Mint Chocolate Smoothie

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

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 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 tsp vanilla pinch of…

Creamy Cashew + Turmeric Ginger Chai Spiced Smoothie

This is quickly becoming a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense meal quality. Also perfect after a workout. Ingredients makes 2 servings, or one big enough for a meal replacement. 2 cups almond milk, coconut water (or favorite non dairy milk) One banana 1/4-1/2 Cup raw cashews (depending on preferred creaminess)…

Spicy Cacao-Cayenne Winter Smoothie

This is a variation on the Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie with raw cacao and warming spices. 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 powder 1/2 tsp…

Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie

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 chunk of ginger

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…

Chocolate-Banana Recovery Smoothie

After hard workouts or really long workouts, it’s recommended to ingest a nutritious amount of protein, carbs and sugars within 30 minutes of completing the exercise to re-balance the body. I’ve always found this difficult since I often find myself at a complete loss of appetite after really hard workouts or races and sometimes just…