Tag Archives: Recipes

The Biggest Mistake People Make

A question that pops up every now-and-then is “What’s the biggest mistake people make when preparing smoothies?” There was an interesting article recently in the Huffington Post: “Smoothie Mistakes You're Making”. This lists the following scandalous errors…
  • Don’t Use Under-Ripe Fruit
  • Don’t Use Warm Fruit
  • Don’t Add Ice
  • Don’t Add Sugar
  • Don’t Use Milk
  • Don’t Stick to a Recipe
  • Don’t Use Melon
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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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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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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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Smoothie Recipes for Health Issues

I’ve been playing around with some new smoothie recipes that tackle specific health problems: like osteoporosis and anaemia. My thought is to create a number of natural, tasty and easy to make smoothies that each addresses one of these issues. Each recipe will be backed up with references – so you can check the assumptions I've made and be assured...
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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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