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Old 07-19-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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anyone do green smoothies?

i have been doing green smoothies for a few years now. my son really likes them! i put them in a munchkin click lock sippy and he goes to town! the recipe i mostly use is below

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
4 strawberries (whole)
1 large handful of spinich
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder from trader joes
1 1/2 cups regular almond milk

this is one of the only ways i can get my son to eat veggies. has anyone had luck with using other veggies? cucumber, maybe carrot? i have a cuisenart blender and the last time i tried using raw carrots it was grainy :/ is it even possible to do in a regular blender? it a nice way to get in missed nutrients without having to spend money on those pouches.

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Old 08-02-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: anyone do green smoothies?

Yum! I do:
1/2 c Kale (frozen and chopped from Trader Joes)
2 bananas
1/2 frozen blueberries
1/2 c plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 c milk
This is enough to feed my family of 4 for breakfast. (although my kids usually have other things too as they are bottomless pits)
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:08 AM   #3
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Like you I do green smoothies since I am detected to be in the pre-diabetes stage and I do is try to read blogs that include healthy and diabetic friendly recipes.
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I add chopped carrots to our smoothies. About half of a small and 1/5 of an Avacado
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i have been doing green smoothies for a few years now. my son really likes them! i put them in a munchkin click lock sippy and he goes to town! the recipe i mostly use is below

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
4 strawberries (whole)
1 large handful of spinich
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder from trader joes
1 1/2 cups regular almond milk

this is one of the only ways i can get my son to eat veggies. has anyone had luck with using other veggies? cucumber, maybe carrot? i have a cuisenart blender and the last time i tried using raw carrots it was grainy :/ is it even possible to do in a regular blender? it a nice way to get in missed nutrients without having to spend money on those pouches.
Does the spinach mix in properly? Whe
n I used kale it wouldn't blend all the way

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We use a vitamix for ours. My favorite is almond milk, spinach or kale or if I have neither, a green powder, vanilla, frozen mango. Haven't gotten into other veggies unfortunately.

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Re: anyone do green smoothies?

Before we got a vitamix (refurbished for a big discount and still a 6 year warranty) we would get spinach confetti. The vitamix blends it to nothing though. I have used cucumbers and carrots with no problem, can't even tell they're there.

I don't use an actual recipe since I mostly throw in whatever I have extra of that needs to be used up before it goes bad.

My general guideline:
1c kefir and/or plain yogurt
1 banana
1c frozen fruit (strawberries, tangelos, raspberries, pineapple, are some of our favorites)
1/2c frozen veggies
2 handfuls frozen spinach or kale
2c ice
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I have done carrot and cucumber as well as other veggies but I mostly stick to leafy greens as they blend up nicer and they are the hardest for us to eat enough of otherwise.

Here's our favorite... The green PB&J:

Frozen banana
Small handful frozen red grapes
Big handful spinach or kale
2 tbsp almond butter
Milk
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In the Vitamix i do
Spinach or kale
1 small lemon
Half an apple
Half a cucumber
3-4 carrots
Table spoon of raw ginger
Table spoon of Turmeric
1/4 cup of honey

It's our favorite! (And by our I mean DD and I... I have to make DH down it almost every day)
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In the Vitamix i do
Spinach or kale
1 small lemon
Half an apple
Half a cucumber
3-4 carrots
Table spoon of raw ginger
Table spoon of Turmeric
1/4 cup of honey

It's our favorite! (And by our I mean DD and I... I have to make DH down it almost every day)
Can you taste the garlic? That sounds like a lot.
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