View Full Version : Green smoothie question
04-09-2009, 10:46 PM
I read the book about the green smoothies, "Green for Life". It was so interesting I read it in two nights!!
So today was my 2nd green smoothie. I have just a regular blender for now, which works okay, but I end up with a lot of foam on the top after it sits for awhile. I drink it fairly slowly, to make it last, because it's good!!! But the foamy part is not as pleasant. Do you guys get the foam?
04-09-2009, 10:50 PM
I don't get the foam. It tells me that you don't like your smoothies as thick as I do.
The more liquidity it has, the more things can separate and rise to the top.
04-09-2009, 11:03 PM
I don't get foam either and I tend to make mine pretty thick as well. I only end up using about 1/4 cup of water or juice in my smoothies. Just enough liquid to get the mixture moving.
That said, I do have a vita mix (got it used on craigslist) so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
04-10-2009, 01:18 AM
I add lots of water to mine, I add about 1 part water to 2 parts greens. I get an inch or so of foam at the top of the blender but if I let it sit a few minutes it usually disappears back into the mixture. Mine has pulp at the top if I let it sit but I just shake it to mix it up, I keep it in a water bottle and sip it all day long at work.
I have just a regular blender.
04-10-2009, 01:30 PM
I add about a cup of rejuvelac to my smoothies and I get the seperation if it sits for a while.
I use a vitamix and it happens too. I just stir the smoothie to mix it up again.
04-10-2009, 02:24 PM
mine never has foam... i use almond milk or water for the base, then i add the green and blend and then bananas and blend and then i add ice or frozen fruit cuz i like it cold and creamy.
04-11-2009, 08:24 PM
foam! that is interesting... what are you using in your smoothie? I've never had foam... but then again, I always drink mine pretty quickly.
04-12-2009, 12:15 AM
Celery can make it foamy.
04-12-2009, 02:31 AM
The foam will settle down and form juice. I also rinse My Container and drink that water.
04-12-2009, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the replies. I think adding too much water does make it foamy at the top. I tried less water and it seemed to work. Thank you!!!
04-12-2009, 06:37 PM
is there such thing as too much green smoothie? i think i drink like 200 ounces a day. i love it and i cant stop !!
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