Find delicious and creative raw smoothie recipes to create in your favorite blender, perfect as a breakfast meal or dessert.
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!
Didn't stumble across any 4 leaf clovers yesterday for St. Paddy's Day? No worries, you'll feel even luckier after drinking this protein-rich, superfood smoothie. That gorgeous green hue comes from spirulina, a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids. It’s rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). As for that spoonful of bee pollen, it has antibiotic properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses.
Unfortunately in this modern day in age our bodies have to deal with many pollutants from those found in the air we breath to the water and foods we ingest. We can't avoid them completely, but what we CAN do is make sure to provide our bodies with foods that are highly detoxifying. This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles has lots of alkalinizing greens including cilantro (which helps draw out heavy metals), avocado for a healthy dose of brain-nourishing fat, and fresh citrus for a hefty dose of fiber, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. This is the perfect clean-fuel recipe to start your day off on the right foot.
The weekend time calls for at least one special treat, and if you're looking for absolute healthy decadence than this recipe by Emily Von Euw is it! Avocado combines with banana, dates, fresh nut milk and chocolate protein powder to create a thick milkshake-like consistency. The recipe's real pizazz comes from a layer of coconut whipped cream, made simply from coconut milk, vanilla bean, and a pinch of stevia. Top with cacao nibs and you have one tasty creation!
A creamy fruit smoothie rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids from flax and walnuts along with a powerful dose of antioxidants from blueberries. Ground cinnamon gives it a bit of spicy warmth while molasses adds another layer of flavor, a touch more sweetness, and blood-building iron.
When you combine the right ingredients together even the most healthy food can be exciting and taste absolutely amazing. This Super Love Smoothie Bowl was created by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles with a few key ingredients serving as inspiration: hemp seeds, avocado, maca and fresh strawberries. Show your body some LOVE this Valentines day by serving this vibrant superfood smoothie for breakfast. The whole family will enjoy it!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
A sweet and creamy mango beverage by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly inspired by a delicious yogurt drink known in India as lassi. Traditionally this blended beverage is served with spicy food to help refresh the palate and cool the system. This yummy raw version is free of all dairy, and instead relies on cashews for creaminess, fresh lemon juice for an added tang, fresh mango and banana for that deliciously fruity flavor and natural sweetness, and spices of nutmeg and cardamom for a traditional Indian flavor. Try it out, you wont be disappointed!
A thick and creamy double decker peppermint and chocolate smoothie creation by Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education! No refined sweeteners are used in this recipe, only dates and frozen bananas. You also get the benefit of additional fiber from psyllium husk which helps give the chocolate layer an amazing pudding-like texture without having to rely on nuts or additional fats. If you love peppermint and chocolate you're going to love this healthy recipe!
Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.