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  1. zoebartlett
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    by zoebartlett » Apr 2, 2010
    I was so excited in the grocery store today because I bought a whole bunch of stuff to make smoothies. Yum! I can''t wait to make a few this weekend. What do you put in smoothies?

    My dad makes a really yummy one with chocolate protein powder, a banana or two, milk (either soy milk or skim), and ice. It''s so good! I''m not sure how healthy protein powder is, but I suppose it''s okay occasionally.

    I bought blackberries, strawberries, bananas, milk, and Greek yogurt (Fage and knock-offs to compare). [​IMG]
     
    


    


  2. jewelz617
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    by jewelz617 » Apr 2, 2010
    Vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, ice. That''s it!
     
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    by zoebartlett » Apr 2, 2010
    Blueberries! Ack -- I knew I was forgetting something. That sounds really good PA!
     
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    by ladypirate » Apr 2, 2010
    I get the frozen spectrum blend at Costco (it's a bunch of frozen fruit). I mix that with some nonfat plain frozen yogurt from Trader Joes and some orange juice (we always get the gallons of Odwalla at Costco) and blend it up. Yum! I really like that you don't have to add any ice to it.
     
    


    


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    by Brown.Eyed.Girl » Apr 2, 2010
    I have to say, I have a weakness for Jamba Juice's mango-a-gogo.

    When I make my own, I like to put in yogurt, pineapples, mangos and strawberries!

    ETA: In Costa Rica they had tons of fresh fruit smoothies. I LOVED the pineapple/milk smoothies! Yum!
     
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    by bebe » Apr 2, 2010
    Ah, I make smoothies about 5 days a week.

    frozen Acai concentrate

    hand full of raw baby spinach

    1/2 banana

    strawberries

    blueberries or raspberries or blackberries

    packet of Emergen-C

    tablespoon of ground flax seed

    splash of juice

    sometimes Almond milk or a small amt of plain yogurt
     
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    by radiantquest » Apr 3, 2010
    I love smoothies. I dont care what kind it is. I have never met a smoothie that I didnt like. I have a blender that I use for nothing other than smoothies!
     
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    by Amber St. Clare » Apr 3, 2010
    I make smoothies from Pro Blend 55 Powder. If I use the vanilla powder I use two scoops, frozen strawberries and a splash of non-fat milk. {Actually I use just about any fruit}

    If I use the chocolate power I use 2 scoops of powder, a dash of low sugar chocolate pudding mix, non-fat milk. The dash of pudding mix makes the smoothie thick. Just water and ice--too luquid-y if that makes sense.

    I used to work out with a trainer {note the past tense[​IMG]} and he recommended this particular powder.
     
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    by waterlilly » Apr 3, 2010
    i either make a chocolate milk & banana smoothie or yogurt & banana (with a scoop of protein powder) everyday for breakfast - love it!
     
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    by elrohwen » Apr 3, 2010
    Do milkshakes count? [​IMG]

    I'm not a big smoothie drinker, but on the rare occasion I have one it must have some kind of dairy - yogurt or frozen yogurt or milk or something. I'm not a huge fan of fruit, so it's not often that I'm craving a smoothie.
     
    


    


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    by Rachel9 » Apr 3, 2010
    We are big smoothie drinkers [Vitamix]

    Good for You:
    Soy
    1 C soy milk
    1/2 medium banana, frozen
    1 thick slice pineaple [with the core]

    Green:
    #1
    1 cup green grapes
    1 orange, peeled
    1/2 Bartlett pear
    1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
    1 cup kale [you can''t really taste it]
    1/2 cup water
    2 cups ice cubes

    #2
    2 bananas
    3 oranges, peeled, quartered
    1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed
    4 cups cold water


    Chocolate Yum:
    175 calorie [serving]

    1 C soy milk
    1/2 banana
    1-2 Tb chocolate syrup
    1/2 C ice cubes

    200 cal Pinapple Tofu

    1 3/4 C pineapple chunks
    3/4 C soft tofu
    1/2 C ice cubes

    144 cal Peach

    1/2 C frozen peaches or fresh
    1 medium banana
    1/4 ts almond extract
    1/4 C skim milk or soy
    1 Tb honey or any sweetener
    1 1/2 Ts oat bran
    1 C ice cubes

    180 cal Berry

    1/2 C @ frozen blueberries, raspberries & unsweetened strawberries [or fresh]
    1/4 C vanilla lowfat yogurt
    1/2 C water & 1 Tb flax seed

    Not so good for you clones:
    Orange A-peel

    1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
    2/3 cup frozen whole strawberries [they use strawberry nectar]
    1 banana, sliced
    2 scoops vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt
    1 cup ice

    Razzmatazz
    1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
    1 cup sliced strawberries
    1/2 sliced banana
    2 cups raspberry sherbet or sorbet (about 3 large scoops)
    1 1/2 cup ice

    RRobin Groovy

    1/3 cup frozen sweetenedstrawberries, thawed
    1/2 banana
    1/3 C berry apple blend juice [old orchard]
    1/4 C peach nectar
    1/2 C vanilla ice cream [​IMG]
    Maraschino cherry to decorate

     
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