View Full Version : Really, water in a chocolate smoothie?
10-28-2008, 04:21 AM
I can't imagine this tasting good, but with frozen bananas could this still taste creamy without using a milk of some sort?
10-28-2008, 05:39 AM
frozen bananas make it super creamy, so a bit of water, just to get it to blend, can'tbe bad.
10-28-2008, 05:55 AM
Frozen Bananas are Smooth and Creamy in lots of things. They are about the most Perfect Food. I always keep Frozen Bananas handy.
10-28-2008, 06:16 AM
I believe that you need to add some water to every smoothie as it reduces oxidation.
You could use almond milk if you did not want to use bananas but I think that bananas add to every smoothie.
10-28-2008, 07:49 AM
I always water to every smoothie I make and it's always come out perfectly divine! Click for picks of my latest smoothie on my blog. ;) (And I almost always add a banana as well.)
10-28-2008, 07:32 PM
I always add water to mine... tastes yummy :)
10-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Yes! I posted a bit ago under "What are you eating right now?" the "Hulk" smoothie I made today. I always use either distilled water or coconut water to get things going. Coconut water is best, but if I don't have any coconuts I just use distilled water.
10-29-2008, 12:23 AM
You can also toss in a handful of cashews or macadamia nuts to add to the creaminess rather than having to make actual nut milk.
10-30-2008, 01:24 AM
I was wondering about water doing the job because I'm trying to stay away from combining anything but greens with my fruit, thanks guys!
10-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Yeah the easiest way (and what we do in our house) is just to toss some cashews or macadamias with a bit of water in a blender and blend, then chuck the rest of the milkshake ingredients in. Easy!
10-31-2008, 07:54 PM
Oh Rawererin, I see what you mean.
A green smoothie is different, we don't use nuts in our green smoothie, just bananas. We also use avocado to make it a bit creamier, but I think the bananas would just be fine, even with the chocolate powder.
10-31-2008, 09:25 PM
There's greens and water in my chocolate THE HULK smoothie! :D
10-31-2008, 09:47 PM
I put coconut water in my smoothies instead of water sometimes- very tasty:O)
11-01-2008, 01:03 PM
I don't combine anything but fruit & greens (and water) in my green smoothies either. The trick to a good smoothie made that way is to put enough fruit in it so it's not watery, and if using a vitamix, frozen fruit helps alot. My standard recipe is 2 cups of water, lots of green, 2 bananas, and 1 cup frozen fruit mix (from Costco). Comes out smooth and tasty. Creamy fruits are bananas, mangos, papaya, and pineapple(pineapple in a high powered blender that is :D).
Hope that helps.
11-01-2008, 08:30 PM
i can't stand water in my smoothies, has to be mylk or juice
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