Superfood Smoothies

All smoothie recipes are:

  • Fruit & vegetable based, with small amounts of seeds & nuts
  • Minimally processed
    • Free from refined sugars & concentrated sweeteners (natural or otherwise)
    • Paleo friendly
  • Gluten-free

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Mango Green Smoothie (Kids’ Favorite)

My daughter and I developed this smoothie together. My goal was to get her to eat leafy greens. Her goals were to make see how sweet she could make an all-vegetable and fruit smoothie, and to get me to stop trying to get her to eat her vegetables.

Prep Time: 10 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

My daughter and I developed this smoothie together. My motivation was to get leafy greens into her diet. Her motivation was to make an all fruit and vegetable smoothie that’s as sweet as possible.

1 T. each, flax and chia seeds

1-1/2 c.  grapes

3 c. (approx.) water

1 leaf of Swiss chard or beet greens

1 handful of kale

1 handful of spinach

1 fresh banana

12 oz. of frozen Trader Joe’s Tropical Mix (or 3 oz. each of frozen mangoes, strawberries, banana and pineapple)

4 oz. of frozen mango chunks

Blend flax and chia seeds for approx. 5 seconds on medium speed in a Vitamix. Add water. Add all other ingredients in the order listed. Blend, using tamper as necessary, for approx. 1 minute. Add additional almond milk, while continuing to blend, until the desired consistency is reached.

To make a Mango Green Smoothie Bowl, use 1 c. (approx.) of water to form a soft serve ice cream consistency. Top with fresh or thawed mangoes, strawberries, bananas and chia seeds.

Purple Chocolate Smoothie

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Yield: 6 servings. 

I developed this smoothie in an attempt to get as many anti-cancer foods into our diet after cancer hit our family. For a great list of anti-cancer foods, see Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, the former co-founder and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. We spent a lot of time at UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center one year, and Servan-Schriber’s work came highly recommended.

1 T. each, flax and chia seeds

3 c. (approx.) unsweetened almond milk

3 leaves of Swiss chard or beet greens

2 handfuls of kale

1 handful of spinach

1 sheet of Nori seaweed (such as Emerald Cove Pacific Sushi Nori)

2 medium bananas

3 dried figs (approx. 1 inch in diameter)

3 T. cocoa powder

½  medium beet root

16 oz. of frozen blueberries

4 oz. of frozen pomegranate seeds

Blend flax and chia seed for approx. 5 seconds on medium speed in a Vitamix. Add almond milk. Add all other ingredients in the order listed. Blend, using tamper as necessary, for approx. 1 minute. Add additional almond milk, while continuing to blend, until the desired consistency is reached. I recommend keeping the pomegranate seeds frozen.

For a Purple Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, use 1 c. (approx.) of almond milk to form a soft serve ice cream consistency. Top with sliced banana, fresh blueberries, thawed or fresh pomegranate seeds and almonds or almond butter.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

     Prep Time: 7 minutes. Yield: 1 serving.

This is one of our favorite late-evening snacks, but it would be great for breakfast too.

1 c. unsweetened almond milk

2 T. dark dried pitted cherries

2 Medjool dates, pitted

½ frozen banana

8 oz. frozen dark sweet pitted cherries

1 T. cocoa powder

dash of Himalyan salt (such as Sherpa Pink)

Place the milk, dried cherries and dates in a Vitamix and purée for approx. 1 minute. Add the frozen cherries, banana, cocoa powder and salt. Purée just until smooth (approx. 30 seconds) for a frozen consistency.

For a Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl, use ½ c. (approx.) almond milk to form a soft serve ice cream consistency. Top with sliced banana, fresh sliced cherries, and a sprinkling of Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal (gluten free) or Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal.

Chocolate Cherry Milkshake: To make it more like a milkshake, add 1-2 T. macadamia nut cream (soaked, pureed macademia nuts).

Green Protein Smoothie

 Prep Time: 7 minutes. Yield: 1 serving.

Most experts agree that protein supplements are unnecessary on a plant-based diet, but those who may not be getting enough calories may want to consider PlantFusion’s Complete Plant Protein to their green smoothies. This is a blend of pea, hemp, quinoa and other proteins.  I add it to this simple smoothie recipe, which is adapted from a recipe that I sampled at Trader Joe’s.

2 cups of plant-based milk such as unsweetened almond milk

2 Medjool dates, pitted

2 ripe bananas

2 large handfuls of fresh spinach

2 scoops of unsweetened PlantFusion Complete Protein powder

16 oz. frozen mangoes or peaches

Blend the dates into the milk in a high-powered blender. Add the bananas, spinach and protein powder and blend. Add the mangoes and blend until smooth.

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Blueberry Peach Smoothie

     Prep Time: 7 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

3 cups unsweetened almond milk

3 Medjool dates, pitted

3 ripe bananas

3 large handfuls of fresh spinach

8 oz. frozen blueberries

4 oz. frozen pomegranate seeds

16 oz. frozen peaches

Blend the dates into the milk in a high-powered blender. Add the bananas and spinach and blend. Add the frozen fruit and blend until smooth.

 

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