Good for me smoothies

suecsdy
By suecsdy Latest Reply 2015-02-18 06:51:25 -0600
Started 2015-02-12 18:43:44 -0600

I need to get over my phobia about putting green things in a smoothie, so tell me about your best recipes for smoothies. I don't really want to be able to taste the green, but it would be a good way for me to add a little vegetable content to my diet since I don't generally like then. If I can't taste them, I can pretend they aren't there. Also, has anyone tried the cauliflour rice thing and how do you like it?


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suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-18 06:51:25 -0600 Report

I found a really good book with smoothie recipes for weight loss. I like it because after the recipe, it lists all the ingredients and what they are for and why they are included . It is very interesting to read about what all the fruits or veggies or supplements will do for you. And it was free at Amazon. The title is "Smoothies for Weight Loss".

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-15 15:46:03 -0600 Report

I don't like greens in smoothies, but I do like greens in juicing. I have one that is a pear and kale that I really like. I have not tried one in my nutra bullet yet, I have a juicer.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-13 20:12:53 -0600 Report

My favorite smoothie recipe is a cheat and I have one everyday…I take an atkins shake (which is why I call it a cheat)..add some unsweetened vanilla almond milk..a touch of cream..some sweetner..and for the last couple of weeks I have been adding a huge handful of kale…ever since I realized I cant taste the kale in my smoothie…nope not at all…if you like thick smoothies and want to add fiber..throw in a tablespoon of chia..it thickens the shake up well…if you want a really smooth thick shake grind the chia first..I don't mind the texture of the chia so I just throw it in…it thickens up any liquid it is put into…mix well and enjoy..and if you want it cold don't forget the ice..OH and I should tell you the longer you blend anything with chia in it the thicker it will get…

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-02-13 08:43:51 -0600 Report

I think I must share your phobia because I enjoy smoothies but never put greens in them. I really should try it. My understanding is that you don't really taste it. Visually, a green smoothie doesn't seem very appealing but I can always close my eyes, right?

I have tried the cauliflower/rice thing and I didn't care for it much. I also tried it mashed, like potatoes and I did like that.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-13 09:03:02 -0600 Report

So what is your favorite smoothie? Do you put extra fiber and things to make it super healthy? I need to concoct something that is super good for me to help lose weight. The purchased ones are so expensive. I just looked at one website and they want almost 90 bucks a month…to me that says racket. There must be a way to make my own. I do have one I like with Instant Breakfast, milk, strawberries and flax seed, but l' m sure it could be made even healthier.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-02-13 09:14:24 -0600 Report

My favorite smoothie is made with unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk, cottage cheese, about 1/3 of a banana, 2 T peanut butter, a little ground flax seed and Stevia to taste. I can make it as thick or as liquid as I like depending on how much almond milk I use. This is a favorite breakfast for me when the weather is warm. It also makes a good snack. I will make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator at work for a quick snack. I find it very satisfying.

I am thinking of creating a yogurt/fruit smoothie for myself to make use of the summer fruits that grow in our yard. Peaches and figs. Figs are tough though, very high in sugar.

I eat a lot of greens so I don't know how important it is to add them to my smoothies.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-13 11:38:05 -0600 Report

I made a yogurt smoothie a while back…6oz vanilla yogurt,2oz milk, 2oz orange juice. Don't remember if I put flax seed in it…maybe a tablespoon. It may have had frozen strawberries too. It was good. I have some frozen peaches I bet would be good too. I really need to invest in some whey protien powder, but it is so expensive.

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