5 Easy Ways to Get Even More from Your Smoothie

iStock 000017201805XSmallA year and a half after posting the Perfect Smoothie Formula (and probably three years after I started using it), the smoothie is still an everyday habit of mine. Even when I’m sick of smoothies, my wife still wants hers, so we make ‘em. And vice versa.

I have to be honest; I don’t change it up too much. Even with the limitless possibilities afforded by the formula, it’s pretty much the same most days: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and banana are the mainstay ingredients, augmented by a rotating cast of characters like whatever protein powder I like at the time, a green vegetable, a combination of seeds and nut butters, and sometimes virgin coconut oil or an omega blend.

But over time, I do discover new ways to get just a little more nutrition from my daily smoothie, or a way to make it a little quicker to prepare (because when you’re putting 15 different ingredients in and it’s every single day, it adds up to a lot of time).

And that’s what today’s post is about. Below are five biggest changes I’ve made to my smoothies over the past few months. I hope you’ll be able to use one or two of them in your own. And if you’re still not making smoothies, I highly recommend you check out the formula and get started. Like, today.

Here we go …

1. Include raw pumpkin seeds as a terrific source of iron and protein.

I stole this idea from Rich Roll, who I believe mentioned it in his book Finding Ultra. I use about a tablespoon or two of pumpkins seeds (without shells) per smoothie; any more and the taste is too strong. I grind them into a powder in the Blendtec before adding any wet ingredients, but if your blender won’t do this, you could probably grind up a bunch in advance in a food processor or coffee grinder and then store the powder in the fridge or a few days.

I do the same with flax seeds and chia seeds, which brings me to tip #2, a huge time-saver …

2. At the beginning of the week, divide all your dry ingredients into single-serving containers.

Over the years, I’ve added a lot of dry ingredients to my smoothie. I usually use at least two kinds of protein powder (hemp, rice, and pea make for a good amino acid blend), the aforementioned pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds (about a tablespoon each per smoothie) and often a superfood powder or two (Navitas Naturals makes some really good ones).

Needless to say, this is a lot. When you have to reach for, open, scoop from, and close seven different containers just to get the base for your smoothie, it takes way too long.

Finally, the solution hit me: buy 6 little Rubbermaid containers, and once each week, load them up with all the dry ingredients. Then each day, just dump one into the blender to grind up before adding the wet ingredients. I store mine in the refrigerator since the chia seeds say to do so; otherwise the pantry should be fine.

3. Chop and freeze your fruit and vegetable scraps to throw in your smoothie later.

In my house, we produce a lot of broccoli stems, strawberry tops, and leafy greens that are approaching their end. They used to go to waste (compost at best), but once we got the Blendtec we started a container in the freezer for each one. Each day when we add frozen fruit to the smoothie, we also add a handful of these things.

I’ve always been a fan of getting some greens in my smoothie, but I never consistently did it until we started keeping these frozen scraps on hand. Even with something like spinach, which works fine when it’s fresh, I find that I more consistently have it on hand this way since it keeps so much longer in the freezer. I also think frozen vegetables are a little less flavorful than fresh, a good thing when they’re going in a smoothie.

4. Buy the brown, spotted bananas (at a discount!) and peel and freeze them.

The fruitarians and 30 Bananas a Day crowd always talk about their “dinosaur weiners” — the brown, spotted bananas that look to be a little past their prime (and how archaeologists universally agree that dinosaur dongs looked). Apparently though, this is when bananas offer the most nutrition — so when you’re getting them at a discount and freezing them, it’s a double score!

It’s much easier to peel them before they’re frozen than it is after. But if they’re really ripe, you’ll need to keep them separated so they don’t stick together once they freeze. Just lie them on a tray on some parchment paper in the freezer, then once they’ve frozen, you can transfer them to a bag or container and use them one at a time as needed in your smoothie.

5. Pick one superfood each day to add.

I know, I’m over the word “superfood” too. But I don’t really have a better word for “fruit or vegetable with some amazing nutritional properties that you never really find an excuse to eat otherwise, especially not raw,” so superfood it is.

