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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats


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!!!!!
9/22/2009 1:08:57 PM

I stumbled on smoothies - or the fact that I could make them myself - in the middle of this year when I ate a particularly acidic mango that ste my teeth on edge for almost a week. I panicked because I couldn't chew anything properly and I couldn't eat anymore fruit. One day I decided to blend the whole thing and drink it. It took a while but now my whole family loves it. We prefer fruit and fruit juice based ones, so my question is how many calories does an average 250ml glass of frozen fruit blended with 100% fruit juice have?
9/19/2009 3:40:10 PM

Stevia is another way to sweeten your smoothies. It is actually good for you and can be found at a Co-op or Feel-Rite Health Center. You can even grow it in your garden. It is very sweet, ----sweeter than sugar and it is good for you.
9/19/2009 3:35:48 PM

The in Georgia is all about detoxifying your body and cleaning out your colon. This is done with greens, sprouts, nuts, fermented foods, a small amount of fruits since these feed the cancer cells. Raw, uncooked vegetables and greens nourish your cells and are living foods vs. Dead Foods which are cooked and usually animal and dairy. Processed Foods have alot of garbage in them and are not good for your body. Whole Foods and uncooked if possible is the way to go.
9/19/2009 3:29:17 PM

Green smoothies are simple about 2 min in the blender. These give tons of energy and builds up the immunities in the cells. Immunities fight off infections and the body heals intself or at least improves the conditions. If you wants tons of energy throughout the day and a clean colon-----DRINK GREEN SMOOTHIES. Here is one recipe: 2 bananas, 2 cups water, 2 slices fresh ginger, 2 icecubes, honey to taste, cinnomen to taste. Puree all this and then add fresh baby spinach leaves 3/4 of blender pitcher. Puree again till spinach greens are broken down. Drink up. Store rest in covered jar and carry with you. whenever you need a shot of energy, shake the smoothie and drink up. Lasts 1-2 days.
9/11/2009 9:58:59 AM

MBOND164's SparkPage
I love smoothies!!!! Jamba juice is amazing and I really really wish we had some on the east coast.
9/2/2009 6:03:30 PM

Is there any way to make a Smoothie and not use Yogurt. Absolutely cannot stand the taste of yogurt, to me it is disgusting. Any suggestions?
9/1/2009 1:30:20 PM

thanks i will be trying these
8/31/2009 11:52:08 PM

TONYTORRES123's SparkPage
Here in Hawaii there are several smoothie place that I have not seen back home in MA. Smoothies are an awesome non-guilt trip. If you have not tried them yet, step into your nearst spot and just take a look at the menu. You will be impressed!
8/29/2009 1:27:57 PM

*AMBER512's SparkPage
I agree that the best smoothies are creamy. I can't stand it when they are too thin or too icy. That's why i don't add ice to my smoothies. Frozen fruit is the way for me!
8/9/2009 9:36:21 PM

KAYLADIVA777's SparkPage
I will start using my blender for good instead of evil!!!!
8/7/2009 11:23:04 AM

We are all smoothie fans at my house. When the kids have friends over, they ask for smoothies, especially on hot summer days. Our favorite is vanilla yogurt (low fat), frozen mixed berries, and a little skim milk (to thin the smoothie for easier sipping through straws!). During the school year, smoothies are my on the go breakfast. When nice and thick, they are tasty topped with Kashi GoLean crunch cereal, too!
8/4/2009 11:42:27 PM

I can't wait to learn more about SP!

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