Protein Reset Smoothie

Inspired by a favorite at the local smoothie shop, I’ve taken to making this at home. The raw sprouted brown rice protein from Organic Living Superfoods is especially digestible, low fiber, unsweetened and unflavored and packed with protein. This is a game changer! Ingredients:  one frozen banana 8 oz homemade or store bought unsweetened almond…

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Inspired by My Darling Vegan’s Raw Shamrock Shake recipe, this is my fave version of a minty, chocolatey treat! Makes 2 servings INGREDIENTS 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen 1 cup almond, cashew or rice milk, add more to thin or use water 1 cup fresh spinach 1/2 tsp peppermint extract 1 TBSP cacao nibs…

Cold Brew Cashew Smoothie

The local smoothie shop makes a version of this that peaked my interest in coffee smoothies for the hot summer. Ingredients: recipe makes 1 serving 6oz cold brew coffee 4oz non-dairy milk (I used almond) 2 dates or to taste if you prefer more or less sweet 2 TBSP raw cashews 1/4 tsp vanilla pinch of…

The CGBTP (Cashew, Ginger, Banana, Turmeric, Protein) Smoothie

This is a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense nutritional quality. Also perfect after a workout, as a mid morning or between meal snack. Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 cup almond milk (or favorite non dairy milk) 2 scoops (1 serving) Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein or  BRM Chai Protein (or your…

Spicy Cacao-Cayenne Winter Smoothie

This is a variation on the Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie with raw cacao and warming spices. Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 2 cups non dairy milk 1 TBSP raw or sprouted sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 TBSP ground flax meal 1/2 TBSP chia seeds 1-2 dates 1 banana 1 TBSP raw cacao…

Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie

Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 2 cups non dairy milk 1 TBSP sunflower seed butter 1/2 TBSP chia seeds 1/2 TBSP ground flax meal 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut 1-2 dates (optional) 1 banana 1 tsp vanilla 6 ice cubes Blend until smooth and creamy. SPICE it up: 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 inch…

Vanilla Coconut-Chia Cream

I made a really tasty “cream” this weekend for adding to cereal or smoothies or on fruit for dessert. It’s super simple and tasty. Keep refrigerated after making and consume with 3-5 days. Ingredients: 1 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut 1 TBSP chia seeds 1 TBSP sprouted or raw sunflower seeds 2dates 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Carrot and Banana Smoothie

This one is a bit like carrot cake and inspired from the Life Alive smoothie menu. You can also juice your carrots first for a lighter smoothie recipe. Ingredients: makes 2 servings 2 cups of water, coconut water or non dairy milk 2-3 chopped carrots 1 banana, fresh or frozen 3-4 dates or 1 TBSP maple…

Strawberry-Chocolate-Ginger-Cinnamon Smoothie

This one sounds like a complete mess, but it’s definitely one of my all time favorites. The cinnamon and ginger give a little fire to to this cold refreshing smoothie. Perfect for anytime of the day and great for a recovery smoothie with added protein. Ingredients: makes 2 servings 2 cups of water, coconut water…

Mocha Mega Smoothie

This is one of my summer favorites as dessert or recovery from along workout. I use Dandi Blend as a coffee alternative, it’s a dandelion-chicory mix that makes a nice smoothie coffee-like hot drink or can be added to smoothies for a little extra flavor. Ingredients: makes 2 big servings 2 cups of water, coconut…

Super Green Juice (or smoothie)

One of the best ways to squeeze a little more green into your daily diet is to juice it or blend it in. Here’s a fresh, healthy recipe for a very, very green juice that will boost any meal or mid day snack. 2 large cucumbers big fistful of kale or spinach 4-5 stalks of…

Strawberry, Blueberry & Kale Smoothie

It’s very Spring like here in Boston this week, so it’s the kick off of smoothie season as well. Here’s another that includes the antioxidant powerhouse-blueberries, and of course, KALE! 2 Cups coconut water, plain filtered water or non-dairy milk 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 banana 2-4 stalks of kale 1…