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Post  Ben Z on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:07 pm

So a couple of months ago I finally bought myself a decent blender. Why it took me so long is beyond me. It's so convenient I am realizing to have a powerful blender that can pulvarize apples, strawberries, greens, etc. Everyday I am home now I have at least one smoothie that contains 3-5 servings of fruit/veggies. It's without a doubt one of the best purchases I have made in quite some time.

Anyone have good smoothie recipes to share? I have 3-5 go to versions and use Scott Jurek's recipes from his newer book as well. All delicious.

Typically I'll do some combination of the following:


  • Almond milk
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Frozen mango chunks or some other type of citrus (or OJ)
  • Rolled oats (optional)
  • Udo's Oil (optional)
  • Spirulina (optional)
  • Protein powder w/ glutamine
  • Handful of spinach
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Post  mul21 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:11 pm

I've used yogurt, plain, vanilla, or whatever flavor works for you, bags of frozen fruit work well, and kale is a good additive in place of the spinach. Apples and pears both work well too.
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Post  Julie on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:52 pm

I don't usually use a recipe, per say, but use frozen fruit + water (I can't drink milk but if I did, it would taste better I'm sure), yogurt, spinach or another good leafy green veggie is great. If you want official recipes I have the Vitamix whole foods cook book and I can sure share some of them. I usually make sure one of my fruits is a banana since they give a good texture. I love buying fruit in season on sale in bulk and then freezing it. I bought 5 flats (55 lbs) of strawberries last May and we still have plenty.
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Post  Jerry on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Serious runners like Jerry just bite.
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Post  carleenp on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:25 pm

We have smoothies for breakfast every week day. I gave up Diet Coke Shocked and traded it for a smoothie. Mine are always a base of skim milk, vanilla greek yogurt and a banana, and then some combo of frozen fruit. I keeps bags of all sorts of things in the freezer. I don't try to add greens since I eat a lot of veggies with my other meals.
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:26 pm

Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.
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Post  Ben Z on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:38 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Awesome. But I'll try Justin's Honey Almond Butter. I'm obsessed with this stuff at the moment.
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Post  fostever on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:42 pm

@Jerry wrote:Serious runners like Jerry just bite.
I heard Jerry just bites,too, but I like you, don't care what other people say! Razz You set yourself up for that one! Anyway, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries are my antioxidant faves!
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Post  Kenny B. on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:44 pm

Nutribullet pulverizes anything. Spinach, frozen banana, blueberries, strawberries, almonds, flax seed, plant fusion protein.
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Post  Ben Z on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:14 pm

Found this in Trail Runner Magazine. It makes beet juice tolerable.

- 8 oz coconut water
- one medium sized cooked and cooled beet
- one peeled orange
- one chopped, frozen banana
- 4 dried, pitted dates
- 2 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend low to high until smooth.

Supposed to be great 60-90 minutes before a tough run.
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Post  Bob on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Number 1 reason I will never be able to participate on Survivor:

Just seeing the word coconut makes me gag.
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Post  mountandog on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:22 am

had three beers and 1/4 pound of jelly beans watching the game last nite. maybe they would have tasted better blended. you guys eat way too healthy for me. I eat whatever's put in front of me. I just try and watch calories to maintain weight. When you get old you don't care. you enjoy life - and yes I will have a glass of red wine with dinner Sunday night.
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:27 am

@mountandog wrote:had three beers and 1/4 pound of jelly beans watching the game last nite. maybe they would have tasted better blended. you guys eat way too healthy for me. I eat whatever's put in front of me. I just try and watch calories to maintain weight. When you get old you don't care. you enjoy life - and yes I will have a glass of red wine with dinner Sunday night.

Laughing Laughing Laughing

Hey man, I devoured a whole pan of brownies in 24 hours, starting Sunday night. Then again, I rode for 3hrs Sunday and ran yesterday, but still...
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:20 pm

@mountandog wrote:had three beers and 1/4 pound of jelly beans watching the game last nite. maybe they would have tasted better blended. you guys eat way too healthy for me. I eat whatever's put in front of me. I just try and watch calories to maintain weight. When you get old you don't care. you enjoy life - and yes I will have a glass of red wine with dinner Sunday night.

Not if you were a woman over 50.......we watch every calorie. However, I too will have a glass of wine the night before Boston since it will help me fall asleep.
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Post  mountandog on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:50 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:
@mountandog wrote:had three beers and 1/4 pound of jelly beans watching the game last nite. maybe they would have tasted better blended. you guys eat way too healthy for me. I eat whatever's put in front of me. I just try and watch calories to maintain weight. When you get old you don't care. you enjoy life - and yes I will have a glass of red wine with dinner Sunday night.

Not if you were a woman over 50.......we watch every calorie. However, I too will have a glass of wine the night before Boston since it will help me fall asleep.

Not a sleep issue for me, just don't want to make any sudden changes to my training regimen. Twisted Evil
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Post  Julie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:52 pm

I can't just eat sugar and junk or I'll feel awful. I don't always eat perfectly but definitely can tell a difference when I eat mostly healthy vs too much grease or sugar.
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Post  Diego on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:53 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  mountandog on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:46 pm

@Diego wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad

Bacon make EVERYTHING taste better/!!
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Post  Mark B on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:51 pm

@mountandog wrote:
@Diego wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad

Bacon make EVERYTHING taste better/!!

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink
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Post  Julie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:58 am

@Mark B wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@Diego wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad

Bacon make EVERYTHING taste better/!!

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink

I just got sick. Oh my goodness. pale

Kale is good stuff! Come on!
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Post  mountandog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:53 am

@Mark B wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@Diego wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad

Bacon make EVERYTHING taste better/!!

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink



Perfect - after Boston I will make one for the hell of it.
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Post  mul21 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:01 pm

@mountandog wrote:
@Mark B wrote:

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink



Perfect - after Boston I will make one for the hell of it.

I think that should be pre-Boston. Looks like it would be some solid carb loading!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:17 pm

@mul21 wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@Mark B wrote:

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink



Perfect - after Boston I will make one for the hell of it.

I think that should be pre-Boston. Looks like it would be some solid carb loading!

Might be a good choice for me pre-Boston.
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Post  Mark B on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:13 pm

@Julie wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@Diego wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Peanut butter + frozen bananas + soy milk + ice.

Cinnamon optional.

You're welcome.

Nutella, frozen bananas, ice, and milk of choice.

I imagine it would work well with greek yogurt instead of milk, too.

Why do so many people put kale(yuck) in their smoothies--Use pomegranates with the seeds instead.

Hmm, we need to find a bacon smoothie recipe. Everyone loves bacon--even Vegans. Evil or Very Mad

Bacon make EVERYTHING taste better/!!

Okay, so here's your perfect smoothie:

Bacon
Fritos
Beer
Crushed ice

Jelly beans optional

You're welcome. Wink

I just got sick. Oh my goodness. pale

Kale is good stuff! Come on!

Kale IS good stuff. But I decided to challenge my inner chef and come up with ingredients that sound disgusting but might plausibly work together. Note: I'd suggest a good dark, heavy beer, like a stout or porter, not some gawdawful wimpy lager. Smile
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Post  Julie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm

I'm such an alcohol connoisseur, I'm glad you clarified! Wink Hey if you make the smoothie you should share how it tasted at least.
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