Tag Archives: fruit

I Heart Mangos

As much as I love my raw chocolate shake, I am not a girl of monotony when it comes to food. When I’m in a fruitier mood, this smoothie hits the spot.

One supersized smoothie:

2 bulging handfuls of raw spinach (approx. 2 cups)

2 cups frozen mangos

½ c orange juice

½ c carrot juice

2 T flaxseeds

Blend until green and dreamy! You’ll feel like you just got a B12 shot (and special love to those that actually get this reference).

A Taste of Summer

Even though we continue to experience miserably frigid weather, a recent container of blueberries in our co-op share and the discovery of organic frozen peaches at Costco inspired me to concoct a little taste of summer treat. I whipped up this recipe for vegan blueberry crisp and topped it with some homemade peach ice cream.

Peach Ice cream

Just barely tweaked from Vitamix Recipes Peach Soy Sherbet

1 cup rice milk

1 lb frozen peaches

¼ cup agave nectar

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp xanthan gum (not necessary, but very helpful – I just wish I had remembered to add it)

Blend and enjoy right away, or after a bit in the freezer.

I suppose I will continue the summery taste delusion as I enjoy the pineapple and strawberries that snuck into our fruit share. I guess it must be summer somewhere, though our garden wouldn’t know it.

Carrot Cake-ish Smoothie

I was looking for some recipe inspiration to tackle a few of my co-op veggies, particularly two lovely eggplants. In the midst of my perusing I found this gem, which I married with my raw chocolate shake recipe to make fun new breakfast concoction.

Carrot Cake-ish Smoothie

Inspired by Choosing Raw

½ cup coconut milk (seed, soy or nut milk would taste just as nice)

2 carrots, peeled and lazy-man diced (that is somewhere between a chop and a dice, for those unfamiliar with my culinary vernacular)

2 generous handfuls spinach

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon allspice

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon local honey or agave nectar

Blend and enjoy! It’s a little pulpy since I used carrots instead of juice, but I think that gives it a more authentic nod to actual carrot cake. Plus, it uses up all healthy carrot goodness.