Tropical because of the fruit. Suburban Summer, because the blended greens give the refreshing smell of freshly cut grass in the summer in the ‘burbs. (I don’t ever get that aroma in the city!)
I have been experimenting with green smoothies, and trying to move past just using spinach. At Trader Joe’s I found in a bag, already washed and cut, ready to use “Southern Greens” that includes collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, and spinach. I also got a variety of organic frozen fruit… makes smoothies quick and easy!!
A very warming jumpstart-type drink, this is my raw-foodist’s answer to all those coffee-shops’ super-spiced autumnal coffee concotions, the kind I used to imbibe while studying for my fall midterms in New England… But it’s also a more healthful (to me in any case) alternative to super-fatty cacao drinks based on coconut or nut/seed milks, which sit in my belly making me feel heavy while my mind gets all cacao-buzzed. In this drink the stimulant is still there, but it’s supported by real cellular nutrition thanks to the carrot juice.
Use in moderation! Cacao is addictive!
The cranberries seem to lighten up the flavor, but aren’t necessary—it’s all about the carrots and spices and cacao.
The coconut oil is for sweetness and smoothness but also to aid in the absorption of the carrots’ Vitamin A, which is fat-soluble.
Today I felt like a cold fruity drink with a bite, so I created this simple but yummy treat. For a frozen dessert, add 1/2 to 1 banana (depending on how creamy you want it) and put in the freezer. And to those braver than I, feel free to add more ginger.
Submitted by bellasera on October 5, 2007 - 7:24pm
3 cups milk, enough for 8 cups of Yerba Mate drinks
Another recipe I found on www.welikeitraw.com Very very Tasty and just what I was looking for to help my cravings for warm coffee in the morning. You can also make the instant cashew milk from raw almond butter or any seed or nut butters. I also made a chai verson with chai tea bags. The variations are endless, I’m going to try it with some organic cocoa. PERFECT!!!!!
Submitted by zhanna8 on September 30, 2007 - 11:03am
makes 2-3 cups
Amazing way to start your day! Elevating, satisfying, nourishing… Reishi – enhance our body’s immune system restoring to its natural state, anabling all organs to function well and improve blood circulation.