A little bit of ginger is great (not to mention cheap); so is almost any dried or fresh berry (except poison ones), cacao nibs, dried or brewed tea, hemp seeds, chlorella … the list goes on and on and depends largely on your nutritional philosophy. But the point is that the smoothie is such an excellent vehicle for delivering the foods that are normally tough to find a place for in your diet, and just picking one and rotating every week or two can add a lot of nutrition, variety, and fun to what you eat.

What’s your best smoothie tip?

So that, friends, is the state of my smoothie-making, and I hope you’ve found a tip here you can use to make your own smoothies healthier or easier.

Now, I’d like to hear from you. You see, my friend Pete is a fellow vegan, runner, and smoothie nut, and he and his family came to visit us in Asheville a few weeks ago. I figured that since he reads No Meat Athlete and also uses a Blendtec, he probably made smoothies the same way I did. But when he made one for us, he used completely different stuff and it tasted completely different, in its own good way (that’s where I got the ginger idea).

Now I’m wondering if there aren’t as many different smoothie approaches as their are people who drink them. I hope you’ll share your own favorite smoothie tip in the comments, so that we can all benefit from it and give it a try.

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  1. Nice tips! I can appreciated how, over time, you add more and more elements so it becomes quite a process in the morning, so I like your containers idea.

    I’ve actually really committed to your smoothie + big salad idea everyday for the past few months, and it’s true, you can’t mess up too much otherwise. It’s working really well!

    I’ve landed on a good concoction I’ve been drinking every morning for the past few months – hemp milk, beets, white miso paste, spinach, blackstrap molasses, lemon juice, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger.

    It might sound a bit gnarly, but it’s pretty tasty. Color is fairly ghastly though :)

    Hemp milk I make ahead of time, with 1/2 cup of seeds to 4 cups of water in the blender.

    The other parts I’ve thought through pretty well since I’m vegetarian and using it as a way to make sure I’ve got good fat and iron every day– hemp for good fats, beets for fiber and potassium, white miso for salt and fermented goodness, spinach for iron, aided by the lemon juice (vitamin C) for iron absorption, molasses for iron and potassium, turmeric/cinnamon/ginger for their anti-inflammatory properties, and also for a little spiciness.

    Looking for something to add to cover B vitamins, any suggestions?

    I thought of nutritional yeast, but that would make for a very yeasty smoothie, and might not taste very good…

    -Caetie (a happy no-meat athlete!)

    • I add Brewer east and flax seed power to my smoothly every day

    • trish castellano says:

      OMG! I loved reading your story, and I plan on making your recipes as well. I am a 64 year old female that decided to go almost vegan, about 2 years now. I love to collect recipes, and manage to try a lot of them. My daily ritual is a morning smoothie, which is mostly green, and some fruit, however, I use blueberries every time. I do a lot of experimenting as well, alternating often, and each one works out well for my body. Here goes:
      1 cup almond milk, or coconut milk
      ice cubes
      raw nuts
      green tea
      cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cayenne pepper, fennel seed, a
      handful of kale, spinach, bok choy, collards, celery stalk, one carrot, handful of blueberries, 1/2 orange, 1/2 apple, 1/2 banana, 1/4 lemon, shot of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup greek yogurt. I feel sensational!

  2. I used to use frozen bananas and a lot more fruit but I stopped the bananas and cut back on the fruit to avoid access sugar/fructose consumption.
    My go to formula:
    2 frozen strawberries or 1/4 cup blueberries
    4 ice cubes
    1.5 cups almond milk (can dilute with water)
    1 Scoop Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein powder
    1 Scoop Green Powder of your choice (Spirulina,etc)
    1 Scoop Maca
    1 Scoop Hemp Seeds
    1 large handful of greens (Kale, Chard,Romaine etc)
    A few drops of stevia
    That’s it, low sugar and very good. My scoops are aprox. 1 Tablespoon.

