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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Can you make green smoothies in a blender? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/28/13 12:49 PM

Or must you buy a juicer? I want to get more greens into my diet and I know this is a healthy way to do it. My parents have a Vitamixer, but that is a lot of $$$$. I'm wondering if I might manage to make decent smoothies with just a regular blender...?

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Date: 1/28/13 12:57 PM

I'm not sure what qualifies as a green smoothie, but I always throw a big handful of spinach into my blender smoothie (also: berries, yogurt, flax seeds, and oj concentrate). The spinach blends beyond recognition, so I'd say it works.

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Date: 1/28/13 12:57 PM

I think I'd go with the blender, you'll get more of the pulp (i.e., fiber) that way. We got a juicer a year or two ago, but I am not that impressed....

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Date: 1/28/13 1:22 PM

Check out the Vitamix thread. Lots of helpful info there.

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Date: 1/28/13 5:22 PM

Very interesting conversation.....I was just starting to look into the Magic Bullet to make green shakes.

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Date: 1/28/13 6:02 PM

It depends on what kind of veggies and how much chunkiness you can tolerate. A handful of spinach works pretty well in a regular blender, but if you want to liquify broccoli you need something like a Vitamix or a Blendtec.

A juicer is just that - it will extract the juice and leave the fiber behind.

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Date: 1/28/13 7:56 PM

Oddly enough, I had this question yesterday and decided to test it. I successfully made a green smoothie (kale, spinach, pineapple, cukes, celery, apple, ginger, lemon) in a standard blender. I have an Oster, that probably cost ~$100 a few years ago. Also, one of the blades is bent, so it does not function at full capacity and was still successful! And it was fantastic tasting!

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Date: 1/28/13 9:20 PM

I make smoothies with kale (about 2 or 3 cups chopped, including the chopped stems) with a Kitchen Aid stick blender. I do start with some water (3 or 4 oz) and usually some protein powder. After blending these three, I then add frozen fruit because I like my smoothies very cold and thick. (Banana, mango, strawberry or other berries, blueberries, etc.)
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Date: 1/28/13 9:45 PM

That's what I'm thinking of, spinach! Blended beyond recognition sounds good!

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Date: 1/28/13 9:46 PM

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I think I'd go with the blender, you'll get more of the pulp (i.e., fiber) that way.

Yes, I've been reading on this for a few days now, and more and more, I came to that conclusion, for myself. I want the health benefits of the fiber, in addition to the vitamins and minerals that would be extracted in the juice.
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