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Old 08-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hello All. I would just like any tips on blending green smoothies. I would like to blend up some kale and maybe some of its cousins.

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Old 08-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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I find that using cucumber as a base adds more liquid for the dry greens.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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When making green juices like kale and spinich I usually add some courgettes, celery, cucumber to bulk it out.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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Great! Thanks for asking this question. I am learning about this now also.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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A great way to blend

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Hello All. I would just like any tips on blending green smoothies. I would like to blend up some kale and maybe some of its cousins.

Any tips?
One of the best ways to blend that I can think of would be to use the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender. It makes the preparation fun, is easy to use and is dishwasher safe. I have talked to people who have used it for smoothies and soups alike. One of my favorite recipes is:

Apple-Kale-Lemon
4 apples
lemon juice
5 leaves of kale
2 cups water
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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When making smoothies with leafy greens, it helps if you juice the greens first and make your smoothy with the juice.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #7
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The green juices are very good for you but can taste too earthy sometimes, I would suggest adding some ginger or a few apples to brighten it up. Also quite hard to juice kale but add some cucumbers and courgette as suggested above.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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I like to add the juice of a beet to my green smoothie...but I love beet juice. I juice a stalk of celery, bunch of kale, swiss chard, and cuke. I sometimes juice an apple. I don't like to add broccoli--the taste overpowers the other greens.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #9
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I like to add the juice of a beet to my green smoothie...but I love beet juice. I juice a stalk of celery, bunch of kale, swiss chard, and cuke. I sometimes juice an apple. I don't like to add broccoli--the taste overpowers the other greens.
Yes, there are some greens that I can't use because the taste is just too strong and I find it quite unpleasant. Adding beetroot is a good idea. I like to add some lemon to give it an edge.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #10
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There are 60+ recipes on this page for green smoothies.

Green Smoothies

Some of them sound really good and my swiss chard is growing like crazy so I'm making one today. Most likely with apples, chard, ginger, maybe celery or a pear half.
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