  3. Last year for thanksgiving, it was my task to make cranberry sauce. I made a huge batch of cranberry sauce from scratch:

    http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cranberry-ginger-and-orange-chutney

    It was super delicious, but of course we had so many left-overs that I froze most of it, except for a little jar I kept in the fridge to use during the week. I ended up adding 2 Tbsp at a time to my smoothies and it added incredible flavor! <– and a bit of sugar, but if you are not afraid of it… ;)

  4. Thanks for the ideas and tips. Specially like the one about freezing the ends of vegs and fruits, I never thought of that…
    My daily smoothie is easy & delicious, and always has the same base so I don’t have to think about it: 3 cups water, ice cubes, some ginger, some lemon (skin and all), some cucumber, lots of kale, a celery stick if I have it or a carrot. Then I add a couple of fruits: banana/kiwi/orange (skin off)/melon/pear/apple. For post-workout I add some hemp powder. Sometimes I add lucuma powder which as well as being some kind of superfood (whatever…) adds a lovely sweetness…

  5. Ginger pinapple & mango go good together for me. I usually have a mix of pumkin & sunflower seeds around never put them in a smoothie thou hemp I have not a bad mix

  6. I use all those same things in different combinations as well. I also often add Maca powder, cinnamon or apple cider vinegar- just enough to give it a tart zing without tasting vinegary. Cacao, Maca, banana and avocado with vanilla almond milk and a few dates makes a really nutritious smoothie that tastes just like a chocolate shake. :)

  7. I’m like you- scooping out 10 different things to put in a smoothie every morning gets old quickly. I make a big batch of smoothie base and put it in ice cube trays to save some time! http://www.sideofsneakers.com/2011/11/14/green-monsters/

  8. I peel the bananas and then cut them into chunks before freezing. You don’t need the parchment, just toss them in a container. They stick together, but since they are small chunks you just break them apart as needed. As a bonus, you can easily control how much banana goes into each smoothie.

  9. Some great tips here, we are all about not wasting food so I especially liked #3. I never thought of that before!

  10. Thanks so much for these extra tips! I’ve been using your smoothie recipe for over a year now and it’s been so fantastic. I have definitely taken advantage of the overly ripe sale bananas before; I just cut them into smaller, blender-sized pieces and tossed them in the freezer. I also try to buy fruits when they’re on sale and freeze them if that happens to be cheaper than buying frozen fruit, and I generally buy the kale and spinach I throw in my smoothies frozen since that tends to be cheaper.

  11. I also make a smoothie each morning. I drink half in the am and half when I get home from work instead of the snacking I used to do. I put a tbsp of Tahini in my smoothie for extra protein. I also freeze grapes and throw those in with my greens for some sweetness and the nutrients from the skins.
    My smoothies are loosely based on the ones in the “Thrive” book from Brendan Brazier.

  12. To save time on mixing three different protein powders – try SunWarrior Warrior Blend – it’s great and gets in your complete amino acids!

  13. I’d leave the oil out of the “formula.” Goodness, I sure don’t need extra calories! Besides, I’d rather have the oil where it goes better, like in a stir fry, or on a baked potato or something, rather than wasting it in a smoothie! I feel the same with with the nut butters. I’d rather enjoy them separately. With a smoothie, I feel like it’s too easy to pack it with calories, and drink it all down mindlessly. I’d rather enjoy a piece of toast or just a small spoonful of nut butter (or nuts) now and then. Flaxseed–now there is something I could add a bit.
    And I don’t put sweeteners in, just extra calories, and it’s usually sweet enough. If not, I add a bit of stevia.
    Our smoothies usually consist of 2 bananas, a peach, an apple, some berries, water and soymilk. (or whatever kind of plant milk we have around.) Apple really makes it special, you just have to use one that blends easily. :) We throw in spinach when we have it, sometimes a single kale leaf, no stem works nicely! (other greens, blech!)

    • You don’t want to use soymilk it has a lot of negative properties. hard to digest. estrogen. if its not organic its genetically modify.zGMO,s

  14. You mention chlorella above as a “superfood”. I’ve seen it mentioned in a couple places recently, but I don’t know anything about it. Anyone at NMA feel qualified to post about it? I’d love to know more.

  15. I do the egg-milk-fruit-green veg theme with variations for breakfast and/or mid-afternoon snack. Sometimes I add a shitload of cocoa powder for the extra magnesium, sometimes I add parts of the egg shell to up the calcium content. And/or bananas, chia seeds, super fruit rice or hemp protein powder, ginger, rolled oats, yoghurt, avocado, tofu… basically anything the house can offer. The only not-so good smoothie I’ve made hade blueberries and cashew nuts in it. Apparently a less good combo.

