View Full Version : can anyone tell me why this happened?
06-05-2008, 06:20 PM
This morning I made a smoothie to take to work and enjoy on my break-- it included (blueberries, bananas, water and dates) That is it--
When I went to drink it it had geled together no longer liquid but thick thick gelish stuff---
Why did this happen??? It was really weird--
06-05-2008, 06:24 PM
i believe blueberries congeal after awhile.
06-05-2008, 06:27 PM
Yeah, that's a characteristic of blended blueberries. Alissa's blueberry pie is a perfect example of this. But shaking it up really well should work out OR....you could eat it with a spoon and call it pudding! :D Seriously!
06-05-2008, 08:48 PM
Wow I didn't know that. My smoothies often get thicker but I do put chia seeds in them and thought that was the only culprit.
I'd love to try Alissa's blueberry pie, I'll try to get her book soon, I've wanted it for a long time but it's hard to get in Canada which is why I have almost all raw books except hers.
I do have a blueberry pie recipe in another book but it uses whole blueberries mixed in a puree of bananas and dates if I remember correctly, it's really good.
06-06-2008, 03:19 PM
when i take a smoothie on the go i make sure it's all vegetables and no fruit. i think that fruit tends to go rancid more quickly then veggies.
06-06-2008, 05:45 PM
My shakes always thicken up a bit after I initially make them and I use a Vitamix and use various fruits all the time. What I do is stir it up with a fork and then drink it to keep it liquid like. Mine has never gelled though.
Alissa's book is easy to get in Canada. I dealt with a raw food coach on Alissa's site out of BC that sent the book to me. Let me see if I can find her link.
This is who I got mine from:
Melanie Schecker - Living on Live Food Teacher
Teaches Level 1 and 2
Here is the main link to all the teachers so you can see if one in your area has the book they can ship to you.
http://www.rawteacher.com/teachers_usa.html#Canada (scroll down to teachers and they are listed by city).
06-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Is it the amount of sugar in blueberries that makes them congeal or another factor?
06-07-2008, 08:42 PM
they contain pectin which is a gelling agent.
06-07-2008, 08:42 PM
papaya in a smoothie will do the same things.
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