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Any ideas on veggie shakes made in a blender? Type juice to use?
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Aha... by garsh he's got it.

I am not a fan of putting juice in veggie shakes...protein powder, (sometimes sardines instead   it's actually pretty good with all the other stuff), whatever veggies you want, compliant oil, parsley, nutritional yeast, flaxseed, chia seed and some water.  You can put juice if you want.  Do you own a juicer?

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Aha... by garsh he's got it.

I am not a fan of putting juice in veggie shakes...protein powder, (sometimes sardines instead   it's actually pretty good with all the other stuff), whatever veggies you want, compliant oil, parsley, nutritional yeast, flaxseed, chia seed and some water.  You can put juice if you want.  Do you own a juicer?

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Don't have a juicer, was going to use my blender...




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Could use green tea instead of water as it's a bene for me




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Good thinking on the green tea...forgot about that one.  The blender is good for your smoothie.  I use a magic bullet and let me tell you...it is magically quick.   The juicer would be for making juice to put in your smoothie if you wanted to go that way.

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I usually add a cup to 2 cups of spinach in my protein shakes. I blend with the liquid first to grind it up really fine. For some reason this seems to really grosses my hubby out, but you can't taste it. It is a good way to make sure you get all 5 servings  of veggies, mix with green tea and berries to, for lower carbs


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When I've made green smoothies, I've just put a bunch of leaves (spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, or whatever is compliant), with yogurt (which is probably avoid for you, so you can leave it out; but if you *can* have something like that, it makes it more like a milkshake), a carrot or two, some pineapple and/or other fruit. I like it to be a little sweet, but I have made it with only veggies. If you add a few carrots, it might be sweet enough without fruit. I've just used my blender on the highest speed and it chops it all up nice and small, so it's easy to get down. I figured it was better than "juicing" which removes a lot of the pulp and perhaps good stuff with it, leaving more concentrated sugars.


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Good thinking on the green tea...forgot about that one.  The blender is good for your smoothie.  I use a magic bullet and let me tell you...it is magically quick.   The juicer would be for making juice to put in your smoothie if you wanted to go that way.

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I usually add a cup to 2 cups of spinach in my protein shakes. I blend with the liquid first to grind it up really fine. For some reason this seems to really grosses my hubby out, but you can't taste it. It is a good way to make sure you get all 5 servings  of veggies, mix with green tea and berries to, for lower carbs


Yes! I am doing the spinach thing in my smoothies too. And it is true you cannot taste it. Ditto on the juicer, I want it all, fiber, etc - enjoy!




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When I've made green smoothies, I've just put a bunch of leaves (spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, or whatever is compliant), with yogurt (which is probably avoid for you, so you can leave it out; but if you *can* have something like that, it makes it more like a milkshake), a carrot or two, some pineapple and/or other fruit. I like it to be a little sweet, but I have made it with only veggies. If you add a few carrots, it might be sweet enough without fruit. I've just used my blender on the highest speed and it chops it all up nice and small, so it's easy to get down. I figured it was better than "juicing" which removes a lot of the pulp and perhaps good stuff with it, leaving more concentrated sugars.


Yup, cannot have the dairy but I grind 2 tbs flax seed which really makes it thick. Also use carrots as they are a bene for me as is spinach. Thanks!




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Hey, I treated myself to a Vitamix last month and just started making green smoothies too!  This is my latest: 3-4 leaves kale, 1/3 banana, couple cubes frozen pineapple, 1-2 Tbsp. flaxseeds and water to blend. Thinking I should add more greens Hummmm, maybe I should try protein powder from NAP.  Just bought flax oil, so will try that too.  

Love the sardine idea!!!  Thinking that would be great to blend up and drink just before skiing.

Wish I could use carrots but they're a best avoided on my SWAMI.


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Santa brought me a Kitchenaid blender. It is amazing; I think it could grind tree stumps - ha  
Lucky you!!! I've heard they are good!!

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Aha... by garsh he's got it.

I am not a fan of putting juice in veggie shakes...protein powder, (sometimes sardines instead   it's actually pretty good with all the other stuff), whatever veggies you want, compliant oil, parsley, nutritional yeast, flaxseed, chia seed and some water.  You can put juice if you want.  Do you own a juicer?