  16. My tip is simple: start throwing things in the blender. I bulk up from time to time so I look for additional calories and nutrition. I throw in handful of granola, or a tablespoon of flax seeds, or some olive oil…anything to increase fiber, calories, and nutrition. I even put in pieces of avocado. The variety keeps things “fresh” and allows for creative exploration!

  17. The blender works great for smoothies and I thought I needed an expensive juicer to make green juices. I found that my Ninja blender does an awesome job of making mean green juices and all I needed was a strainer and some cheesecloth!
    I like to make my mean green with: celery, carrot, cucumber, spinach, kale, lemon, coconut oil, water, and lots of ginger (the more ginger, the meaner)!
    It all blends into a thick soup mixture but then I pour it into the strainer and then use the cheescloth to squeeze every last bit of juice out of the pulp. Squeezing the juice out with the cheesecloth is super fun for me for whatever reason!
    It cleans up faster than a juicer would and I’m quite happy with the juice…makes me feel Mean and Green!!!

  18. Good tips and great recipe. It definitely hits the spot after a long run.

  19. Freezing bananas has changed my life. Not only are they perfect for smoothies, now I no longer feel guilty when they go uneaten and start turning brown! What a great idea to do this with other fruits and veggies as well.

    One of my other favorite smoothie additions is peanut butter or almond butter—you don’t need that much, but it makes a wonderful, filling addition to a protein shake. Yum.

  20. I love a teaspoon, or so, of unsulphured blackstrap molasses in my smoothie mix. It’s a great post long run/ recovery addition since molasses has lots of electrolytes. I also love coconut water instead of regular h2o as an extender for the same reason.

  21. Julia Clark says:

    My family grows bunches of kale in our garden, I tried putting some in my smoothie concoction once and it was so terribly bitter the whole smoothie was quite gross. I brain stormed for a while, knowing how good kale is I wanted to figure out a way to bring it into my smoothies without having to drink it with my nose plugged. So I put it in a food dehydrated at low enough temperature that the nutrients didn’t get sucked out along with the wet. I blended it into a fine powder and now throw in a scoop of that in my smoothies, can’t taste it at all! I’m also a huge carrot juice fan, so make batches of that ahead of time to add for the liquid part of my smoothies. Isn’t it so much fun experimenting with smoothies!? I call it my meal in a cup!

  22. @Emily chlorella is a naturally occurring green algae. Primarily used for immune system boost but has long list of “possible” benefits. Cancer prevention, reducing high blood pressure, reducing of high cholesterol, helps with arthritis, its a rather long list.

  23. I always add sweet potatoes to my smoothies…they make them creamy like a milk-shake and VERY filling!

  24. I add a little cayenne pepper from time to time for a little kick. It goes great in a chocolate smoothie!

  25. Constance says:

    I have 2 smoothies every day – one for breakfast, one for lunch. I make them with less liquid so they eaten with a spoon. These are super easy to take to and eat at work.

    The breakfast is 1 cup cooked oatmeal, 1/2 cup berries, 1/2 banana, 1 TBS ground flax seeds, 1 TBS ground pumpkin or sun flower seeds, 1/2 cup soy milk.

    My lunch smoothie is 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice, handful of greens, some sprouts, 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1/8 avocado, 1 TBS almond butter, 3/4 cup water.

    I add protein powder, more fruit, nuts, etc as needed for calories depending on how long/if I’m running that day.

  26. My smoothies are usually: ice cubes, berries, banana, spinach or kale, water and soy or almond milk with flax seed, maca,ginger/cinnamon/turmeric and stevia…BUT, there is an apostrophe to my “vegetarian-leaning-toward-vegan” status: I add a tablespoon of gelatin (Great Lakes brand) to every smoothie. My legs used to be so stiff after sitting,that I hobbled like an old lady, but the gelatin has worked absolute wonders for me.
    And BTW, my Ninja blender works great, but if I’m only making enough smoothie for me, I will use my mini, two-cup blender and it works amazingly well at blending up even the greens (as long as I blend the ice cubes first before adding anything else)

  27. My recipe:
    Bunch of kale
    2 cups frozen blueberries
    1 banana
    2 cups OJ
    2 cups Almond Milk
    1 tbsp chia seeds
    2 tbsp flax meal
    2 tbsp peanut butter
    1 scoop Plant Fusion protein powder
    1 tbsp honey
    1 tbsp coconut oil

    One or two a day and loving it. I really like the combining dry ingredients up front. It takes forever unloading the pantry every time. Thanks for advice! Comments on how to improve my smoothie are appreciate too :)

  28. I love the smoothie formula- I don’t always add the extra oil but I found I liked it. I definitely notice the difference, and when I crunched the number the extra calories were a welcome addition. I don’t realize how low in calories I can eat if I’m not careful.

