Smoothies?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by JG000, May 11, 2012.

  1. JG000

    JG000 Senior member

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Anybody make their own green drinks or smoothies?. As a very diet conscious individual (well, for the last 2 years or so) I've been wanting to start a health drink regimen.

    Right now I just buy whole food powders and mix those in my trusty blender bottle. Products like this: http://www.iherb.com/Garden-Greens-...ink-Mix-Very-Berry-Flavor-17-6-oz-498-g/15739

    I like this method and it's easy to do on-the-go, but I want to expand my program considerably and make my own "custom" mixed smoothies. Please suggest blenders, recipes, tips, products, etc.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  2. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Location:
    sTeALiN yO cAr
    Smoothies are generally sugar bombs, headed straight for your lardbelly.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,552
    Likes Received:
    2,281
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    I want to try an avocado smoothie. Google it.
     
  4. JG000

    JG000 Senior member

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    

    I agree. To be honest I'm more into green drinks, which generally contain FAR less sugar than smoothies
     
  5. pascal

    pascal Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    well, i drink green smoothies that include lots of fruit. i use lots of bananas and other sweet fruits like mangos along with spinach or kale. i use young thai coconut water as a base. this makes for a filling meal.

    the thing is, you feel a great amount of energy from this which in turn makes you want to exercise. its fuel.
    i couldnt gain fat if i tried. i think starchy carbs would contribute more to that since they take longer to digest. fruits when eaten on an empty stomach will digest effortlessly and be ready to use as fuel.
     
  6. 89826

    89826 Senior member

    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Location:
    Santa Monica
    +1 to sugar bomb comment. Vitamix for blender. Eat fruit; blend vegetables if you want. But that destroys valuable fiber.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by