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Old 09-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
Glenn Ellis Jr
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"Go to" Smoothies

Good afternoon! I don't have a lot of time for meals now that the fall is on the way, and I am wondering about some good smoothie recipes. I always eat breakfast and lunch, but dinner is hard to get in a timely fashion now (I go straight to workout two groups after I leave work). I have a Blendtec blender at work, and my own refrigerator at work so keeping ingredients fresh is not a problem. I hate microwaving food so I am hoping to drink refreshing smoothies instead of leftovers, which I eat enough of for lunch!
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

depending on how many calories you want it to be. I assume 100 calories per banana. They are the base. Hope you like em, they are dense with nutrients, filling and cheap, and are important in covering up your bitter greens.

6 to 8 bananas - over ripe for sweetness
2 cups of mango - frozen to make it cold
1 stalk of celery
1/2 lb of spinach
12 oz of water - might need more if your nanas arent that ripe.

This is near 1000 calories, and will fill up your 2 liter blender. Cut in half if you want it to be around 500 cals.

I buy, whatever is in season or on sale, and throw that in place of the frozen mango above. Cherries, berries, pineapple, oranges, kiwi, peaches. 1 large carrot or beet is great to add. Kale or chard in place of the spinach for variance. Celery beware, tends to throw the taste off if your not use to it, thats why I said 1 stalk. If I didnt get protein that day, I might throw in hemp protein powder (I keep it unprocessed plant based powder). Others add different milks, but I save that for dessert like smoothies.

Dessert smoothie:
Freeze 5 bananas
maybe 8 oz water (this is where milk is great)
...blend er up. Nanner shake.

F yeah.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

My stand by and often my breakfast.

2 scoops Isolyze Whey Isolate (chocolate)
1 tbs of macadamia nut oil
3 cups spinach
3 handfuls of ice
pinch of salt

blend until smooth...tastes amazing.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

milk or water, flax seed, spinach or other greens, fiber powder, greens powder, ice, greek yogurt, blackstrap molasses, oatmeal, etc can be added to any of the below....

choc protein powder, banana, peanut butter (my favorite)

vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple

strawberry protein powder, berries of any kind, pecans or almonds
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

This is my meal replacement shake base:
-water or milk
-fruit-usually frozen banana, or berries
-oat flake
-whey protein powder-I prefer vanila, so fruit taste will dominate!
-ice

From here, you can add any other ingredient you may like: peanut butter, flaxseed/fish oil, oreo, etc.....
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

1 can of goya coconut milk
2 scoops of chocolate whey protein
1 banana
1 handful of frozen berries
1 splash of OJ

boom, deliciousness.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:06 AM   #7
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

I drink this every mid-morning:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1.5 cups frozen mixed berries
1 tsp almond butter

Tastes great!
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

My go to snack shake (lots of veggies): 1 green apple, 1 green bell pepper, 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, and lots of kale (3-5 big leaves and stems). I blend it in a vitamix blender and it usually makes about 40 oz of shake. I usually take it down at once with a couple handfuls of nuts. Good way to up the veggie intake.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #9
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

1 frozen banana
2 scoops protein mix chocolate
1 scoop ground flax seed
2 cups water

100 calories sugar, 150 protein, 250 fat.

If I need more calories add olive oil.

I eat Paleo and fat is my primary energy source so I'm always looking to add more healthy fat to my diet.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #10
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Re: "Go to" Smoothies

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My go to snack shake (lots of veggies): 1 green apple, 1 green bell pepper, 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, and lots of kale (3-5 big leaves and stems). I blend it in a vitamix blender and it usually makes about 40 oz of shake. I usually take it down at once with a couple handfuls of nuts. Good way to up the veggie intake.
Holy ****! With only 1 green apple, that must taste horrible. Whats your liquid? Water? I love green smoothies, but without a couple bananas, them kale stems (& peppers) are so strong! WOW! Impressed.

Brendan with the olive oil...never tried it, but coconut oil tastes pretty good.
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