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Well, Brig and I made a pact a while back to get into smoothie mode and then we both seemed to drop the ball, but I am so concerned about my weight right now (not that I know what it is, as I threw the scale out a while back, but I know I'm heavier than ever at this time, whatever the exact number is) and so fed up with myself for hittin' the Kettle Chips so often, that I'm really refocusing.

The best I ever, ever did was when I was highly compliant (which I'm not right now), grain free (which I'm not right now) and consuming all these 100% fruit smoothies all the time (aaaaaand which I'm not right now).  Weight melted off, I felt vital and energetic, and all was right with the world.

Little Harmony, my Siamese mix (or possibly purebred Siamese but with markings that landed her in the shelter instead of in the showring...yay, because she is where she should be now!) promptly knocked my blender off the counter shortly after I adopted her, which I have yet to figure out how she did.  She was a tiny kitten and the base of the blender was relatively HEAVY.  She was a determined little tyke.  Anyway, I never replaced it.  I looked in Wal-Mart (or, as gcg calls it, Wally World *lol*) a few times but was singularly unimpressed by the combo of how cr*ppy the blender selection was and how expensive they were.  So, today on my lunch break (can't go tonight, as I am going to the chiro, and after the chiro and then taking care of the pets, I usually try to take it easy) I am going to hit Target (which I LOATHE, but there is one near where I work...I don't know WHY I am going, as they never have anything I need...if they don't have a decent blender, I'm washing my hands of them altogether!) and hopefully get a blender.

Then manana, I shall happily purchase pineapple juice, frozen raspberries, bananas, etc.  Oh YEAH, babe.

Let the summer of the smoothie commence!  Here's to chi, vitality, energy, and weight loss, in that order--wu HUU!

As for those chips...*sigh*  I don't know if I can give them up entirely.  But I just want to try to focus on protein, veggies and fruit.  When I do that, I do well.

I know what to do.  I just have to do it.  Therein lies the rub.  I hope I will do it for myself.  If we don't take care of our health, who will?


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PT, when you make smoothies, are they fruit-only? Or do you put other things like flax seeds or nut butters in them? I'm not a fan of the smoothie, but have one once a day (after it's been in the freezer for a while), usually around lunchtime.


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I have to admit that I've only had a smoothie twice. This was while I was in SA a couple of years ago...and was given it with my breakfast. Actually, I was not a fan of yogurt then and just the thought of that stuff in the thing made me want to gag but...I have to admit it tasted OK.

That apart...I'd be interested in some recipes etc...there maybe some in the Type base...don't know I've never looked but I do have a blender...so there's a start!!


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PT, when you make smoothies, are they fruit-only? Or do you put other things like flax seeds or nut butters in them? I'm not a fan of the smoothie, but have one once a day (after it's been in the freezer for a while), usually around lunchtime.

I used to often put nutbutter (almond) in there, but frankly that renders the blender very hard to clean.  There are pluses and minuses to adding the nutbutter.  On the one hand, it adds some lovely protein and other beneficial qualities of nuts.  Also, if you yearn for faux ice cream, you can get your smoothie more to the consistency of ice cream by adding the thickening factor of nutbutter.  On the other hand, like I said, it renders the blender hard to clean, plus it adds a lot of calories (and carbs).  It is also a "heavier" smoothie and right now the lightness of an all-fruit smoothie appeals to me very much.

So, I am planning to make all-fruit smoothies.  My favorite one is pineapple juice, frozen raspberries and a banana.  Sometimes I will add a little all-fruit concentrate like Tree of Life brand concord grape or black cherry.  But just the pineapple juice, raspberries and bananas are perfect on their own.

I know this is an avoid, but I'm debating if I should sometimes add some non-fat plain yogurt to the mix and then I could tote the thaaaang into work for a much, much healthier breakfast than if I buy one here, which I find myself in the last week relapsing into doing.  The yogurt would be protein, you see.  Gotta have my protein in the morning.  Haven't set foot in the employee cafeteria in eons but just this week I've been on an unfortunate "kick".  This morning, I ate breakfast at home and it was a roast beef sandwich on millet and flax bread.  Delish!  But by the time I finish giving Ember her pill and getting the pets otherwise situated for the day, making and consuming breakfast at home is a VERY rushed affair, considering I have to be at work so early.  I was thinking that if they make something similar to Gladware that one could transport a smoothie in, that would ROCK...do they?  If not, I could just use regular Gladware and freak everyone out because it would look so unconventional and I am surrounded by conventional types here.  *tee hee*.

