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Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Amazing Grass came out with a new flavor of greens, Orange Dreamsicle Green SuperFood. I really wanted to try it, but I didn’t think it would go well with my usual morning fruit smoothies, so I came up with this little recipe and it was a winner!

Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
is an excellent product! The products are made from mostly organic greens, and contain no fillers.  Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is a non-dairy, completely vegan product, providing the most nutrient dense combination of fruits, vegetables, and greens, needed to energize and nourish the body. Amazing Grass comes in a variety of flavors, and in different serving size containers. I usually purchase the original greens in the jar size, while purchasing the other flavors as single-serving packets. I highly recommend this product for the price, flavor, and effectiveness. Check out some of my other smoothie recipes using these delicious greens.

Sorry, no pictures. We drank this smoothie way to fast for me to get the camera out…


Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie.

Ingredients:
1 packet Orange Dreamsicle Green SuperFood
1 tsp lecithin
1 tsp organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
1 T maca powder
2 T lucuma powder
1 T Coconut Secrets Coconut Flour
1 tsp bee pollen
4-6 drops Vanilla Creme flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia (you can use Valencia Orange as well, or combine the two flavors)
1 T raw coconut butter
drizzle sweetener sap (agave, raw honey, or Coconut Secrets Coconut Nectar)
1/4 cup organic dried shredded coconut
2 T vanilla hemp protein
1-2 T raw cacao nibs (optional)
3-4 oranges juiced (use more or less depending upon taste)
4-5 bananas (medium-sized)
1/4 cup pineapple chunks (freeze before use)
1/4 cup mango chunks (freeze before use)
4-6 ice cubes
fresh coconut water to cover

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and mix until super smooth and creamy. Yummo!

Super Berries and Papaya Smoothie

I was so proud of my son’s guest blog post and recipe last night, that I thought I would create another smoothie recipe that would have a similar flair to it. So I created this morning’s Super Berries and Papaya Smoothie. It won the “great flavor” test from my son! Hope you enjoy it too!

Ingredients:
1 packet Amazing Grass Berry Flavor drink powder
3 T scoop raw Brazil nut protein powder
2 T raw coconut butter
3 T raw lucuma powder
2 T raw maca powder
1 T raw vanilla bean powder
1 T raw honey
2 T raw cacao nibs
3-4 drops clear SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
2-3 bananas (peeled and frozen)
1 pint fresh black berries
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries (stems removed)
1/4 cup of açaí (can be berry, juice, or sorbet)
1 small-medium sized Hawaiian papaya (seeded, peeled, and chopped)
3-4 cups prepared raw almond nut mylk
3-4 pitted Medjool dates (small)
filtered water if needed for consistency

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until super smooth and creamy. The smoother the better, since black berries have little stone-like seeds that can get caught in your teeth (it can be annoying…lol).

Greeni-Colada

This is Bradley Marsh, Debbie’s son, who was bored and decided to add a new raw smoothie to the current plethora. She was making her usually green smoothie before dinner and I thought… why not make this interesting? In addition to the greens, I had us add a high amount of frozen fruits and berries; an ingredient not often used in Debbie’s smoothies that is actually a key ingredient here is the açaí. The açaí balances the sweet and sour of the fruits with the bitter or bland greens to get a nice piña colada flavor. Sure, there’s pineapple already in it, but the açaí enhances it so the greens don’t cover up the pineapple entirely.

Due to it being unfamiliar on this particular site, I am going to discuss the brief history of açaí and its common health benefits. Açaí originates from Brazil and grows from palms by the rivers. In berry form, the oils can be used to treat diarrhea and skin ulcers, while the berry itself can be crushed to treat fevers. As for the liquid, it is commonly referred to as the purple juice extracted from the thin outer shell which is soaked soft to allow for the juice to easily strain. Açaí is known as the superior of all other fruits and berries because of its massive amount of B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-9 fatty acids. The minerals found in açaí include an abundance in potassium, copper, and manganese; açaí is so nutritional that less than a serving can feed your body of the majority of required daily intake of nutrients. Açaí also contains a high concentration of antioxidants. The scientific ORAC scale shows that açaí ranks above the blueberry, blackberry, and cranberry as far as the neutralization of free radicals goes. It has been proven that the divine fruit heals and prevents potential metabolic related diseases and cancers.

As you may have already noticed, I am a fan of the açaí berry and juice. In my personal life it has helped me overcome cravings and weight gain. The berry, at least in my opinion, has a very unique and flavorful taste that allows me to take but one small spoonful and feel satisfied; a little goes a long way.

Now for what you’ve been waiting for… the recipe to the Greeni-Colada!

Ingredients:
3-4 cups or handfuls of Baby Spinach
1 scoop of Amazing Grass Green Super Food powder
1 scoop of Raw Vanilla Protein Powder
1 T of Raw Honey (optional)
2-3 drops of Peppermint SweetLeaf liquid Stevia
Approximately 1 tsp of Bee Pollen (optional)
1 sliced banana
1-2 sliced frozen peaches
About 1 cup of frozen pineapple
About 1 cup of frozen mango
1/2 cup of soaked frozen goji berries
1/4 cup of açaí (can be berry, juice, or sorbet)
Around 1.5 cups of Fresh Young Thai Coconut Water
Add fresh water as needed or pleased for ease of blending or consistency

Preparation:
1. Add ingredients to blender.
2. Blend until its creamy and smooth.
3. Serves up to 3 tall glasses.
4. Enjoy your Greeni-Colada. 😀

Amazing Super Smoothie

For those of you who know me, I love to use a lot of super foods in my smoothies. Even though just having a delicious raw smoothie with fresh greens or fruits, or the combination of both is more than adequate, I find super foods super energizing. That’s why I used them so much. Some super foods may be difficult to find at the local health store. However, you kind find a large variety online.

Today’s smoothie uses several of my favorite super foods, plus and easy to find super green’s powder Amazing Grass. You can find Amazing Grass at the local natural or health store such as Whole Foods or Sprouts, even Fresh and Easy. Or, you can click here to purchase Amazing Grass or click the ad on my blog page.

Ingredients:
1 packet or 8 grams (1 scoop) Amazing Grass Berry Flavor Drink Powder
2 T raw protein powder
1 T raw maca powder
1 T raw camu powder
1 T raw lucuma powder
1 tsp raw suma powder
1 T raw cacao nibs
2 tsp raw vanilla bean powder
1 T (heaping) raw honey
1/2 T raw chia seeds
1/4 cup raw oatmeal
1/4  raw sliced almonds
1/4 tsp cordyceps mushrooms
1/2 T bee pollen
1 T cold pressed hemp oil
3-4 drops vanilla flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
3 bananas
1 cup blueberries (frozen)
1 cup cherries (frozen)
1 cup fresh coconut water
enough purified water to cover ingredients

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed food processor. Blend until super smooth and creamy. Serve cold. Makes about 2-3 tall glasses.

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