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Yes, I confess: I’m an addict!

My Saturday in six words:

~ BLENDER BROKEN. IN SMOOTHIE WITHDRAWAL SHOCK. ~

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My morning ritual for the last six months involved bananas, pears, apples, kiwis, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, spinach, celery, Chinese cabbage, chicory, green salad, parsley, mint, water and linseed. Smooth and creamy fruit- and vegetable-drinks for breakfast. No more hypoglycemia downers, a calm belly and yes, even gradual weight loss. Plus it is healthy as hell heaven!

This morning the blender knifes were merrily making their rounds, when suddenly a weird sound screeched through my kitchen. I dived towards the blender and turned it off. Probably a piece of apple got stuck. Turning the blades was easy. Come on, sweet thing, do your job. More screeching and a bit of smoke…

My poor blender is no more. And my smoothie no smoothie. A sad mix of water and tiny bits of something was floating in the glass container. Tea and bread were the alternative.

Tomorrow I will go hunting for a new blender. Because I’m in smoothie withdrawal shock and don’t like that. Because I’m a smoothie-addict ever since I started last year. I even take them with me to work.

Have you ever made fruit-veggie (green) smoothies? Did/do you like them?ย 

Have a smooth weekend, all of you.

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28 thoughts on “Yes, I confess: I’m an addict!

    1. You really should give it a try, Christine, I have been drinking them daily for the last six months.
      I would suggest you start with banana, pear and apple – just cut them (skin and all, except of course the banana ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) into big chunks and put them in the blender. Then add 1.5 cups of water, or more, as much as you like, and then cucumber slices and parsley to start with. Just think of tasty combinations and experiment. I love to add spinach, it gives a rich green flavor and color.
      This website Incredible Smoothies will give you lots of great ideas.
      Will you let me know what you think of green smoothies? ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. I will. I’ve been wanting to make some major changes in the way I eat, and replacing a meal with a smoothie sounds like a grand idea. I’m going to have to go to the store and load up on fruits and fresh veggies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. You can always supplement the smoothie meal with 30 grams of nuts, for the moments when you need something more substantial. Works for me ๐Ÿ™‚
          The good thing is too that you will never have any fruit/veggies go bad.

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    1. Me too! I wanted to buy it last week, and they told me the season was already over! It’s snowing regularly so there ought to be boerenkool grrrr ๐Ÿ˜‰

      My favorite smoothie? That would be banana, pear, grapes and spinach. Or banana, strawberries, kiwi and chicory. Or melon. Or, or… I love them all haha. Very smooth smoothies, Jo ๐Ÿ˜€ What’s yours?

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  1. I’ve made fruit smoothies for the kids, but not as often as they’d like. (I hate washing the blender.) I hope you find a blender you like. Happy weekend. โ˜บ

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    1. Since I only use water to make the green smoothies, it is very easy to wash the blender afterwards. I think it is the milk and yogurt that make it harder to clean.
      Have a warm and happy weekend, Dana ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I just bought a smoothie maker. Care to share some of your favorite combinations? I’ve never made a smoothie before but your green one pictured above looks absolutely delicious! I bought a smaller, personal sized blender so I hope it’s up to the task.

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        1. Hi Kate. ๐Ÿ™‚ The main ingredients of my regular smoothies are banana, pear, apple with spinach. That’s the green one in the header. But you can add all kind of fruits and experiment. The greens are a bit more difficult, they depend on your taste. Start with much fruit and then add more vegetables when you like the taste. Plus icy cold water. You can throw in some ice cubes too.

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          1. I’ll do some experimenting. I have pear and kiwi in the house at the moment but no greens except some kale that’s already in a salad. I love watercress so I’ll give that a try. And perhaps throw in some herbs such as parsley and basil.

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  2. I’m awfully lazy with blending and that kind of thing, Marion. I was never a fan of milk shakes or fruit salads, so never really got into smoothies. As near as I come is yogurt with kiwifruit or apricots chucked in. Is that sacrilege? Glad it helps with your digestive problems though. I have a friend who swears by them for the same reason.

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    1. I love green smoothies for the interesting taste and the healthy feeling. This way it is easy to eat enough vegetables and fruit a day ๐Ÿ˜€ Pineapple was indeed great, very tasty, Elaine.

      By the way, you might not want to use kale. At least not Dutch kale = boerenkool. That was far too raw, like chewing un-boiled cabbage brrr.

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  3. I just bought my son a food chopper and an electric citrus juicer. I go down to his place three days a week. We’ve been eating a more vegetable based diet, although we still eat fish. So these items should be helpful.

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