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    Delicious Smoothies and milkshakes..

    Just bought a blending machine and been getting carried away with some tasty concoctions. Makes a change from drinking Water/tea/coffee or Chang.

    It's healthy as well Get into it you might put another 10 years on your life.
    I've been having one for breakfast and another one during the day as a snack for the last week and i'm noticing the difference already.

    Today's shake was banana, strawberry's and milk



    Enjoy

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    Yep. Love a good smoothie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    It's healthy as well Get into it you might put another 10 years on your life.
    What's the point of that ? The machine will definitely break down during those ten years and you would have to buy another one. Better off dying and saving the cash.

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    Blueberry and banana smoothie today..


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    Why I hate smoothies.
    First there's that crude, over elaborate pantomime with the blender ...
    Then when it's finally ready,
    and with the first sip, the lips immediately object to the cold, but your brain overrules them and continues the folly.
    The evil brew hits and frosts the tongue but is far too cold to taste,
    then the nasty icy tar, jars and assaults your teeth .
    Next after a painful ride in the throat it finally lands with an alarming jolt in the stomach,
    and feels like a massive lump of ice sat there, which it in fact is .

    You''l hear them say ''but it's SO healthy !''
    But it isn't ..
    First off the cold is bad for the bodies constitution , or if you want to give it a posh Chinese name the Chi or Qi.

    Secondly whilst one orange served at room temperature is good for you ,
    thirty, sub zero oranges mashed up and containing more sugar than a bucket full of Coca Cola are not.

    Smoothies: just say no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Why I hate smoothies.
    First there's that crude, over elaborate pantomime with the blender ...
    Then when it's finally ready,
    and with the first sip, the lips immediately object to the cold, but your brain overrules them and continues the folly.
    The evil brew hits and frosts the tongue but is far too cold to taste,
    then the nasty icy tar, jars and assaults your teeth .
    Next after a painful ride in the throat it finally lands with an alarming jolt in the stomach,
    and feels like a massive lump of ice sat there, which it in fact is .

    You''l hear them say ''but it's SO healthy !''
    But it isn't ..
    First off the cold is bad for the bodies constitution , or if you want to give it a posh Chinese name the Chi or Qi.

    Secondly whilst one orange served at room temperature is good for you ,
    thirty, sub zero oranges mashed up and containing more sugar than a bucket full of Coca Cola are not.

    Smoothies: just say no.

    Alas.....some just aren't capable of doing things for themselves - instead, relying on already prepared items.

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    Juicing rocks!

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    Can you put alcohol in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Can you put alcohol in them?
    You can do anything you want with them.

    No rules, Patsy girl...

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    Blenders are very useful. Great for making hummus too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    Can you put alcohol in them?
    Stuff the smoothies Patsy....

    Pop to the shop, get some jelly cubes, melt the jelly with a bit of boiling hot water, then replace the rest of the water on the ingredients with....... Voddy.

    Put them in the fridge to set, then Voila

    Bobs your Uncle, Fanny's your Aunt....



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    Melt half a Toblerone bar and add to the whirring milk and vanilla icecream for an iced chocolate.

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    I have never owned a blender.

    But my bloody mary's are quite nutricious. Those jelly shots must feel like an oyster going down.

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    Vodka jellos horrible, cointreau or baileys much better.

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    Can you make them with the devil drink - tequila?

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    You can substitute any spirits or if you want to go rogue get some gelatine and make red wine cups. Smoothies are wonderful if you don't mind the clean up after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    Those jelly shots must feel like an oyster going down
    You dont have to swallow it all in one go Pats

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    I would presume thats why they are called shots. One swallow things.

    Nah, i'll go with the salt and lemon and tequila shots. Nothing jelly like there - just the projectile vomiting.

    Now i am older and wiser, i enjoy a vodka orange which can take up to an hour to drink, the one i am drinking now has been sitting there and sipped at for at least an hour.

    It's taken me twelve hours to drink a bottle of wine and five voddies. The still being up at 5.15 has nothing to do with my alcohol intake.

    Burp.

    But i must admit that the content of alcohol in the glass is much superior to the normal bar content. by about three.

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    Get off the booze and join the world. Make yourself a good smoothie. That combination above is sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    I have never owned a blender.

