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11-20-2008, 02:42 PM
What are your favorite smoothies? My wife and I like to have a breakfast smoothie together, but I'm running out of interesting flavors and we usually end up with one of only a few recipes. We'd like to try some green smoothies too, but whenever I try to make one it tastes too strange and we don't like it.
Also, what mixes do you like to add in? For sweet smoothies I like a raw cacao smoothie mix that a friend of mine introduced me to.
Thanks so much!
11-20-2008, 03:06 PM
1 Large Papaya
1 Bunch Watercress
Cloves to taste
Blend until smooth. :)
Also like blueberries/banana/kale/young coconut smoothie. Coconut hides the green flavor, while blueberries change the color to a pleasant blue.
I sometimes add spirulina to the latter.
11-20-2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks Arcturus, that sounds delicious!
Does spirulina have much of a taste? How much do you add?
11-20-2008, 04:26 PM
i young coconut (water and meat)
1 bag trader joes baby spinach
1 bunch parsley
1/2 bag trader joes frozen mango
mostly all fruits! they ALL taste good to me. i can't decide! :mad::D:o
11-20-2008, 05:47 PM
anything with oranges and pomegranites is HEAVEN in a glass. use the flesh-covered seeds, but not the white membrane or the outer pom. skin.
honey (to offset tartness of sorrel)
11-20-2008, 06:23 PM
I usually add a heaping teaspoon of spirulina. Yes, it definitely has a taste. Kind of like pond scum. Some people like it, others don't. I happen to think it tastes wonderful! It's just a little overpowering for some people... If you don't like sea vegetables, you probably won't like spirulina.
11-20-2008, 07:53 PM
My favorie green smoothie:
frozen bananna, raw coconut oil, spinach, some water - blended in my Vitamix into a smooth delish delight.
My favorite smoothie recipe:
1 young coconut meat and juice, 1 bananna, 1 cup of pineapple, half a cup of ice cubes...yum yum yummie
12-03-2008, 11:29 AM
this is one of my favs. super refreshing. hence i call it...GOOD MORNING!
hand juice 1 lemon and 1 orange
1 cup frozen honeydew or cantaloupe
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup water
1 tsp honey or agave
2 tbsp coconut
12-03-2008, 01:02 PM
I currently have two favorites bases:
Sweet Base: Almond milk, dates, frozen banana
Green Base: Orange, greens, frozen banana, optional: soaked chia seeds with the gel (The chia seeds add essentail fats and water soluble fiber without adding flavor or texture)
For the almond milk smoothie I often add another frozen fruit, usually berries, peaches, or mango. Cinnamon is good with a peach smoothie. I like to add cardamom to the mango smoothies. OR, just add cacao powder to the base with a few more dates, or a spoonful of honey.
For green smoothies I use spinach and/or rainbow chard (NO red chard, to bitter). Start with a handful and work your way up. Romaine will also work well. If it turns out bitter I add a sprinkle of stevia or a bit of agave.
I also like to use a couple teaspoons each of spirulina and a green powder like Alissa's to my green smoothies. Spirulina can make a nasty smoothie palatable. But, that's just me. btw: I do not like most sea vegs.
Finally, there is one almond milk smoothie that I like to add spirulina into: almond milk, pineapple, strawberries. I'm sure why, but I like it!
Have a sweet, green day!
12-03-2008, 02:07 PM
12-03-2008, 04:55 PM
young coconut meat and water
12-03-2008, 05:04 PM
3 large handfuls of spinach
handful of grapes
12-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Bannana bread smoothie:
Handful of walnuts
dash of cinnamon
teeny tiny pinch of salt
water as needed
12-03-2008, 09:31 PM
12-04-2008, 03:24 AM
Where can I find these young coconuts?
I just broke open one of those brown ones from the regular supermarket, that's white inside..and the milk taste like cleaning solution, I'm obviously not using the right ones!
12-04-2008, 07:13 AM
I drink this every morning and can't get enough.. so good!
1 organic banana
a handful of organic baby spinach
a small handful of groovy coconut
a handful of papaya, mango and pineapple chuncks
a tbsp of spirulina
a tbsp of ground flax seeds
a little bit of coconut water I save from the coconuts.
It comes out pretty thick and chunky, I like to chew it a little, add more water if you like it runny...
Here is what I make for my kids, they're not into the coconut as much as I am...
one organic banana,
a small handful of each organics: blueberries, strawberries, grapes
a handful of organic spinach
a tsp of spirulina
a little water to make it easier for them to drink.
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