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Green Smoothies

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:43 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
Smoothies are the easiest things in the world to make. You just need fruit and greens, and a blender. I have a little magic bullet blender, and this is what I drink every morning for breakfast. Don't get turned off by the greens. You can't taste them, and it's healthier than a salad because you don't get bloated from your body breaking down improperly chewed cellulose. My niece loves them!!!

1 peeled apple, cut into bits
1 banana, cut into bits
1 large handful various leafy greens (organic salad mix?)
1 cup or more soy milk (you'll have to experiment with what consistency you like)
1 tsp sunflower oil (helps you absorb vitamins)
A few shakes cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp real vanilla

Blend that baby until it's smooth and beautiful! YUM!

You can substitute any of the ingredients. Oh man! try with watermelon! YUM!!! Use your imagination!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:13 am
by Willow
MMmmm, I love smoothies

spirulina is a great green to add to an apple and pineapple smoothie

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:34 pm
by Kitsune
Hmmm, not a big veggie person myself, but this actually looks really good. I'll have to give it a try this summer.

Now, CHL, would adding ice cubes made of Nettle Infusion work in it to thicken it, do you think?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:55 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
Nettle tea?? Cold??? O_O You could make it sort of a... iced tea smoothie I suppose

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:16 pm
by Willow
Green tea works, bubble teaplaces do it all the time.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 am
by Willow
So I just found another great list of smoothie recipes...super low fat. (I don't even bother putting the sweetener in)

Dairy-Free Apricot Elixir

Ingredients

1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup chopped apricots
Dash cinnamon
1 cup crushed ice
Nutritional values per serving: Per servings: 100 calories, 3 grams fat

Apple Delight
Ingredients

1 scoop protein powder, vanilla (unsweetened)
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 packets of SPLENDA sweetener
3 ice cubes

Directions

Place all ingredients, except ice cubes, in a blender and blend at medium speed for about 30 to 45 seconds. Add ice cubes and blend on high for about 30 more seconds until all ingredients are completely blended. Pour into tall glass and serve. Note: You may use more or less of artificial sweetener to suit your taste.

Nutritional values per serving: 180 calories (15 fat 15), 2g fat (1g sat. fat), 25mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 15g sugar, 22g protein, 0 percent vitamin A and 2 percent vitamin C.

PiƱa Colada Potion

Ingredients

1 cup crushed canned pineapple (in water)
1/2 cup nonfat aspartame-sweetened coconut cream pie yogurt
1 cup crushed ice

Nutritional values per serving: 180 calories, 0 grams fat

Mouthwatering Watermelon Whirl

Ingredients

1 cup diced seedless watermelon
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1 cup crushed ice

Nutritional values per serving: 120 calories, 2 grams fat

Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients

1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon sugar-free lemonade powder
Nutritional values per serving: 100 calories, 0 grams fat

Kiwi-Strawberry Creamy

Ingredients

1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 kiwi, sliced
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup crushed ice
Nutritional values per serving: 90 calories, 1 gram fat

Re: Green Smoothies

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:53 pm
by pheonix
MMMrrrmmm smoothies!! I make green drinks everyday...when I'm at home that is. Although sometimes we do not have fresh greens so i mix my fruit/ fruit juices with my handy-dandy liquid chlorophyll (plant blood, :P I calls it)!!! it sure does turn green...or dark brownish green..it all depends