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    Anybody make smoothies at home?

    And if so, how and what do you put in them? Thanks!


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    We make them all the time! Usually it is o.j., yogurt, wahtever fruit we have around-my kids favorites are strawberries and blueberries- sometimes a little milk. If the fruit is not frozen than we add ice. Blend and drink! I just saw on a cooking show to add powdered vitamin c and wheat germ to make it healthier. We are not big on the taste of soy milk but I have added it to some of our drinks and you can't taste it at all.
    I don't think you can go wrong-just add what your family likes!
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    The list of what we DON'T put in them will be shorter

    Let's see.... in the summer, I make frozen smoothies out of mostly berries. I buy bags of frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or mixed berries and add them to the blender (tons of berries) with a little honey or sugar (depending on how tart), milk, or soy milk, or juice, or water, and sometimes a fresh banana (if I have one).

    Sometimes I make yogurt smoothies out of any type of flavored or plain yogurt I have along with any type of fruit and sometimes a bit of juice and/or milk. OJ that is....

    My most recent smoothies have been my Indian restaurant mango lasse knock offs.... I just bought the stuff to make these again. I use fresh mango, unflavored yogurt, honey, and that's it. I am going to try these along with some fresh banana too.
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    Oooh Lynn! That mango one sounds divine! My kids don't like mango as much as me but I am going to have to try that.
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    I like mine with strawberries, rasberries, bananas and a shot of rum

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    I have just a few times in the last week! I used strawberries that were on their way out, icecubes, a container of strawberry yogurt, a banana and some Splenda. One batch I made was with a frozen banana and it was really INTENSE BA-NA-NA. If I do it again, I'll use only half the banana -- or twice the other ingredients. Fresh bananas don't seem as intense.
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    Any kind of fruit, sugar, ice cubes and plain yogurt. Yum! Yum! I make them all the time for the girls. I usually make several batches at once and then freeze them. They unthaw beautifully.
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    Thanks ladies!! So sounds like ice is the key for texture (shows how little I know-- didn't even figure that much out). I'm going to try some tonight!


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    Ice is not necessary if you use frozen berries. For my frozen smoothies, I just use an entire bag (or more) of whichever frozen berries I'm in the mood for. Strawberries work really well, followed by raspberries and mixed berries. Blueberries work the least well or work better in a mix of other berries. The frozen berry method turns into a really great slushy consistency.... like a slurpy almost. Oh, and I forgot- on the mango one- I do add a little sugar too as needed but also like it a bit tart.
    Lynn

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    I love banana and strawberry smoothies. 1 cup yogurt, a few frozen berries and a banana. It is soooooo good and refreshing!!
    ME-31/ DH-30
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    3 grueling years of IVF for a beautiful bundle of joy!!!


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