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TheDaytimeHeroes
« on: November 30, 2011 06:44:28 PM »

Heya folks
So my Magic Bullet is my friend, and no, it is not a phase. Although I have yet to convince my boyfriend of that fact. Is over 6 months a phase? I think not!

I adore smoothies. Yum yum yum.
Fruit are my friend, as they are yours. Delightfully sweet or funny-face-making sour, I love them all.

Always looking for fantastic new recipes for smoothies.
Currently my most common (I won't say favorite because there are others that I prefer the taste of, but you can't go wrong with the convenience of this one) is a banana smoothie.
One or two bananas, ripe is better than not ripe, obviously.
Milk, anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
And either a scoop of vanilla ice cream (for sweetness and coldness, but who needs ice cream in the morning..not me unfortunately) or a scoop of vanilla-flavored soy protein powder. Or you could skip those both and just put a little shot of vanilla extract.
Very tasty, I drink them like water. Healthy, well without the ice cream anyways, and filling.
But seeing how I have had the same smoothie for many days in a row, its just nice to change it up a bit.

So I'd love to hear your favorite recipes!!

Another one of my favorites is an Avocado smoothie. One or two ripe avocados, some milk, ice, little bit of vanilla if needed, and a whole lot of condensed milk. Needless to say this one should be had as a treat, not an everyday meal.  Tongue
Also, strawberry smoothies (more like a slushy though) are great, frozen strawberries (other frozen berries taste great too) tossed in the Bullet with a bit of water and a dash of sugar. Mmmm all I need is tapioca pearls.

Another thing...anyone have any suggestions how to integrate vegetables into my smoothie-making crusades as well? I've thrown fresh spinach into strawberry smoothies before. Imagine a lovely brown slop with chunks of red and green, that actually tastes like a mixture of strawberries and spinach. Didn't see that one coming.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011 12:36:49 AM »

My absolute favorite smoothie EVER is my blueberry one.

I put about 1 cup of frozen  blueberries (non-sweetened), 2 cups of Light Vanilla Soymilk, and about 1 tablespoon of splenda.

Soymilk makes smoothies extra frothy and I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011 07:49:10 PM »

I adore green smoothies and have at least one a day.  Romaine with bananas and water is one of the most simple.  Kale is also delicious, as is spinach or parsley.  Fruits like mangoes, pineapple, pears, peaches, blueberries and bananas help to make these smoothies taste sweeter.  If the fruit is frozen, it helps make the smoothie thicker...or you can add some ice.  You can google green smoothie recipes.  The biggest thing to remember is that you should blend the greens (which are cut or torn into smallish pieces) with the water before you add any fruit.  If you put it all in the blender at once and you are not using a powerful blender like a Vitamix, it can get really frothy in a bad way.  I know these aren't really recipes, but you need to take your blender size into consideration. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011 06:06:34 AM »

If you want to get a thick smoothie without the ice cream, you can freeze vanilla yogurt on a sheet pan or ice trays, break it up when frozen and keep in a freezer bag. Using frozen fruit or juice will accomplish the thickness thing just as well. Fruit does well in the freezer without any special prep, so if you drink a lot of smoothies you can save yourself some time down the road by slicing and dicing one day and having all the ingredients ready to go in your freezer for the whole week.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011 02:30:25 PM »

My absolute favorite smoothie EVER is my blueberry one.

I put about 1 cup of frozen  blueberries (non-sweetened), 2 cups of Light Vanilla Soymilk, and about 1 tablespoon of splenda.

Soymilk makes smoothies extra frothy and I love it!

I do love the sound of this one, I have a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer. No soymilk but I'm sure I can make do with what I have.
Do you ever have problem with the skins of the blueberries? Its been awhile since I've used them but I remember having so many skin fragments at the bottom. (Sidenote, unpeeled grapes are the nastiest things to put in smoothies. Thanks Skins for being so hard to take off. :c)

@bunsenhoneydew13
Very helpful, I should definitely try making green smoothies. The health aspect of them sounds incredibly appealing. Smiley

@CraftyChef
Mmm the frozen vanilla yogurt sounds like a great idea.
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