blended

June 8, 2010


Morning!

This beauty arrived yesterday. I am so effing excited I could wee myself. I’ll try and control it.

Want to hear a super sad story of what happened to my last blender? The blender that was a present from my mom-in-law? One fateful day last summer, hot as balls, Dan and I decided that what we wanted, needed and had to have above all was a homemade chocolate milkshake.

So, we hopped on our bikes and rode to the store especially to pick up ice cream and all the trimmings. Yum. We pedaled back as fast as our little (ok, his are giant) limbs would carry us and got to work in our teeny kitchen.
Just as the milkshake was fully blended and looking all chocolatey and awesome, we pick up the jug to pour and – whoomp! – the bottom breaks and falls out. Chocolate milkshake all over the kitchen floor.

To this day, I do not know if we were more sad about the fate of the blender or the fate of our chocolate milkshakes but the memory still makes me shudder.
So, yes it took me a year to buy another one and no I don’t really know anything about making a good smoothie.

That’s where you come in! What are the best/most important/life changing things I need for a smoothie?

> ingredients
> recipes
> crazy protein add in things
> ratios of ice
> combinations that actually keep you full longer than five minutes


Help a girl out and leave a comment with your favourite smoothie combinations, por favor.

And then I’ll get cracking!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica June 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

yayyyy for the new toy! Anything that involves Vanilla ice cream and banana- YUM!

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brandi June 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

ooh, fun! i need a new blender so bad – ours is horrible!

Favorite combos:
milk, ice, banana, pb.
milk, spinach, frozen cherries, dark chocolate.
milk, spinach, frozen cherries, almond butter.
orange juice, banana, milk, shredded coconut.
strawberries, milk, dark chocolate.
anything + ice cream :)

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Holly June 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

my MAGIC ratio is:

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 – 1 cup frozen fruit
1/2 banana
1 T protein powder

if you have to, you can use 1 cup milk but then you DEF need 1 cup frozen fruit to get it nice n' frothy.

luscious and thick. promise.

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Maria June 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm

My current favorite combo is:

chocolate soymilk
frozen cherries
1/2 -whole frozen banana
cinnamon
amazing meal chocolate meal
spinach
ice cubes optional depending on how thick you want it

It's amazing with a spoon!

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The Proper Mood June 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Jealous! I love papaya, strawberry and flax!

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elise June 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

fist 'o spinach (or more)
1 (de-stemmed) leaf of kale
3-4 frozen strawbz
1/2 nanner
12 ounces vanilla soymilk
3-4 ice cubes

perfection!

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Candace June 15, 2010 at 8:16 am

Don't get scared by this smoothie like I originally was because I swear it is delish & makes for a good morning meal & is really good for you.
3/4 cup water
1/2 head of chopped romaine lettuce
1 1/2 large stalk celery
1 chopped & cored aplle
1/2 banana
half a handful cilantro & parsley
a squeeze of lemon

Make sure to blend the water & lettuce first for a while, then add the celery apple & herbs, and finally the lemon & banana

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