These naturally cool, cleansing raw food smoothie recipes are perfect throughout the year. Ingredients should always be organically grown, fresh and raw. Drinks have the benefit of rapid assimilation of nutrients to break down and flush out toxins quickly, as well as provide a lubricant for the body.
|Frozen Avocado Shake
1 apple (1/4 cup juice)
1/4 cup mashed avocado
1/4 banana, mashed
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1 cup ice
Juice the apple. Set aside 1/4 cup of the juice.
In a blender or food processor, combine the apple juice with the remaining ingredients, and blend for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Serve immediately.
Blend together until smooth.
Peachy Cherry Juice
Separately juice the apples and peaches. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the apple juice and 1 cup of the peach juice.
In a blender or food processor, combine the juices with the remaining ingredients, and blend for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Serve immediately.
Blend the first four ingredients. Sprinkle granola or buckwheat on top.
Perfect Pear Blend
Blend and top with chopped pecans.
Athlete’s High Performance Smoothie
Combine all other ingredients and process in a blender. Then add the egg substitute into the mixture. Blend a few seconds and chill or serve.
For an old-fashioned, soda-fountain type of treat. Place dates in a small bowl with just enough water to cover. Let them soak 20 minutes; drain. In blender, combine the dates, nut milk, banana, carob powder and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.
Chop and blend all the ingredients together. Serve immediately.
This is a good smoothie for a queasy tummy. Drink it slowly. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
|Hindu Love Goddess
1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup vegan yogurt (coconut, almond)
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
This sensual treat is a traditional stimulant. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve.
This smoothie is rich in vitamin C and the bioflavonoids. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve.
Psyllium seed powder is an excellent source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber feeds the healthy bacteria in your colon, promoting regularity and reducing cholesterol. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve.
Blend ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.
Cholesterol Lowering Tonic
Juice the ginger and garlic first by placing them in the center of a handful of parsley and feed it into the juicer. (This reduces much of the garlic odor.) Follow with the carrots and the apple.
Blended Fruit Smoothie
Blend all together until creamy smooth.
In a heavy-duty juicer, using the juicing screen, put the pineapple, grapes, tangerines and lemon through the machine and into a bowl. Drink as is, or dilute it with water. Refrigerate. The ambrosia will keep for 1-2 days.
Berry Yogurt Smoothie
Blend until smooth and serve.
Originally published in 2008.