Nourish and detoxify your body with this delicious superfood smoothie!
- Almond, Coconut or Soymilk (unsweetened, vanilla or chocolate)–2 cups
- Aloe Vera Juice 1/2 cup
- Banana and/or fruit of choice pineapple, organic berries (add something colorful!)
- Liquid Chlorophyll – 1 tbsp
- Bee Pollen – 1 tbsp
- Ground Flaxseed’s – 1 tbsp
- Raw Oatmeal - a handful
- Raw Walnuts – a handful
- Raw Ginger Root – few slices to taste
- Greens: fresh organic Kale, Collards, Spinach, Sprouts–up to you!
- “Green Vibrance” supplement powder–one heaping scoop
Try using organic ingredients whenever possible. Most of these ingredients can be found at Whole Foods in the produce and supplement departments (all supplements are extremely cleansing, but optional). If you are on any medications, you can check with your doctor or pharmacist for potential adverse interactions.
Try this delicious, nutrient packed smoothie in the morning or during the day to give your taste buds a lift and your energy levels a BOOST!
Chocolate Banana Coconut smoothie
-Nutmilk (I use almond or hemp milk)
-1 unfrozen banana
-frozen fruit (mango or raspberries are delish)
-2 tbs raw Cacoa nibs (or just plain, organic cocoa powder will do)
-2 tbs of melted organic, virgin coconut oil (or more…this stuff is so good for you, feel free to throw a little extra in there!)
-sweeten with a few raw dates or a little raw agave nectar
Blend and ENJOY!!
This fall I took a wonderful excursion to Sedona, AZ, where I had the privilege to teach yoga and dance at the Raw Spirit Festival. Some of you are aware that I have incorporated a diet consisting of raw foods for many years now. For those of you who are not familiar with Raw Foods, it’s a vegetarian plant-based diet consisting of uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains – that’s right no meat!!!
Although the idea of eating uncooked fruits and veggies sounds boring, there are actually some exciting and delicious recipes that will knock your socks off! When eating uncooked foods you get the benefit of live enzymes, which contain vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins and essential fatty acids. There are many benefits to eating raw, such as increased energy, strength, stamina, feeling of calmness and balance, disease prevention and weight loss. Plus, it’s good for the environment.
Below is a recipe that I love. If you are interested in thinking outside the box and perhaps stepping out of your comfort zone, then I encourage you to explore the world of raw. I look forward to bringing you new ideas and creative ways to enjoy better nutrition in the New Year. Be well and enjoy!
- 1 sweet red apple, hacked up
- 1 ripe sweet banana, broken up a bit
- ½ ripe avocado, chopped up a bit
- ½ handful of berries
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)
- 1 cup water