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SMOOTHIES: Sunny Summer Recipes

Summer Smoothie Recipes

2 cups apricots

1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups almond milk

greens

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 1 cup blueberries

1 large banana

1-1/2 cups of nut milk or water

greens

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1-1/2 cups berries

flesh and water of 1 young coconut

small handful of basil leaves

spinach

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 3-1/2 cups watermelon

1 inch fresh ginger

2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional, for a thicker smoothie)

greens

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 1 mango

1 banana

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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1 cup unhulled strawberries

1 cup frozen unhulled strawberries

1 cup cashew milk

basil

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 1-1/2 cups red papaya

1 cup inner rib celery leaves

romaine lettuce leaves from the middle of the head

1-1/2 cups water

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2 plums

1 peach

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups of water or almond milk

greens

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 1-1/2 cups red or green grapes

2 cups melon (any variety)

greens

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 1 cup of guava or feijoa (pineapple guava)

flesh and water of 1 young coconut

zest and juice of 1 lemon or lime

greens

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 1 cup unhulled strawberries

2 bananas

1 cup water

handful of mint or other green

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 1 cup pitted cherries

1 banana

1 to 2 tablespoons raw cacao

1-1/2 cups water or nut milk

greens

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 2 bananas

1 cup raspberries

zest of 1 lemon

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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 2-1/2 cups cantaloupe

1 cup unhulled strawberries

mint

greens

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 3 bananas

2 tablespoons raw cacao

1-1/2 cups water or nut milk

mint

greens

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 1 mango

2 oranges, peeled

1 cup water

greens

passion fruit pulp, to top the finished smoothie

 

 

SMOOTHIES: “Just Desserts”

“Just Desserts” Smoothie Recipes

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

1 orange, peeled, segmented, and frozen

zest and flesh of 1 orange, peeled

2 tablespoons agave or honey

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1/2 avocado

1-1/2 cups almond milk

pale, mild greens

Blend all ingredients except the poppy seeds.  Add the seeds and stir through on low speed, or stir in manually.  Serve garnished with poppy seeds and grated orange zest.

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 Choc-Mint Pattie

2 frozen bananas, sliced

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

1 cup ice cubes

2 drops pure peppermint essential oil

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1-1/2 cups almond milk

1 cup torn kale

Blend and top with grated raw mint chocolate.

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 Raw Vanilla Ice Cream

1-1/2 cups cashews, soaked 4 hours

1/2 cups young Thai coconut flesh

2 cups young Thai coconut water

1 cup agave and/or maple syrup

2 whole vanilla pods, quartered

good pinch of salt

Blend all the ingredients until well combined and smooth.  You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender jug a few times.  If it’s too thick, add a little more liquid.  Pour the cream into ice cube trays and freeze.  Once frozen, pop them out and store in a labeled bag or container in the freezer to use as needed for adding decadence to smoothies.  To serve as ice cream, refrigerate the cream and churn in an ice-cream maker to process the frozen ice cream blocks in a high-speed blender till it reaches a soft ice cream consistency.

 

Super Green Ice Cream Variation:  Make vanilla ice cream as above and add 2 tablespoons green powder, like Deep Green Alkaliser, Vital Greens, or barley grass powder, and/or matcha green tea powder as needed when blending.