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 Post subject: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:43 am 
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I'm going to make a real effort to have green smoothies more often, I feel loads better when I start my day with one.
What are your favourite ingredients?
Today, mine was mango, papaya, baby spinach, water and hemp protein. It was good but I know I can do better.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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I just finished a green smoothie. Banana/soymilk/kale/pea protein/frozen peaches/frozen blueberries

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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Today's was pear, kale, chlorella, wheatgrass powder, and vanilla. Delish.

Here are some other threads about green smoothies with lots of yummy combos.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12670&hilit=green+smoothie

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1534&hilit=green+smoothie

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Our fave is (recipe for 2 people) 4 T hemp seeds, 2 dates pitted, 3 cups baby spinach, 1 cup baby chard, 2 bananas, 1 cup coconut water, and 1/4 t ground cardamom. Ice + Blend! It's simple and delicious :)

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:32 pm 
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I love them, but am having trouble getting them down now that the weather is colder. Anyone have a trick that doesn't involve warm green smoothie?
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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 pm 
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kittee, I drink my smoothie quickly and follow it with a mug of hot tea to warm me back up again. It's the only way I can get smoothies down when it's cold/snowy.

indexandicon, that combo sounds really good. Gonna have to try it.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:51 pm 
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It's so yum! I made a good one today with hemp seeds, dates, avocado, spinach, ginger, and lime! I <3 green smoothies :)

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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Do not (seriously DO NOT!!!) put arugula in a smoothie. I learned that the hard way this morning. Holy shiitake, I think that's the nastiest thing I've ever put in my mouth.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:41 am 
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I love green smoothies! I got a Vitamix back in March and we've had them every day since -- well, except for maybe four or five days. I really tried to switch things around but now almost always do 2 frozen banans, two apples or one apple and one pear, sometimes an orange, and enough parsley, baby spinach, and kale to fill the blender. I add ice while it's going. I like them very cold.

All of your smoothies are so creative!


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:28 am 
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ashley wrote:
Do not (seriously DO NOT!!!) put arugula in a smoothie. I learned that the hard way this morning. Holy shiitake, I think that's the nastiest thing I've ever put in my mouth.

if it's a contest, may i suggest mustard greens?

my go-to is orange juice, banana and some mild greens- usually chard. it tastes like a starburst, i love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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I like to put ice, almond milk, green soy/spirulina protein powder, banana, apple, cranberries, spinach.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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I like a simple smoothie of kale or baby spinach, banana, mixed frozen berries or mango with water, and ground flaxseeds.

I'll only use lacinato kale for smoothies though, since I think it's the easiest to pulverize. I also blend the kale first with a small amount of water before adding any other ingredients. Often I'll buy a bunch of lacinato, remove the tough stems, and shred the leaves and put it all in a freezer bag. Then it's easy to pull out a handful frozen and blend it straight away.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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I like a couple handfuls of kale or spinach plus some frozen fruit (either mangos, peaches, or a tropical blend) and some fresh fruit (pears, peaches, bananas, mango, apple, pineapple, etc.).

My fav ever involved yellow watermelon, but I doubt there's any of that around right now....

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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Yum, you guys. PPKers know how to do green smoothies.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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This morning: seed blend, protein powder, green powder, pear, celery, cucumber, ginger, lemon, spinach, rice milk + water


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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today was "clean out the fridge smoothie" - rejuvelac, almond milk, spoon full of flax seed, a hand full of kale, a couple of carrots, the last of the cranberry relish, an apple, and a frozen banana...


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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Lately I have been roasting and mashing butternut squash, scooping it with an ice cream scoop, and freezing it. It's great in smoothies with bananas and mild greens (I've been using salad greens or spinach). Tastes like pumpkin pie if you add spices.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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1 banana, 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup frozen berries, big handful of spinach, 1 T hemp seed or ground flax. I'm a creature of habit!

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Totally gonna try squash in my smoothies. Thanks Ashley!


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Are you all just using regular blenders? I have a Kitchen Ninja Blender and a lot of leftover kale.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I just use a regular, cheapo blender and while it's not perfectly smooth, it's not so bad!

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ashley wrote:
Lately I have been roasting and mashing butternut squash, scooping it with an ice cream scoop, and freezing it. It's great in smoothies with bananas and mild greens (I've been using salad greens or spinach). Tastes like pumpkin pie if you add spices.


That sounds amazing. I really need to get more creative with my smoothies. I always make the same one - kale or spinach or mixed baby greens (kale, spinach, chard), a banana, frozen pineapple and strawberries or frozen pineapple and a fresh orange, splash of unsweetened almond milk, water, chia seeds. It's always tasty though, but I should really incorporate more of a variety of veggies and herbs.


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My favorite: kale, banana, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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Peanut butter + bananas + mango + frozen berries + frozen or fresh kale or spinach + vanilla soy milk = Amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Smoothies
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My favorite: fresh pineapple, fresh or frozen mango, and kale. No extra liquid needed, and it's delicious. Just pineapple and kale is really good too, if you don't have mango.

I also really like grapes & greens. I used to make really complicated smoothies but I've gotten to where I prefer them much simpler.


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