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 Post subject: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:42 pm 
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I just do. I've tried, I promise. It's not the flavors, it's the texture. All that airiness in there really grosses me out.

It's unfortunate, because it seems like I read about some new and amazing smoothie recipe every week on the PPK and various blogs. I have a moment when I think, "maybe this time...". But I know it would be a waste of ingredients.

Anyone else with me? Am I the only PPK smoothie-hater?

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:56 pm 
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I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. I try to! I want to! But it hasn't happened yet.

Also, I don't understand how people put spinach in them with regular blenders without have a smoothie full of gross stringy pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:00 pm 
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terri_to wrote:
I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. I try to! I want to! But it hasn't happened yet.

Also, I don't understand how people put spinach in them with regular blenders without have a smoothie full of gross stringy pieces.


Baby spinach! It virtually disappears. I wane in and out of smoothie love. I never hate them, but sometimes I'm indifferent. Other times I can't get enough.


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:07 pm 
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I don't hate them but they make me nauseous.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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I love Smoothie. She is one of my favorite PPKers. <3

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:00 pm 
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I'm not opposed to them as a thing but don't get how people can have a smoothie as a meal. I need something to chew or I don't get full.


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Yeah, I agree. They're sort of a useful thing, and I survived on them for quite a while after having my wisdom teeth out, but they seem sort of lazy and uninspired. I guess they're good if you don't have a lot of time.. Eh, it's hard to find anything nice to say.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:45 pm 
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I do not drink smoothies.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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I like fruit smoothies, but green smoothies really, really freak me out. This is one of my dark vegan secrets.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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No smoothies here. I put fruit into my blender and make juice, but the thick texture of smoothies is nasty. Especially with frozen fruit. Gag. And as for green smoothies, you may just well put your head into a stagnant pond.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:01 pm 
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I'm a big fan of fruit smoothies. I like them when they're just made with fruit, fruit juices, and ice. No nut milks, yogurt, or greens for me please.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm 
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I'm not a fan at all. I love a good milkshake or Frappucino in the summer, but I can't get into smoothies. So basically, I like smoothies once all of the nutritive ingredients have been removed, and lots of caffeine and/or sugar has been added.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Green smoothies for me are a vehicle for superfoods. I toss in golden berries, goji berries, chia seeds, maca and protein powder in addition to the greens and fruits. The result is amazeballs.


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:33 pm 
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Eh. Anytime somebody says "superfoods" I become instantly skeptical. Combining that with smoothies makes me roll my eyes to a painful degree.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Oh! I hope it doesn't hurt!

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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molly wrote:
I'm not opposed to them as a thing but don't get how people can have a smoothie as a meal. I need something to chew or I don't get full.

Same! I drink them and am hungry again almost instantly. I do like them, but I have to treat them as snacks. They are more filling for me when I add lots of nut butter (or peanut flour!) or oats, but if I'm going to consume that many calories, I want to have something that feels more like a meal.

I also totally don't get the green smoothie thing. I would really rather drink a fruit smoothie and have my greens on the side. I can just shove a handful of spinach directly into my face. Better than ruining my drink!


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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Officially, I could take or leave smoothies and am anti green smoothie. However, this summer I did start making green smoothies for breakfast as a way to cope with the massive amounts of lettuce I was getting from my CSA. I mean, I love salad and can do it once or twice a day no problem. But I really couldn't bring myself to eat a third salad a day to get through all that lettuce. And lettuce is not the sort of thing you can freeze to use for later. After a couple days of green smoothies I was addicted. It wasn't like I thought they were delicious, It was like I needed my green smoothie hit for the morning. But I had to drink them ice cold. And ice cold does not sound appealing now that it's cold out.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Pureed things that were once very firm freak me out. Not a huge smoothie fan - makes me think of all the calories (I know, i'm an idiot) that I'm drinking when I could be chewing on something awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:11 am 
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I just don't get how people can afford to make smoothies all the time. All the recipes I find are like 'two cups of fresh berries!'- fork off, fresh berries are like $5 a punnet. If I'm paying that much I'd rather just eat the berries.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:19 am 
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Tofulish wrote:
I love Smoothie. She is one of my favorite PPKers. <3


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i love smoothies. but that kind of goes without saying, right?


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
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I just don't get how people can afford to make smoothies all the time. All the recipes I find are like 'two cups of fresh berries!'- fork off, fresh berries are like $5 a punnet. If I'm paying that much I'd rather just eat the berries.


I don't drink smoothies for this very reason. I do, however, love the word punnet.

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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:05 am 
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I love green smoothies! Easy way to get in tons of greens, and in a really digestible form, too. I had to start slow, but now I fill up the blender a few times before I'm happy. I never use fresh berries, though, those are for eating. I use frozen so no need for ice. And never milk, that freaks me out. I used to use juice, but now I usually just use water -- or have my grapes & greens smoothie, which doesn't need extra liquid. Mmm, so good...


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:15 am 
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i love smoothies, and green ones too- even my crummy blender doesn't leave stringies or clogs.

i NEVER use berries, as they're not local and ridiculously expensive here (and don't taste good either). but i can make up some amazing smoothies with grapes and mint leaves, or bananas and orange juice and parsley or cilantro..... yum!

If you don't like green smoothies, which admittedly do take some getting used to, you could try the pumpkin pie smoothie, which i served at thanksgiving this year and it blew everyone's minds.

carrot and ginger juice
almond or whatever milk
sweetener (molasses is perfect)
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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:26 am 
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birdsonawire wrote:
I'm a big fan of fruit smoothies. I like them when they're just made with fruit, fruit juices, and ice. No nut milks, yogurt, or greens for me please.


thats how I make them. But usually, I'm too lazy for the cleaning afterwards!


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 Post subject: Re: I Hate Smoothies.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:12 am 
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Okay, I do not hate them, but I do not like them either.

I mean I love berries and bananas and fruit in general, but I love eating it. I mean that may be some sort of imprinting but I have to chew and I think the smoothie texture is really strange. I mean I drink them, okay, but I have never been craving for smoothies.
Green smoothies are umm... difficult.
As I never had any problems in getting in tons of greens ( I even eat them plain, I really lover their taste!...) so I don't think I have to force myself to like them...


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