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Diet Smoothie Recipes, Please!

A number of people have emailed me about using smoothies as part of a diet. I've looked around at other sites, and in the books I have, and it seems that these are one of the most popular smoothie types. So I thought I’d do something about it. Now, most of the smoothie recipes on this site can be used...
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8 Smoothie Myths

There’s a lot written about smoothies – not all of it helpful. There seems to be something of a holier-then-thou attitude on some of the blogs I read. Here are some of the myths that I regularly see…
  • Smoothies have to be green to be healthy
  • You have to put up with the taste
  • You need use organic vegetables
  • You have to drink...
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Smoothie

Alt: Smoothy Noun, Plural: Smoothies 1. (Cookery) a smooth, thick drink made with puréed fresh fruit, vegetables and ice, yogurt, ice cream, or milk
Alt: beverage, drinkable, potable, drink, milkshake, health-shake
2. (Slang) a person, esp a man, who is suave or slick, esp in speech, dress, or manner
Alt: charmer, sweet talker, dissembler
Precursor: Lassi, circa 1,000 BC First known use or term: 1904 (Merriam-Webster...
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Well Hello There Sweetie!

Smoothies don’t have to be sweet to be palatable. But it certainly helps. Especially when there’s a lot of veggies snuck in there. What you definitely don’t want is any bitterness – it’s just not nice.
Quick tip: when trying a new recipe - taste the mixture whilst it’s still in the blender. Any issues can then be addressed before...
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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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