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Old 07-18-2008, 07:15 AM
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Smoothie

What's your favorite smoothie? I just discovered Odawalla 'MANGO TANGO', a little place over on Elm Street sells it, yummie

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Old 07-18-2008, 08:41 AM
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I like the mango flavors, too.

My friend and I used to try to out-gross each other with potential Smoothie flavors:

Atlantic Salmon Smoothie
Baked Potato Smoothie
Asparagus Smoothie

you get the idea....
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:01 PM
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Make your own:

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup sliced peaches
1 tbsp. honey
dash almond extract
1 1/2 cup crushed ice


Put it in a blender in that order and blend til smooth. It will be the best you ever had!
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:05 PM
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what ever smoothie king has that I feel like trying
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I've been making the same smoothie almost every morning for the past 3 years or so.

The objective of the smoothie is to maximize the intake of "super foods":

1 cup low-fat organic yogurt (healthy bacteria, aka pro-biotics)
1 cup wild or organic blueberries (antioxidants, phytoflavinoids)
1 banana
2 tablespoons flax seed meal (massive amounts of Omega oils and lignans)
1 squeeze of honey (about a tablespoon)
Add a small amount of non-fat milk as needed to make it thin enough to drink.


An aside about flax seed meal. Flax seed meal is not a grain, it is a seed. Don't be afraid of it. It has a nutty or almond-like flavor.

In addition to nutritious fats and containing enormous amounts of Omega-3 (significantly more than salmon), flax seeds contain other nutrients which make eating the whole seed superior to consuming just the extracted oil:

Flax seeds contain a high quality protein.

Flax seeds are rich in soluble fiber. The combination of the oil and the fiber makes flaxseeds an ideal laxative.

Flax seeds contain vitamins B-1, B-2, C, E, and carotene. These seeds also contain iron, zinc, and trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin E and carotene, two nutrients which aid the metabolism of the oil.

Flax seeds contain over a hundred times more of a phytonutrient, known as lignin, than any of its closest competitors, such as wheat bran, buckwheat, rye, millet, oats, and soybeans. Lignins have received a lot of attention lately because of possible anti-cancer properties, especially in relation to breast and colon cancer. Lignins seem to flush excess estrogen out of the body, thereby reducing the incidence of estrogen-linked cancers, such as breast cancer. Besides anti-tumor properties, lignins also seem to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:59 PM
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I like the mango flavors, too.

My friend and I used to try to out-gross each other with potential Smoothie flavors:

Atlantic Salmon Smoothie
Baked Potato Smoothie
Asparagus Smoothie

you get the idea....
I think I could handle those ... maybe not the fish smoothie.

How about a chitlin'-n-cheese smoothie.

In reality I'm partial to strawberry or melon smoothies.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:22 PM
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mmm strawberry kiwi.. wheres that blender
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mmm strawberry kiwi.. wheres that blender
That's a delightful blend.

Has anyone ever had an Orange Julius?

I used to love them when I was a kid. I saw a store in the food court at my local mall and decided to get one and relive the joy. What a disappointment! It was like watered down OJ with milk and snow cone ice. I remember them being like a fruity thick milkshake. I'm hoping that particular store just sucks. I'll try one again when I come across another location.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:08 PM
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Making my own as well, following various recipes that are similar to suginami's. I usually leave out the dairy (yogurt or milk), and substitute ice. Some tips I've found useful:

- Agree on the flaxseed meal. You can get it cheap from Amazon - it's a large quantity, but keeps well.

- Adding just a touch of good cinnamon makes any fruit smoothie come alive. Penzey's has the best stuff - nothing matches their Extra Fancy Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon. There's a huge difference between this stuff and the supermarket junk.

- And finally, if you really get into it...you've gotta get a good blender. The only way to get smoothies silky-smooth like the chain places, is by investing some bucks. Just like my espresso snobbery, I justify the expense by doing the math...a good blender will pay for itself over the course of 6 months or so, if you are a regular customer at one of the smoothie chain joints. I picked up a Vita-Mix Vita-Prep 3, but there are many out there that will do the job well.
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- Adding just a touch of good cinnamon makes any fruit smoothie come alive. Penzey's has the best stuff - nothing matches their Extra Fancy Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon. There's a huge difference between this stuff and the supermarket junk.
I second this wholeheartedly.

I get ALL my spices from Penzey's and I use the Extra Fancy Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon. It's so potent that you don't need to use as much as recipes call for unless you are a huge cinnamon fan like myself. My wife usually likes the cinnamon to be toned down a bit from the way I like it.

Their ground clove is equally as potent.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:22 AM
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I think I could handle those ... maybe not the fish smoothie.

How about a chitlin'-n-cheese smoothie.

Nice. That reminds me of another one of my suggestions: Limburger Smoothie.

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