Divine Peppermint Love Smoothie

*peppermint

I was trying out a new vegan protein powder so I wanted to make it simple enough that I could actually get a sense of the taste of the powder- WELL….this smoothie came out SHOCKINGLY, AMAZINGLY delicious…like…REALLLLY delicious…divine actually. I used my DoTerra¬†Peppermint essential oil and holy wow…the health benefits of peppermint are many, find out more here—-> ‚̧

Divine Peppermint Love Smoothie

1c nut/seed milk ( I used a mix of cashew & Hemp for my milk base)

1T hemp seed

1T chia seeds

1t raw agave or raw local honey

2T Coconut Manna

3 drops peppermint essential oil

1 generous handful of fresh spinach

1t vanilla

1T coconut oil

1 scoop protein powder

pinch 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.

Almond Kefir / Fermented Almond Milk

Almond Kefir/ Fermented Almond Milk

Almonds have an amazing nutritional profile, filled with protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. This is an easy, digestible way to get them into your diet and¬†benefit your gut health as well. Because it is cultured, it is filled with probiotics, amazing to fortify your digestive tract when taken daily. Start off with small doses in smoothies, about 1/4c to start. It is sour in nature and adds this amazing yogurt sort of lassi flavor that pairs incredibly well with fruits such as strawberries, pineapples, and mangoes. For a creamier milk, you can remove the skins…I am too busy to add the step, I do not mind the skins!

almond kefir
I keep mine in 2 cup ball jars for easy to measure to make 2 smoothies at one time. It is also easier to make different flavors with smaller portions!

1c raw almonds, sprouted (soaked overnight, drained)

8c water

4 capsules vegan probiotic, opened into the milk and stirred

In a blender, combine the nuts with the 1/3 of the water and blend until completely smooth. Add the remaining water and blend again until completely blended. Pour the cream though a nutmilk bag or through a fine mesh strainer into a glass pitcher or wide mout ball jar- discard the pulp or make use of it in smoothies, crackers etc.

Add in the probiotic and gently stir with a wood spoon. Cover with a cloth and place in a warm spot overnight to let the culture do its thing. When ready, the ‚Äúkefir‚ÄĚ will be under a layer of fatty almond cream- at this point you can separate the clearest liquid from the solids (Kefir) or you can combine it and use this for your smoothies (fermented almond milk). You can reserve about 1/4c of the kefir to use as a starter for your next batch, and you can continue to do so for 3-4 more batches.

The kefir can be flavored further. One of my favorites is to add orange slices and a little bit of sweetener and let that sit once again overnight- then refrigerated. This recipe can also be blended altogether and enjoyed as a orange creamsicle style smoothie.

Raspberry Acai Berry Power Smoothie

*raspberry power smoothie

Filled with natural¬†anti-inflammatory ingredients, omega-3’s and recovery boosting antioxidants…this one is a winner!

Raspberry Acai Berry Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

1T hemp seed

1t raw agave or raw local honey

1T coconut oil

1/2c Raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1T Acai Berry Powder

1T chia seeds

1T golden flax seeds

1t vanilla

1 scoop protein powder

Pinch pink 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.

Strawberry Coconut LOVE Power Smoothie

*strawberry Love smoothie

June is STRAWBERRY MONTH!!! I can literally pound a quart back in the car before I even get them home so around this time I buy them every time I see them. I clean, trim, half ¬†and freeze them so I can have them all through the year. A good freezing tip is to place them on a cookie sheet or plate and place them in the freezer so that they are just frozen enough to handle. Remove them from a plate and into a storage container- this way you don’t have a giant block of strawberry ice to contend with. The local berries are just incredible. I am planning a pick your own trip to maximize my habit.

Strawberry Coconut LOVE Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

1T hemp seed

1t raw agave or raw local honey

2c strawberries

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.

Blood Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie

*blood orange creamsicle smoothie

This is an amazing recovery smoothie- reminiscent of an Orange Julius (remember those???) but filled with omega 3’s and healthy fats and proteins.

Blood Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie

1c nut milk- cashew or almond

1T hemp seeds

2 small blood oranges, peeled and quartered

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T coconut manna

1T flax seeds

1t vanilla

1 scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed.

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Strawberry Coconut Power Smoothie

*strawberrycoconut

Strawberry Coconut Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

1T hemp seed

1t raw agave or raw local honey

1c strawberries

1T gold flax seeds

1T coconut manna

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

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.