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Since there are a lot of smoothie aficionados out there, I've got questions:

When you make a smoothie, how much do you drink as one "meal"? And, how do you save leftovers?

This is confusing for me since smoothies are sliders, so I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!

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Well, I love smoothies and my kitchen looks like a science lab because of all of the extras I add like chia seeds, ground up oatmeal, liquid stevia, supplements, etc. I buy these 16 oz clear plastic cups with lids and get large smoothie straws from Amazon. You can actually make smoothies ahead of time, freeze them and pull them out of the fridge an hour before you want to drink them. However, they aren't quite as good to some people, so you might try it and see if it works for you. I also use insulated bubba cup and yetti cups with plastic lids (hubby drilled large holes for the smoothie straws). They are different sizes. I think 20 oz and 32 oz. I use berries and almond milk as my base, then add Protein Powder and more stuff depending on what I'm in the mood for. And I sip on them for a few hours in the morning then convert to Water or water with a tea bag. Yes, cold brewing is a thing. You can add stevia if you want also.

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I drink 16 oz smoothie every morning. I could drink more but it’s a slider food and it just increases my calories. I know I don’t need more than that and so I measure and limit myself to that amount.

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Oh and, I tried keeping left overs but it didn’t pan out well. So I just ended up perfecting the amount to come out to approx 16 oz, give or take 1-2 oz.

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On 07/05/2018 at 19:39, IveGotThePower said:



Well, I love smoothies and my kitchen looks like a science lab because of all of the extras I add like chia seeds, ground up oatmeal, liquid stevia, supplements, etc. I buy these 16 oz clear plastic cups with lids and get large smoothie straws from Amazon. You can actually make smoothies ahead of time, freeze them and pull them out of the fridge an hour before you want to drink them. However, they aren't quite as good to some people, so you might try it and see if it works for you. I also use insulated bubba cup and yetti cups with plastic lids (hubby drilled large holes for the smoothie straws). They are different sizes. I think 20 oz and 32 oz. I use berries and almond milk as my base, then add Protein Powder and more stuff depending on what I'm in the mood for. And I sip on them for a few hours in the morning then convert to Water or Water with a tea bag. Yes, cold brewing is a thing. You can add stevia if you want also.


Love the idea to use a Yetti cup! I hate when my smoothie starts to melt, yuck!

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OK, this is helpful. I've been keeping smoothies to the same 30-30-30 time period and also trying to limit them to 8 oz. Neither option was very successful. Since pretty much everything I eat are sliders, I limit both time and amount or I could be "sliding" all day. But if you are all successful sipping on these for a longer time period, I'll give that a try. Thanks!

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My smoothies are typically 8-12oz of milk, Protein Powder, and maybe some form of fruit, maybe some Cacao (the no sugar stuff with only 10-15 calories) and ice. Blender foams it to between 16-32 oz.

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13 hours ago, IveGotThePower said:

Well, I love smoothies and my kitchen looks like a science lab because of all of the extras I add like chia seeds, ground up oatmeal, liquid stevia, supplements, etc. I buy these 16 oz clear plastic cups with lids and get large smoothie straws from Amazon. You can actually make smoothies ahead of time, freeze them and pull them out of the fridge an hour before you want to drink them. However, they aren't quite as good to some people, so you might try it and see if it works for you. I also use insulated bubba cup and yetti cups with plastic lids (hubby drilled large holes for the smoothie straws). They are different sizes. I think 20 oz and 32 oz. I use berries and almond milk as my base, then add Protein Powder and more stuff depending on what I'm in the mood for. And I sip on them for a few hours in the morning then convert to Water or Water with a tea bag. Yes, cold brewing is a thing. You can add stevia if you want also.

What is the advantage of liquid Stevia?

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

What is the advantage of liquid Stevia?

I would assume it's how quickly it blends , No grainy stuff to mix and dissolve, just pour, stir and go. If I had to guess.

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25 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

I would assume it's how quickly it blends , No grainy stuff to mix and dissolve, just pour, stir and go. If I had to guess.

Ever since I had issues with the stabililty of artificial sweeteners in the heat, I'm pretty leery of liquids. Crystals seem to be more heat stable. But, if stevia is stable, I'd love to use the liquid. I won't even keep stuff like Mio in my purse because it stays in the car when I'm home and the car gets pretty hot.

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