"I have the tribest and recently took it with from OR to IL, making shakeology, or other smoothies with chia and hemp hearts. It's a great little blender, but certainly is NOT in the realm of my blendtec so smoothies need to come down a notch,…"
"Hi Rachel..... I will turn 60 later in the year, and I agree completely. I, too, wish I had made these lifestyle changes years ago - but we are here now, and I must stay focused on that! I need supplements also, but that's okay - it all works…"
"I would take an extra step and blend the spinach first then take a strainer and sepperate the fibers from the juice then add in the juice. I don't have this problem with my ninja brand blender. But I use this step when I want to add…"
"I have a Vitamix and if I use spinach I always get strings (or is it the mango???) I don't like it either, so I usually don't make them. I don't mind "chunky", but I don't like stringy- like little hairs in my smoothie!…"
"I have a Blendtec too. You should not have any bits. I don't use the "smoothie" setting as I find it does not always blend raw veggies completely. More of a setting for soft fruits. Try putting it up to full power (10) for 30-50…"
The strings are probably the result of using a less powerful blender. No problem, just use a small strainer to remove any bits that did not get blended. I do this after running things through my juicer. Some people don't mind…"
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Thanks for adding me as a friend, Sandy. This is one of my favorite combinations for making a green smoothie. Blend: Two oranges, huge handful of baby spinach, liquid Stevia to taste for sweetness, ½ teaspoon vanilla if you like, almond milk for my liquid and flavor. Add ice or serve over ice. Enjoy! It reminds me of the sugary Orange Julius my children would buy out at the Mall. Have a great day : )
Welcome to Raw Food Rehab, Sandey. We are rolling out the red carpet for you! This is a wonderful community of people with lots of wisdom and love to share. I look forward to getting to know you better as we cross paths in the Mansion's easy access to learning and friendship. Enjoy!