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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats


10/21/2009 10:54:19 PM

to make your smoothies more healthy replace all milk with non diary creamer and splenda for sweetness also the more ice the smoother your drink try it you'll see
10/21/2009 10:00:28 PM

I have been making my own variations of smoothies for a few months, sometimes with protein power, usually frozen/fresh fruit and soy milk (1% milk if I have no soy milk) and sometimes I will add a bit of orange juice for a change. I recently started here on spark and find it hard to figure out the calories in an 8oz glass! Any ideas people?
10/21/2009 1:26:40 PM

I have been making smoothies for years with frozen fruit orange juice and yogurt. Sometimes I add in powdered protein as I personally find they don't hold me for more than about 3 hours.
10/21/2009 12:16:04 PM

BORN2BE's SparkPage
I love smoothies but one word of caution to those with thyroid problems, soy products can interfere with your medicine especially if you consume the soy when you take the medicine. You may consider healthy alternatives.
I love packing my smoothies with lots of fresh stuff.
10/21/2009 11:07:50 AM

GOSHEN56's SparkPage
I make fruit smoothies with soy milk on some days and plain yogurt on others. I also put in a handful of fresh spinich and oats. The spinich combined with blueberries is very good and pretty.
10/21/2009 9:46:56 AM

I use fruit, yogurt , ice and crystal light orange sunrise. The crystal light saves a lot of calories.
10/21/2009 8:15:13 AM

Smoothies are a regular part of my diet. I make pitchers full and sip on them for 2-3 days at a time. They are a great meal replacement, much better than the meal replacement drinks you buy from the store, and when making them at home, you can make them more healthy.
10/21/2009 7:23:13 AM

SUZQ45's SparkPage
I've recently discovered smoothies. LOVE THEM!! Thanks for the smothie 101!!
10/14/2009 6:12:07 PM

I make my smoothies. ice, water, fresh fruit, and ISOPURE you can buy it at GNC any where. The reason I use this product is because it's high in Protein and all of the vitamins and minerals. and it is very GOOD. IT sounds like I work for these people but I don't. My oldest daughter told me about this product. Happytwins.
10/14/2009 5:56:41 PM

I have been Making my own smoothies,. for the last year and a half,looks like I must have been making them with all the right stuff.
10/9/2009 10:17:07 AM

I've been drinking smoothies every day now since my sister got me a Magic Bullet for my birthday. Instead of hauling out the blender and going through that ordeal, I can make a single serving in the mug that comes with it--super convenient and easy clean up. With all the good fruit in season now, I'm loving it. I always add a heaping tablespoon of ground flax, oat bran and wheat germ along with soy yogurt and some OJ. It keeps me filled up all morning.
10/7/2009 9:02:14 AM

BSUTEM's SparkPage
l like using Almond Milk in my smoothie. Tastes great. I also put in some herbal thickens right up and makes you feel full.
10/3/2009 12:51:53 AM

Another tip - to thicken smoothies and get a good dose of fiber is to add a handful of bran cereal. There are so many creative ways to benefit from smoothies and get great nutrition. I love mine with rice milk, fruit, walnuts, flax oil, and bran.
9/26/2009 7:40:46 PM

I love fruit smoothies. They're always a good way to start your morning or lunch. I have them in the morning about 3 or 4 times a week.
9/25/2009 4:33:48 PM

SARAHP181's SparkPage
i think i might try drinking one fruit smoothie in the morning and a veggie smoothie in the afternoon that way, i could have my daily serrving of fruit and veggies at one time. i will keep you all posted about the outcome. i hope its a good one!!!!!

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