Other than my evil/non-compliant thought about adding non-fat yogurt sometimes, I will stick to all-fruit smoothies.

edited to add:  Janet, just saw your post after I posted this.  If you put a banana or two in your smoothies, it makes them just as creamy as using yogurt would, and it is dairy-free.  


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Even though I´m a B and can do dairy - I like my smothies best just with fruit
- almost like sherbet/sorbet - how do you spell it?
However today I had a frozen wild blueberry, maplesirup- milk one - quite good- I needed the fat from the milk
I don´t like the ones with protein / weird stuff in..
for me a smothies is a snack instead of an icecream....


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A typical smoothie for me is some form of frozen fruit, water, ground flax seeds, and rice or soy protein powder. For me, I'm wanting the extra protein boost, as that's what sustains me until my next meal. I was making them with soy or almond milk, but they were coming out too heavy. Also, sometimes I'll add a dollop of walnut butter. Banana's are avoids for A's. *sigh*.


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So you do them instead of a meal?...
Well for me it will be a snack- a dessert... so that is why I don´t want the weird stuff in


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PT...that banana is an AVOID for me, unless I'm an a nonnie, which I am sometimes to enjoy some lamb But actually, the banana gives me indigestion, and I don't suffer from that so know that would be the cause.

I think the all fruit smoothie (as Henriette said) would suit me best...berries are bennie for me...I think, need to look that up

My problem with yogurt is that I buy one that is full milk + soya. All the low fat ones here in Spain, contain sweetners eg aspartame so not for me!!!


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So you do them instead of a meal?...

I do them instead of a meal...while I'm on the detox plan, which it seems I've been on forever because I can't get through to 7 full days without some avoid food sneaking in while my guard is sleeping on the job!


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Janet, bananas don't sit well with me, either. I'd love to find some form of fruit that does the same creamy functionality of a banana, though. Berries are not avoids, although some berries are bennies (blueberries, elderberries, .blackberries, cranberries), while others are neutral (strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries). Cherries are supposed to make smoothies creamier, but I have not noticed that to be true...not like a banana, anyway.


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I do them instead of a meal...while I'm on the detox plan, which it seems I've been on forever because I can't get through to 7 full days without some avoid food sneaking in while my guard is sleeping on the job!


 
Maybe peaches would make them more smooth ?


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Janet, bananas don't sit well with me, either. I'd love to find some form of fruit that does the same creamy functionality of a banana, though. Berries are not avoids, although some berries are bennies (blueberries, elderberries, .blackberries, cranberries), while others are neutral (strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries). Cherries are supposed to make smoothies creamier, but I have not noticed that to be true...not like a banana, anyway.


What about the yogurt? I'm permitted 1-3 per week...I don't use milk in anything.


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Funny you should discuss smoothies. All week that is what I have been having for breakfast. Last weekend I bought some great ripe mangos, berries, pineapple and watermelon. I blended them one by one put them in separate containers, froze some and kept more in the fridge. So in the morning I blend together silken tofu, nutritional yeast, cod liver oil (lemon flavour) and the fruit, whatever fruit I desire that morning or I mix a few together. When I get to the office I'm ready to drink my smoothie and boy it is velvety smooth and delicious. The silken tofu really thickens up the smoothie, I do have to add water to thin it out a bit or I'd have to eat it with a spoon.  


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I need to get back into the smoothy making mode again - I was doing pretty good for a while and then I started getting lazy about it again.  But I too do the best in staying on track with my eating when I'm doing a morning smoothy.  It also helps my energy a ton.  Thankfully cherries are back in season and that always helps me get on track too when I can have my cherries - yum.  My body thanks me for cherries and smoothies.  


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I forgot to mention that one of these smoothies will fill me up till lunch  


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All this talk of smoothies and I started to crave one. This time I made it with a few cherries, some blackberries, brown rice protein powder, ground flax seeds, and pineapple juice. Oh! The pineapple juice made it over the top (as in very delicious)! No nut butter this time, either...or the dreaded flax/borage oil (gag). Perhaps I was mistaken about the cherries, because this time it is smooth and creamy.

Janet, yogurt is fine in smoothies (adds creamy and tang)...I'm not eating dairy at this time, so none for me, though.


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a pitch for egg white powder. It's wonderful, fat free protein. It gives the smoothie a light frothy, lovely testure, and I buy th big jar of "simply whites" (powder, with no avoids). P. T. take note lest you eat yogurt which will not be so good.
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a pitch for egg white powder. It's wonderful, fat free protein. It gives the smoothie a light frothy, lovely testure, and I buy th big jar of "simply whites" (powder, with no avoids). P. T. take note lest you eat yogurt which will not be so good.


