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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats

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OAXACAAGAVE
4/10/2010 9:28:54 PM

If you want a little extra zing --
I love the taste and bite of fresh ginger but can't stand to bite into even the smallest bit -- so, at the very beginning of the process, I pour some or all of the water or juice I'll be using into a dish deep and wide enough in which to set a small sieve then use a micro plane to grate ginger into the sieve so I can marinate the ginger in the juice/water then pull it out before adding the liquid to the blender. Can do ahead and freeze this, too.
Or --
add just a bit of unsweetened lemonade drink mix powder from an envelope (you can fold over the envelope to use a bit more in the next batch.
4/6/2010 2:01:53 PM

SHMOO746600's SparkPage
I was motivated to make a smoothie today after this article. Here's what I used:
Ice, splash of skim milk, splash of chocolate soy milk, frozen berries, a banana, quick cooking rolled oats. FABULOUS. Kind of tastes like chocolate cherry! Thanks for all the good ideas!
3/28/2010 1:08:18 PM

DOTTYDRUID's SparkPage
Smoothies are great, but I try to cut even more calories by adding water to the smoothie itself or to juice. Cuts down acid too. If you feel really indulgent ant fancy a party 'cocktail', why not add a splash of your favourite wine? Sinful!
3/28/2010 2:16:08 AM

DOLORES621's SparkPage
I have just started to drink "homemade" smoothies. They are easy and quick to make. My grandkids like to come over and have some of Grandma's Smoothies. The fun thing is that you can make up your own flavor combinations.
3/22/2010 12:51:27 PM

SUMMER4677's SparkPage
I hate spinach, but I use smoothies as a brilliant way to sneak them in my diet since I usually consume one smoothie a day. Throw in a cup of fresh sprinach leaves to almost any smoothie blend and you never even know it's there!!
BAYCAT3
3/18/2010 8:51:17 AM

Just signed up and want to lose weight and eat healthier. I like smoothies and have a Magic Bullet. Smoothies for breakfast is something I would like to start. I will try some of your recipes!
3/14/2010 2:44:48 PM

SCOTTMOMMA's SparkPage
Magic Bullet - The best thing we ever bought! I make individual smoothies for my 3 boys and myself. I always keep frozen fruit on hand to ensure I can make them.
MARYPOWELL2
3/9/2010 1:09:03 PM

Hello Roxanaver:
I am new to this site but I read about the pre-package smooothie , where may I find this product.?
Thanks in advance
Marypowell
CRFAUX
2/28/2010 7:00:24 AM

Sugar is an acceptable sweetener? Really, I think we should all stay clear of refined "white" stuff like sugar and flour. I think Agave Nectar would be a better alternative and it has a lower glycemic index. I think Stevia would be infinitely better than any "artificial sweetener" as well. We need to get rid of all this processed crap!
2/24/2010 5:30:05 PM

ROXANAVERA's SparkPage
My kids and I are totally hooked on smoothies! I found a great pre-packaged one that is broken down in 2 serving packs by yoplait. All you add is some fat free or 1% milk in a blender and you are good to go. Its a great breakfast loaded with fruit and calcium in under 150 calories!
2/14/2010 6:48:35 PM

TIGGEMB's SparkPage
Great article, just reminded me of a healthy way to fill up. I like to add a wheatabix to my fruit smoothie - gives a curious crinkly texture on the tongue, bit like popping sherbet, makes it a bit different, and gives a bit more fibre as a bonus.
2/3/2010 10:18:50 PM

LUVNMEALWAYS's SparkPage
ALL OF THIS SOUNDS GOOD I WILL BE TRING THESE THANKS A BUCNH
1/31/2010 12:32:12 PM

SUNNYARIZONA's SparkPage
Funny to sit here reading this article while enjoying MY Smoothie ...
MY recipe:
I use my GRAM scale to measure out small portions of
Pineapple
peaches
cherries
magos
strawberries
blueberries

I use 1 cup milk
30 grams of protein powder
2 tbs. lemon juice
2 tbs. juicy juice
1 envelope of Elations (need for my joints)
1 scoop of Ultra Reds
1 heaping tsp. of Fiber sure
splenda

Comes out very thick.
I divide it into 3 glasses, and drink them over 4 hours.
Caloires all just over 325 most of the time.
Varies each time!

BUT YUM!!!!
SUGARNINJA
1/29/2010 3:35:59 PM

One banana, One small handful of rolled oats, a drop of honey and skimmed milk. Its a great filling snack!Good for you, but tastes sooo naughty!
ALLENHD
1/20/2010 9:11:35 AM

My favourite smoothie is 1 banana, 2 kiwi, juice of 1 lemon, a few berries of your choice, a splash of skimmed milk and a heaped tablespoon of Maca root powder, (superfood, great for fertility for men or women) and a handful of hemp seeds (superfood, great for hair teeth and bones). Blend and freeze any that is left over. Delicious!!

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