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    • tiff
    • By tiff 19th Mar 05, 10:23 PM
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    smoothie / smoothies recipes
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    • 19th Mar 05, 10:23 PM
    smoothie / smoothies recipes 19th Mar 05 at 10:23 PM
    We made banana smoothies tonight with the kids. The idea was good, they were keen to make them and drink them. But after a couple of mouthfuls they both put the drink down saying they didnt like the bits! I used a banana, milk and ice cream and whizzed it up in the food processor.

    How do you make a smooth smoothie? Should I get a blender or are smoothies meant to have lumps?! I just want to get it right so that they enjoy it.
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  • raeble
    I have a braun hand processor with all the attachments. It also has an ice crusher bit. Find it very useful for smoothies, soups, chopping onions etc.
  • greenlogo
    For a wee bit of a change with my smoothies, I peel and chop a little root ginger and leave it in the milk I'll be using (in the fridge!) overnight, I then whizz up a banana and some chopped (peeled) apple (braeburn or something soft like that) with some ice and the milk. Numee!
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    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Jun 05, 7:21 PM
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    Um.. make sure you're using cold liquid? Use frozen fruit like frozen berries, grapes, banana? Add icecubes to the smoothie either in the glass/jug or in the blender, but only if your blender can handle icecubes.
    by crana999
    Thanks for responding! Any fruit which is not frooze is kept in the fridge apart from bananas. Yogurt is frooze too. Should I put all fruit in the freezer?
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Jun 05, 7:24 PM
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    Some one asked about keeping it cold I sometimes put Ice cream in mine and that makes it cooler.
    by MonkeyGirl
    Thanks for responding! I must try this when I get my freezer emptied out a bit so there would be room for the icecream!!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Jun 05, 7:26 PM
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    How long would a smoothie keep for? Can you freeze smoothies? :confused:
    • crana999
    • By crana999 21st Jun 05, 8:48 PM
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    Thanks for responding! Any fruit which is not frooze is kept in the fridge apart from bananas. Yogurt is frooze too. Should I put all fruit in the freezer?
    by Jo4
    You can try freezing some of the other fruit you're planning to put in your smoothies, though I'm not sure how well some of them would freeze.
    • robowen
    • By robowen 29th Jun 05, 7:30 PM
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    Here is a recipe I just tried...and it seemed to work for me.

    16 Strawberries
    1 Banana
    1 Peeled/cored apple
    1 Squeezed orange
    18 Grapes

    Bung it all in the pot and whizz it round a bit. You'll need the stick to push some of the fruit down.
    Add a little water or chopped ice to thin it if need be.
    You could sieve it to remove the pips if you want.

    I just made this up and re-filled an empty 500ml fresh orange bottle...even put 3 ice cubes in there too to add to the concoction !!

    This is the best tasting smoothie I've done so far !!

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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 29th Jun 05, 7:58 PM
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    Hmm... I think it's about time I added this thread as a link in our Old Style Recipe Collection.

    I'll do it when the site is less busy.
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    • misty
    • By misty 30th Jun 05, 2:05 PM
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    I use natural plain yoghurt to mine rather than milk for a thicker shake. I saw Michelle McManus eating a avacado based smoothie on you are what you eat - anybody got a recipe with avacodo in?
  • spl2nh
    how to make smoothies?
    hello, just wondering if anyone could advise on how to make a drink that contains 5 portions of fruit, prefferably which can be frozen. Do I just blend fruit with fruit juice? thanks in advance.
  • competitionscafe
    Just chuck all the fruit in a blender with some yoghurt, fruit juice (apple or orange are good) or water to thin it out (otherwise it will be more like a fruit paste!) Or you can get one of those Kenwood Smoothie makers, but it's basically just a blender with a tap (you can use ice cubes or frozen fruit in it though). Not sure about freezing your smoothies (probably okay?) but they are usually best drunk as soon as they are made.
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  • JessicaFishy
    yer- agree with competitions cafe. I use orange juice, a banana (for thickness), and then whatever else. strawberries and mango are good additions...
  • competitionscafe
    I recently started using my juicer again (just a cheap 25 Kenwood one) as I realised that it's not actually that much of a nightmare to clean IF you stick all the parts into a washing up bowl of hot water to soak as soon as you have 'juiced'.

    Current faves:

    -
    Carrot, apple and kiwi:
    4 carrots
    1 or 2 apples
    1 kiwi fruit
    handful of fresh parsley
    -------
    Carrot, apple and ginger:
    5 or 6 carrots
    2 apples
    thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
    juice of 1 lime

    they taste much nicer than they sound, honest!
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 15th Sep 05, 5:04 PM
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    I have a juicer and the carrot, apple and ginger is one of my faves. However, as a juice only counts as 1 portion, however much you drink, I have taken to making smoothies. No fancy new gadgets for me - I use my trusty stick blender but I did buy a plastic jug with a lid that has a small removeable piece in the centre, from Netto for 1.99 - thus no splashing banana and strawbs up my jim jams whilst making my brekkie smoothy

    Currently my fave is 1 banana, large portion of strawberries, 2 nectarines or peaches, blitzed with a glug of skimmed milk - voila, 4-5 portions in a glass. I have also used kiwi instead of necatrines. As the strawberry season is ending,I have a supply of frozen berries which I shall be putting to good use soon.

    ps. never frozen them - always drunk at once, but they should make nice ice lolly type things
  • Kippsy
    Sure this is an obvious tip to regular juicers but always use ripe fruit where you can as it gives a much better flavour!!

    I also have a question though, is it better to eat a piece of fruit or a drink a large smoothie... always wondered this, just curious.
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  • misesther
    Smoothies
    I want to start making smoothies. Can I use my blender or do I need a special machine?
    • jazzyjustlaw
    • By jazzyjustlaw 21st Sep 05, 8:33 PM
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    You can use your blender - we do. Just had one actually. yum yum
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 21st Sep 05, 8:50 PM
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    Hiya, we have a thread on smoothies that might help you.

    To join it Click Here
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 21st Sep 05, 9:22 PM
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    Stick blender, jug, add fruit and milk/yog, whizz, there ya go

    Had one for brekkie - yum
  • AussieLass
    Just off track here a wee bit but I bought myself a stick blender on Tuesday. Bargain at $10. In the arv, whizzed soup up that I had cooking and don't quite know how I did it but lifted it up accidently and soup was sprayed all over kitchen bench, tiles and myself. But yes, I will use it for smoothies as well. I'll make sure that I turn it off before lifting up next time.
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