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Nooooo Really?? I can't believe it?? And I am a fan of sardines...

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Any ideas on veggie shakes made in a blender? Type juice to use?
Thanks!GZ
What about a canned veg juice? Or does the tomato bother you? If it doesn't, even plain tomato juice might be good... But green tea sounds good too...

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What about a canned veg juice? Or does the tomato bother you? If it doesn't, even plain tomato juice might be good... But green tea sounds good too...



I lean towards the green tea being I would drink it any way...




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Great for the Kitchenaid blender Golfzilla.  You sound like you are doing awesome with it.

Yes, to the sardines.  I find the ground flaxseed and the nutritional yeast take the edge off of them.   Like the spinach, although I love the taste of that, you don't really taste it in there.   At least, I don't.

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Nooooo Really?? I can't believe it?? And I am a fan of sardines...



I can eat & drink almost anything, but not sure about a sardine shake..?  




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Great for the Kitchenaid blender Golfzilla.  You sound like you are doing awesome with it.

Yes, to the sardines.  I find the ground flaxseed and the nutritional yeast take the edge off of them.   Like the spinach, although I love the taste of that, you don't really taste it in there.   At least, I don't.

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Yeah it works great, thanks! I will give it a try but it will have to be at the office because my wife won't let me open them at home ~ !




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Hey, I treated myself to a Vitamix last month and just started making green smoothies too!  This is my latest: 3-4 leaves kale, 1/3 banana, couple cubes frozen pineapple, 1-2 Tbsp. flaxseeds and water to blend. Thinking I should add more greens Hummmm, maybe I should try protein powder from NAP.  Just bought flax oil, so will try that too.  

Love the sardine idea!!!  Thinking that would be great to blend up and drink just before skiing.

Wish I could use carrots but they're a best avoided on my SWAMI.


I have heard really good things about the vitamix! Mix on!
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What about a canned veg juice? Or does the tomato bother you? If it doesn't, even plain tomato juice might be good... But green tea sounds good too...



Hey thanks, I'll try the veggie juice but will have to find those that are compliant as many have preservatives and other scarry things...




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Good thinking on the green tea...forgot about that one.  The blender is good for your smoothie.  I use a magic bullet and let me tell you...it is magically quick.   The juicer would be for making juice to put in your smoothie if you wanted to go that way.

I have a  Bullet also. It's great for a fast smoothie. My only problem is it's not a Vitamix. It doesn't chop up all the frozen berries..so I have to use the Vitamix for that. The Bullet is also great for grinding spices and flax seed..

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I have a  Bullet also. It's great for a fast smoothie. My only problem is it's not a Vitamix. It doesn't chop up all the frozen berries..so I have to use the Vitamix for that. The Bullet is also great for grinding spices and flax seed..



Morning!
I'm not familiar with the bullet but am glad my blender will grind/chop/grate/ liquify anything even if frozen. I use it all the time. When Santa brought it I took the one I had at home to my office. Now I'm cover on both ends




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I love my Kitchenaid blender!  The best thing is that it gets my smoothies perfectly smooth, because I don't like chunks in them.  

I'm no help on the veg smoothie idea, because I don't mix fruits and veggies.  My digestion is happiest if I eat fruits alone, or at most, with some goat yogurt.

I would probably mix green tea with a vegetable drink if I was doing one.



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I love my Kitchenaid blender!  The best thing is that it gets my smoothies perfectly smooth, because I don't like chunks in them.  

I'm no help on the veg smoothie idea, because I don't mix fruits and veggies.  My digestion is happiest if I eat fruits alone, or at most, with some goat yogurt.

I would probably mix green tea with a vegetable drink if I was doing one.


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I'm not a baby greens salad fan, just don't like "soft" lettuce.  So with my new blender, I whirled up a yummy green drink using lettuce from my CSA box.  Well... I also used the same lettuce to make sliced turkey roll ups for my husbands lunch that day.  When he came home that night, he said delicious lunch honey but I had to pull out two worms!!!!        I looked at him and said are you kidding me?!!  Wonder how many worms I blended up    Guess it was a protein drink too!!!


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