Training & Nutrition - Favorite Smoothie Recipe?
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This one is great! Everyone in my family loves it. Got it from the Dr Oz show:
Bananas are high in antioxidants, dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine boosts memory and attention while serotonin elevates mood and helps control appetite, memory and learning.
¼ cup blueberries
Blueberries contain pigments called anthocyanins that give the fruit its dark color and also boost brain function. They also help protect the brain from stress and may reduce dementia.
A handful of hemp nuts
These nuts are rich in Omega-3’s which are essential for the health of your brain and nervous system. Additionally, the compounds found in hemp seeds have been shown to promote memory, learning and immune function.
½ cup apple juice
Apple juice prevents the loss of an important neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is critical for memory and brain health.
1 tsp rhodiola rosea
This liquid plant extract improves mood, alleviates depression and can also improve sexual functioning and libido. It’s available for purchase in natural food stores.
01-02-10, 02:04 PM
A banana, handful of frozen blackberries, 1/2 cup black cherry juice, 1/2 cup goat kefir, a scoop of TriFX ( http://proteinfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=745&cat=1&page=3 ) a tsp of hemp oil.
With it I take a New Chapter one a day, a fish oil cap and a glucosamine.
01-06-10, 03:14 AM
Banana (frozen if possible), strawberries and/or blueberries (fresh or frozen), kiwi if I have it, unflavored yogurt, peanut butter, whey isolate, old fashioned oats (or Fiber One or Total or whatever), skim milk, maybe orange juice if I have it, and some ice cubes. I don't measure anything, just toss in however much looks good. Needs a spoon because it usually ends up pretty much as thick as a Wendy's Frosty. I used to put in flaxseed too, but it always would sink to the bottom and I'd be left with ground flaxseed at the bottom.
Wow, someone else who uses hemp seeds in their smoothy? They are awesome. Banana, 1/4-1/2 cup yogurt, scoop 100% Whey, 1/4-1/2 cup milk.
01-12-10, 04:09 AM
One banana, one mango, one papaya, two kiwi, 1/2 pineapple, non-fat yogurt, frozen cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherry juice (100%), frozen mixed fruit, vanilla extract. I can get the mango, papaya, and banana from the garden but they are not always in season. Sometimes I throw in fresh coconut juice. I've got this huge blender with a 3 hp engine.
01-12-10, 01:07 PM
i so have to get a blender... then again never been a huge fan of smoothies. how about make it a malt and call it a smoothie? thatd give me a reason to buy the malt mixer ive been wanting to get for the past few years...
01-17-10, 12:32 AM
spinach, apple, pom juice, pineapple, and banana.
spinach, apple, pear, and a little water is also delicious.
This is for 2..
1 cup probiotic goat kefir
1 cup juice, usually black cherry
2 large or 3 small bananas
2 scoops Protein Factory TriFX
1 tbsp hemp oil
1 cup (usually more) frozen fruit, usually blackberries
01-17-10, 08:15 PM
Best smoothies ever. After a year and a half I'm still using it 5 days a week.
vanilla soy milk
POM Passion Smoothie
2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
6 oz. non-fat yogurt
1 cup fresh strawberries
Handful of ice
top it with some fat free Redi Whip and bam, its oh so yummy. later.
Apple, Kiwi, Pinapple, Hemp seeds, Mini Cucumber, Broccoli, Kale, almond milk, ice
The kale gets rotated through kale, spinach, collard greens, chard
The fruit rotates around some too, pinaple gets replaced with pear, etc.
Its been my breakfast for months and has been great. I made a thread on here about green smoothies with photos a while back.
01-20-10, 02:55 PM
I can't say I have a favorite anymore. Its been a few years since I started smoothies. First, I bought them at the store, in those little plastic bottles. Then I got to try to make them myself. That must have been in the late 1970's. Smoothies, or anything else, just depends on what you're trying to do...your objective. Its just another food type, really.
I remember the first Rocky movie, you know...Rocky Balboa. He had that breakfast that included a raw egg mixed with other stuff. I don't know if that qualifies as a smoothie, but heck, Stallone is pretty fit today.
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