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Should I use raw beets in my smoothie recipe?

I have a smoothie recipe which requires beets, and having never prepared raw beets, but only ever pulled the, from a pre-canned jar, I'm wondering how to proceed. I'm reading the cookbook "100 Best ...
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How does the industry conserve their smoothies

I was wondering how companies like Innocent (smoothies) or basically any juice manufacturer keep their liquids fresh so long while my smoothies are bad after a couple of days in the fridge (the water ...
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Balance out lemon juice in a smoothie, stinging my throat

I make smoothies for breakfast, and I prepare the contents each weekend for the following week (so I can prepare them as quickly as possible before I catch my train). I have a tiny container for dry ...
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Smoothies: ice or cream?

Smoothies are traditionally known to be a thick and sweet beverage. My question is, were they initially made with (a) fruits and cream (b) fruits and yogurt (c) fruits, ice, and milk? What I mean is,...
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Can I use frozen vegetables in smoothies?

I add frozen broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots, squash and cauliflower to my smoothies raw. Is that bad to do? The packaging says cook to 165 degrees. How likely am I to get sick from this? What if I ...
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Smoothie made with skimmilk [closed]

The smoothie with skim milk and fruit turns into a sort of mousse and it is not drinkable. Not liquid. Have tried two or three recipes with same results.
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Why is the skimmed milk fizzy?

I put bananas, honey, almonds and skimmed milk in the blender and blended it. When it was all blended the surface had a layer of tiny bubbles and there was a audible fizzing sound, like from a soft ...
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Safety of raspberry seeds in smoothies

It would be a bad idea to crush apple or cherry seeds while making smoothies or marmalades (due, apparently, to the presence of hydrogen cyanide). If a raspberry smoothie is made in a 550W blender, ...
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Smoothie - water as base liquid, originally?

I am wondering, for termbase purposes, about the base liquid for smoothies: is it originally water? I would appreciate your help as native English speakers, as we were considering equivalents in our ...
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How can I thicken my smoothie without frozen ingredients?

I like thick drinks and I cannot lie. You other posters can't deny, That when a shake pours out, all watery and fast My first thought is "that's just nast(ay)" Normally, I put in my smoothies a ...
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Buying a “blender” that can purée a potato

My wife had a "smoothie" made by a co-worker that is based on green apples and raw red potatos. Our smoothie maker can't do that and leaves unchopped bits and a gritty feel. Her friend uses a ...
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What are some flavors that have a strong early presence?

I've just started using Soylent and I'm in the process of making it more palatable. Most of the flavors I've tried adding help, but they come in as an aftertaste. What are some flavors I can try ...
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Smoothie amount decreases

If I dont drink my smoothie straight away the amount of smoothie in my bottle seems to decrease by almost half. I normally make the smoothie in the morning and have it for my lunch at work. Has ...
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What is the purpose of using ice cubes in smoothies over frozen fruit?

I usually make smoothies with frozen fruit berries and a banana with a liquid like orange juice or home made kefir. I notice lots of smoothie recipes online call for ice cubes and fresh fruit. Is ...
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What's the best way to store lots of kale to use for smoothies?

I am going to start making kale smoothies and wish to buy a couple bunches of kale at a time. Here's my thought - I was thinking of taking the kale, perhaps blending it with some roots/veggies at a ...
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How to keep a green smoothie from getting 'frothy'?

I've been making a lot of green smoothies (using a Vitamix), and they have a tendency to end up with about 2 inches of undrinkable froth/foam at the top. It seems a higher percentage of veggies vs ...
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Which leaves of Savoy cabbage to use in smoothies?

In Germany we don't have kale all year, only in winter. I am substituting it with Savoy cabbage. I am wondering if I should use the outer leaves which are very green or just the inside. Also are ...
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Duration of use for green smoothies

I make green smoothie in the morning and I dont want to do it again in the evening. Is it fine if I use the same smoothie in the evening or there are some problems. Thanks
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Are smoothies and milk shakes the same things with different names?

I put banana and milk in the blender, and drink it when everything gets mashed up properly. I call it milk shake with banana. Is that called a smoothie? Is there a difference between milk shakes ...
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What can I use as an alternative sweetener for smoothies?

I make fruit smoothies often, and started off adding sugar. I'm looking for a more "natural" sweetener though. I know I can use honey, but it adds a distinct taste that I'd like to avoid. I've tried ...
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How long is it safe to store rice horchata for?

I have a recipe for Mexican horchata, which is a kind of smoothie made with rice. However, it doesn't specify how long I can store it for, and as rice can be dangerous if stored incorrectly I don't ...
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Why is orange juice or apple juice added in a smoothie?

I currently have strawberries, bananas and yogurt in my fridge and this got me thinking about the Strawberry-Banana Julius from Orange Julius. Previously I've made smoothies with strawberries, bananas,...
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How to get raspberry flavor into a smoothie without seeds?

I often enjoy (when it's not dead of winter) a fruit smoothie for breakfast; generally I use orange juice or some other juice flavor (V8 has a few with fruit flavors masking veggie tastes that I ...
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Kids Lunch box - suggestion for fruit smoothie packaging

Could you suggest how to package a home made fruit smoothie to make it appealing to young children. The kids seem to love fruit tubes by innocent in their lunch boxes as they are colourful, easy to ...
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How well do frozen oranges peel after frozen?

I was wondering if freezing an orange would make it easier to peal and remove most/all the pith. I want to make an orange smoothie, so having it frozen would be a good thing, but I have no idea if it ...
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Effects of making smoothies in advance

Generally for breakfast I eat a smoothie containing 8oz soy milk, 1/2 cup berries, 1/2 banana, and 1 scoop protein powder. Unfortunately, however, my blender is very loud, and I will soon be moving ...
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Does it take a special type of blender to make smoothies?

Or am I just doing it wrong? I have what I consider a typical blender that you might find in any American kitchen. It's a glass container with a cross shaped blade. The problem I have is that pieces ...