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    Newbie - Smoothies without the crap...

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    Have been making a morning smoothie consisting of frozen mixed berry's from TJ's, 1 banana, FRESH squeezed orange juice (not from concentrate) or 2 oranges, and sometimes a splash of 1/2 and 1/2.

    This sound OK?

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    Probably too much sugar. Bananas are freaking sweet, and juice isn't helping. I make smoothies with frozen wild blueberries, coconut milk, maybe some yogurt or some soaked almonds, and water to help it blend up. I would stick with the frozen mixed berries, and just add coconut milk and water until it blends well. If you want dairy, go for whole cream; it's the best dairy fat bang for your buck, since a pint of half-and-half often costs roughly the same as a pint of cream.

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    Limit it to a single frozen fruit variety and some almond milk or coconut milk.

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    I have to agree with the above posters. I normally go with blueberries since they have less sugars than bananas/oranges. And I add ice and coconut milk. Sometimes I will use a protein powder if I am going to be out for awhile and I need the smoothie to hold me over for multiple meals.
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    I make mine with spinach (can't taste it), coconut milk, frozen pineapple or peaches or whatever (not big on blueberries), and add lemon-flavored cod liver oil. Very tasty. I use ice if it needs to be thicker.
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    Also check the half-and-half. Some brands of that have TERRIFYING ingredients.

    Or just switch to buying heavy cream.

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    Believe it or not, avocado is great in smoothies too. Makes them nice and thick and creamy

    I sling half to a whole avo (depending on how thick I want it) into the magic bullet with a handful of frozen berries, some kefir, yogurt or a splash of milk and top it off with water, then blitz away. Comes out great! You could of course leave out the dairy, and/or chuck in some ice cubes to give it more of a slushy type texture.

    Also good with a scoop of whey or protein powder for a post workout or meal replacement.

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    I do half an apple, chopped, some parsley or cilantro, 1 pc celery, chopped, some blueberries, water, and protein powder. Sometimes a splash of cream or evoo.

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    I do frozen spinach, coconut milk, shredded coconut, frozen berries OR banana and sometimes some protein poweder.

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