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7/8/12 4:05 P

I recently bought the ninja pro blender too. I've been using it daily. Ive been expermenting with differant protein smoothies and juices. I also like using it as a food processor as my garden is starting to produce. i love it great investment

PEGGY2372 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/7/12 6:01 P

I just made a shake using protein soy mix, milk, greek yogurt, and peaches. It was 400 calories. That only leaves me about 250 calories for supper. that was kinda depressing, but I'm not gonna get discouraged. I know it was healthy and I feel good about it.

STRANGER70127 Posts: 407
6/29/12 12:57 P

Smoothies are great because you CAN make a complete meal out of them. Protein powder, veggie powder or eggs, milk or juice and fresh fruit or veggies, sweetner ... you can basically add all your food groups in it and drink it down. Liquid food absorbs quicker in the body and more completely too. They always say juice your way to a healthier life. I'd say GO FOR IT!

BAHAMADIP SparkPoints: (0)
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6/27/12 10:11 A

Thanks for the tips!

REANEA Posts: 314
6/19/12 2:54 P

Thanks for the smoothies recipes. They sound so yummy. Can you use a blender stick to make smoothies with ice cubes. Just wondering if I'll ruin mine if I add a few ice cubes.

MRSBUCKEYE SparkPoints: (49,583)
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6/19/12 11:12 A

While shopping for a small fridge for our countertop (in Sam's Club) I stumbled upon the Ninja Master Prep Pro for $44.95. Two months ago my grandson and I purchased the basic Ninja and it's worked great - so I told him to put that one away and use it when he goes off to the OSU campus in Columbus (he's going to the local branch right now) and I opened up the bigger set.

SOOO looking for smoothie recipe's :) :)

I know the VitaMix is a fantastic machine (I had one - gave it to my older son) but for the money, it's worth purchasing the Ninja. I feel it's just as powerful and WAY less money.

4/23/12 11:10 P

For the past week or so ive been experimenting with smoothies for breakfast. they are simple, fun to make, and delicious, and definately hold me over until fav so far has been my chocolate banana smoothie:
1-fresh banana
1/2 cup almond chocolate soy milk
2/3 cup light and fit vanilla yoplait yogurt
2 cups ice

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/23/12 4:13 P

have smoothies for breakfast most mornings and it is usually enough to tide me over to lunch. My smoothies are between 16 and 24 ounces.

SANDRAKIRK12 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/30/12 6:32 P

Almost every morning I make a smoothie for the family

Kale & Spinach (chop both these ingredients in blender until fine)
then add carrot juice, apple cider (only about 1.5 cups each
then I add strawberries, blueberries, rasberries, pineapples, banana, & whey protein. (I use frozen fruit cause of the season)
The frozen fruits also make it more icy like (smoothie)
fill remainder with water

My kiddos are SUPER picky and they love this.... if they only knew. The pineapple is key to removing the bitter taste from the kale & spinach, and chopping those two up in blender first is key also...

LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (69,067)
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3/30/12 6:53 A

I love smooches for breakfast. I brought a Vita Mix & every mornings I blend my breakfast.
basis ingredients:
1tbsp Flaxseed Oil
1tbsp Low fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c Almond Milk
1 tsp Whey Protein
1 Kale leaf

And then I add any available fruits & ice cubes.

MCNC72 Posts: 123
3/24/12 1:30 A

tried spinach in a smoothie - not too bad (gave my husband a taste - he is color blind so he thought it was red! (not green!!!)- he was not too sure about the taste! He had a funny look on his face!) But, I liked it!

MCNC72 Posts: 123
2/25/12 10:28 P

they are yummy and so easy - you can use all kinds of fruit (any that are on sale works for me!) It fills me up and I love the variety!

MCNC72 Posts: 123
2/25/12 10:26 P

love smoothies for breakfast too!

2/25/12 7:19 P

Here is a delicious one:
1 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 bananas
3-4 ice cubes
2-3 cups fresh spinach
1 tbsp peanut butter, optional

Don't worry about the can't taste it! :)

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2/24/12 3:51 P

Thank you for some of your suggestion.... will be trying them out as I am having trouble finding other foods to fill me up ... as i am a picky eater and trying to stay on target to eat breakfast...

Keep doing what you do.... emoticon emoticon

Peace and Blessing......

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2/23/12 5:49 P

are good to.

Edited by: JAOTTO at: 2/23/2012 (17:49)
ROSES2012 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/17/12 10:04 P

I like to peel and freeze a banana, then add it to 1/2 cup choc soya milk, a single serve vanilla Greek yogurt (lots of protein), 1/2 cup fruit - either blueberries or strawberries. Yum

SHERISMILEY SparkPoints: (0)
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2/15/12 12:43 P

Smoothies always fill me up but I do watch the calories as they can become calorie dense.

SHEILA12321 Posts: 8
2/8/12 1:38 P

Each morning for breakfast I make a smoothie of 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (no sugar added) one small banana, one light strawberry/banana yogurt & 1/2 cup skim milk. It makes 16 oz serving and fills me up until lunch. 262 cal, 55 carbs, 1 fat gram and 11 grams of protein. Prior to this smoothie, I was eating a yogurt & fruit of some type but found it wasn't filling me up and an hour later I was craving something to eat. I need the milk for the Vitamin D and this is the only way I can handle it as I generally do not eat dairy at all and never been able to. Maybe I am wrong but I figured that eating the items separately would be okay so blending it just makes it easier for me as I get ready for work.

KATIE_42 Posts: 40
2/5/12 11:04 P

4 ounces tofu (1/4 block)
1 cup soy milk
1 heaping cup frozen fruit
2 tbsp ground flax seed

I blend it all up with a stick blender. 20 grams of protein keeps be full and energized all morning.

HEMAMALINI100 Posts: 3,099
2/3/12 2:23 P

This is my favorite.
1/2 cup your choice of low fat yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 tablespoon cooked oatmeal, one small fruit ( pear, banana or an apple), 6-8 almonds,1 teaspoon chia seed. Blend everything together in a blender and enjoy. It's absolutely delicious. You can play with the ingredients too, add different fruit or dried fruit, use variety of nuts instead of almonds.If you like thinner add little water or more milk to it. I call this my power smoothie.

Edited by: HEMAMALINI100 at: 2/3/2012 (14:24)
SAZHAS SparkPoints: (0)
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1/22/12 11:39 P

Here's one. One banana, one cup almond milk, six ice cubes, one tablespoon ground flax, one half cup fage 2% yogurt, whir ut all together and enjoy. Very good with chocolate almond milk, can add a little agave for sweetener if needed, I add some vanilla as well. Good healthy meal replacement for on the go situations. You can mix a batch and put into separate cups in freezer then just grab and go. emoticon

SUGARPOP02 SparkPoints: (991)
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1/22/12 9:32 P

I wonder if a smoothie is a good stand alone for a good breakfast....Help......Thanks....

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