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I discovered smoothies. 🤣

OAS5OAS5 Member Posts: 350 Member Member Posts: 350 Member
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I know I'm late to the party but I just bought a smoothie blender. I have been making my own homemade protein shakes for years now but now I'm making my own protein smoothies now. High protein fairlife chocolate milk, peanut powder, and a banana blended up. Tastes fantastic.
What do you guys do smoothie wise just to give me some ideas. Any breakfast smoothies? Actually with yogurt?

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  • pjg2015pjg2015 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    I love smoothies, but I’m not a big fan of dairy or even nut milks. This is my smoothie from today- frozen Blueberry, frozen mango, celery, grape tomato, Chia seeds, ground cinnamon with flax seed, squeeze of fresh Lemmon, water, ice - This lasts all morning and I sip it at my desk and by lunch - I’m still not starving yet. 38b78814jt31.jpeg
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  • OAS5OAS5 Member Posts: 350 Member Member Posts: 350 Member
    Sounds delicious!
  • TblackdogsTblackdogs Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    I stopped adding dairy or juice to smoothies a long time ago. Water, ice, frozen and fresh fruit and flaxseed does it for me. Occasionally I add collagen or protein powder (this is a great reminder to buy some!) but my secret ingredient is lots and lots of fresh spinach or kale!
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 38,471 Member Member Posts: 38,471 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Smoothies sometimes pack a lot of calories. Everyone thinks they are all healthy, but depending on what's in it, it's easy to sabotage yourself if you're NOT counting all the calories.

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    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Smoothies sometimes pack a lot of calories. Everyone thinks they are all healthy, but depending on what's in it, it's easy to sabotage yourself if you're NOT counting all the calories.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    I was going to say the same thing. Smoothies can pack in a lot of good nutrition...but the can also pack in a lot of calories if you're not paying attention or you think that just because something is highly nutritious, those calories don't matter.

    My gym has a smoothie bar and the lowest calorie smoothie they have is around 400 calories...most are in the 600-800 calorie range...all with really good nutritional ingredients. When I was doing a lot of long distance endurance cycling, I made one after long rides that were around 1,000 calories for recovery as it was easy to consume when I wasn't really particularly hungry after a 30+ mile ride...plus I was in maintenance when I was doing all of that.
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  • OAS5OAS5 Member Posts: 350 Member Member Posts: 350 Member
    I'm using smoothies as my snack after dinner at around 7 PM. And yeah I'm watching very closely what is going in and the calories. Its just for a snack at the end of the night. Thanks guys.
  • pjg2015pjg2015 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    My smoothies are usually @300 - 325 calories for 24 ozs and I use it as a tool to get at least two servings each of fruit and vegetables as well as antioxidants and fiber if I combine ingredients correctly as well. Also since this is a meal replacement for me, that calorie allotment works for me. I agree that you can stack up the calories quickly if you are not careful. But I actually plan for it.jn5uveptu8k7.jpeg
  • bold_rabbitbold_rabbit Member Posts: 967 Member Member Posts: 967 Member
    Mine run about 350 calories for breakfast.

    There is a recent thread under Food and Nutrition about smoothies with several "recipes".
  • CertifiedPersonalTrainerCertifiedPersonalTrainer Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    Prep Time: 5min - Cook Time: 0min. 👍🏽

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  • elmusho1989elmusho1989 Member Posts: 134 Member Member Posts: 134 Member
    Tasty as hell but bad for your teeth. Fruit ones anyway.
  • CertifiedPersonalTrainerCertifiedPersonalTrainer Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    @elmusho1989 I know what you mean! :)
  • CertifiedPersonalTrainerCertifiedPersonalTrainer Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    Delicious Carrot Smoothie. 👍🏽

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  • xelsooxelsoo Member Posts: 180 Member Member Posts: 180 Member
    I love green smoothies!

    A tangy detox one:
    1 green apple
    Half lemon (i peel it and throw everything in to get the fiber content but it can be squeezed)
    Small knob chopped ginger
    Handful of spinach
    2 tsp flax seeds
    Water of vegetable milk of choice (or half and half) - add until desired thickness

    A creamy one:
    1/3 large papaya
    1/2 banana
    Coconut milk -add until desired thickness
    1 tsp chia seeds
    Handful of spinach

    Vitamin C one:
    1 orange + juice of another orange
    1 lemon
    2 carrots
    Water -add until desired thickness
    Grated ginger optional
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 473 Member Member, Premium Posts: 473 Member
    I thought you might like this recipe. :p

    You know what? I've never actually tried carrot juice. Maybe I should?

    I found the idea of vegetable juice 'wrong' as a child, but at the moment, carrots are actually one of my favourite foods, especially when blended (carrot soup is amazing and so low calorie).

    This may well be one of those things I didn't try as a child simply because I didn't like the idea, but as an adult, I should revisit.

    Thanks so much for the suggestion!
  • CertifiedPersonalTrainerCertifiedPersonalTrainer Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    @thelastnightingale Your welcome. :)
    edited January 18
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