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Old 01-04-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Vegetables in sweet fruit milk shakes?

I find that carrots, avacados and beets go well in fruit milk shakes even though they are not fruits.
Do u know of any other vegetables which go well in fruit milk shakes.

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Old 01-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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I know it sounds odd, but I bet corn would work so well, considering it's super sweet taste.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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Beets are sweet, so that explains that! However, Avocados are fruits, not vegetables. I think there is a higher sugar content than is expected, plus the texture is simply awesome. Some folks even use avocados in ice cream!
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Mel! et al,
Carrots also have high sugar content, so they mix well with fruits in smoothies specially.
I also like celery and tomatoes.

Relative to advocados, not so many people eats them as dessert in USA.
An advocado cut in quarters, sprinkled with lemon and sugar is a very common desert in Brazil.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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MY friend from Brazil makes avocado milk shakes with avocados, milk and sugar. I can see the texture of the avocado adding a creamyness ( if thats a word) but In my mind sweet and avocados dont belong together ( personal preference)
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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One of these sites might give you some ideas.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:34 PM   #7
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Cool!!!!!!!

Thanks very much everybody for the ideas.
I will try them all. I got a blender for Christmas so I want to make lots and lots of shakes and smoothies with it. The ones I have made so far are delicious.

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Old 01-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #8
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How do the carrots fair with a smoothie? Wouldn't they make it a crunchie/smoothie? All the above combos sound dee-lish! I'm game to try the avocado one. I've only eaten avocados in guacamole or sliced up with lemon, s/p & EVOO.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:24 AM   #9
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How do the carrots fair with a smoothie? Wouldn't they make it a crunchie/smoothie?
If u have a good blender u can blend until they are smooth.
They dont get as smooth as avacados, mangos....

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Old 01-09-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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I put some baby carrots in my smoothie last night. It was really good! Still had a bit of pulp, but that just means I'm getting my fiber.
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