    But my bloody mary's are quite nutricious. Those jelly shots must feel like an oyster going down.
    and feel like the shell coming up, i'd imagine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    Juicing rocks!
    juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other?

    Both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways.

    Here is a short comparison that explains the differences between the two as well as some of the specific benefits of each.

    What’s The Difference?

    JUICING
    Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber.
    Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole.

    This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream. Jason Vale calls juicing "A nutrient express!"

    Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of most healing and detoxification programs because they are so nutrient rich and nourish and restore the body at a cellular level.

    A word of caution: When you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly. If you are only juicing fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar levels can lead to mood swings, energy loss, memory problems and more!

    Fiber is also filling and without fiber in the juice, some people tend to get hungry again quickly.

    BLENDING

    Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables.
    However, the blending process breaks the fibre apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest ) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day.

    By including the fiber in your smoothie, the volume will increase. Also, you can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie.

    Juicing and Blending Rules
    1. It’s best not to combine fruits and vegetables (unless it’s apple). This can affect how well your digestive enzymes function.

    This doesn’t seem to matter too much in green juices and smoothies, but vegetables like carrots, beetroots, broccoli and zucchini don’t combine well with fruit due to their high starch content. In his book Food Combining Made Easy, Dr. Herbert Shelton explains that starchy foods have to be eaten alone because starches are digested with enzymes different from those used for any other food group. Combining starchy foods with fruit may cause fermentation and gas. However, Dr. Shelton found that green leafy veggies combine well with pretty much everything.

    2. Try to drink your juice or smoothie straight away. After 15 minutes, light and air will destroy much of the nutrients. If you can’t drink it straight away, transfer to a dark airtight container until you’re ready.

    Using The Right Equipment
    To get the most benefit from your juices and smoothies, it’s important to use the right equipment. Invest in a good-quality juicer. Cheaper, centrifugal juicers introduce heat and oxygen and destroy the enzymes and nutrients in your fruits and vegetables. While it may cost you a bit more initially, a premium cold-press juicer will produce a superior-quality juice and allow you to extract more from your fruit and vegetables, saving expense in the long-term.
    The machines themselves will also generally last longer. In contrast to the rough extraction of centrifugal juicers, mastication or cold-press juicers compress fruit and vegetables to ‘squeeze’ out their juice.

    The same goes for a blender. You want a blender that is gentle on your produce and doesn’t heat up the enzymes as it’s pulling apart the fibres. We spend money on gadgets, clothes, restaurants and other luxuries so, if you can afford it, investing in your health by buying a quality juicer or blender is totally worth it.

    Today's drink to combat the changover is.....

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    Exclamation make sure you unplug...

    ...prior to putting your hand in.

    My colleague and I were required to extract necessary information in an immediate time-frame no bars hold in order to remove a potential threat.
    I entered the kitchen reached for the blender and plugged it in. I took off the lid , tossed in an apple and hit the 'High Speed' button. WWWrrrrrrrrrkkkk....turned off.
    Voila' -apple pomade.
    My colleague declared, "Works for me though I'm not hungry."
    We high-fived.

    My colleague entered the living room and prompted the perp back into the kitchen while removing one hand out of the handcuffs. I hit the 'High' button for two seconds...WWrrrrrrr.

    Within seconds we had obtained the correct information required without any fuss, missing teeth , muss, spill , bagging or lengthly cleanup.

    Back on target topic - blenders are great for many things including all fruits and veges or crushing cubes. You can always add a touch of sugar or honey to sweeten to your liking as well as fruitie smoothies.
    Mandatory for smooth milk shakes , a lazy-mans salsa or bean dip.

    Enjoy as you drink you way to health or hell. Good luck.

    If you're drinking just make sure you watch those digits - best to unplug.

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    Watermelon Smoothie or milkshake depending were your from..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other?
    They are both less healthy than just eating the oranges, as that way you get fed up long before you over indulge in sugar and acid .

    Seriously, you should balance your acid / alkaline intake, lots of smoothie are made with just super sweet fruit and is going to be very acid forming.
    how about something like this ?
    Alkaline Green Smoothie & New York City! | The Alkaline Sisters



    yeah thought not ..... you lot are just overgrown children ,
    you might as well eat 6 doughnuts and stop pretending your sugar smoothies are healthy .


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