johncgalloway

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Lol, ok, so I bought a Philips Blender yesterday on Takealot. Quite a nifty little machine, with a two year worldwide guarantee. http://www.takealot.com/philips-daily-collection-blender-white/PLID27952925

Still trying to figure out if it can do ice.


Anyhoo, last night I did a quick smoothie, consisting of two bananas, a dollop of peanut butter and a squirt or two of milk.

What an interesting combo. Quite thick and nice. Only thing is, afterwards I picked up the Bananas were still a little bit green around the tips, and the combo had a kind of banana-ish chemical after taste. Dunno if you guys get what I mean.
Anyway, I thought perhaps adding a squirt of honey or a bit of sugar might take the edge off.

What do you guys think?

Any other recipes and suggestions?
 

Batista

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You should have added a dollop of peanut butter and use ripe bananas not greenish ones.

My favorite is 2 apples and a chunk of ginger Mmmmmm.
 

cerebus

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Yeah the best smoothies come from just about to turn overripe fruit, in my experience. It's a great way of disposing of fruit that's sat outa bit too long. You shouldn't really eat unripe bananas in any case.
 

Vanhimself

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My morning smoothie is dependant on which fruit are in season but for the past month or so I have been using:
-handful of muesli
-two big table spoons of yoghurt (mixed fruit or vanilla)
-Breakfast seed mix (pumpkin seeds, etc)
-Apple
-Pear
-Grapes
-Orange
-a bit of fruit juice

I like adding Melon every now and again. I am not fond of banana as the flavour can be overpowering.
I add some honey and pronutro at times to add some extra nutritional value.
 

saor

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Another tip re. the bananas is to freeze them for a more milkshake-like consistency. It's nearly indistinguishable from using icecream :). Try a bit of vanilla powder perhaps. I've never really noticed an unpleasant taste from the bananas, but I have found that they don't pair so well with certain things. Banana & cinnamon in the same smoothie makes a weird taste.

Try frozen bananas + milk + mango, maybe a bit of vanilla powder. Real nice combo.

Why? It's a great source of resistant starch for your gut microflora.
Yep. I make a point of buying green and eating a few a week too. Or just a piece into a smoothie.
 
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Picard

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To me there is a difference between a milkshake and a smoothie.

Smoothies consist of (mainly) juices, yoghurt and solid fruits and other ingredients like nuts and ... peanut butter.

Milkshakes consist of milk/cream/ice-cream and whatever flavourings you want, whatever it may be.

Yoghurt is the only dairy that is added to a smoothie.

If you add milk it becomes a milkshake.
 
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Roxi_B4b3

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My favourite smoothie is strawberries, banana, greek yoghurt and honey. But strawberries are out of season now (i.o.w ridiculously expensive) A lot of nice suggestions here - will definitely try some
 
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Picard

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Two babies are sitting next to the tennis court, in their prams, watching their mothers play.

The one baby says; "It seems like we'll be having milkshake tonight".
 
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