Smoothies on the Playa

What do you eat and drink on the playa? Share ideas, recipes and advice here.

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:25 pm

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Except for a handful of items that's the only place I shop.
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Postby amarantha » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:51 pm

rabbette, you're such a good wifey! :D lucky man!
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Rabbette » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:05 pm

I try to be a sweet wife :D Its a bonus if I get the smoothies to work out there, not only for him, but for me too! I love smoothies. I've gathered up some pretty good recipes. The recipes I am most interested in for BM do not contain any dairy.

Here are a few I'm interested in so far:

Banana Mint

1 cup rice milk
1 frozen banana, cut into pieces
4 to 5 mint leaves
Blend all ingredients in blender and serve cold.

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Apple and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

(makes 2 servings)
1 tablespoon of coconut milk
½ banana, chopped into cubes
¼ cup of apple juice
¼ teaspoon of fresh ginger root
2 small ice cubes or ½ cup crushed ice
Method
Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.
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Berry Smoothies

(Makes 5 cups)
1 cup cranberry or pomegranate juice
1 cup silken tofu, soy or other non-dairy milk (rice, grain, oat, almond)
2 cups frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, alone or in any combination)
2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or cranberry or pomegranate concentrate (health food stores), only if you like it sweeter
Mix all ingredients in the blender a full minute at high speed until smooth and frothy.
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Beet Smoothies
(Makes 1 serving)
1 small can beets, juice and all
1 cup tofu or unflavored soy yogurt
Mix all ingredients in the blender a full minute at high speed until smooth and frothy.

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Green Smoothies

(Makes 5 cups)
Try your best to stick some of the fruit in the freezer for an hour before blending. No need to have all of these fruit on hand; even a combination of two in larger amounts will be delicious.

1 cup green grapes
1 large pear or green apple, unpeeled, cut in chunks
3 ripe kiwis, peeled
1 cup chunks honeydew melon
1 cup white grape juice or natural apple cider
A few leaves fresh mint, if you have them on hand
Mix all ingredients in the blender a full minute at high speed until smooth and frothy.
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby The Bee » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:44 pm

You don't need dry-ice to keep things cold all week on the playa, but you do need two coolers, as you mentioned. I freeze gallon jugs of water at home and then pack them in my cold-cooler. Each day on the playa, take one frozen jug of water out of the cold-cooler and put it in the 2nd cooler. Open the 2nd cooler as needed throughout the day, and keep the cold-cooler shut. I also kept my vodka in the cold-cooler. The problem with that was I usually wanted some vodka more than once a day, so the cold-cooler got opened a lot. Even so, by the end of the week, I still had ice. Your smoothies may not stay solid all week, but they'll stay cold. Keep your coolers in the shade, off the ground and wrap them with some insulated blankets.
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Rabbette » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:44 pm

Definitely plan on keeping them off the ground - I've been working on some kind of cooler koozie idea too. Thanks for the heads up about 2 coolers and having one be the cold cooler.
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby The Bee » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:58 pm

And thanks for the smoothie recipes. :D Definitely going to try some of those at home, and now you've got me thinking about trying some on the playa too!
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:01 pm

Blenders are definitely a common item on the playa, even a gas-powered one that starts like a chainsaw. Imagine that for your dainty smoothies. ;)
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Rabbette » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:41 am

ha ha - wow - gas powered blender, I think the smell of the gas might make me not want a smoothie. I'm amazed at the thought of people using a blender with no running water & the mess of grey water after cleaning the blender. (or maybe thats 1/2 the fun, not cleaning the blender and seeing what kind of aromatic smells come about later in the week ;-)
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:38 am

yay! for non-dairy smoothies!!!
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Re: Smoothies on the Playa

Postby Rabbette » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:27 pm

Bounce530 wrote:yay! for non-dairy smoothies!!!


I've found even more recipes for non-dairy smoothies...

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Banana Mango Strawberry Layer Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients:
Bottom layer:
1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
½ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
3 medium ice cubes
Top Layer:
1 banana, chopped
10 strawberries, cut in half
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 medium ice cubes
Directions: In a blender, puree the mango, orange juice, lime juice, honey, and ice cubes, until smooth, and divide amongst 2 straight-sided 8 oz. glasses, and set aside.
Rinse blender, then puree banana, strawberries, lemon juice, and ice cubes, until smooth, and gently pour into glasses while trying to maintain a line separating the layers.

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Tropical Smoothie
Makes 6 cups

2 cups canned unsweetened pineapple chunks, juice and all
1 cup coconut milk
3 cups cubed mango, papaya, or peaches: try your best for frozen
1 banana: try your best for frozen
Mix all ingredients in the blender a full minute at high speed until smooth and frothy.

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Creamy Strawberry Almond Smoothies

(Makes 2 servings)
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla or original almond milk or soymilk
1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 medium banana, sliced
20 raw almonds, chopped
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or agave syrup
Few drops pure vanilla

Add almond milk, coconut milk, strawberries, banana, almonds, maple syrup and vanilla to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth.
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Grapefruit Hibiscus Tea Smoothies

Makes 2 servings
1 large grapefruit
8 hibiscus tea ice cubes
Natural sweetener, if needed

Peel, section and juice grapefruit. (Cut grapefruit into supremes- remove all pith. Discard any seeds.) Add grapefruit sections with juice and hibiscus tea ice cubes to blender container. Cover and blend until slushy. Sweeten to taste.


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Vegan Date Shake Smoothies (thank goodness VeganChoirGirl isn't vegan anymore, she might have a problem of someone trying to make her date into a smoothie) :wink:

Makes 2 servings
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla or original almond milk
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1 medium banana, sliced
6 whole dates, pitted and chopped
Few drops pure vanilla
1 cup ice cubes

Add almond milk, coconut milk, banana, dates and vanilla to blender container. Cover and blend until nearly smooth. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth.
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Mango Coconut Water Smoothies

Makes 2 servings
3/4 cup coconut water, chilled
1/4 cup orange juice, chilled
1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice cubes

Add coconut water, orange juice, mango chunks and strawberries to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until slushy. Pour into 2 glasses.

Tip: Be sure to use coconut water for this recipe, not coconut milk. (Although coconut milk would be delicious! If you try it, let me know how it turns out.)

Happy Smoothie time you guys & gals!
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