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Drink your vegetables

scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
We have a couple of posts that kinda talked about this, but I thought it deserved it's own thread. Let's share out favorite juice or smoothie recipes


smoothies
- strawberry, banana, orange
- orange, banana
- orange, mango, papaya


juice
- carrot, orange
- carrot, orange, celery
- carrot, orange, spinach
- carrot, orange, strawberry
- strawberry, apple (one of my favs)
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Juice
    - pineapple, pear, wheatgrass, mint
  • greenjumpergreenjumper Posts: 891Registered Users
    I've just started making my own smoothies!

    My favorite is:

    Light Chocolate Silk Milk (this is a soy milk)
    Banana (whole thing)
    tiny amount of peanut butter if I feel like it
    Ice

    I make it when I first get up in the morning and then put it in the freezer while I get ready. After about 30-40 minutes it's a little thicker/creamier which is how I like it. The soy milk is very filling so sometimes this will be my breakfast for the day. Also, I've found when I use vanilla soy milk, it turns out somewhat bland.


    I haven't made anything with vegetables yet. I'm afraid it will turn out horribly. Lol. Maybe I'll stick around here and try a recipe that someone else posts so that I don't screw it up the first time.
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    my absolute favorites, hands-down awesome smoothie:

    -Almond milk
    -1/2 banana
    -handfuls of spinach
    -vanilla protein powder
    -cinnamon

    You really can't go wrong. I prefer veggie smoothies over fruit smoothies any day of the week.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I wanna try the chocolate, peanut butter, banana. Maybe i can pick up some fresh pb from the market in the AM
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    carrot apple ginger
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  • greenjumpergreenjumper Posts: 891Registered Users
    scrills wrote: »
    I wanna try the chocolate, peanut butter, banana. Maybe i can pick up some fresh pb from the market in the AM

    You should! I love it.

    I want to again emphasize the small amount of peanut butter. Unless you are a peanut butter lover....anything over a teaspoon is going to be too much and it will be like drinking a liquid Reese's cup. The first time I made it the peanut butter completely overpowered everything else in the drink.


    I don't know your taste buds so you'll probably just have to go through trial and error a couple of times to get it perfect for yourself anyway.
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    My favorite smoothie is pineapple, mango, orange juice, an ounce
    of plain yogurt and crushed ice.

    I also do a blackberry one, with primarily blackberries, a few strawberries, vanilla yogurt, and crushed ice.

    And an orange creamsicle one with oranges, vanilla yogurt, and crushed ice.

    Sometimes I add vanilla flavored whey powder in for extra protein, flax seed, or I sprinkle Honey Clusters (the ones that come in Honey Bunches of Oats...you can buy them separately) or whatever granola my parents get on top.

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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Mostly I'm too lazy to make my own, so I usually will go buy the "smoothie" drinks that you tend to find over in the produce section that are 100% juice, usually juice puree and no added sugar. The ones I buy are the green drinks. The one specifically I can remember the name of but not the brand is called Greenfood. Another is made by a brand called Naked and has the word "green" in it, too. It has mostly fruit and tastes like Apple, mango and banana, but depending on the brand also has broccoli, spinach, wheatgrass and other good stuff.

    If I make it myself, then it tends to be 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen mangoes, 1/8 cup dried cherries (really good for anybody who has arthritis issues, BTW) to help a little with texture, 1/2 cup Apple juice, 2 handfuls of spinach. I add more or less liquid if needed, but it's usually good.

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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've just started making my own smoothies!

    My favorite is:

    Light Chocolate Silk Milk (this is a soy milk)
    Banana (whole thing)
    tiny amount of peanut butter if I feel like it
    Ice

    I make it when I first get up in the morning and then put it in the freezer while I get ready. After about 30-40 minutes it's a little thicker/creamier which is how I like it. The soy milk is very filling so sometimes this will be my breakfast for the day. Also, I've found when I use vanilla soy milk, it turns out somewhat bland.


    I haven't made anything with vegetables yet. I'm afraid it will turn out horribly. Lol. Maybe I'll stick around here and try a recipe that someone else posts so that I don't screw it up the first time.

    I make something similar but add raw spinach to it. You can't taste the spinach at all. I use:

    Unsweetened almond milk
    Banana
    Couple handfuls of spinach
    Almond or peanut butter
    LOTS of ice
    (Sometimes a spoonful of unsweetened Hershey's cocoa)

    Blend till smooth and pour over more ice. Yum!
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I just juiced up 3 carrots, three MacIntosh apples and a slice of ginger. I was terrified of it but it's delicious.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    do y'all use a blender or one of those juicer machines for these?
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    do y'all use a blender or one of those juicer machines for these?

    For mine it needs a juicer.


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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    thanks! i have a tiny kitchen and NO room for another appliance of any type.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    thanks! i have a tiny kitchen and NO room for another appliance of any type.

    Me, too! I borrowed my daughter's for my three day juice diet (that I started this morning). When I juice I have to put it on the counter. When I'm not using it I have to put it on my stove so I can use the counter to put wet glasses and dishes on! :-D


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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    I make my son green monster smoothies a lot.

    2 handfuls of spinach
    1 banana
    Whatever fruit we want (berries, peaches, mango, pineapple, etc)
    A splash of milk
    A bit of honey
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  • CurvyCurlyCurvyCurly Posts: 442Registered Users
    SMOOTHIES ~ the three I rotate with during the week:

    1. Mixed berries, banana, spinach, kale, chopped dates, and vanilla almond or soy milk

    2. Strawberries, pear, banana, orange, spinach

    3. Spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, half a lemon, grated ginger root, agave


    **As you can see I go thru a LOT of spinach during the week! I use the HealthMaster Blender.


    JUICE ~ my hubby likes to juice and makes this weekly:

    Carrots, tomatoes, kiwi, a half bell pepper

    *** Hubby uses the Jack Lalanne Juicer
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  • CurvyCurlyCurvyCurly Posts: 442Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote: »
    I just juiced up 3 carrots, three MacIntosh apples and a slice of ginger. I was terrified of it but it's delicious.



    I may have to try this one! My hubby does the juicing and I typically do smoothies but this sounds yummy! I stopped juicing because I felt bad about not using the pulp afterwards....
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  • CurliesFTW_xoCurliesFTW_xo Posts: 111Registered Users
    I've never actually made my own smoothies! I need to get myself one of those machines! Ill be writing these recepies down though!

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  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    I've been juicing veggies for years and occasionally will juice fruit.

    I prefer the Kale, cucumber, and tomatoes veggie one. For the fruit one I blend in a array of about 5 types of berries.

    Just wanted to remind everyone to
    "Juice Responsibly" because your loading nutrients into the body at a very quick rate. Too much too fast can be poisonous.

    Also, fruits contain a high amount of sugar. Don't do it a lot but learn to enjoy it as a treat every once in a while. Your body will thank you later.




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  • CurvyCurlyCurvyCurly Posts: 442Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    I've been juicing veggies for years and occasionally will juice fruit.

    I prefer the Kale, cucumber, and tomatoes veggie one. For the fruit one I blend in a array of about 5 types of berries.

    Just wanted to remind everyone to
    "Juice Responsibly" because your loading nutrients into the body at a very quick rate. Too much too fast can be poisonous.

    Also, fruits contain a high amount of sugar. Don't do it a lot but learn to enjoy it as a treat every once in a while. Your body will thank you later.




    PRINCETON


    Thanks for mentioning this. That's why I do GREEN smoothies more often than the fruit ones because of the high sugar content of the mostly fruit ones. I'm also BIG on adding spinach to fruit smoothies to help balance the sugar because it's an excellent low carb veggie w/ lots of nutrients (like calcium) that has little affect on the taste.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    I've been juicing veggies for years and occasionally will juice fruit.

    I prefer the Kale, cucumber, and tomatoes veggie one. For the fruit one I blend in a array of about 5 types of berries.

    Just wanted to remind everyone to
    "Juice Responsibly" because your loading nutrients into the body at a very quick rate. Too much too fast can be poisonous.

    Also, fruits contain a high amount of sugar. Don't do it a lot but learn to enjoy it as a treat every once in a while. Your body will thank you later.




    PRINCETON

    I add a little bit of green to every smoothie/juice. you can't even taste it and it makes me feel better :-)
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    do y'all use a blender or one of those juicer machines for these?

    For juice, I use the Jack LaLanne. For smoothies, I use a stick blender (which I loooooooooove)
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Goodies purchased from the market this morning. I also picked up some ground flax seed and some mason jars (to freeze and store)

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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    You can use pulp in bread and muffins, or even some cookies.

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    Carrot pulp in a rye black bread, for example.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I love my daily smoothie so much I just can't bring myself to try any other variations. I really should try something new, though.

    milk
    frozen mango
    frozen sweet black cherries (I only use 3, they're potent)
    1/2 banana
    spinach
    splash of water

    Sometimes the only way I can talk myself into my workout is the promise of my smoothie afterword. :lol:
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Watermelon and mint

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    Strawberry apple

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    Green

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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Pineapple, pear, mint

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    ABC - apple, beet, carrot

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    Carrot, apple, ginger
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Carrot, spinach, apple

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    Apple and Orange

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    Cucumber and mint
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    Carrot, apple, celery, Kale
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I filled 8 pints and 2 quarts. whew! (My juicer needed a break in the middle)

    Now I'm on to the smoothies. I need chocolate/chocolate soy to make the one mentioned upthread. oh, and mangoes and peaches

    would it be wrong I just used half a pack of hot chocolate ;-)

    It weird, I love berries, but I don't like them in smoothies. They seem too overpowering
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Scrills, that's awesome!!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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