Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Jump
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
evas's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 257
Gallery: evas
Stats: 255/215/155
WOE: Mostly Primal + IF
Juicing Without a Juicer

I would like to make 1 meal a day drinkable for the convenience factor, with a small amount of prep it's fast and it's portable. I will probably put some type of protein powder or flax in there but I don't want that to be the only thing, I really need more fresh veggies (and maybe a little fresh berries for flavor). Trouble is, I don't want to use a juicer for 2 reasons:

1) they are ungodly expensive, and, from what I've read, the cheap ones are pretty much worthless.

2) I want the "bulk" of my veggies/fruits, meaning the skin, pulp, fiber, all that good stuff.

I've read that I can use my regular blender to make shakes like that, but I've also heard that there are some foods that just don't work in a blender. Any tips or suggestions from people who use their blender for these types of shakes?

Any specific experience with kale, spinach, broccoli, or things like that?

Also, would you thin it with just water? yogurt? cream?

Last edited by evas; 04-18-2013 at 04:35 PM..
evas is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 04-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
rosethorns's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,551
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
What kind of blender do you have?
Yes you can do this with a good blender. I make these almost everyday with kale, spinach , coconut oil, yogurt D/F etc. It's unlimited what you can create.

Cheapy blenders won't do the job.There are many good ones. I had my sister look at comparison blenders to see what she wanted it to do, on you tube.

May we all live our life as long as we want!
rosethorns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
Lilybell2's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 87
Gallery: Lilybell2
WOE: Atkins
My favorite blender smoothie has blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, a pineapple wedge and about 2+ cups of kale or spinach and a handful of cilantro, with a cup of water and a generous cup of ice.

This comes out smooth as silk, but I do have a Vitamix blender, which certainly is not inexpensive but is not nearly as costly as high-end juicers and is very easy to clean.

Rosethorns' suggestion about comparing blenders on YouTube is excellent as we each have different needs, and you will want to choose what will work best for you.
Lilybell2 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.