Cool & Delicious Raw Food Smoothie Recipes

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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.

Date Shake
1 cup coconut or almond milk
12 pitted dates, chopped
6 almonds
1 cup vegan yogurt (coconut, almond)
4 ice cubes

Blend together until smooth.

Peachy Cherry Juice
6 apples (1-1/2 cups juice)
3 peaches (1 cup juice)
1/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
1 cup ice

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.

Meal-In-One-Fruit Smoothie
1 ripe, medium-size peach
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
1/2 cup yogurt
2 Tbs. granola or buckwheat crunchies

Blend the first four ingredients. Sprinkle granola or  buckwheat on top.

Perfect Pear Blend
1 large pear, chopped
1/2 cup green grapes
1/4 avocado
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice

Blend and top with chopped pecans.

Athlete’s High Performance Smoothie
2 cups plain coconut or almond milk
2 Tbs. raw Tahini
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg substitute like chia seeds or Flegg (flax seed egg replacement) – optional

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.

Carob Shake
3-4 dates, pitted and soaked 20 minutes
1 cup nut or grain milk 1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3-4 Tbs. carob powder
Dash vanilla (optional)

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.

 Hot Redhead
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 tsp. chopped jalapeno pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, peeled

Chop and blend all the ingredients together. Serve immediately.

Ginger Jolt
1 apple, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 cup ice
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and crushed

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.

 Pauling’s Punch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vegan yogurt (coconut, almond)
1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup ice
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and crushed
1 Tbs. molasses

This smoothie is rich in vitamin C and the bioflavonoids. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve.

Morning Glory
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup vegan yogurt (coconut, almond)
1/2 banana
1 Tbs. brewers’ yeast
1 tsp. psyllium seed powder

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.

Chocolate Delight
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
1/2 cup tofu substitute (seiten, tempeh, etc.)
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 tsp. flax seed powder

Blend ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.

Cholesterol Lowering Tonic
1/4-inch slice of ginger
1 clove garlic
Handful of parsley (to absorb some of the odor of the garlic)
4 carrots
1 apple, cut into wedges
Splash of Tabasco sauce (optional)

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
1 medium banana or fruit of choice
1/4 cup coconut or almond milk yogurt
1 to 2 Tbs. concentrated fruit juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup soy milk
1 Tbs. flaxseed oil
1 Tbs. flaxseed meal
Dash cinnamon or mace

Blend all together until creamy smooth.

Grape Ambrosia
1 whole pineapple, skinned
1-2 lbs. organic red grapes
2 tangerines or 1 orange, peeled
1 lemon, peeled

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 Good
1 cup grain milk or nut or seed milk
1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3-8 fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries In a blender, combine  the milk, banana and berries. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Berry Yogurt Smoothie
2 cups berries (any kind)
1 cup almond milk or coconut yogurt
2 tsp. honey or to taste

Blend until smooth and serve.

 

Originally published in 2008.

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