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#1 Royal

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

got a blender for Christmas, first thing tomorrow I'm going to the store and buying some ingredients.

Best Holiday Wishes,

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#2 Tooozday

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:31 PM

Yum, smoothies!
I like a nectarine or peach (de-pitted but unpeeled), half an apple, a cup of frozen mixed berries, a dollop of orange juice, and a half cup of yoghurt. Optional: a tablespoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of vanilla, half a carrot, and/or a cup of melon.
Most people add bananas, but bananas and I don't get along.

#3 suburbanite84

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:00 AM

Simple dude. Five or six strawberries, a banana, 10-20 blueberries, any flavor of Chobani yogurt you want a dash of honey and cinamon and some ice.
with a side of toast with honey and cinamon as well.
Now and then I'll add a vanilla chocolate swirl pudding cup

#4 Jersey Thug

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:40 AM

be careful when formulating smoothies for yourself, Ry. they can pack an awful lot of sugar if you're not careful. green tea powder or ground flax seed added to a smoothie can help stabilize blood sugar spikes, but you still need to be aware of what you're putting in there. certain fruits are higher in carbs than others so monitor what effect the foods you're eating have on your glucose levels and adjust accordingly, or do some research first. and of course pick bases that are lower in fat and calories overall, like choosing lowfat yogurt or unsweetened soy milk rather than flavored yogurt or whole milk. :)

#5 crujonez

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:21 AM

banana, blueberries, strawberries, ice, rum


lots of rum

#6 crujonez

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:17 AM

wtf is wheat germ and ground flax seed? sounds gross. i live by the KISS philosophy. keep it simple stupid

#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:19 AM

Learn how to make boba!

#8 gregoir

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:20 AM

My Moms Morning Smoothie
Frozen Blueberries
Grape Juice
French Vanilla Yogurt
Banana

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:37 AM

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#10 Royal

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:28 AM

My Moms Morning Smoothie
Frozen Blueberries
Grape Juice
French Vanilla Yogurt
Banana


That sounds really good. White or purple grape juice?

Oh and tell her I say hello and happy new year. I always liked her.

#11 Heady

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:32 AM

I just use whatever fruit I have laying around.. especially good if you freeze the fruit first!!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:32 AM

purple of course:pimp:

#13 Heady

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:44 AM

Oh yeah..

if it's too thick, add a beverage (oj, grape juice, rum.. even water can work).. if it's too thin, add ice! works especially well if you're trying to make a lot of smoothie

simple trick, but it works

#14 Royal

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Thanks Rionach

#15 tyedyedee

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

ryan, just load up your freezer with bags of frozen no sugar added fruits
i am a slave to the blend of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
so i usually just buy that blend
but i lovelovelove blueberries so i get an extra bag of just blueberries
you just keep em in the freezer and shake what you want into the blender
sometimes i get peaches for a change or mango or papaya
a banana is always good but just pick up what fruit you like at your farmers market or get seasonal stuff
kiwis are good too and you can find them frozen
i like wheat germ and flax seed in mine
and i dont add cubes cuz the frozen berries are enough cold for me
if you want it more shake-like, a cube or three would be perfect
and i try to not use sugar added juices as much as possible to cut out as much sugar cuz i am already getting enough in the fruit
if it needs thinning out, i add a bit more yogurt and a small amount of water
get a large tub of plain chobani or greek yogurt of your choice and add an eighth of a cup to a smoothie
ok, now i want a smoothie :lol:

#16 suburbanite84

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:10 PM

I make the same smoothie (pretty much) every day:

1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries (though sometimes I use blackberries)
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 cup apple juice (or orange or pineapple)

blend until smooth (about 2-3 minutes)
makes about a 16 oz smoothie


Just started using the frozen mixed berries also because they are much cheaper. Why only half a banana? Do you just throw the other half out or give it to some one? Do you even notice 2 Tbls of yogurt?

#17 suburbanite84

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

I see, would have thought that like the peel the banana itself would brown very quickly. Have never left one peeled longer than it takes to eat.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:26 PM

you can throw them in the freezer, too :wink:

#19 Heady

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

Ever eat a frozen banana, straight up? A little hard to peel, let it thaw, then peel. SO GOOD.

Learned this one after had my wisdom teeth out

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

Ever eat a frozen banana, straight up? A little hard to peel, let it thaw, then peel. SO GOOD.

Learned this one after had my wisdom teeth out


protip - take a square of wax paper that has a layer of crushed nuts of choice under a layer of still-pliable chocolate of your choice, lay the banana on top of it then wrap the paper (hence the nuts and chocolate) around the banana and THEN freeze it
when its frozen you simply unwrap the paper when you want to eat it
you can put a stick in it before freezing too

i like dark chocolate with smoked crushed almonds and a sprinkle of sea salt :drool: