Bitter Greens, Watermelon and Ginger Smoothie

This is my go to smoothie; it’s way quick and easy, really healthy and also incredibly yummy.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large leaves of collards, kale, dandelion greens, or other bitter leafy green
  • Large chunk of watermelon (play around with the amount you like for consistency and sweetness)
  • 2 inch chunk of peeled ginger

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high speed blender and blend until nice and smooth. You will need to tamper the ingredients until the watermelon breaks up — but once it does you will not need to add any water or milk or anything, the watermelon, she is magic.
  2. Drink.

Peaches and “Cream” Smoothie

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This is super decadent. I actually almost felt like I was eating a peach milkshake. But no! It is healthy and also delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 small peaches, extra ripe
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk (1 cup almonds, 3 cups water, 2 pitted dates, blend till smooth and drain in a nut milk bag)

Preparation:

  1. Blend ingredients until smooth in a vitamix or other high speed blender
  2. Enjoy!

The Antioxidizer

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YUM!! A mix of many different ingredients all packed with antioxidants make this smoothie a delicious way to start the day. From Eat Raw, Eat Well, by Douglas McNish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp milk (I like to make it with 3 cups of water to 2 tsp. of hemp seeds, plus 2 dates for some sweetness.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped kale or chard or other dark leafy green
  • 8 blueberries (I may have used 10 – 15)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tbls. raw cacau powder
  • 2 tsp. raw hemp seeds

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a cup and drink.

 

 

Vanilla Avocado Hemp Milk Shake

So, I almost never post recipes of shakes, since there are a million and I tend to stick to my regulars (as a side note, I’m a HUGE fan of the, dark leafy green mixed with chunks of watermelon and a chunk of ginger, you don’t need a liquid cause the watermelon is so water based).

But I tried this one this morning and it was SO good. I kept raving about it and finally my boyfriend was like, “Why don’t you blog about it.” Which I’m sure was meant sarcastically but whatever. I am totally blogging about this shit.

I got the recipe from “Eat Raw, Eat Well” by Douglas McNish. It sounded interesting, I had all the ingredients, and I needed some energy this morning. And, it was spectacular.

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While I can’t say it tastes like bacon, I can say it tastes really fing good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of hemp milk (3 tbls. hemp seed, 4 cups water and 2 dates — makes more than 1 cup)
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp. agave
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation:

Blend in a Vitamix until creamy.

Um. Yum! Drink this smoothie. It’s great and will give you lots of energy.