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).
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.
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.