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kcneon

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« on: July 01, 2004, 11:04:26 AM »

Hey, kids....I've been trying out some of the packaged smoothies.  Was in Target last night & they had Yoplait's Nouriche.  It was just like making a smoothie without the ice.  Good stuff!  

I tried another brand...I can't recall at the moment.  It was like going to a juice place though.  It was fine, but it wasn't as thick as smoothies should be.   I usually like to make my own, but this is so handy to have around or take with you.  Anyone have any recommendations?

Also, I wish we had a Jamba Juice around here!  Nuthin' like them.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 11:07:32 AM »

Yoplait's nouriche is really good. Stoneyfield farm's smoothies are as good if not better :) If I'm really good, I get those for breakfasts in the mornings.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 11:14:45 AM »

how do you make good smoothies?
The blender we registered for has a seperate to go cup, and Kwyj loves the smoothies, so I imagine (hope) we'll use it a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2004, 11:19:30 AM »

Like anything, J, you have to experiment a little.  You can follow any recipe you get, but you have to know how you like it.  Some recipes call for more ice than I like.  Some have yogurt, some don't.  

That 'to go' cup with your blender will be so handy.  Great call!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2004, 11:22:26 AM »

Hell, I make smoothies all the time with our blender. Here is one of our favorites:

Banana-Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
(Serves 2)

2 banana, frozen
12 strawberries, frozen (or use fresh if in season)
2 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. skim milk powder
2 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
2 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.


A word of warning! If you make this, remember to peel the bananas before sticking them in the freezer for 20 minutes. It's nearly impossible to peel them if they are frozen.

 :ninja: (pretend the ninja is the voice of frozen banana experience)
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004, 11:25:58 AM »

Mmmm smoothies.  I make mine with fruit of choice, whole yogurt, ice, neutral juice (like apple or white grape) and whey protein.  I love em but I usually just go to the local joe shop because when i break down the actual cost to product it is actually cheaper going to a store for the premade or coffee joint for a fresh one.  BTW Tropicana's aren't that great.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2004, 01:33:37 PM »

oooh, keeping posting smoothie recipes!  

I got a hand blender this year and I need stuff to do with it.  It's just been sitting in my basement for months.  What a blow it was when I read the fine print and realized it was for "hand smoothies" NOT "hand shandies."
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Bluelupis

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2004, 03:07:04 PM »

Check out these links guys.  There are some interesting recipes.  There is some with avocado.  I bet it isn't bad since they have a creamy taste and texture to them.  Here ya go!

http://www.lamontanita.com/docs/recipes/keeping_cool_smoothies.htm

This one has a MOTHER LOAD of em!!

http://vegweb.com/food/drink/index-drink-shakes.shtml

 :D  :D
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2004, 08:35:53 AM »

Banana-Orange-Strawberry Fruit Shake
(Serves 2)

2 bananas, frozen
12 strawberries, frozen
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
2 tbsp. skim milk powder
2 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
2 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.


You can also substitute the water and skim milk powder for a cup of yoghurt.
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2004, 08:40:24 AM »

Apricot-Pineapple-Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
(Serves 2)

1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 fresh apricots, diced
12 strawberries
1 banana (doesn't have to be frozen but will blend better if it is)
3 cups water
2 tbsp. skim milk powder
2 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
2 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)
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In a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve.


Again, you can opt for yoghurt in place of the water and skim milk powder. You can also cut down on the water and replace part of it with 100% white grape juice. It is da bomb.
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2004, 10:17:02 AM »

Quote from: "MissKitty"
Apricot-Pineapple-Strawberry Fruit Smoothie

It is da bomb.
Sounds like it!!  Do you like it best with or without the grape juice?  I have to try this one next week!
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2004, 10:33:02 AM »

Either way it's delicious. I also tried the Strawberry-Banana Smoothie with white grape juice in place of the water/skim milk option and really liked it, although I think CR liked it better with yogurt.

The thing I don't like about using yogurt is it's harder to clean the blender afterwards, but that's only a small minus in the grand scheme of smoothies.
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Bluelupis

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2004, 10:40:03 AM »

Another smoothie tip is to drain the yogurt a little in a coffee filter or cheese cloth for a thicker smoothie or if you are using more juice.   :D
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2004, 10:55:38 AM »

Quote from: "bluelupis"
Another smoothie tip is to drain the yogurt a little in a coffee filter or cheese cloth for a thicker smoothie or if you are using more juice.   :D


You can also do this and use it as a sour cream or mayo substitute in dips or on sandwiches :)
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2004, 02:19:34 PM »

Hi fellow smoothie lovers! Here's an easy one I like to make, very similar to Miss K's except using yogurt instead of the powdered stuff...

Straworangenana Smoothie
1 container/cup Dannon Plain Yogurt
1 banana ( pref. frozen) cut into chunks
1 small handfull strawberries
1/2 cup OJ ( more or less depending on thickness you like)
3 or 4 ice cubes ( i like mine icy)
Blend! Enjoy!

Also just tried this one -
 Java Monkey Smoothie
1 container Dannon Coffee flavored yogurt
1 frozen banana ( cut into chunks)
Heavy splash milk
couple ice cubes.
Blend! Enjoy!
Flavor was pretty mellow though so maybe it could have used a splash of strong coffee too?
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