    Personally, I love the green smoothies- the more greens, the better- and I like the smoother fruits with less tart stuff.

    But remembering to throw in protein powder is helpful to get that protein in!

    Overall, returning to vegetarianism (after a 10 month experiment in meat eating!) has really helped me in increased endurance, faster recovery, and a crazy 1minute, 40 second drop in my mile time! :-)

  29. Your advice about using seeds is the same as from my friend, Adrienne, who is a dietitian. Seeds and nuts are nature’s power and strength-giving foods!

  30. I like to keep smoothies as simple as possible, so it digests easily and I get the nutrients easier and quicker. My smoothies have about four ingredients usually:
    Bananas (frozen)
    Berries (frozen
    Water
    Maybe dates
    Maybe spirulina
    So simple and I get so much energy really quickly! I am part of the 30 bananas a day crowd, and I have never felt better than i do eating piles of fruit :)

  31. Hi Matt, I know you are not trying to lose weight, but I just found this article that is very interesting for those of us that are:

    http://www.lanimuelrath.com/weight-loss/to-smoothie-or-not-to-smoothie-the-skinny-on-blending-your-fruits-and-greens/

  32. A great time saver for smoothies. I blend a container full of my seed mix and keep it in the fridge. That way I only have to open one container and pour in a couple of tablespoons. blend chia, hemp, sesame, sunflower, flax, and pumpkin seeds; I sometimes throw in some nutritional yeast as well. A tasty and wholesome mix. Dried seaweed thrown in is also a good way to some quick nutrition.

    • Sarah, that is a great idea blending the seeds, just one thing to remember is that the fat in seeds oxidizes more easily when in contact with the air, and blending will increase that air contact. (Oxidizing breaks down the fat, making it less nutritious and some studies suggests is harmful when introduced to the body) I don’t know if it’s significant how much oxidation occurs, but something to keep in mind.

    • Oh, I thought you meant crushing them. I don’t think you did mean that, did you? My bad.

  33. Also, the more ripe the banana—the sweeter. Though it’s plus/minus since the starch has already converted to sugar it raises our blood sugar level quicker than a less ripe banana.

  34. Mine is simple. I make this about 45 mins before a morning swim or run. I do not want it to be to heavy or protien packed. Makes for easier digestion pre-workout)

    8-10 oz. kiefer (this is a yogurt like drink – PACKED with probiotics)
    3 thawed strawberries (put them frozen in a small Tupperware container the night before and put it in the fridge – perfect by morning)
    A dozen or so blueberries (thawed frozen – same container)
    Half a banana
    A good size spoonful of ground flax seed

    Blender until smooth – about 45 seconds

    Done. Perfect smoothie.

  35. My latest favorite smoothie:
    1/2 cucumber
    1/2 avocado
    handful of greens (lettuce, spinach or Kale)
    frozen banana
    frozen strawberries and or raspberries
    1 scoop Vega (natural)
    coconut water
    blend and then stir in chia seeds.

  36. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie says:

    Thank you for sharing your great advice, I’m a huge smoothie fan and am always looking for fun new recipes. I included your great piece in my Smoothie Challenge post – http://moicontrelavie.com/2012/11/10/mclv-mange-october-smoothie-challenge/

  37. Great information. I have a question. I’ve purchased a couple of powders from Navitas Naturals which I want to incorporate into smoothies. I want to know which method of incorporating them is recommended. Is it better to add the two different powders [since it’s a small amount, such as a tablespoon] into a completed smoothie once it is blended, just adding and mixing the powders with a spoon? Or would you just recommend throwing all the ingredients into the blender, including the powders?

