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Just wondering what everyone's favourite smoothie recipes are? I'm hoping to incorporate them more into my day. I'm not a huge fan of juicing cause I feel so bad tossing all the pulp and am not too sure what else to do with it. I'm especially interested in green smoothies. Look forward to your responses.
13 Days Raw
11-12-2005, 02:32 AM
the only 'recipe' i've done so far is
1 peeled orange
a little water
a BIG bunch of mixed greens
a little honey or agave nectar
whirl that around for a while, check the taste if you need to add a little more honey/agave and then add in some ice to make it nice and cold. mine makes just about a full blender - around 48 ounces, give or take.
i'm wanting to try some 'recipes' that don't call for as many ingredients but this is so good and i'm getting a great helping of greens and fruits.
11-12-2005, 02:50 AM
my favoutie simple smoothie is simply banana and whole oranges and a little water to thin out if needed
My favourite green smoothie atm is a couple of bananas, a couple of oranges, some frozen mango and then as much greens as i can shove in. This justtastes like mango smoothie even my non-"strange" food mother loves this
11-12-2005, 03:23 AM
- I like Alissa's Banana Nut Shake for a (mostly) non-fruit smoothie. Very full feeling after drinking this one.
Other than Alissa's smoothie recipe, I really don't have exact recipes.
- My fruit smoothies usually contain 2 or 3 frozen bananas and often contain
strawberries, kiwis or whatever else I have in the freezer.
- Often I use a citrus juicer to get 2 cups of orange juice and then add
the frozen fruit to that to thicken up into a smoothie. For example: 3 bananas and a large handful of strawberries.
- My green smoothies usually contain romaine lettuce and/or spinach. Now that I've got my sprouter working they'll probably start containing some sprouts too.
The combinations and tastes are unlimited with all the wondrous fruits available.
As for juicing, I have no problem discarding the pulp since the nutrition comes from the juices anyway. The pulp takes a lot of energy to digest and shovel through your system. I really love juicing and enjoy fresh vegetable juices every morning -- especially carrot juice!! I do however try to mostly eat my fruit whole as the fiber in the fruit protects me from getting a sugar rush.
For example, I tend to use my Green Star juicer for carrots and vegetables. Usually the only fruit juice I drink is from a citrus juicer that is used for the liquid part of the smoothie containing other whole fruits.
11-12-2005, 03:25 AM
Orange Creme Smoothie is my favorite hands down.
11-12-2005, 07:09 AM
Samuel, you make your food so fun and so engaging for the senses.
You are a food artist!
11-12-2005, 08:02 AM
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 or 1.5 bananas
Blend well, comes out pink, frothy, and tasty!
I just had one this morning.
I am new to eating raw but my favourite smoothie at the moment is half a mango one banana a juice of one orange and manuka honey. (it is a good skin healer).
I am drinking one now.
Prune juice, figs, 1 banana, blend
1 frozen banana 1 handful strawbs, 200ml water ice, blend.
1C almonds (soaked 24hrs) 1 banana, 8 dates pitted,
a little water and blend.
apple, pear and avocado.
you can get berries and blend them up too.
I think its a case of playing around with different mixes and seeing what you like.
I could live on smoothies they are great.
11-13-2005, 09:32 AM
I like the following:
Kale, pear, raspberry,water
lamb's lettuce, mango or cherry,water
I've mutated one of SamuelWilson's recipes... probably better for the summer, but I find it's SO refreshing! I don't have the amounts here, as I don't measure, but I started with his Mountain Dew recipe... but basically I found this works well with any melon and citrus, then I also add greens (mild like kale, romain, spinach). And a scoop of hemp protein powder for good measure. I add ice and water to make it smooth and thinner, and usually a little squirt of agave.
Thanks everyone! I got motivated and decided to experiment a little. The one I tried today was really enjoyable:
celery, apple, lime, mint
Very refreshing. Thanks again. Oh and now it's 16 days 100% Raw!
11-15-2005, 12:08 PM
I like to make the Indian Lasse from the book and then add a frozen banana.
I think it is -
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup mango pul
1/8 tsp vanilla
dates ( I use a little honey)
and then I add a frozen banana.
11-15-2005, 12:50 PM
I never measure quantities, just throw it in there.
Today I am trying banana, apple, strawberry, spinach
11-15-2005, 03:34 PM
my current fave is soo simple, I get the frozen trop mix from whole foods, add that to 1 banana, i cup water and about 3 cups baby spinach..yummy..fruity..and can't taste the greens.. I also sometimes add 2 tbs hemp powder..
11-15-2005, 04:16 PM
my new fav smoothie is two bananas with a small handfull of mint and a cup of water.. very very refreshing and yummy.
11-15-2005, 04:32 PM
Wow! I just had a banana/strawberry/apple/spinach smoothie and it was fabulous. The spinach was MUCH better than the lettuce, as I used a minimal amount of fruit and ALOT of green and it tasted great. I like alot of lettuce in my smoothies, but I also use ALOT more fruit. With the spinach I get a much greener green/fruit ratio. So fabulous!
11-15-2005, 11:04 PM
I have several favorites!
1) Spinach/Banana/Apple Juice ~ this is what turned me on to the raw diet! My husband made it for me to try. It's soooooo good!
2) Coconut/Almond Smoothie ~ this is awesome! Take meat and milk of 1 young (thai) coconut. Add 2 tbs. raw almond butter and 5-8 dates (depending on how sweet you like it and the size of the dates). I add ice to it. Mmmmm.....
3) Berry Smoothie ~ Blend handful of frozen mixed berries with 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 5-8 dates, banana. Another mmmmm....
11-16-2005, 03:23 AM
1. avocado with banana, a few dates if banana's not ripe enough
2. banana, orange juice and fresh figs
2. banana, orange juice and persimmon
sometimes add water if too thick
11-16-2005, 06:14 AM
For green smoothies my "usual" is banana, strawberry, romaine. Yesterday I tried pineapple, strawberry, celery and it was pretty good but there was a lot of foamy stuff that floated to the top and wouldn't suck up in the straw.
I made a goal this week to have at least one green smoothie every day, so I'm so glad you started this thread!!!
11-16-2005, 11:22 AM
rawandnatural , I made your cranberry/banana smoothie......
My kiddies had it too, they gave it 5 stars !!!! I also give it a 5 ! That is GREAT !!!
My FAV is :
2 or 3 handfuls of greens...I use different greens all the time but kale, celery, parsley are a combo I like, or dandelion, spinach, romaine. I use just a bit less of the bitter greens and a bit more of the mild ones.
1/2 bag of grapes usually red
enough water to get consistancy I'm looking for. My greens and grapes are in the blender when I add the water so I really don't know how much but if I had to guess I'd say 2-3 cups...maybe 4
It does have a "green" flavor but with a sweetness added from the grapes. AND I LOVE IT !!!!!! this recipe does get expensive for me though with the organic grapes being so costly, so sometimes I'll use grapes and apples or pinapple....whatever works really.
SamuelWilson, I've made your "dew" smoothie too and we all LOVE that one also. Just found the recipe for your Orange Cream Smoothie , will try that soon. Thanks SamuelWilson....what a creative streak you have! You are very inspirational :)
11-16-2005, 12:02 PM
:) Hi. Today I made SamuelWilson's Orange Creme Smoothie and was it ever delicious, this is now my favorite smoothie, sooo good. You just have to try it, you'll love it.
Keep smiling :D
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