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    sounds sweet, ice cream makes the taste awesome not the healthy option though

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    meh, im not watching my figure, ill be adventurous

    and tbh its prob not as bad as the crap they put into supermarket smoothies

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    whole whenever possible

    Eating a lot of raw fruits and veggies is a lot of work. It takes a while, and if you havent been eating them a lot previously, your digestion will be "weak." A smoothie can be a quick way to get veggies or fruit, although not necessarily the best way. WHOLE unprocessed foods such as the actually fruit is the preferred option.

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    Thread resurrection I know, but I thought I'd declare my undying love for innocent smoothies in here. I make my own smoothies as well, when I get chance. PJ's smoothies are IMPOSTERS!! Also, dunno if you know, but Sainsbury's have their own new brand of 100% NFC smoothies as well which taste pretty nice, but without the ethical goodness of innocent

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    Quote Originally Posted by perlmode View Post
    Eating a lot of raw fruits and veggies is a lot of work. It takes a while, and if you havent been eating them a lot previously, your digestion will be "weak." A smoothie can be a quick way to get veggies or fruit, although not necessarily the best way. WHOLE unprocessed foods such as the actually fruit is the preferred option.
    Welcome to hexus. Surely making a smoothie using, for instance, 6 strawberrys and a banana and perhaps some milk is just as good as eating the same fruit on their own

    Of course if your having apple in and you get rid of the skin you are losing some of the nutritional benefit.

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    this thread prompted me to get around to making fresh carrot juice for a friend, 'cos I'd told her it was sweet and yummy.
    She don't like it and neither do I anymore - too earthy a smell - tastes change I suppose.
    One day I will get a juicer that delivers the juice into the proffered glass, rather than to redecorate all the kitchen work surfaces and cupboards within a 3 foot radius.
    If you wont a chilled smoothie, without diluting with ice, you could try chopped frozen bananas. They go a bit off colour in the freezer, but you don't see that in the drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall View Post
    Welcome to hexus. Surely making a smoothie using, for instance, 6 strawberrys and a banana and perhaps some milk is just as good as eating the same fruit on their own
    If you just whack them in a blender and the poor out, then sure, there will probably be just as much goodness there. But if you use a juicer it filters a lot of the more fibrous parts out.

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    thats a good point, if you put the frut in it doesnt change inside into unhealthy junk food when its a liquid.

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    I never said it did change into junk food... yeah i know what you are saying

    it might not be as good for you as the whole fruit, but it is still better than regular soft drinks

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    lol yer i meant u know looses its fruity qualities

    but surley its the same as the whle fruit if you dont take anything out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    lol yer i meant u know looses its fruity qualities

    but surley its the same as the whle fruit if you dont take anything out?
    not neccessarily

    raw celery is good for dieters, because it contains fewer calories than are required to chew & digest it. the same isn't true of liquidised celery

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    Yes but that just being pedantic . The point is a banana chucked in a blender has the same nutritional value as one eaten whole. Provided you havnt left a tiny drop of the liquidised fruit in the bottom of your blender of course

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    Smoothies give nutritional benfits ofcourse, i think there just easier on the digestive system,

    vanilla ice cream
    milk (semi skimmed!)
    strawberries
    2 braeburn apples
    some mint leaves
    mix the lot up in a blender, then add 2 or 3 cherries in whole, mix again, enjoy!!

    to be honest i always seem to just eat the lot sipping a little water,cept the mint, just chew it real crazy, let me stomach squeeze the best out and after a hour or so have the milk if i want, or tea with choc digestivees, lav it !!

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