Find delicious and creative raw smoothie recipes to create in your favorite blender, perfect as a breakfast meal or dessert.
Attention fruit bats: We have a smoothie recipe you are absolutely going to flip for! Presenting Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise's Mango Peach Orange Smoothie complete with a spritz of lemon and lime, a pinch of mint and a hint of ginger. ENJOY and have a fruitful day!
Prepare yourself for autumn ahead with a boost to your immune system courtesy of this delicious and sunshiney smoothie by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen. What's not to love about citrusy fresh orange juice, creamy sweet bananas, enzyme and Vitamin C-rich pineapple and immune-boosting ginseng. Make this one a staple for the weeks to come and help stave off any change-of-the-season ickies.
If you feel yourself falling under the weather halt those ickies right in their tracks with this immune system boosting smoothie by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries. Medicinal ingredients like goji berries, turmeric, and ginger combine with fresh oranges, coconut water (or almond milk), a splash of coconut nectar (or maple syrup), and plenty of ice to create a cooling, soothing, perfectly sweet and antioxidant loaded super-smoothie!
Check out Emma's dissertation on each key ingredient:
Goji berries: Touted as a “superfood”. Gram for gram, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Beta-carotene is important for healthy skin and eyes.
Turmeric: High in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Ginger: Boosts immunity, eases digestion, improves circulation and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Oranges: Very high in vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system.
September is here and you know what that means....the end of watermelon season as we know it. Indulge fully in nature's most juicy and hydrating fruit with this refreshing Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie by Charmaine San Pedro of Not Another Models Blog. She's even given us a green version for those of us addicted to chlorophyll. Enjoy these final days of summer to the max!
Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!
If you've ever wondered what it was like to sip on pure nectar of the God's than this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan is it. Fresh cantaloupe melon blended with banana, a touch of lemon, raw cashews and creamy coconut butter. The result is ambrosia in your glass. Enjoy!
Once in a while a smoothie recipe comes along that will absolutely transport you into a completely different reality upon first sip. This one by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries is one of those recipes. Fresh pear combines with juicy medjool dates, creamy cashews, homemade almond milk, spicy ginger root, ice and chocolatey-rich cacao nibs to tie it all together with a crunch.
Here is a simple way to enjoy one of summer's greatest and most refreshing pleasures: fresh watermelon! The combination of naturally sweet melon with a touch of fresh lime juice and hint of Himalayan salt really brings an entirely new dimension of flavor to this seasonal treat.
And check out all of the fantastic benefits of watermelon (shared directly from Jeeva Lifestyle)
Aids Weight Loss
Excellent post-workout snack
Natural Stress Buster (high in Vit B6)
Great for Skin
Fights Fatigue and keeps your Metabolism in High Gear
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Helps in Urine Infection
Helps clean and eliminate toxic waste from intestines
Good for cardiovascular health
This green smoothie by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen is packed with all the good stuff: fresh fruit, leafy greens, coconut water, popped (or sprouted) quinoa, and even an added medicinal boost of fresh turmeric and ginger root. If you like smoothies with added crunchiness for a fun variation of texture, and like your green smoothies to be substantial enough to hold you over until lunch, you will love this nutrient-packed recipe. Enjoy!
Breakfast Criminals is all about sharing superfood recipes straight from the heart. This particular smoothie bowl happens to also help nourish the heart *chakra* with plenty of green leafy ingredients. If you haven't yet jumped on the superfood smoothie bowl band wagon now is the time and here is a great recipe to start you out on the right track! You wont believe how wonderful and satisfied you'll feel.
This recipe was originally shared on AuraCacia.
Getting a little bored with your usual smoothie combos lately? Give this one a try from Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw! Fresh banana and grapes add that perfect level of sweetness while cucumber and coconut water add refreshing hydration. Avocado bumps up the creaminess factor while kale, spinach, cilantro and parsley add more nutrients and help the body detoxify. Enjoy!
Roll those sleeves up and try your hand at a delicious and nutrient-rich Berry Bliss Splish Splash superfood smoothie shared via Breakfast Criminals! Follow the recipe exactly, or use this quote as inspiration to get creative and follow your own intuition:
“And remember to have fun during this time, don’t strive to be perfect. Perfection is overrated so most importantly pay attention to how your body is responding and journal in the food diary.” – Elena Kulakovska, KUL HEALTHY YOU
One of Breakfast Criminals' most shared and well loved recipes to date!
By adding oats to your smoothies and chia puddings the texture becomes thicker, creamier and ultra delicious. Read on for a fantastic superfood variation of a classic chia oat smoothie bowl complete with magenta-colored pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) and deep green spirulina. Breakfast SHOULD look like a brightly colored work of art, don't you agree?
A work from the chef:
"This combo was truly magical and was the perfect fuel pre-workout. You gotta eat for life folks. Put the coffee and workout stimulants down- they will only harm your liver/kidney/adrenals. Reach for real food and feed your body so it will perform like a race car. "
What do you do when a sweet craving hits and you need something quick and healthy on the fly? THIS recipe - that's what! It's truly one of the most easy and satisfying raw treats around, especially for the warmer weather around the bend. A raw and vegan banana mylkshake with chocolate nibs by Emily vo Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Enjoy and try not to get too much of a brain freeze.
A simple and refreshing kiwi smoothie recipe by Golubka, absolutely packed with vitamin C, enzymes, healthy fats and proteins. If you're allergic to bananas and have to avoid many smoothie recipes because of this you'll love this recipe! She utilizes avocado for a creamy and thick texture. This recipe also happens to be very low-glycemic. Enjoy!
This recipe by Lisa Viger of Raw on 10 a Day or Less is perfect for those looking for a healthy and refreshing way to satisfy a chocolate craving. Fresh orange juice and coconut water help hydrate the tissues while raw cacao adds some serious antioxidants. A dash of cayenne helps improve circulation to induce that tell tale raw food glow. Enjoy!