View Full Version : Help Make My Green Smoothie!!!!
11-09-2007, 10:31 AM
Hey Green Smoothie Drinkers!!!
I have a question... I do LOVE Green juice using my juicer, but I want to develop a love of green smoothies. I'm finding that mine are NOT to my liking... They seem "gritty" to me. I guess I'm using too many greens maybe...
ARE YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIES SMOOTH IN CONSISTANCY? WHAT ARE YOU USING AS A BASE? JUST WATER??? What EXACTLY goes into your green smoothies???
O.K...... Here's what I have in my kitchen: Bananas (Fresh and Frozen)
Kale, Collard Greens, Celery, Frozen Mango, Frozen Blueberries, Fresh Pears, 1 Grapefruit, Agave Nectar, Dates, Lemon, Lime, 1 Apple, Avacado, Almond Milk, Water...
What do you think would be a nice combination to put together right now??? I'm standing by over my blender waiting for you!!!
11-09-2007, 10:39 AM
Do you have a good high speed blender?
I'm not promoting the vitamix (or other blenders of that ilk), but I know before I got mine, my regular blender made gritty smoothies that I felt I was choking down. Once I got a vitamix, the smoothies have been smooth regardless of the ingredients.
But besides the blender...bananas and avacados help smooth out the green concoctions very nicely.
I know that's not very helpful...sorry!
11-09-2007, 10:41 AM
Banana, kale and mango is very yummy!
I make that mixture a few times a week :p
11-09-2007, 10:43 AM
Yea, I don't have a Vitamix!!! I want on, though!!! All I have is a Regular blender!!! Should I not use Greens (other than Avacado) with a Regular blender???
11-09-2007, 10:49 AM
Here is what I add to my green smoothies:
romaine lettuce, baby spinach, 1 orange, and 2 bananas.
I don't have a vitamix, but an old Waring 7-speed blender.
I have to blend everything for a bit longer, but my smoothies come out great:D.
11-09-2007, 10:56 AM
Hey Rhazula... Does the 1 orange provide all of the "juice" you need for the blender? It sounds like it might be pretty "gritty" ... Do you use water too???
11-09-2007, 10:59 AM
Oops, I knew I forgot to add something:eek:.
I use 2 1/2 cups of water (always purified).
11-09-2007, 11:08 AM
yum, that sounds good too!
don't use as many stems (from the collards or kale), and blend longer, and that should cut down on the grit too.....
11-09-2007, 11:30 AM
Stems!!! THANKS!!! I'll leave 'um out this time and make it again!!! Here goes!!!!................
11-09-2007, 11:36 AM
this morning I made a green smoothie with coconut water, spiniach, and pineapple (the fruit and a little of the juice) and mmmmmmmm was it good! It was a little 'gritty' I guess cause I have a regular blender but I think if you just keep blending it or get a high powered one it might make a difference?
anyway, I'm going out to the store tonight to get more pineapple.. I'm all out!
it was very tropical tasting.. I should have added some coconut meat to it as well.. mmm!
I'm trying to vary my greens so I added romaine to the spinach and fruits this morning. How do you guys handle romaine? Everyone talks about adding it to smoothies. It's so GREEN! Yuk. Spinach is so mild. I can't imagine collards!
11-09-2007, 11:47 AM
YOU GUYS ARE THE ABSOLUTE **** B E S T **** !!!!!!!!!!
My Smoothie is SOOOOOOOO GREAT!!!! It's better than GOOD!!!! O.K.... NOW I see what all of the fuss is about!!!!
Adding the water AND mixing it for a longer period of time, without the stem, worked WONDERS!!!! I just drank a whole glass full and still have some left!!!! Do you guys store yours in the fridge???
Here's what I put in my 2nd one.... Romaine, Spinach, 2 bananas, and mango.. When I get some oranges, I'll try that with it...
I can't thank you all enough!!!! I AM A GREEN SMOOTHIE BELIEVER, YAU'LL!!!!!!!! :D
Hey ReneeH, just curious. Where do you live?
11-09-2007, 11:56 AM
I keep left overs in the fridge, but try to drink them within a day or two.
And I've also found that if I add a lot of citrus, I try to drink it all that day. There seems to be a reaction with the greens and the citric acid that makes it bitter if it is stored too long....just my experience.
I am a true believer in green smoothies!
I love when other people find them delicious too!! :D
11-09-2007, 11:57 AM
SUBU: I'm in Katy, TX..... I noticed you're in Dallas, so HEY NEIGHBOR!!!!! :)
RHAZULA: I gave some green smoothie to the kids and they liked it, but needed it sweeter, so I added some Agave Nectar and they went BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!! :D I appreciate all of your help!!!!!!!!!!!
AFAVRO: Thanks for the tips!!!!! I will definitely keep that in mind when I add citrus to mine....
LUNA99: Your smoothie sounds DELICIOUS!!!!! I can't wait to try it when I get some coconut!!!!!
(((((( H U G S ))))))) to all!!!!
Oh, I was hoping you were closer so we could meet at convention.
11-09-2007, 12:06 PM
What's the "Convention?"
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