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Old 09-05-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Sofie's really into having me make her "Pink Smoothies"--strawberries, yogurt and milk. I'd like to add some more ingredients to give them a little nutritional boost, but don't want to compromise the taste or texture--she's sensitive to both. And yes, it does need to stay pink! Any ideas????

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Old 09-05-2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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Milled Flax seeds or Flaxseed oil

Protein powder (fruit flavoured)
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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I also put flaxseeds in mine, the golden ones, raw. You could try some tahini, almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut butter, about a Tablespoon or two. That will add protein.

For sweeteners I add either honey, stevia, or medjool dates.

There is a great oil you could use called Udo's Perfected Blend Oil. It has flax oil along with a host of other nutritious oils. A T. of that should be enough. Flax oil alone adds a nutty flavor to the smoothie.

You could add some beet juice to maintain the pink pigmentation.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Pomagranite juice will also help keep it pink and is a helathful juice a well.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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have you tried blending tofu into the mix, pab? it's relatively flavorless, and shouldn't change the texture too much.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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have you tried blending tofu into the mix, pab? it's relatively flavorless, and shouldn't change the texture too much.
That's a good idea, bucky, especially since sof isn't a huge meat eater. Would I use firm, soft, silken? I'm still a real novice when it comes to tofu!
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:13 AM   #7
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hmmm, i'd think soft would be best, as you want it to fully incorporate into the drink.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:17 AM   #8
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Add a banana, or cranberries and/or cranberry juice, raspberries, cherries, watermelon - strawberry yogurt. I would pack it with fresh fruit. Here's a bunch. (The Berry Me Alive looks healthy and yummy):

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Old 09-05-2007, 12:09 PM   #9
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BT is right, tofu works great. I've been slipping it to my little ones for years in smoothies. The soft is the least detectable but I only had firm once and one of my boys actually liked the texture better. Just don't let them catch you!
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:17 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention that you can also add soy milk. It's high in protein. It does have a slightly different taste so I would just add a little at first. What is Sofie not great about eating? Are you looking to increase protein? More fruits? Just looking to make all her food more nutritious?
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