Smoothies – GFCFSF

November 01, 2015

FacebookTwitter

Smoothies - GFCFSF

This is a loose template for most smoothie recipes. Recipes can vary greatly, but most follow this form. If a recipe you find does not contain flax, hemp or chia seeds, they can easily be added in for extra nutrition. CF Yogurt or avocado can also be added for extra creaminess. While the addition of spinach or avocado may sound strange, their flavors are actually very easily masked, allowing you to get nutrients out of the drink without anyone being able to tell. For some recipes, you can put all of the produce in a ziploc bag in advance to dump in to your blender.

Please note that when you make a smoothie, you’re consuming much more food than you normally would on a plate. This may cause weight gain.

Basic formula per individual smoothie:

1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, etc.) or other liquid (water, green tea, fruit juice, strong coffee, etc.)
1/4 - 1/2 cup fruit, fresh or frozen
1-2 large handfuls of greens (spinach, kale, chard, romaine lettuce, mustard greens, etc.)
1 tbsp chia seeds and/or flax meal
Other flavors (vanilla extract, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nut butter, etc.)
Sweetener, if desired (dates, honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.)

Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie:

1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 cups kale leaves, loosely packed
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon raw honey

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie:

1 navel orange, peeled
1/4 cup CF yogurt
2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Very Berry Breakfast (serves 2):

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
1-1/2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Spinach-Pear Detox:

1/2 pear
1/4 avocado
1 packed cup spinach
1/4 cup coconut water
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1 scoop GFCFSF protein powder, optional
pure water

Green Goddess:

1 avocado
1 banana
1 cup blueberries
1 cucumber
A fistful of kale or romaine or spinach
Coconut water (or purified water)
Honey, agave or maple syrup, to taste, and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon or some cacao (optional)

Blueberry-Ginger:

1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 frozen banana
3 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

Pumpkin Pie Fall Smoothie (serves 2):

1 cup almond milk
1 tsp agave or maple syrup
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, peeled and cored

Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie:

1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1 cup ice cubes
2 tbsp chia seeds

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Protein Shake:

1 cup almond milk
1 scoop (2 tablespoons) of chocolate GFCFSF protein powder, OR unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tsp honey
1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
1 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp raw honey
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Almond-Coffee Green Smoothie:

5 ice cubes
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/8 cup whole raw almonds (about 12-18), optional
1 cup baby spinach
1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso (or instant coffee)
honey or pure maple syrup, to taste
1/2 of a frozen banana

Berry Green Smoothie:

1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
2 tablespoons GF rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste

Creamy Green Smoothie:

1 avocado, pitted
1/2-1 cup spinach
1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey or 1 pitted medjool date, optional (for extra sweetness)

More Smoothies at:
http://www.tacanow.org/recipes/strawberry-smoothie/
http://www.tacanow.org/recipes/strawberry-banana-smoothie/
http://www.tacanow.org/recipes/tropical-blend-smoothie/
http://www.tacanow.org/recipes/orange-banana-smoothie/
http://www.tacanow.org/recipes/island-fruit-smoothie/