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Cool Smoothies

Cool Raw Smoothies

Get  into internal spring cleaning with naturally cool, cleansing raw foods. Ingredients should always be fresh, organically grown and, of course, eaten raw. Drinks have the benefit of rapid assimilation of nutrients and break down and flush out toxins quickly, as well as provide a lubricant for the body.
 

 

Rather than shock your body with one of those health-fad cleanses, drinking  raw, fresh vegetable or fruit juices feeds your tissues with rich, cleansing nutrients in a gentle and delicious way. 

Frozen Avocado Shake
1 apple (1/4 cup juice)
1/4 cup mashed avocado
1/4 banana, mashed
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1 cup ice

Juice the apple. Set aside 1/4 cup of the juice.

In a blender or food processor, combine the apple juice  with the remaining ingredients, and blend for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Serve immediately.

Date Shake
1 cup soy milk
12 pitted dates, chopped
6 almonds
1 cup plain yogurt
4 ice cubes

Blend together until smooth.

Peachy Cherry Juice
6 apples (1-1/2 cups juice)
3 peaches (1 cup juice)
1/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
1 cup ice

Separately juice the apples and peaches. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the apple juice and 1 cup of the peach juice.

In a blender or food processor, combine the juices with  the remaining ingredients, and blend for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Serve  immediately.

Meal-In-One-Fruit Smoothie
1 ripe, medium-size peach
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
1/2 cup yogurt
2 Tbs. granola or buckwheat crunchies

Blend the first four ingredients. Sprinkle granola or  buckwheat on top.

Perfect Pear Blend
1 large pear, chopped
1/2 cup green grapes
1/4 avocado
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice

Blend and top with chopped pecans.

Athlete’s High Performance Smoothie
2 cups plain soy milk
2 Tbs. raw tahini
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg (optional)

If making with egg, puncture the big end of the egg with a pin. Drop in rapidly boiling water for 20-30 seconds. While the egg cools (not cooks), combine all other ingredients and process in a blender. Then break the egg into the mixture. Blend a few seconds and chill or serve.

Carob Shake
3-4 dates, pitted and soaked 20 minutes
1 cup nut or grain milk 1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3-4 Tbs. carob powder
Dash vanilla (optional)

For an old-fashioned, soda-fountain type of treat. Place  dates in a small bowl with just enough water to cover. Let them soak 20  minutes; drain. In blender, combine the dates, nut milk, banana, carob  powder and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

 Hot Redhead
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 tsp. chopped jalape pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, peeled

Chop and blend all the ingredients together. Serve immediately.

Ginger Jolt
1 apple, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 cup ice
1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and crushed

This is a good smoothie for a queasy tummy. Drink it slowly. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Hindu Love Goddess
1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup vanilla lowfat frozen yogurt
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

This sensual treat is a traditional stimulant. Blend all  ingredients until smooth. Serve.

 Pauling’s Punch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup ice
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and crushed
1 Tbs. molasses

This smoothie is rich in vitamin C and the bioflavonoids. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve. 

Morning Glory
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 banana
1 Tbs. brewers’ yeast
1 tsp. psyllium seed powder

Psyllium seed powder is an excellent source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber feeds the healthy bacteria in your colon, promot-ing regularity and reducing cholesterol. Blend all ingre-dients until smooth. Serve.

Chocolate Delight
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup well-chilled silken tofu
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 tsp. flaxseed powder

Blend ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.

Cholesterol Lowering Tonic
1/4-inch slice of ginger
1 clove garlic
Handful of parsley (to absorb some of the odor of the garlic)
4 carrots
1 apple, cut into wedges
Splash of tabasco sauce (optional)

Juice the ginger and garlic first by placing them in the  center of a handful of parsley and feed it into the juicer. (This reduces much of the garlic odor.) Follow with the carrots and the apple.

 Blended Fruit Smoothie
1 medium banana or fruit of choice
1/4 cup yogurt or tofu
1 to 2 Tbs. concentrated fruit juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup soy milk
1 Tbs. flaxseed oil
1 Tbs. flaxseed meal
Dash cinnamon or mace

Blend all together until creamy smooth.

Grape Ambrosia
1 whole pineapple, skinned
1-2 lbs. organic red grapes
2 tangerines or 1 orange, peeled
1 lemon, peeled

In a heavy-duty juicer, using the juicing screen, put  the pineapple, grapes, tangerines and lemon through the machine and into a bowl. Drink as is, or dilute it with water. Refrigerate. The ambrosia will keep for 1-2 days.

 Berry Good
1 cup grain milk or nut or seed milk
1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3-8 fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries In a blender, combine  the milk, banana and berries. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Berry Yogurt Smoothie
2 cups berries (any kind)
1 cup yogurt
2 tsp. honey or to taste

Blend until smooth and serve.

Kidney Flush

A purifying  kidney cleanser and diuretic drink, with balancing potassium and  other minerals.

Juice  or blenderize:

4 carrots
4  beets with tops
4  celery stalks with leaves
1  cucumber with skin
8 to 10 spinach leaves, washed
1  tsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos or miso (optional)

Makes  four 8-oz. glasses.

 

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