Smoothie recipes?

mom2greatkids
mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
This recipe isn't completely original with me, but I wanted to share it. I have been putting frozen mixed berries, milk (one day I used chocolate flavored silk milk). I also add a hand full of spinach. You can not taste the spinach. It's a great way to get a leafy green veggie in. I like spinach in a salad, but we can't get too much of the healthy stuff :)

Do any of you ladies have any good smoothie recipes to share?

Thanks!! Carla

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  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Coconut Milk
    Hi Carla,
    During chemo, when I needed to get calories, I used organic coconut milk (the kind from a can). If you are using the Silk soy milk, soy products can impersonate hormones, which is not good for hormone-stimulated cancers. I would add a scoop of L-glutamine (helps heal the stomach and intenstines from chemo damage). I added a scoop or two of denatured whey protein powder (not soy protein). Then I would add some type of juice with a low sugar content and fresh fruit. I could also empty capsules of supplements I was taking, like green tea extract, to get those down without having to swallow a hand full of pills.
    There are many smoothie recipies specific to cancer patients at the following website:
    http://www.caring4cancer.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchQuery=smoothie
  • Hissy_Fitz
    Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
    Tethys41 said:

    Coconut Milk
    Hi Carla,
    During chemo, when I needed to get calories, I used organic coconut milk (the kind from a can). If you are using the Silk soy milk, soy products can impersonate hormones, which is not good for hormone-stimulated cancers. I would add a scoop of L-glutamine (helps heal the stomach and intenstines from chemo damage). I added a scoop or two of denatured whey protein powder (not soy protein). Then I would add some type of juice with a low sugar content and fresh fruit. I could also empty capsules of supplements I was taking, like green tea extract, to get those down without having to swallow a hand full of pills.
    There are many smoothie recipies specific to cancer patients at the following website:
    http://www.caring4cancer.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchQuery=smoothie

    My husband has Type II
    My husband has Type II Diabetes, so he can't skip meals. He also gets up at 4AM several days a week to play golf, and I'm not about to drag myself out of bed and cook up some healthy breakfast fare at that hour. So I make smoothies for him, ahead of time.

    I add protein powder, as well. I do a lot of experimenting, depending on what we have on hand, but skim milk is usually involved, and most often a banana and some other type of fruit. The spinach is a good idea. Does it make the drink look disgusting?

    Carlene
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676

    My husband has Type II
    My husband has Type II Diabetes, so he can't skip meals. He also gets up at 4AM several days a week to play golf, and I'm not about to drag myself out of bed and cook up some healthy breakfast fare at that hour. So I make smoothies for him, ahead of time.

    I add protein powder, as well. I do a lot of experimenting, depending on what we have on hand, but skim milk is usually involved, and most often a banana and some other type of fruit. The spinach is a good idea. Does it make the drink look disgusting?

    Carlene

    Something different
    My husband puts a 1/2 avocado in his smoothies made with whey protein, ground flax seed, water & blueberries. The avocado adds a nice creamy texture without overpowering the taste.

    LQ
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528

    My husband has Type II
    My husband has Type II Diabetes, so he can't skip meals. He also gets up at 4AM several days a week to play golf, and I'm not about to drag myself out of bed and cook up some healthy breakfast fare at that hour. So I make smoothies for him, ahead of time.

    I add protein powder, as well. I do a lot of experimenting, depending on what we have on hand, but skim milk is usually involved, and most often a banana and some other type of fruit. The spinach is a good idea. Does it make the drink look disgusting?

    Carlene

    Carlene, the spinach really
    Carlene, the spinach really doesn't make it look bad at all. It still has the bright fruit colors :)
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
    Tethys41 said:

    Coconut Milk
    Hi Carla,
    During chemo, when I needed to get calories, I used organic coconut milk (the kind from a can). If you are using the Silk soy milk, soy products can impersonate hormones, which is not good for hormone-stimulated cancers. I would add a scoop of L-glutamine (helps heal the stomach and intenstines from chemo damage). I added a scoop or two of denatured whey protein powder (not soy protein). Then I would add some type of juice with a low sugar content and fresh fruit. I could also empty capsules of supplements I was taking, like green tea extract, to get those down without having to swallow a hand full of pills.
    There are many smoothie recipies specific to cancer patients at the following website:
    http://www.caring4cancer.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchQuery=smoothie

    Where can I find L-glutamine
    Where can I find L-glutamine and whey protein powder?

    Thanks.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member

    Where can I find L-glutamine
    Where can I find L-glutamine and whey protein powder?

    Thanks.

    Health Food Stores
    You can find either of these in health food stores. If you don't have one in your area, there are many online sources.