Jayneeo, where do you buy this "simply whites"?


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Whole Foods. It is made by Bioplex, and I believe it can be found elsewhere, as well.
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Great! I'll look for it. I just re-read the ingredient list on my TJ's soy protein powder and there are a lot of nasties in there. Once I finish the jar, I'm done with it. When I first bought it, I wasn't following the arthritis health book...


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How thoughtless of me to suggest banana to an A secretor.  Mea culpa and I'm sorry.


That is a bummer when it comes to if someone wants a dairy-free smoothie, because I'm telling youzzz guyzzz, bananas made the perfect creaminess agent in a smoothie and they give it that tropical flare, too.

You could definitely use non-fat yogurt.  It is excellent in smoothies for those who are allowed it.  I would think it would be nice for an A occasionally, too, because I say A's should go for all the protein they are allowed...but then I say that through O-colored glasses, because on the other hand a nice, "clean" pure fruit smoothie might be just the ticket for keeping an A's arteries all spiffy and plaque-free.

Well, kids, I have completed Phase I of my Summer of Smoothies Action Plan:  I have purchased a blender!  Did so on ye olde lunch break!

Target had these very cheaply-made-seeming ones on sale for $17.99.  They were Osters, though, which is a well-known brand and that is what my previous one was, which I liked.  When I pressed the buttons on the model, oh my, did the whole works seems so cheaply made.  But *shrug*, $17.99, ya know?  SOLD, to the not-so-little lady in the Tampa Bay Rays tee-shirt!

Phase II will occur manana, when I make the purchase of my frozen and fresh fruits and my fruit juices.  I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I've been meaning to do this for so long!  WHY am I such a procrastinator?  Drives me nuts about myself, truly.

I have never tried watermelon in a smoothie and I'll bet it is FANTASTIC!  Thanks for the idea.  Publix (supermarket) has some terrific watermelon in already.  Ummmmmmmm, I enjoyed some chunks the other night.  I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, really love watermelon.  It is so deeply hydrating, delicious and just...watermelony!  Oh YEAH, babe.

Getting extremely psyched for the Summer of the Smoothie to commence!  As soon as Phase II of the Action Plan is completed manana, the SOS (oh dear, what an acryonym) will commence!

Maybe by the NEXT IfHI Conference, moi will be svelte...or at least presentable.  Right now I'm sort of in Albie-in-The-Birdcage condition:  "Don't look at me, I'm hideous!"


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I've been ready to do smoothies for a while now but I need to get a blender, and getting to Kmart to buy one has been almost impossible for the last month. I have be there tomorrow though, I'm in desperate need of some new work tee shirts and I'll just grab me a blender on my way through the store. Then it'll be smoothies for dinner all summer long!

Drea, you should be able to buy Simply Whites at any natural foods or health food store. If you don't have any near you, try a google search--you should be able to buy them online either directly from the company, or from an online store like shopnatural.com. They are a good source of protein and a nice change from protein powders or nut butters, both of which can be gritty.


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Whole Foods. It is made by Bioplex, and I believe it can be found elsewhere, as well.


I saw your link on another thread; why do they have to go and put sucralose in there???? I like my protein powders sweetener-free.  


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drea, here is the link to the egg white protein.
http://www.bioplexnutrition.com/product_index.php?name=products
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Briglet!  We posted at the same time (jinx!  twin alert!).
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I've been ready to do smoothies for a while now but I need to get a blender, and getting to Kmart to buy one has been almost impossible for the last month. I have be there tomorrow though, I'm in desperate need of some new work tee shirts and I'll just grab me a blender on my way through the store. Then it'll be smoothies for dinner all summer long!

Since we posted at the same time, you may not have seen my post just above yours, but if you don't like the selection at K-Mart, you might try Target.  Not sure if the sale price was nationwide, but I just picked up an Oster for $17.99.
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Drea, you should be able to buy Simply Whites at any natural foods or health food store. If you don't have any near you, try a google search--you should be able to buy them online either directly from the company, or from an online store like shopnatural.com. They are a good source of protein and a nice change from protein powders or nut butters, both of which can be gritty.

GREAT idea!!!  Or, if you don't mind living on the edge (salmonella-wise), you could
get organic eggs and use the whites thereof.  This provides excellent protein and, not exactly creaminess, but thickening/smoothifying.  However, even with organic eggs, there is a risk of salmonella from raw eggs, so best to stick to Briglet's fabulous idea.



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