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    Favorite smoothie recipes?
    I twittered this question and got a few answers, but duh, I should have just asked here

    What is your favorite smoothie recipe? Can be just what you throw together in the blender I am just getting ready to start making them and want some ideas to get started. Someone said they cut up bananas and put the pieces in the freezer? Is frozen fruit as yummy as fresh? (I hope so!)

    What do you use as a base? Milk? Soy milk? Water? Orange Juice? Yogurt?

    What supplements do you add? Starbucks introduced me to macha.... yummy and healthy!

    I don't do fake sugars, I'm allergic.
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    1/2 cup vanilla yogurt.
    1/3 cup blueberries, strawberries, or whatever other fruit you like.
    1 scoop protein powder.
    If you're doing a lot of working out you can also add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for the extra protein.
    Optional: 1T of fish oil or flaxseed oil.

    Blend it up to a paste then add water or milk to the consistency that you like.
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    Slice a fresh peach, add ice, white grape juice and blend it.

    Yum!

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    I've been doing a smoothie every morning for the last 8 years...

    8-10 fresh ORGANIC bananas (I can taste the difference)...
    A cup or so of whatever fruit is in season..
    Some water so it's still thick, but drinkable..

    And lately, about 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground flax seeds..

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    Here's my favorite lemon/lime smoothie , really good for you and tastes so yummy!! I'd even choose it over a margarita, and that's saying a lot for me
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    I don't have a favorite recipe, but I can tell you a money-saving tip.
    Buy all the overripe bananas that the market usually puts on sale for cheap cheap!
    Then peel them and freeze them.

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    I've never frozen a banana before! lol. That alone is worth the thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Code Monkey
    I've been doing a smoothie every morning for the last 8 years...

    8-10 fresh ORGANIC bananas (I can taste the difference)...
    A cup or so of whatever fruit is in season..
    Some water so it's still thick, but drinkable..

    And lately, about 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground flax seeds..
    What do you do with what's left? That's a LOT of bananas!
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    I do:
    1 frozen banana
    1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
    1 scoop of soy powder (Whole Foods has a really inexpensive one)
    3-4 ice cubes
    1 cup of whole milk (feel free to substitute soy or 2%)
    small drizzle of maple syrup

    Whirl in blender. It tastes like a milkshake. If you want it thicker, add more ice.
    And sprinkle the top with colorful jimmies for an added bonus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness618
    I do:
    1 frozen banana
    1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
    1 scoop of soy powder (Whole Foods has a really inexpensive one)
    3-4 ice cubes
    1 cup of whole milk (feel free to substitute soy or 2%)
    small drizzle of maple syrup

    Whirl in blender. It tastes like a milkshake. If you want it thicker, add more ice.
    And sprinkle the top with colorful jimmies for an added bonus!
    omg, THAT is my kinda smoothie!!!!!!!

    I think I will be shopping later!!!
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    This may not be an official smoothie, and I haven't made one in a while, but I used to throw in vanilla ice cream, a banana, a little Nestles Quick, a spoonfull of berry jam, some walnuts, a little milk, and crushed ice. Blend well for a delicious drink with texture.



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    That's the official Boomers not so healthy but very yummy smoothie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Code Monkey
    8-10 fresh ORGANIC bananas (I can taste the difference)...
    ..
    LOL, no wonder your uername is so fitting. That is aLOTa bananas!
    I would also need a bottle of prune juice to get things moving the next day

    I don't have a recipe since I throw things in depending on what I have in the house. But always put in bananas.

    1-2 bananas
    1/2 scoop protein powder
    1 cup organic skim milk
    1/2 cup frozen fruit
    1 tsp. vanilla
    ice
    optional: dash of sugar to taste
    optional: 1 teaspoon oats (raw), flax, or almonds

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    I don't go by a specific recipe but whatever I've got on hand. I either use a skim milk or a fat-free yogurt base though I prefer to use a flavoured yogurt as it gives it better taste. Banana is a good base but it's heavy on starch/sugar so if you're trying to watch those, you might want to go easy on the banana or skip it altogether. My fave is the banana/strawberry blend though personally, with a vanilla yogurt or peach flavoured yogurt. Sometimes I use a bit of yogurt, and a bit of milk to thin it out. When I am in the mood I sometimes include protein powder, but it changes the consistency of the smoothie so I try not to use too much if I can help it.

    Sorry it's not an exact recipe but they always make a delicious snack, breakfast or meal supplement. My friends love when I make them - so does my little guy.

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    Can't give ya a smoothie recipe, but as for the question about frozen fruit... I have recently become addicted to frozen grapes. Yummy!
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    oh! love the frozen fruit! went blueberry and blackberry picking 2 weekends ago, now my freezer is full! great in smoothies!
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    >addicted to frozen grapes
    Good stuff! Love 'em.

    My smoothie is 1 scoop of Strawberry protein powder, 1 banana, 2 pieces of ice and splash of milk. After good workout and extra hungry, throw in a choice berry yogurt.
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    I remember when we were first experimenting with smoothies in the 70's. The premise was make it healthy, coold and delicious.

    My original one was:
    1 egg with broken shell
    3 - 4 ice cubes
    1 cup yogurt + a little milk
    1 banana
    1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

    Now skip forward to the present for our family recipe:
    1 cup milk
    1 or 2 eggs (depending how much of a meal you want it to be)
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    8 - 9 frozen ripe organic strawberries
    Blend just until berries are chopped and serve in a chilled or thermal glass.

    I also have a hot breakfast one I make with:
    Boiling water, coffee or tea
    1 tablespoon each butter and coconut oil
    1/2 teaspoon orsa sea salt (for my adrenals)
    1/8 teaspoon Epsome salts
    4 eggs
    Blend for just 6 seconds and serve with a dash of cinnamon or cocoa on top. It has just the right amount of foam.

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    Raw eggs to turn it into a meal.... that's an idea. I don't think I like the one with the shells though!

    Great new recipes, thanks!
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    Yer welcome!

    Yeah we were just learning about calcium in those days. You have to blend egg shells on high to grind them up completely, elsewise you end up with grit.

    We experimented with carob, bran and yeast flakes too. Anything considered healthy went *into* the blender! I remember Jack LaLane putting his vitamin pills in his morning drink. Now *that* would taste weird! lol

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    Hey! I just came up with a new one! It definitely isn't health food or for calorie counters but it is a great desert for those wanting to control of the amount of *sugar* they consume. I call this one:

    Quickie Strawberry Ice Cream

    Add Ingredients to blender in order:

    2 eggs
    1 cup of cream
    2 teaspoons of sugar (more or less to your tastes)
    1 teaspoon of vanilla

    Blend on low for a few seconds to mix the eggs and dissolve the sugar. Stop and add 8 medium sized *frozen* strawberries. Blend on medium until all the strawberries are chopped up and the cream is frozen. Serve immediately with whipped cream and fresh strawberries for garnish. Makes 2 servings. mmm

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    One day I will get brave enough to try a smoothie with raw eggs They sound yummy, but I just don't know....
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    Remember when you could get an Orange Julius with an egg?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Byerly
    Remember when you could get an Orange Julius with an egg?
    Oh yeah! I haven't seen an Orange Julius for years, with or without an egg though. :-(
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    There's an Orange Julius at our local mall. They've been around for a long time. When I was a kid there was one downtown. I remember getting an egg in mine. It was good, but I'm really not certain I could tell the difference with or without...



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