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Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts

June 18, 2018

Mocha Maca Chaga Milkshake

Rich and delicious, superfood Milkshake. Blend ice at end to froth up nicely.  I love this!!!!!

June 28, 2015

"Root Beer Float" Smoothie

As a little girl I'd get utterly giddy at the thought of a Root Beer Float, and to this day, it's connected to many happy childhood memories. As a recipe developer, my goal is to RE-create comfort foods, replacing processed ingredients with healthy ingredients. While visiting a local spice shop, I came across this Root Beer Extract and could not resist. The aroma alone, sent me down memory lane. I was inspired to create! While not an actual "soda" the flavor is quite reminiscent of Root Beer Floats. Just thinking about some raw vegan vanilla ice cream wiht this..YUM!  But for now, this smoothies, inspired by childhood memories, please this little girls' taste buds..I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.    

June 7, 2015

Living Tree Smoothie Spectacular

One of my favorite online stores, Living Tree Community sent me a lovely sample pack of their vibrant living butters. Yesteday, although it's really easy, I wasn't in the mood to cut open a coconut, and opted to create a spectacular blend of these delicious ingredients without having to make a nut milk or coconut milk base. I have to say, everything from this store vibrates with LOVE...and this smoothie, was indeed SPECTACULAR. Turmeric Butter, Mesquite, Maca and extracts are always optional, but take some time to read about them. The added flavors are great, but they are also super nutritious!  I suggest you try some of these products...but if you don't have them available, improvise with almond butter, or any combination of nut butters that seem to go well together. This is one of my quick and easy smoothies..sort of a "cheater" smoothie..making nut milk using butters and water..no straining, no mess.

January 1, 2015

Fig Halvah (Sesame) Smoothie


"Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. 

Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I've always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of  my favorite childhood treat.

November 29, 2014

Pecan-Carob Maca Milkshake

Oh Yum! Thank you Living Tree Community for another fantastic product. Of course this is lick-off-the-spoon-fantastic, but I was in a hurry and wanted to toss together a quick, satisfying beverage. I didn't quite measure everything, so amounts are approximate, but this is so reminiscent of a frothy milkshake. Feel free to adjust as needed.

August 5, 2014

Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?

This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.

May 21, 2014

Mint Carob Smoothie

I received a complimentary jar of Living Tree CommunitAlmond Tahini Carob Butter. All I can say is - LTC - you've created another WINNER! Eat it right off the spoon, spread on dehydrated crackers, or add  it to smoothies, puddings, "cheesecakes," etc.

February 28, 2014

Pecan-Sunflower Seed Milk - Milk Does a Body Good

If you have not explored making your own nut milk, please consider doing so. It is very simple, does not take a lot of time, and is extremely delicious and satisfying!

Tired of almond milk? Try mixing other nuts and seeds. Today I used pecans, sunflower seeds, dates and vanilla extract. It was fabulous!

December 5, 2013

Living (No)-Egg Nog

Last year I created this living no-egg nog for my family over the holidays. This year, I prepared it at our monthly Raw Food Potluck...and everyone loved it.  This year, once again, we're headed out to see the GrandPrincess, and, once again, I'm packing the Vitamix Baby and taking it on the road. Another great holiday treat is cranberry and egg-nog  kale chips. These are divine. As always, feel free to interchange ingredients if you don't have any of them. I'm sure it will come out equally decadent! Here's my version:

November 1, 2013

Deep Cleanse Smoothie

For some reason, I've only juiced parsley, and never thought to use it in a smoothie, until I was at a friend's house the other night, and she prepared one for us. It was great and super refreshing. Parsley is one of the most popular herbs and so often used for seasoning or garnish, that people overlook the amazing healing properties of this vibrant ingredient.


October 31, 2013

Lemon, Molasses, Cayenne Morning Tonic

Morning coffee? Nope! Fortunately, I never adopted that habit. However, I do love the taste of coffee and have found a new way to enjoy a warm, welcoming morning mineral tonic, that can be coffee-ish, if I so choose. Check this out...

October 21, 2013

FenneBeetEry Smoothie (Fennel, Beets, Celery)

One of the oddest concoctions I've ever created. Nothing was measured, but will do my best to approximate. To be honest, I didn't predict this was going to be successful. However, adding these ingredients together, created a very nutmeg-ish flavor reminiscent of eggnog. The color is stunning! Go ahead and add some greens. We were traveling, just got home, and had not picked any up yet.  Any suggestions for a good name?

October 9, 2013

Happy Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

Finding new and interesting raw foods to prepare is a total thrill for me. In the process, I explore lots of different raw products. When I promote or suggest a product, it's only because I really and truly LOVE it. So for those of you looking for something new and fun...check out some of the ingredients below!!! As always you can eliminate any products you don't have, or like, and add your own flair, but this is how I prepared my new seasonal smoothie.

July 2, 2013

Raw Chocolate-Cherry Tahini Martini


Martini anyone? OHHHH..this one you can even share with your kiddles....sometimes, it's all about presentation. Try a fancy glass or straw. Don't hold back on a garnish...treat yourself as you would a guest. Relax and enjoy this special beverage/smoothie. 

May 11, 2013

She Put de Lime in de Coconut...(Smoothie)

She drank 'em bot' up...Yes I did! Simple, easy and delicious.

You can prepare many variations of this...eliminate, substitute, or add to your heart's content...Just enjoy enjoy enjoy! I used water kefir and young Thai coconut (water and meat), but you can use almond milk or any nut milk you enjoy.

May 3, 2013

Green Creamsicle Smoothie

Simply delicious! This smoothie always brings me back to my childhood and Creamsicle phase. Now I can enjoy this magnificent vanilla/orange combo...and get my greens on too!

Pictured is the Creamsicle Smoothie without greens, topping the same recipe with greens. Both are equally delicious.

March 2, 2013

Almond Milk Heaven

I have published How to Make Almond Milk before, but this morning, I was reminded of it's stunning simplicity. For those of you who have never tried it, I URGE you to give it a shot! I'm in Heaven as I sit here sipping one of my all time favorite beverages. All you need is a blender and either a nut milk bag, paint bag(you can get a Lowe's), or a piece of cheese cloth, doubled. 

August 21, 2012

Green Mint Coffee Choco Chip Smoothie

I love the flavor of coffee, chocolate and mint, so why not put them all together in a smoothie? Oh yeah! Delightful! I happen to have fresh mint growing all over my garden, so why not use it? Just a touch of mint adds a remarkable, light tone to this fabulous breakfast!

June 20, 2012

"Fruit Loops" Smoothie

I created a green smoothie for W, but did not tell him what was in it...the first words out of his mouth were "Fruit Loops!" I took a sip...and he was right on! What started out as a "creamsicle" flavor, turned into a smoothie that is reminiscent of Fruit Loops. While I used Medicine Flower concentrated extracts to jazz up my smoothie, feel free to use fresh fruit or other extracts. I have fun with the variety that flavors offer, but you can substitute any of these ingredients with your favorites.

May 12, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

I've posted a Mint Chocolate Chip smoothie previously using almond milk and real mint. Today, I created a similar smoothie with a few different ingredients. This is why I love Medicine Flower extracts so much! You can create an amazing variety of flavors that titillate your taste buds. The flavors are SUPER concentrated, so you only need a couple of drops!

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