General Smoothie Formula
Low glycemic Fruit: green apple, blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, kiwi
Greens/Veggies: spinach, chard, kale, parsley, cabbage, kale, celery, cucumber, cilantro
Fat/protein: hemp seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds
Superfoods: Ashwaganda, Maca root, Mucuna, Bacopa, Baobob, Holy Basil, raw cacao powder
Chlorophyll Sunshine Green Juice
This juice recipe is very green and makes a large quantity! Please feel free to work up to these amounts and adjust the recipe to your tastes. We encourage you to try this recipe in full as we believe it will offer you the highest health benefits. Enjoy!
10 stalks of celery
1 bunch kale
1 bunch dandelion greens
2 large leaves of collard greens
1/2 bunch of parsley
2 inch piece of burdock root
1 inch piece of ginger
6 green apples
Wash all ingredients thoroughly. Cut ingredients into small pieces. Run all ingredients through your juicer.
Juicing with a high-speed blender or Vitamix: Pack ingredients loosely into blender until full. Do not overload the blender. Add 1 cup of water and blend until smooth. Keep adding ingredients until everything is blended to a smooth consistency. Add more water if necessary. Pour through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Squeeze the juice from the pulp, saving the pulp for flax crackers or compost it.
Orange Ya Glad! Smoothie
1 banana, peeled
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 tbsp vanilla extrast or 1 tsp vanilla powder
Lots of ice
This recipe was adapted from my memory of what Orange Julius tasted like back in the day. My family and I drank a lot of these over the years!
- Blend all ingredients, except ice, in a high speed blender for 1 minute.
- Add about 1 cup of ice and blend for another minute or two. Check to ensure it doesn’t get hot. Keep adding ice to keep it cool so you can blend it a little longer to achieve a smooth and fluffy texture. Add additional ice at the end to desired thickness.
Tips:If you have a regular blender, soak the almonds over night to soften them up so they blend easier. Also, blend times will need to be longer.
There are a number of things you can do with this recipe. It is basic so adding other fruits would be very tasty. You can also freeze it into popsicles or make ice cream using your ice cream maker.
Simple Strawberry Smoothie
2 cups strawberries or other berries
2 cups spinach
¼ cup almonds (soak in pure water overnight, rinse before using)
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
1-3 pitted dates or stevia to taste (optional)
Pinch of Himalayan salt (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender with 2 cups water to start.
- Add more water to create the thickness you like. Add ice as needed. Remember not to blend too long without ice or the smoothie will heat up.
1 each apple, banana, large carrot
1 cup pineapple and 1 cup spinach
2 stalks celery
½ bunch parsley
¼ cup each raisins and walnuts
3 cups water
- Place all ingredients in blender with 1 cup water.
- Blend until smooth then add the rest of the water. You may want to add more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
- Add ½ cup or so of ice just to cool it off, if you like.
- Drink immediately. Do not store.
The Best Matcha EVER!
1 tsp Matcha powder
1/2 cups hot filtered water (150 degrees)
1/4 cup of Brazil nut or coconut milk
2 tsp raw honey
2-6 drops Stevia
Dash of cinnamon powder
2 1/2 cups cold filtered water (optional for iced matcha)
- Pour hot water into a wide mouth mason jar and add Matcha powder.
- Use a whisk to thoroughly blend the matcha into the hot water.
- Add sweeteners and cinnamon and stir with a spoon.
- If you’d like it iced, add the cold water at this time. Add the Brazil or coconut milk. I like extra ice too.
- Don’t forget using edible essential oils like those from doTerra Cinnamon oil is great for this recipe!
1 cup nut or seeds of choice such as raw almonds, brazil nuts, hemp seeds or coconut flakes (soak nuts for 8 to 12 hours, drained and rinsed)
3 C filtered water
1 T coconut butter (optional)
1 T sweetener of choice such as yacon, coconut nectar, or a few drops of stevia (optional)
½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
- Mix 2 cups water and nuts/seeds (and sweetener, coconut butter and vanilla if you choose) in blender and blend on high speed until very smooth. Be careful to not heat up the mixture by over blending.
- Add the remaining water* and blend a few seconds.
- To separate the nut milk from the nut/seed pulp, squeeze the mixture through a double layer of cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
- Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store in sealed container in the refrigerator; lasts up to five days.*To make the almond milk more creamy add only ½ cup water after blended.
WARMING CACAO DRINK
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 dash cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon canilla
1 cup Yerba mate/tea (optional)
- Blend in Vitamix until warm.
- Feel free to play with the proportions of spices based on your tastes