Curried Ginger Squash Soup

*curried squash soup

Curried Ginger Squash Soup

1 small onion, minced

2T olive oil

2c sweet squash, roasted or steamed- cooked

2T maple syrup, agave, sucanat

2t curry powder

1/4t turmeric

4c hot water or veggie broth

1 veggie bouillon

3t fresh ginger, grated

1/4t cayenne or fresh hot pepper

1/4t salt

3/4c cashew milk *opt

Bring 4c of water to a boil.

In a large soup pot, add the olive oil and sauté the onions with the sweetener until golden and soft. Add the cooked squash, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, salt, black and red pepper. Continue to sauté until the squash, onions, and spices meld, stirring often. Add the boiling water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

In batches, in a blender or vitamix*, puree the soup with the cashew milk. At this point, the soup is delicious without the cashew milk but the crème can be added to create a wonderfully elegant soup. Adjust the seasonings again after adding the crème.

*Caution: blending hot liquids can be extremely dangerous. Fill the blender only half way and proceed in batches if necessary.

Coconut Cream Maca Cacao Nib Chip Power Smoothie

*coconut cream maca cacao nib smoothie

Coconut Cream Maca Cacao Nib Chip Power Smoothie

1c almond or cashew nut milk

1T hemp seed

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T raw Coconut Manna

1T Maca powder

2T cacao nibs

1T chia seeds

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Peach Goji Berry Power Smoothie

*peach goji berry smoothie

My peaches are just coming about now; I have two baby trees that are loaded with fruit and one mature tree not so many peaches, both sweet yellow and white peaches. I used white peaches this morning. This smoothie reminds me of a Lassi, or kefir drink- it’s so delicious, super summery and filled with amazing ingredients from antioxidants to omega 3′ fatty acids.

Peach Goji Berry Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

1T hemp seeds

1t raw agave or raw local honey

2 medium peaches or 1 large

1 heaping T of goji berries

1T gold flax seeds

1T coconut manna

1t vanilla

1 scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Berry Blast Power Smoothie

*BERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE

Holy Berry Blast Power Smoothie

1c nut milk
1T hemp seed
2t raw agave or raw local honey
1/4c blackberries
1/4c strawberries
2T goji berries
2t Maqui Berry poweder
1t vanilla
1scoop protein powder
1T flax seeds
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1c ice
blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed
add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Peanut Butter Cacao Power Smoothie

*PBCACAOSMOOTHIE

Peanut Butter Chocolate Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

2T raw cacao powder

1T raw agave or raw local honey

2T peanut butter

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

1T hemp seeds

pinch Himalayan sea salt

1c ice

blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Variations:

Chocolate Monkey- add 1 frozen banana in place of the ice

Green Coconut Cacao Chip Power Smoothie

*green coconut cacao chip power smoothie

Such an easy way to drink your greens! Baby spinach is really quite benign in smoothies, unlike Kale (blech), I am not a kale-in-my-smoothie kind of girl, spinach on the other hand, I can do. Creamy and sweet, this smoothie is a super satisfying way to start the day or to be indulged as total nourishment after a killer workout. Adding the nibs in with the ice leaves bits of the superfood madness that is raw cacao to be enjoyed as the “chip” part.

Green Coconut Cacao Chip Power Smoothie

1c nut milk- cashew or almond

1T hemp seeds

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T coconut manna

*2T raw cacao nibs

1T chia seeds

1t vanilla

Large handful baby spinach

1scoop protein powder

1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and cacao nibs and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed.

Add the ice and the nibs blend just until smooth.

*if you would prefer total smoothie smoothness, blend the nibs in with everything else, then add the ice.

Summer Peachy Power Smoothie

*Peach smoothie

Summer Peachy Power Smoothie

1c nut milk, almond or cashew

1T hemp seeds

1t raw agave or raw local honey

2 small peaches or 1 large

1T gold flax seeds

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed.

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

Coconut Cream Power Smoothie

*coconut cream power smoothie

Super creamy, raw, and delicious,  this shake will leave you satisfied for hours. Use straight cashew milk for an even more decadent “ice cream” style smoothie. For everyday, I like to use raw almond milk, as it has a lighter taste that compliments the coconut really nicely.

Coconut Cream Power Smoothie
1c almond or cashew nut milk
1T hemp seed
1t raw agave or raw local honey
2T raw Coconut Manna
1T chia seeds
1t vanilla
1/4t cinnamon
1scoop protein powder
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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed.
Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Blueberry Maqui Berry Power Smoothie

It is bluuuuuueberry time! Fresh berries all day every day! I have already frozen my share of the local love so I can pull from my freezer all winter. I throw them in smoothies, pancakes and baked goods. This smoothie is super delicious with or without the Maqui.
Maqui Berry (pronounced MAH-key) is a super-fruit beneficial for detoxification and aiding in weight loss.
Maqui Berry (pronounced MAH-key) is a super-fruit beneficial for detoxification and aiding in weight loss.
Blueberry Maqui Berry Power Smoothie
1c nut milk, or other non-dairy milk
1T hemp seeds
1t raw agave or raw local honey
1c blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2T Maqui Berry Powder
1T chia seeds
1t vanilla
1 scoop vegan protein powder
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1c ice
blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed
add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Peanut Butter Maca Chocolate Chip Power Smoothie

*Peanut Butter Maca Chocolate Chip Power Smoothie

Fricken CRAZY delicious.

I use Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein in my shakes.

1c nut milk
2T cacao nibs
1T raw agave or raw local honey
2T peanut butter
1t vanilla
1scoop protein powder
2t Maca powder
1T chia seeds
1T hemp seeds
pinch Himalayan sea salt

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1c ice
blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed
add the ice and blend just until smooth.