Vegetables In Smoothies

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  • I bought the Nutribullet 900 (pro) 6 months ago. It's pretty amazing for $150. But the 32 oz. bottle really only holds 24 oz. (barely). I have used it 2 to 3 times a day for six months and i really have not come across anything it can not liquify accept lemon rind. I use huge chunks of ginger and lots of celery and no strands whatsoever. I am going to upgrade to a Vita-mix 750 or Blendtec designer 725 because they do so much more. 


  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    I've been forced to use a crappy little "personal" sized blender I bought at a local store since I haven't had much cash money for a proper one. Been missing my smoothies; the personal blender is tiny and I don't want to throw too much in there lest it explode. As a result, I haven't been drinking them daily. Alas. Been meaning to look into refurbed Vitamixes, so maybe come payday I'll go looking for one.


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  • Personally, I don't like to mix sweet smoothies with vegetables.  So, for veggie smoothies, this is what I do:


     


    Whatever veg, (I plan on using steamed kale a la Noogis,) celery, whatever.


    A bit of cilantro


    A bit of garlic


    A bit of lemon juice and a little bit of lemon peel


    A bit of himalayan salt


    A bit of olive oil


    Avocado if I have it


    Protein of my choice


    A bit of cayenne pepper and/or turmeric if you're feelin it


    And some homemade grass fed full fat yogurt, if I have it.


     


    It makes a delightful savoury smoothie.  I don't know if this is anyone's cup of 'tea,' but I love it.


     


    Question for Noogis:  How do you make your frozen veggies last when you take them to work, and in general -- how do you keep the ingredients fresh and how do you blend at work?  Just curious.


  • edited June 2014


    I've been forced to use a crappy little "personal" sized blender I bought at a local store since I haven't had much cash money for a proper one. Been missing my smoothies; the personal blender is tiny and I don't want to throw too much in there lest it explode. As a result, I haven't been drinking them daily. Alas. Been meaning to look into refurbed Vitamixes, so maybe come payday I'll go looking for one.




     


    If you go to Blendtec's website they have really good deals on the refurbished classic series. I think it's $279. They are great blenders. You should check it out.


  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    Spoiler alert:


     


    Cranberries in a veggie smoothie are horrendous. I made a smoothie today with:


     


    Mixed lettuces


    Cucumber


    Coconut milk


    Cranberries


    Ginger


     


    I'm struggling to suck it down. The sour/tart flavor is just too overpowering to enjoy. I should've stuck with blueberries ;-;


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  • Cranberries in a veggie smoothie are horrendous. 




     


    The President / CEO of Ocean Spray sent a letter to the FDA asking for exemption from a future requirement of listing added sugars separately in the nutrition facts. You can download the whole thing here, but let me pull out a relevant quote:


     


     


    Yet, cranberries (unlike grapes, apples and oranges) are naturally low in sugar, giving them a distinctively tart, astringent and even unpalatable taste

     


     



     


    - CEO of the biggest cranberry company

  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭
    edited November 2014


    - CEO of the biggest cranberry company




    He really knows how to sell them! Lol.


     


    I mean, I'd had cranberries before, so I sort of knew what to expect. Actually drinking the thing proved super unpleasant though. I still have some cranberries left that I'll have to begrudgingly use up, but I'll probably include a little blueberry or banana action in there to help allay the tartness. Cuz damn. I'd wanted to try something other than the usual fruits, and found that cranberries were fairly Bulletproof. But now I know why virtually every recipe for cranberry relish calls for like 2+ cups of sugar...


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  • Using a nutra bullet:


    Handfull of Kale, Chard, or Spinach.

    2 tablespoons of Nutiva hemp powder.

    Fill it up with unsweetened almond milk and slam it.


    I'll occasionally put some frozen blueberries or other frozen fruit in there.


    BP coffee after that and that is my breakfast every morning. I find the Chard and Spinach is a lot easier to down then the Kale. Unless its Lacinto kale (The non-curly leaf type).
  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    Question:


     


    I make smoothies almost daily and have decided I really should take Dave's advice and steam my spinach/kale. Up to this point I've been too damn lazy. How do you guys go about this? I seem to remember one member blanching or steaming their greens in bulk, ringing them out a little and then throwing a portion into the slots of an ice cube tray with some purified water. Voila, spinach/kale-filled ice cubes. Straight into the blender for smoothies. Would this work? Would the greens keep? If so, I might give it a shot.


    "I know how to despise mere cool intelligence. What I want is intelligence matched by pure, physical existence, like a statue." --Yukio Mishima

     

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  • Bamboo steamer for 5 min or so then dump in blender. I think the sooner you eat something the less time for the nutrients to degrade, but I might be wrong.
  • My Blendtec blender arrived today. I'm going to start making some kickass smoothies in a few weeks, when I break my water-fast. Lulz.


  • SystemSystem mod
    edited April 2015

    Acai was mentioned in this thread.


     


    You can get some super high quality acai berry for cheap here.


     


    My original plan was to purchase this (very popular brand), but if you do the math (90 grams for $18 vs 453 grams for $50), it's a no-brainer to go with the other one. 


  • I found this site this morning with some cool looking recipes: 


     


    http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20559953,00.html




  • ^^Just use frozen blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, or any combination of the three, then there is no weening to consider. My smoothie? (Supplements omitted) 1scoop vanilla protein, 500ml coconut water (or water if not exercising), 170g frozen blackberries, 10g spirulina, 5g chlorella, 2tbsp lemon fish oil, 2-4 raw eggs. Blend berries and water on high then add the rest on low.




    ZERO NUTS strikes again



  • My fucking blender broke this morning. I'd loaded all of my wonderful smoothie goodness into it. Then I hit the button and it pulsed for a split second. And then it never made a sound again.


     


    Please god, kill me. Wish I had the dolla dolla billz for a $500+ Vitamix or something.




    you could always sell your bulletproof body for a new blender

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