Tag Archives: Ingredients

Can Green Smoothies Contain Fruit?

I got an email from Annie last night commenting that all the green smoothies on this site have fruit in them – and asking if that was OK? I thought this was a little odd – so I asked her why she thought it was a problem. Well … “One of my friends said…” There are a lot of shoulds...
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When I Do Buy Organic

I’ve had a couple of emails from people asking me if I really don’t buy organic produce. They seem to think this was a little odd … I guess having a website dedicated to smoothies implies that I should be organic all the way. Nevertheless, I’m not. I have to admit however, there is one time I always buy organic...
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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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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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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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Wet, Wet, Wet

Normally I just use water when creating a new smoothie. However, that’s not the only liquid that you can use. Here are a few ideas to spice up your smoothies…
  • Fruit Juices: can be used to increase both the nutrients and the flavour of the smoothie. But beware, added sugars lurk in many of these.
  • Cow’s Milk: works very well, has a...
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Christmas Cake Smoothie

Being Christmas I thought I’d attempt something festive – and came up with Christmas Cake Smoothie. I’ll be the first to admit that this is not a smoothie you’re going to have every day. But once a year (that would give you a whole year to get over the experience). It took me three attempts to get it...
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