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Thu May 2, 2013, 09:13 PM

I'm addicted to smoothies

My wife and son kept nagging me to get a Ninja Blender. So, two weeks ago at Bell's Nursery I purchased the "Pro" for 99 bucks.
Now we are all hooked. I make at least one batch a day...so does son.
I feel so refreshed whenever I have a tall glass. My hearing becomes more acute and my sight achieves a wonderful clarity. And the taste is simply exquisite!!!
My Favorite Resipe is so superbly simple.

2 trays of ice
2 cups plus of Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple and Banana
2 small containers of yogurt (any flavor)
1 small bottle of apple juice
3 tablespoons of Raw Honey

Blend to acceptable Texture

We can't stop drinking these smoothies....
I feel the end is....gulp...near

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Reply I'm addicted to smoothies (Original post)
Steerpike May 2013 OP
seabeyond May 2013 #1
Steerpike May 2013 #2
seabeyond May 2013 #3
seabeyond May 2013 #4
Chellee May 2013 #5
Steerpike May 2013 #6
tblue May 2013 #13
R B Garr May 2013 #8
R B Garr May 2013 #7
Steerpike May 2013 #9
R B Garr May 2013 #10
tblue May 2013 #14
Steerpike May 2013 #15
Arctic Dave May 2013 #11
tblue May 2013 #12

Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:30 PM

1. mine is a couple handfuls of ice, (small hands). banana. cup and quarter of milk.

envelope and half of strawberry carnation breakfast.

yum

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:35 PM

2. There is a perfect recipe

for every individual...For awhile I was thinking of getting a Vitamix. The price was daunting, but I'm a cook so it seemed worthwhile. When I saw the Ninja and the price I just decided to go for that. It does seem to work just fine!

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:40 PM

3. ya. i have to get more flexible in what i use. i am thinking of going with mango. thinking

that would be a good fruit. gonna check out some different recipes. i have never tried yogurt, though that is one most use. gonna try that sometime also.

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:42 PM

4. but then, i have been eating a bowl of cheerios for breakfast for a decade, lol.

this shake became my lunch for the last 6 months. i tend to stick to the same thing.

dinner is my variety.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:56 PM

5. For pure deliciousness...

please try:

1 cup almond milk
1 banana, frozen
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 squirt (precise measurements please ) agave syrup
handful of ice

Blend! Enjoy.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #5)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:25 PM

6. Sounds Great

All I need is the Almond Milk...

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #6)

Fri May 3, 2013, 02:09 AM

13. Vanilla unsweetened almond milk

is yummy and super low-cal! I just discovered iit at a friend's house. Good stuff! Great for cooking, cocoa, anything!

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Response to Chellee (Reply #5)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:34 PM

8. This does sound good!

I don't trust myself around peanut butter though - can't be alone with it, or else.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:32 PM

7. Drats! I almost bought that Ninja last week, but replaced the

Magic Bullet instead. Costco had a $10 instant rebate off their already $5 lower price, so it came to $35. Ninja was tempting; I think I made a mistake. I've been holding out for a Vitamix as someone else mentioned. I've been doing smoothies too and am also addicted, but I've been adding protein powder to mine. I've been using those pasteurized egg whites and they make it a little creamier without adding yogurt if you want to save some carbs. Otherwise, yogurt is perfect in them; it's so healthy anyway, what's a few more carbs.

I think I should have gone for the Ninja. It sounds like a good compromise between the Vitamix and the Magic Bullet, which takes a while to pulverize ice.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #7)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:53 PM

9. Unless you have the cash

I believe the Ninja Pro is the way to go.

The only thing it really can't do properly is juice. Obviousley pulp is the problem.
Otherwise the Ninja scoffs at the kung fu of others!

You have disquaced my sister and defiled a shao lin temple! For that you must die!

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #9)

Fri May 3, 2013, 12:16 AM

10. Thanks for the good endorsement then

I'll put it on my list. The smoothies are my main thing right now anyway. The Magic Bullet even has to work hard to pulverize blueberries, but I've put up with it because it's cheap and a good small size to transport, but I would like more power.

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #9)

Fri May 3, 2013, 02:10 AM

14. How is Ninja better than a blender?

I could look it up but you seem eally in the know. Love to here you tell it. Thx!

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Response to tblue (Reply #14)

Fri May 3, 2013, 02:46 AM

15. I guess becouse

The engine is more powerful and becouse it is made of higher quality materials. The engine is so powerful it crushes 2 ice trays of cubes plus raw fruit etc in seconds to the consistancy of smoothies you buy commercially.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 12:20 AM

11. My wife got me hooked on juicing this winter.

 

Maybe I can get her hooked on smoothies. Yummmmm.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 02:07 AM

12. SMOODIES!!!!

Me too. LOVE MY SMOODIES!!! Once or twice a week, I throw in the blender:

Frozen organic fruit from Trader Joe's
(Strawberries, blueberries, mango, sometimes raspberries or blackberries)
Frozen pineapple chunks (can't find organic)
At least one fresh banana -- must have banana!!!
A peeled orange
A sliced apple or whatever other fresh fruit I have on hand
A big dollop of vanilla yogurt
Water and/or almond milk (or soy milk)

Blend blend blend til it's super smooth

Doesn't need ice because of the frozen fruit, but I use fresh fruit + ice sometimes too, like you. Summer is the best because of all the peaches, plums, etc.

Drink a big glass and refrigerate the rest. I get 3-4 good-sized smoothies out of it.

Next day, if there's some left, I add another fruit, an orange or whatever's on hand to freshen it up.


I am SO GLAD there are other smoodie lovers. I am vegetarian and this is my favorite way of 'eating' fruit when I don't have time to make a fruit salad. I can't wait til morning to have my smoodie!!!

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