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Thread: Ninja Smoothie Recipes

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    Do you have a Ninja food /ice chopper?The "recipe" book is a joke,so would like to find good smoothie recipes.

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    You can use any smoothie recipe in your Ninja--I do. I don't follow a recipe, I just throw in any frozen fruit I have a taste for, some milk, a little vanilla flavoring and sugar (I use Splenda) and press the button! Um Um Good!

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    Do you add ice?

    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    You can use any smoothie recipe in your Ninja--I do. I don't follow a recipe, I just throw in any frozen fruit I have a taste for, some milk, a little vanilla flavoring and sugar (I use Splenda) and press the button! Um Um Good!

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    You can add ice if your fruit is not frozen but I think that waters down the taste. I buy lots and lots of fruit especially when it's on sale and freeze it. That way I always have fruit on hand and don't have to use ice. If you are using bananas cut them about 1" pieces. Also, make sure you peel the bananas before you freeze them (ask me how I know :lol: )

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    LOL.....I was just about to take my 1/2 frozen banana out of the freezer....not peeled. I was able to get it peeled & sliced ,added frozen strawberries,milk & vanilla & whirled it around.Made way too much & it needed to be sweeter.Not bad tho for 1st time.I froze what was left....to add to next one,or DH will eat it as ice cream.Next time.I'll peel the banana 1st LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    You can add ice if your fruit is not frozen but I think that waters down the taste. I buy lots and lots of fruit especially when it's on sale and freeze it. That way I always have fruit on hand and don't have to use ice. If you are using bananas cut them about 1" pieces. Also, make sure you peel the bananas before you freeze them (ask me how I know :lol: )

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    I use orange juice and yogurt in my smoothies and drink in the morning.

    My favorite is pina colada yogurt, orange juice, pineapple, and a banana...very good.

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    I have one but havent made any smoothies...mostly used to make MARGARITA's ....

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    I have 2 frozen bananas in the freezer not peeled and now am afraid to tackle them LOL. Any suggestions on how to go about peeling them? Take care.
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    I start with a banana, add vanilla yogurt, frozen fruit (blackberries, raspberries, peaches, strawberries) orange juice and perhaps milk if we have some that needs using. Love it when we have all the different kinds of fruit but often use less variety - always good! Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaaJR
    I have 2 frozen bananas in the freezer not peeled and now am afraid to tackle them LOL. Any suggestions on how to go about peeling them? Take care.
    Linda
    The only problem with freezing unpeeled bananas is that when frozen the skin gets very thin and soft and you have to let the banana defrost a little to get the skin off which sort of defeats the purpose of freezing them in the first place. Just add a couple of ice cubes and you should be fine. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaaJR
    I have 2 frozen bananas in the freezer not peeled and now am afraid to tackle them LOL. Any suggestions on how to go about peeling them? Take care.
    Linda
    The only problem with freezing unpeeled bananas is that when frozen the skin gets very thin and soft and you have to let the banana defrost a little to get the skin off which sort of defeats the purpose of freezing them in the first place. Just add a couple of ice cubes and you should be fine. :-D
    Thank you. Take care.
    Linda

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    Check this out - http://www.beliefnet.com/healthandhe...spx?cid=194820

    Here is a list of several smoothie recipes. They are in the second part of the list of recipes. Take care.
    Linda

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    Anyone make smoothies using veggies?

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    I made cole slaw in the Ninja...a bit too fine for our taste.Just pulsing makes the blades whirl like the devil. :)

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    My husband has a smoothie nearly every morning with one of my orange/flax bran muffins. Recipe:
    1 cup frozen blueberries
    1 cup Kefir or you can use low fat yogurt with a couple Tbsp. of milk
    1 banana
    1 scoop protein powder, vanilla
    1 egg, organic, cage free and local

    Throw all into a blender and start out slow then increase to high for a few seconds. This makes a very delicious nutritious smoothie.

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