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Old 09-16-2007, 09:57 AM
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Green smoothies w/o bananas?

I'm looking for ideas of what to put in green smoothies except bananas. Right now, I'm using berries, but they are getting out of season and dont mask the bigger green taste well. I started using apples, (just apples and greens) but they are not fully in season yet so they cost more and not as fresh as the apples at the farmers markets in the late fall/winter. This seems to be an in between season for fruit so I'm out of ideas.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:56 AM
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Hey Carla,
My favourite green smoothie is made with a ripe pear.
So: a pear, lettuce, celery, hemp seeds, a pinch of MSM & Maca- mmm! Sometimes I use some pre-soaked goji berries and a soaked fig or even a teaspoon of coconut butter. It all depends on what I have and on my mood.
So if you like pears, give it a try.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:09 AM
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I love pears. I cant wait until they are in season!
Thanks for the ideas. I do need to "beef" up my green smoothies. I can drink one and still be starving 30 minutes later.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:41 AM
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Don't know if you've seen these smoothie recipes in the drink section:

Dark Blue Smoothie

Yummy Green Smoothie

Also, I've just posted Karen Knowler's Mango and Spinach Smoothie

Here's a few more ideas from my raw files:

The Standard Green Stuff
1 apple
1 pear
2 ripe bananas (just try omitting them)
1 1/2 cups kale
1 rib celery
Water


Green Pear
4 ripe pears
1 bunch of parsley
1 big cup of water


The following combinations are from The Raw Family's 'Ode to green smoothies', posted in their January 2005 Newsletter:

Mango-parsley
2 large mangos
1 bunch parsley
Water

Peach-spinach
6 peaches
2 handfuls of spinach leaves
Water

Mango-weeds
2 mangos
1 handful of lambs quarters, stinging nettles, purslane, etc
Water

Apple-kale-lemon
4 apples
1⁄2 lemon juice
4-5 leaves of kale
Water

Pear-kale-mint
4 ripe pears
4-5 leaves of kale
1⁄2 bunch of mint
Water

Bosc pear-raspberry-kale
3 bosc pears
1 handful of raspberries
4-5 leaves of kale
Water

Hopefully, there's a few in there that you resonate with...
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:07 PM
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Me again...

Just found another one on Diana Stoevelaar's website:

Apple a Day Green Smoothie
by Diana Stoevelaar

Ingredients:
½ cup water
2 Tbsp raisins, figs or dates, soaked, reserving soak water for the smoothie
2 Tbsp of goji berries, soaked reserving soak water for the smoothie
2 cups of spinach, Romaine lettuce, or greens of your choice
4 apples, cored and cut into eighths, using an apple slicer for efficiency
2 ribs of celery, chopped
½ cup frozen mango or ½ cup ice

Directions:
Blend all the ingredients together, pour into your favourite glass, sit back and enjoy this high nutrient smoothie for breakfast, as a snack or as a first course before you start preparing dinner.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:00 PM
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I had my favorite smoothie yesterday:
spinach
peaches
orange juice

Any other simple combination like that is nice I like pineapple in there too.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for the tips everyone! I'm glad grapes are in season too. They go sooo well in green smoothies.
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One of my fav's is pineapple & parsley!
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