Yearly Archives: 2013

Vitamix 5000

I’ve had a few prompts by people to give more details about the equipment I use. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while – but I wanted to do it justice, hoping to do a full and proper review when I had the time. However, whist we all wait with baited breath for that :wink: I can tell...
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Emerald City Smoothie

After 20 minutes of arguing with Bret about the name of his last smoothie … we’ve come up with some alternatives to his boring old … “Green Smoothie”. Those of a delicate nature might want to avert their eyes for a moment…
  • Algae Algae
  • Pond Scum (Bret’s favourite)
  • Head Cold
  • Snot Smoothie (sorry :shock:)
  • Grassy Knoll
  • Verdant Pastures
  • Pea Green Boat
  • Emerald City (my...
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Green Smoothie Recipe

I made a green smoothie for a friend last week and they complained that it wasn’t exactly … well … green. This was mainly down to my current passion for beetroots … everything I make is blood red at the moment. I’m sure I’ll get over it soon :wink: However, it gave me the idea to make...
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Welcome to Boo!

I just wanted to introduce Boo and give her a quick welcome. Boo will be writing the occasional guest post and adding a recipe every now and then. Hopefully this will add a slightly different perspective to the one I have – and I know that she disagrees with some of my views … so hopefully it’ll add some debate. Anyway,...
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Yesterday’s fun posting called Banana Smoothie Hair Masque reminded me that I really don’t have a good banana smoothie recipe on this site yet. The humble banana smoothie is the most common type of smoothie and comes in 1001 variations – if not more. I've seen versions that include beetroot, chocolate, tofu, marmalade, liquorice –...
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Banana Smoothie Hair Masque

I got sent this recipe this morning … to quote from the article (found here) …
This fruit smoothie is a delicious treat for your thirsty curls. It will quench your dry and damaged strands, leaving them softer and healthier in just 15 minutes.
The recipe sounds delicious...
  •     1 mashed banana
  •     1 egg
  •     3 tablespoons honey
  •    ...
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Dragons Blood

I set myself a challenge yesterday to produce something a little different that would be good for kids … the result is Dragon’s Blood. Kids will love the deep vibrant red color, the sweet taste and the name. You’ll love the fact that it hides a good slice of beetroot and ½ a cup of broccoli. If you...
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Tropical Smoothie

It’s always a bit of a shock to find summer fruits at the market in the middle of winter! Some people rail against this as being just wrong … I quite like it as it reminds me of how small this little planet of ours truly is. Last week my local market had some nice papayas and mangos – expensive...
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The 80:20 Rule for Smoothies

There’s a well-known rule of thumb called the 80:20 rule ... also known as Pareto’s Principle – named after an Italian economist back in the early 1900s. The rule states…
80% of the results come from just 20% of the work
When applying this to smoothies – I’d probably say it’s more of a 80:40 rule. However, the reasoning is still...
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