even hungry then, so downsizing the smoothie might be a good idea.

I've been playing around with things. This week, I've been using romaine because I'm broke and we have it, but I also tried cucumber, and a salad mix with radicchio and carrots. I've also been playing around with add-ins like a flax-goji berry blend, chia seeds, and a sample packet of hemp protein (not all at once).

I've found that making the smoothie early and sticking it in the freezer for a couple hours does help.

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I get what you're saying about wanting that "frozen dessert" type of texture. Maybe cutting and freezing some of your veggies ahead of time would work. I'd start with the cucumber, because of its high water content.

You could use a blender bottle (you know, the kind people typically use to make protein shakes) and cut a bubble tea straw to slightly longer than the height of the drinking hole when the cap is shut. (If you angle the straw, you'll still be able to close the cap, but the straw won't get "lost" in the cup.)

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I just recently started drinking green smoothies. This week, I've been making them with a spinach/bok choy/chard mix and kale along with a banana and frozen fruit. I use a little bit of water to get the greens to blend, and I also add in a low-fat Fage yogurt for protein.

I've been doing a little intermittent fasting over the past 2 weeks where I eat between the hours of 12pm and 10pm. Because I work during this time, I break my fast with a smoothie 6 days a week (I IF 5-6 days a week, and I allow myself to extend my eating hours once a week). On Sundays, I work later, so I have my smoothie later rather than breaking my fast with it.

Before I started increasing my greens, my smoothies were very thick and cold, but I'm having a hard time getting the texture I like after adding in extra greens. I am trying to decrease the fruit I add, and I'm planning on experimenting with other greens/veggies: cucumber, carrots (including greens), celery, strawberry tops, etc. I've tried putting my smoothie in the freezer for a couple hours and it helps, but I'd like some other insight into making the smoothies more appealing texture-wise without adding too much frozen fruit or making the smoothie TOO big. I'm trying to keep it to a 32 oz portion.

The other issue I have is with transporting the smoothie. I bought a 32 oz Camelbak Eddy water bottle, but the straw is too narrow for a smoothie, so I need figure out something else. I need something that is 32 oz, leak proof, and I prefer drinking out of a straw. I'm just not sure what options I have. I considered a Nalegene, but I wish there was an option that would allow me to keep a lid mostly on while using the straw. Right now, I've been reusing Dunkin Donuts iced tea cups (large), but this isn't the best solution.

Thanks for the help!

Lissa Krisitne

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