Smoothies!

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Anybody drink them on a regular basis?

    When I get home I am going to attempt to go gluten free/"clean eating" esque and I'm trying to prepare because I really need to not fail miserably at it, lol.

    I adore smoothies and I would really like to be able to incorporate more veggies into that, since veggies are by far my hardest food group to consume.

    I have been finding a lot of fruit and spinach/celery smoothie recipes that I want to try, but I'd love to hear some recipes if you guys have any to share!

    Also, a lot of these recipes seem huge, but sound like they are supposed to be one meals worth? For example: 1 grapefruit, 1 mango, 1 orange, 2 cups spinach, water.

    That is a lot of food! Lol
     
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    Smoothies are a staple of my diet lol. I've never used a recipe...i just throw fruits, veggies, maye yogurt or juice, etc into a blender. Cucumbers, radish, spinach, kale, collards, turnips, etc....a lot of greens an be purchased frozen on sale for a pittance and used as needed.
     
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    I drink a smoothie as a meal every 3 days or so. I eyeball it, and don't stray on recipes so this is the only one I drink:

    Green monster:
    cup-cup & 1/2 of frozen mixed berries
    1 banana
    1 dollop of peanut butter
    big handful of spinach, sometimes kale.
    protein powder if i have any
    1/2 cup skim milk

    my go to smoothie.
     
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    I'm only here because I thought it would be collies :rofl1:

    But, while I'm here...I did do smoothies quite a bit my sophomore year of college. I used whatever was cheap - usually that was zucchini and/or yellow squash. Add a handful of berries, maybe a banana, some ice, and a splash of milk and you have a smoothie. Berries and bananas are incredibly good at covering up other flavors.

    I don't do smoothies anymore because I don't have easy access to a blender, and most of them are higher carb than I care to eat (if I'm going to put effort into making something healthy, I'm going to make it low carb, even though I'm not doing keto at the moment).
     
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    My dad is really big into juicing things lol. Which I guess is different from a smoothie but if he makes a batch big enough, most of the time he considers that his meal.

    It is a good way to get veggies in though, I DO NOT eat vegetables because I think they're all disgusting, but the fruit hides the flavor well enough that if you throw in a few carrots, it's not noticeable.

    And it's just a way easier way to consume fruits/veggies, rather than having to actually nom on them. :p
     
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    Recipies?

    You mean you're not supposed to just throw fruit in and press go? LOL

    I have a vitamix and honestly smoothies are just whatever I have and some vega brand vitamin powder mix
     
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    The VitaMix is my co-favorite kitchen machine, along with the KitchenAid Pro model mixer.

    Love throwing stuff in it and drinking meals for a couple or three days, but can't do it on a daily or semi-daily type basis because the calories and carbs put weight on me like crazy. :( Meat smoothies just don't seem terribly appealing, lol!

    www.rawfamily.com has some good recipes.
     
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    I far a vitamix demo at Costco and have been wanting one ever since. They are SO cool!
     
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    I've done a few, I bought protein powder because I don't eat enough protein so protein smoothies were an idea. But realistically I think I've only made a smoothie like three times LOL.
    I should though! I'm always low on calories for the day anyway. Maybe I need to start drinking one a day.
     
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    You can make your own gluten free flour with it! You can use a good food processor to make flour too, but the VitaMix does a better job.
     

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