Archive for the ‘Smoothie’ Category

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The key to this smoothies success is good quality vanilla extract. I used an all natural, organically grown vanilla straight out of Mexico!

Ingredients:

1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
3 tbsp coconut milk (canned)
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup filtered water

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

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This one is really rich and creamy, and it filled me right up! It would be perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 large banana
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw cashews or cashew butter
2 tsp vanilla powder (ground vanilla beans) or good quality vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw hemp hearts
1 tbsp raw coconut oil
1 cup filtered water

Optional: if you want to sweeten it up a bit, you could add some coconut palm nectar sugar, raw honey or dates.

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, mix everything until smooth. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes and serve.

When I was down in Vancouver last week, I went to eat at Gorilla Food (raw food restaurant created by Aaron Ash) and picked up his recipe book.

I looked through it and went out and bought all the ingredients to make wicked raw desserts and smoothies/shakes!

This morning I came up with the recipe for this smoothie on the fly and it turned out awesome! I didn’t get a picture (how could i forget?!) but here it is!

Ingredients:

1 large banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp raw cashew butter
2 tsp raw maca powder
1 – 2 tsp vanilla powder (you could also use organic vanilla extract, no sugar added)
1-2 cups of water (depending how thin/thick you like it)

Blend everything in blender until smooth!