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Old 12-20-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I use frozen fruits in smoothies and I was thinking about using frozen veggies.
Have you all ever done this? I wasn't sure if the veggies could be eaten or drank without cooking them first.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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im sure it is done all the time. if i were you i would start with a HOtato smoothie.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I think you might want to juice some veggies and use that in the smoothie.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:33 AM
 
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You can juice all types of veggies, but they say not to mix them with fruits, although I have seen apple/carrot juice. Veggies are best eaten raw. You may want to get a book on juicing or go on google and find recipes, raw veggie juice. something like that. I juice with 5 carrots, parsley, garlic, and clove of garlic.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I think you might want to juice some veggies and use that in the smoothie.
I saw an infomercial with Jack Lalanne demonstrating juicing and it got me so fired up that I ordered one of his machines.

It's a great machine, but after a couple of weeks I realized that the only juice I made that I liked was apple or orange. I love all vegetables, but to me, vegetable juice combinations are some nasty stuff.

Except for V-8.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I saw an infomercial with Jack Lalanne demonstrating juicing and it got me so fired up that I ordered one of his machines.

It's a great machine, but after a couple of weeks I realized that the only juice I made that I liked was apple or orange. I love all vegetables, but to me, vegetable juice combinations are some nasty stuff.

Except for V-8.
I have a secret weapon for the veggie juices: Include a whole lime and/or 1/3 to 1/2 a lemon, and the veggie juice will taste nice and citrusy no matter how you mix it up.
I mix up several leaves of romaine lettuce, 4 stalks celery, 3-4 carrots, a lime, 1/3 lemon, a tomato or two, an apple, orange. And any other fruit or veggie laying around. Everything that can be juiced is fair game as far as I'm concerned.

As for the OP wanting to know about veggies in smoothies:
Your best bet is to try romaine lettuce, spinach, and kale for starters. I make green smoothies now and then, and when I do, i use 6-8 leaves of romaine added to my fruit. It turns the smoothie green, but it tastes fruity. So if you aren't opposed to drinking something that looks like green slime, give it a try. I've found when I make my green smoothies, they never disappear out of the fridge the way my regular fruit smoothies do. Nobody steals them. lol
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Have you all tried frozen veggies instead of the raw kind? I wasn't sure if they needed to be cooked first.

Ho tato: that's a good one. LOL
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I've never tried frozen veggies in smoothies. Feel free to be the guinea pig and try it and report back. Best bet: make a very small batch in case you hate it.
And as far as veggies go, the more raw the better. They have their nutrients and enzymes still intact.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I use frozen fruits in smoothies and I was thinking about using frozen veggies.
Have you all ever done this? I wasn't sure if the veggies could be eaten or drank without cooking them first.
Gross.

Cold pea soup slush...
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Your best bet is to try romaine lettuce, spinach, and kale for starters. I make green smoothies now and then, and when I do, i use 6-8 leaves of romaine added to my fruit. It turns the smoothie green, but it tastes fruity.
Disgusting!

You people are sick!

I have a real problem with drinking my vegetables. There oughta be a law about what you can and can't put into a smoothie.
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