Monthly Archives: October 2012

Things Not to Put in a Smoothie

Most of these are pretty obvious – but some might surprise you…
  • Apple and pear pips – slightly toxic, a few won't harm though
  • Avocado, cherry, plum, peach and apricot stones – they tend to splinter
  • Orange and grapefruit skins – but put the pith in, it contains lots of nourishing stuff
  • Use lemon and lime skins in moderation
  • Citrus pips - unless you...
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One(ish) Month Old!

It's been just over a month now that this site has been up - and I'm already getting lots of positive feedback and encouragement. Thanks to everyone who's commented - or sent me an email. It means a lot to me that people think this website is a worthwhile endeavour. I'm sorry that the Reviews section is a bit sparse. I've been concentrating on...
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Getting Kids into the Smoothie Habit.

It’s always been hard getting kids to eat their greens. I should know … until I was 20 the only greens I would eat were peas. Even then - they had to be served with oodles of tomato sauce. How times have changed! Smoothies are a great way to get kids eating fruit and vegies, and I thought it might be...
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Do I Need a $500 Blender?

This is a common question: what exactly is the difference between a $40 blender and a Vitamix or Blendtec one that costs over $500? And do I really need one? The simple answer is: very little – and no you don’t really need one. A $40 blender will do 90%+ of what most people want. It’ll create scrumptious smoothies, delicious dips...
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Today’s Smoothie – Isn’t

At the moment I’m getting some fantastic blueberries – and it just seemed a shame to mix them with anything. So here is what I regard as the perfect blueberry non-smoothie…
  • 1 large handful of succulent blueberries
  • 2 large dollops of natural yogurt
  • a generous squeeze of honey.
Then sit back and enjoy!...
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Why You Should Rotate Your Greens

It’s easy to get stuck in a smoothie rut: making a limited number of recipes, using a limited number of ingredients. Week after week. We tend to like ruts – they are comfortable, there are few failures and we don’t have to think about things too much. However, there are some very good reasons to break out and mix things...
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Why I’m so passionate about smoothies

When I tell people about this website – this is one of the first questions I get asked. People are used to having the occasional fruit smoothie in the summer – but not every week … never mind every day! So why? Like many people, prior to having smoothies my vegetable intake was pretty awful. I’d never eat cabbage or broccoli...
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Smoothie Experimentation

To get the most out of smoothie making you need to be up for some experimentation. We all have different tastes, unique likes and dislikes, different dietary requirements and our own personal preferences. I for one love beetroot – and I know lots of you hate it. So if you see a recipe with beetroot in it – try something...
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Smoothie Tip: Freeze Your Fruits

Buy your fruit in bulk – so you get it cheaply. Then wash, cut, core, stone, peel and freeze it – so that it stays fresh for months. Doing all this in quantity also saves time and effort. I mainly do this to stop the fruit going off so quickly. However, it also cools the smoothies down – which saves...
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