View Full Version : How can I keep my smoothies from thickening up?
10-28-2007, 10:38 PM
I've been making simple smoothies of blueberries, strawberries, banana, goji berries, greens powder, maca occasionally, water and ice. No matter how much water I add (even so that it is super liquidy when blended), the smoothie starts solidifying pretty quickly.
People here mention making smoothies to last for the day (er longer than an hour).
What am I missing? I don't like when it solidifies - yuck, gross.
10-28-2007, 10:42 PM
I wonder if its thickening because of the greens powder and/ or maca ?
10-28-2007, 10:42 PM
It's the blueberries. Blueberries, when blended, get kinda gelatinous. If you don't drink it right away, it will thicken up. You can simply shake/stir it up really well or put back into the blender and re-blend it.
10-28-2007, 10:49 PM
Oh I love blueberries for so many reasons! But I don't like solid smoothies! :(
Well maybe tomorrow I will confirm this and try a smoothie without blueberries.
I thought blueberries were one of the best fruits. Maybe if I just reduce the, it won't create such a strong impact. Aren't they superfood-ish? Well so are gojis, right? Maybe I'll decrease/eliminate blueberries and increase gojis?
Thanks so much. I hope that is it. I'm learning a lot here - the advice is always sooooo appreciated!
10-28-2007, 10:52 PM
You can add a little less of them like a very small handful... or just drink it up quicker! ;)
But seriously...perhaps use them in other things...try making puddings and adding blueberries as a pudding you'd actually WANT it to be thick or make Alissa's Blueberry Pie or her Blueberry Cheesecake (one of my favorites). Yes I've heard that blueberries have many great properties but there are other ways to have them than in smoothies.
10-28-2007, 11:15 PM
I ALWAYS have that with blueberries. They REALLY thicken my smoothies. I just use a smaller amount of blueberries..but they're DELICIOUS in GS's.
10-28-2007, 11:22 PM
I'm going to have to start using more blueberries because they sure are good for a lot of medical conditions. check this out:
Also, heres a blueberry jam: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?p=316988
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