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Smoothie Secrets June 26, 2009

Filed under: Easy food prep,Energy,Recipes,What I'm eating now — beansandyoga @ 6:39 pm
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Smoothie 6_09What could be better than a smoothie after a workout on a hot day?  Try a few of the following options to jazz up your favorite blends.

  • Peel a banana and break it in half.  Freeze in a ziplock bag.  Thaw one of the halves slightly, about 10 seconds in the microwave, before adding to the blender.  Your smoothie will have a richer, creamier texture.
  • Agave syrup blends well, trumping sugar, honey and juice.  Sugar doesn’t always dissolve.  Honey doesn’t blend well with cold ingredients.  Acidic juices may not blend well with dairy.
  • Frozen berries, mango or pineapple keep well.  I have a hard time using up fresh fruit before it spoils.
  • Yogurt has “good” bacteria that’s important for your digestive system.  Use a combination of yogurt and milk to get a drinkable consistency.
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