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Offline rawkin

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Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« on: March 19, 2010, 04:32:42 PM »
Hi,
I am new to green smoothies. They dont taste to bad [spinach plus apples]it comes out a little watery and pulpy...and I end up throwing it away. I have since learned that bananas can make the smoothie creamier which is exactly what i was looking for. However I am allergic to bananas  :'( . Is their anything I can add or is there any tricks/tips I can use to finally get a SMOOTH smoothie.  ??? I have tried putting the greens and water in the [cheap]blender and mixing that first....helps a little but not much. Thanks guys!!!!! ;D

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 02:05:22 PM »
Hello rawkin,

A watery and pulpy smoothie is typically a results of not blending long enough. If that's not the case than perhaps your "watery and pulpy" is the best your blender can do.

One thing to try is to add just enough water to make the blender create the vortex to blend. Once things are smooth you can add more water if you prefer to have a thinner smoothie experience.
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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 12:30:43 PM »
Bananas are great for balancing the strong flavor of some greens and does create a creaminess but it won't make your pulpy smoothie smoother.

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 12:23:26 PM »
I have read that bananas are the Hummers of the fruit and veggie world when it comes to carbon footprint.  Therefore, we have reduced and almost eliminated imported bananas.  It hurts to be conscious of this stuff!!

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 07:44:57 PM »
I love bananas and since I've been doing green smoothies for a while I've found that I use less of them as I find recipes that I like.

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 10:49:39 AM »
How about avocado instead of banana?
Ripe avocados with a little bit of honey and carob or cacao powder makes a fantastic pudding.

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 11:02:45 AM »
How about avocado instead of banana?
Ripe avocados with a little bit of honey and carob or cacao powder makes a fantastic pudding.

Oh yeah - avocado is a great substitute for creaminess. It won't reduce the strong flavors of greens as much as banana but it really does give a creamy delicious green smoothie.

The pudding sounds fantastic!

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Re: Green Smoothie WITHOUT bananas?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 12:50:28 PM »
Yes, you can use mango instead of banana for a lovely smooth and sweet taste.  I much prefer Green Smoothies with mango than banana.  I also use Peach a lot in my Green Smoothie Recipes as they give them a lovely creamy taste too.  Avocado and peach are lovely.  Oats also make a smoothie creamy which is why I use them in my Green Thickies.  Lovely and filling too.
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