    • Sonic, I’ve tried a bunch of the Navitas Naturals powders, often several at a time, and I always just add them to the blender rather than trying to stir in at the end — I don’t like getting clumps in the smoothie. Some blenders will work better if you start with the liquid and ice ingredients and fruit, then add powders once everything is slightly blended.

  38. Love your site! I’m just now getting into the swing of smoothies and love to supercharge them. I started making triple batches of everything and freezing them in drinking glasses. Once they are frozen I plunge the glasses in boiling water until the smoothie “bomb” comes loose. I quick wrap it up in saran wrap and toss into oversized baggie in the freezer. Viola!

    Thanks for all the great tips!

  39. Hey there! I am a new owner of the nutri blender. I swear I’m not from the company, but I’m an avid walking infomercial for them lately…. ((Sorry!)). I’m super amazed at how it allows me to create perfect green smoothies, even when dealing with chards, kales, and collard greens.
    This is what I dont know… I always wanted a high-end blender like Vitamix, or a masticator machine, but I never shelled the money out for one. Then this little $99 puppy came along. So, I’m super interested in what you all who have to say about it.
    So, anyone have a nutri blender now, and also have experience with these other high-end machines? Is this thing really as amazing as I think it is, or would I still be better off with a higher end machine??? Thoughts?

    • Vitaqueen says:

      I have a Vitamix and I love it. My friend has a nutribullet and it is ok. My Vitamix does so much more that I would only have an interest in the nutribullet if I needed something for travel. My breakfast of champions is as follows. Watermelon, spinach, grapes, banana, 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats, 2 tbs flaxseed, 2tbs chia seed, 1tbs maca all into Vitamix. Blend and drink up. Great for dinner too, I leave out the maca. It gives me too much energy.

  40. I tried adding Spirulina/Ging Seng to the mix. It worked out quite good, but max 1 small teaspoon, because it has it’s specific flavour, it depends i guess on each one’s tastes.
    Thanks for sharing, I looked up to see if someone thought about mixing seeds :D
    Bless;)

  41. I like mixing stuff and one of my best recipes goes like this:
    1 Whole avocado
    About 15-20 grapes
    2 Apples (I usually do 1 green and 1 red)
    2 Tablespoons of date syrup (I love it as a natural sweetener)
    2 Tablespoons of sunflower seeds
    2 Cups of water
    1 Cup of ice cubes

    And that’s it. Hope you liked it :)

  42. Natural Frozen Greek Yogurt or a Frozen Soy Yogurt are delicious in smoothies. I also pick gallons of berries in the summer, reduce them in a pot by 2/3 (without sugar), then jar them to use in my smoothies all year round to save money on frozen berries or berries out of season. The concentration of berries are a serious antioxidant boost.

  43. I absolutely agree with buying the spotty bananas discounted (assuming you like them!) I go to a local market near closing time where some vendors have trays of assorted fruit and veg for dirt cheap. I also buy bags of old bananas for incredibly cheap prices then peel and freeze at home. For an iron boost I add blackstrap molasses to my smoothies. If I’m more in a calcium kinda mood, I make a banana smoothie (vegan) with tahini and raw cacao powder. Chocolate and tahini is such an awesome combination.

  44. mamak1967 says:

    I make up a smoothie almost every morning that consists of 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 tbsp ground flax seed, 3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1/4 cup frozen raspberries. I have added a rice protein powder to it before, but find it makes it really chalky tasting. It tastes really good and makes about 2 cups. I haven’t added anything for greens, would anyone have any suggestions on what I could add that wouldn’t make it taste funny or any ideas on how to prevent the chalky taste if I added the protein powder?

    • Rice protein powder in general tastes chalky to me. You could try hemp (less protein, sort of earthy-tasting). Or not use it at all; that’s what I’ve done for the past year and been totally fine.

  45. This morning I made a wonderfully unique smoothie that definitely woke me up and packed a huge punch!
    Ingredients:

    Apple cider vinegar
    Fresh Ginger
    Greek yogurt
    Coconut oil
    Coconut Milk
    Honey
    Carrots
    Apples
    Cayenne pepper
    *i eyeballed everything no specific measurements. Try it based on you and they type of taste you’re into!!! :)

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