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Oct 12, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

Our house go-to smoothie is frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, a splash of whole milk. Topped with cacao nibs for crunch. So thick & delicious. BTW, I buy a bunch of very ripe bananas every week to freeze (cut in slices and freeze on a parchment-lined tray), then store in a big freezer bag. Smoothies are a cinch when frozen fruit is ready to play!

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Oct 12, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

Midwesterner here: my favorite kid dinner was meatloaf and cheesy potatoes. I can’t wait to make confetti meatloaf again with pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!

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Oct 13, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

I used to make milkshakes in my Suzy Homemaker blender. They were so good.

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Oct 13, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

I like smoothies, but run screaming from most of them (and every one that I don’t make myself) because as far as I’m concerned, that long curved yellow fruit thing with a great propensity to show up in smoothies is NOT NOT NOT food. Ice cream works well to replace it, in terms of replicating the bulk and texture, but ice cream doesn’t quite fit other qualifications, as it turns the smoothie into a milkshake. Nobody bats an eye at a smoothie for breakfast, but as soon as you have a milkshake before lunchtime, all the heads turn and all the fingers wag. Any suggestions?

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Oct 13, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

Thanks for recommending the Ninja blender! I love smoothies and sauces but often don't make them because I don't feel like schlepping out and cleaning my full-sized blender. If folks are seeing this in real time, it's heavily discounted ($64+tax) on kohls.com through Sunday. Just ordered one. Happy blending!

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Oct 14, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

I love frozen cherries in smoothies - usually combined with either frozen peaches and frozen blueberries or with frozen pineapple. I always use greek yogurt, either oat milk or coconut water as the liquid, sometimes avocado for creaminess and a little splash of vanilla extract.

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