View Full Version : Green smoothie consistency?
09-14-2006, 12:32 PM
Hello, newbie here with a green smoothie question, so I have been making green smoothies since I notice that they help me stay on track. Sometimes I notice that they come out more like a juice which I think might be from me adding to much water. Does it really matter what consistency the smoothie is? Is thicker better? I just wanted to make sure I wasn't killing anything good by blending it to much or to much water. Thanks!
09-14-2006, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the boards!
Nope, I really don't think it matters much. I usually make mine thinner so that it reminds me more of a drink.
In regards to losing nutrition, plants begin to lose vitality the moment they are cut from their roots and further more when they sit out and a step further when they are introduced to steel blades. The steel actually causes a slight chemical reaction that kills some of the vitamins. Vitamin C being one of the first destroyed, but it is a negligable amount because we still gain great nutrition from these things. As long as you drink the smoothie down right away you should be fine. The longer it sits with all the particles ground up and exposed, the sooner the nutrients will oxidize and die off. I drink green smoothies because I know how important dark leafy greens are, but I can't stand the bitter, awful taste, so I put them all in a smoothie with banana and sweet fruits to hide the taste. It works perfectly. I can also eat alot more greens in smoothie form because they are compacted down and I can just drink them instead of using all that time and energy on chewing a ton of greens. I make sure to get ALOT each day. It keeps my teeth and bones strong and gives me most of my amino acids for each day.
09-14-2006, 05:54 PM
Make it whatever way you enjoy it. :D
09-14-2006, 07:59 PM
Mine end up more juice-y because I make it 2 1/2 cups of orange juice. I like it more like a thicker juice than a full on thick smoothie. It's easier to drink when it's thinner too.
09-14-2006, 09:32 PM
I heard that Victoria Boutenko blends hers for 30-45 seconds.
09-15-2006, 07:42 AM
Thanks guys- I am glad to see I am not the only one- I did have one turn out a little thicker this morning :D .
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