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Making smoothies creamy without banana or dairy

post #1 of 9
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Hi All,

 

I usually add banana to smoothies for that creamy, velvety feel.

 

My girlfriend does not really like the taste though. Anything else that can help me achieve the same result?

 

I could use yogurt, but what if I want to keep it vegan in the morning?

 

Thanks all in advance!

post #2 of 9

Cooked white rice or silky tofu.

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post #3 of 9
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Cooked white rice or silky tofu.

im not so sure about the white rice.....  it can become glue pretty darn fast.

 

 

yes...i know this from experiance :) lol.

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I was taught and mentored by old school Europeans to make bisque using rice as the thickener. Also gives it a nice creamy mouth feel without dairy.

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I was taught and mentored by old school Europeans to make bisque using rice as the thickener.

Yes, i too have used rice to thicken soups.....

 

 

 

what technique do you use for smoothies? Ive given it a try using a vitamix..... and i got glue. lol.

post #6 of 9
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Thanks everyone! Will try tofu and rice.

 

Have a great evening!

 

Davide

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what technique do you use for smoothies? Ive given it a try using a vitamix..... and i got glue. lol.

 

Bananas, or tofu, or rice, or peanut butter, or mango, or chia seeds (soak about 10 minutes and don't use too many or you will get glue lol). I use a vitaprep (commercial version), my guess is that you maybe used too much rice, but no biggie, pull some out to use as base for next day's smoothie and add more juice to smoothie of the day, blend and you should be good to go.

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Bananas, or tofu, or rice, or peanut butter, or mango, or chia seeds (soak about 10 minutes and don't use too many or you will get glue lol). I use a vitaprep (commercial version), my guess is that you maybe used too much rice, but no biggie, pull some out to use as base for next day's smoothie and add more juice to smoothie of the day, blend and you should be good to go.

Thanks!

 

Agreed.... very possible i used to much rice. 

 

 

the goal was a meal with an increased calorie count.... so a measured amount of rice.

post #9 of 9

Could try some okra or pumpkin?(if you dont mind doing some prep beforehand)

 

Also herb oils to emulsify it a bit and add a new layer of flavor(best used in combination with something else otherwise it will be rather heavy)

 

Also could try making sweet hummus(or normal) and spooning it in. Peanut butter and tahini come to mind too.

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