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If you use milk in the juice/smoothies, Are you all using dairy milk or non-dairy milk? Does milk choice make much difference?
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I use almond milk in mine now and can't taste any difference.
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I've used vanilla almond milk and regular milk and like both. I use regular milk now because A) it was one less thing for me to make sure I have on hand and B) the regular milk seems to make my smoothie creamier.

I could go either way and it's still darn good, though!
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Thanks!

I may give non-dairy milk a go just to see, although I still haven't even made a smoothie yet but I have some fruit that needs using up so I'll do it today. Maybe

Edit: I made a smoothie but used some orange juice instead of milk. I only put in half a banana and it's still banana-ery. Good though.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.

Last edited by curlylaura; 04-29-2012 at 05:29 AM.
I've just reserved my juicer! I can pick it up in an hour! Very excited.

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Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Wow all this sound so good. Can I use a blender?? Don't have money for a juicer right now, so will the blender give smoothies while juicer gives juice??

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I have just tried out my juicer. OMG. I had no idea how little juice was actually in fruit. My fruit and I suppose veg bill is going to go through the roof.

I made apple and strawberry for my first one - yum.

The juicer is a bugger to clean but worth it so far.

Edit: I made a green juice with kale, cucumber, celery, apple a bit of lemon and ginger.

Blegh! Too much ginger and just generally blegh. Maybe I can hide the greenery in one next time.

The pulp looked and smelled like grass cuttings
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.

Last edited by curlylaura; 04-30-2012 at 05:41 AM.
Wow all this sound so good. Can I use a blender?? Don't have money for a juicer right now, so will the blender give smoothies while juicer gives juice??

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Originally Posted by darkbeautytt
Correct, a juicer will give you juice and a blender will give you a smoothie. Although, i have a friend that strains hers thru a nutmilk bag or cheesecloth.

I think I good way to start off with a blender is some frozen fruit (slightly thawed) and a handful of greens. The milk is optional, although I think a tablespoon of ice cream really helps


ETA - I just realized someone bought me soy ice cream. Time to think of new combinations. YAY!!

Last edited by scrills; 04-30-2012 at 09:52 AM.
I have just tried out my juicer. OMG. I had no idea how little juice was actually in fruit. My fruit and I suppose veg bill is going to go through the roof.

I made apple and strawberry for my first one - yum.

The juicer is a bugger to clean but worth it so far.

Edit: I made a green juice with kale, cucumber, celery, apple a bit of lemon and ginger.

Blegh! Too much ginger and just generally blegh. Maybe I can hide the greenery in one next time.

The pulp looked and smelled like grass cuttings
Originally Posted by curlylaura
haha, yeah, I do buy a lot more fruit. But buying apples and carrots in bulk really helps. I use those the most. I get close to a pint of juice from a single cucumber

The age of the fruit will also dictate how much juice you get.

Also, check your pulp. it should be very dry, otherwise your juicer isn't doing what its supposed to.

For your green smoothie, you may need to add more apples for sweetness.
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Wow all this sound so good. Can I use a blender?? Don't have money for a juicer right now, so will the blender give smoothies while juicer gives juice??

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Originally Posted by darkbeautytt
Correct, a juicer will give you juice and a blender will give you a smoothie. Although, i have a friend that strains hers thru a nutmilk bag or cheesecloth.

I think I good way to start off with a blender is some frozen fruit (slightly thawed) and a handful of greens. The milk is optional, although I think a tablespoon of ice cream really helps


ETA - I just realized someone bought me soy ice cream. Time to think of new combinations. YAY!!
Originally Posted by scrills
Thanks I will be trying that this summer as my ho to breakfast or lunch and will see how it goes

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I just discovered there are at least 2 types of kale, theres one with fluffy leaves and one with straight leaves. The one with straight leaves produces way more juice.

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My friend came over yesterday (since she is now addicted). We made a ton of stuff, the last one being everything

- 1 grapefruit
- 1/4 of a watermelon
- an apple
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 orange
- a couple of cubes of cantaloupe
- a ton of carrots
- handful of spinach
- handful of parsley

needless to say, it made a ton of juice. We had to keep looking for bigger containers. :-)
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Scrills do you find these juices filling? I'm expecting smoothies to be more filling due to non-elimination of the fibrous structure of most fruits & vegetables


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There are more filling than water, but less filling than smoothie.

Maybe it's me, but I find orange juice more filling than apple juice. Its kinda the same thing. I find as filling or more than orange but it really depends on what you are blending. For example carrot orange is more filling than pineapple juice.
Yesterday I made

orange juice (tastes so different to commercial juice)
apple and strawberry (I love this)
kale, pear, kiwi, celery juice, I think I chucked an apple in there too. (tastes better than my last attempt)

I think my juicer keep a lot of the fibre in the juice because they're not clear but that's fine with me. I do need to shake them up before drinking though if I've left them in the fridge because they separate.

It's fun but cleaning the machine is a pain in the arse.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
I made a smoothie just now and added some peanut butter. OMG it makes such a difference.

Still too banana-ry though!
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
I bought a NutriBullet at BB&B today! It's going to much easier to make green smoothies now--and it came with a recipe book too! For lunch I made a green smoothie with:
Kale
Banana
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raw cashews
Coconut water

Very tasty!!
^^ what's a NutriBullet? how well did it do with the Kale?
The NB is kinda like the Magic Bullet but bigger and much more powerful. The MB is 250 watts I think whereas the NB is 600.

The Official NutriBullet Website

It did GREAT with kale! And it's so much easier to clean than my blender.

On the "infomercial" it's $120 but BB and B sells it for $100. I got it for $83 with my 20% off coupon!
OMG. My stomach hurts. im so full thanks to the Tingle I just picked up from the juice bar. it was apple, strawberry, banana, cocoa and soymilk. so yummy

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