DO YOU SMOOTHIE?

DO YOU SMOOTHIE?

I want to let you in on a little secret. Smoothies alone can change your health. It is so simple, it tastes yummy and it can be the difference between your system working and not.

I notice such a difference in my body and day whenI have one for breakfast, or as a snack.

Are you willing to give it a try?

Give yourself 2 weeks with adding in a smoothie and let me know how you feel.

Heres a recipe that allows you to add anything.

Monkey Milk

Monkey Milk is just bananas and non dairy milk whipped up in a blender. It’s simple yet so delish. The first time I had it was at small little raw cafe in California and I was hooked. Being that we always have bananas in Hawaii, it is a staple at breakfast and it serves as the base for endless smoothie possibilities. Sometimes I add Kale, other times, berries. I also add cocoa powder to make it chocolatey and no one has ever been mad at me for adding in peanut butter…

Make 16 oz.

2 minutes total time

1 cup organic sliced frozen bananas

1 cup non dairy milk

In a Vitamix or blender mix bananas with milk, starting on slow gradually taking it to high.

Bananas are powerhouses containing:

  • Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
  • Copper: 10% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
  • Net carbs: 24 grams.
  • Fiber: 3.1 grams.
  • Protein: 1.3 grams.
  • Fat: 0.4 grams.

Total nutrition for you and your monkeys!

I Heart Blueberries

I Heart Blueberries

I really do love blueberries. Whether enjoying them fresh or in this delightful smoothie, they are a norm in my life and self care. You see, blueberries are full of antioxidants and they give me a burst of energy. Try it for yourself and see. I also drink a lot of smoothies and I love to have ones that are creamy without the bananas. This has become my favorite creamy bananaless (yes that’s a special Hollan word) smoothie and it’s in the cookbook!  You can preorder that HERE.

Ingredients:

In a blender add:
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 frozen coconut cubes
1 date (not frozen)
1 cup non dairy milk

How to Make:

In a Vitamix or blender, add all ingredients and blend for about 45 seconds.  Enjoy right away. At the cafe we also remove half of the milk and blend it. We use this as the base for our Blueberry Acai Bowl and top with fresh bananas and granola.

Mushroom Milk

Mushroom Milk

Mushrooms are amazing. I love making recipes that support my body. I feel so good, like I have superpowers after drinking it. I change up the shrooms I use. Sometimes I use reishi, lions mane or chaga. There are so many reasons to add mushrooms into your life. I don’t recommend anything everyday, but put this on rotation in your smoothie arsenal. The powders are found at health food stores.  For this recipe I use sun potions Yin Powder, I love the brand and this mix in particular.

What you need:
Makes one shake, Takes 3 minutes (if that)

2 cups almond milk
2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of mushroom powder
1 date

How it’s done:

Add everything to a blender.  Start on low and gradually bring up to high. Let your blender whip it for about 30 seconds.  Serve in a glass or mason jar.

Benefits of mushrooms: 

Boosting the immune system for things like viral infections such as the flu; lung conditions including asthma and bronchitis; heart disease and contributing conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol; kidney disease; cancer; and liver disease.

On top of that it is known to:

  • Protect against dementia.  
  • Helps relieve mild symptoms of depression and anxiety 
  • May speed recovery from nervous system injuries 
  • Protects against ulcers in the digestive tract 
  • Reduces heart disease risk 
  • Helps manage diabetes symptomsWith all of these possible benefits, its worth a try.  See how they make you feel. You never know they may give you super powers!
Monkey Milk Smoothie Base

Monkey Milk Smoothie Base

Monkey Milk is bananas and nondairy milk whipped up in a blender. Simple yet so delish. The first time I had it was at a little raw cafe in California, and I was hooked. Being that I always have bananas in Hawaii, this smoothie has been a staple for my family at breakfast. It also serves as the base for endless smoothie possibilities.

At different times, I’ve added Kale, berries, other fruits, cocoa powder, protein powder, roots, spices, coffee, matcha, adaptogens, and even almond or peanut butter!

Makes 16 oz. smoothie
2 minutes total time
1 cup organic sliced frozen bananas
1 cup nondairy milk (sometimes I freeze nondairy milk in ice trays to make my smoothie thicker)

In a blender, mix bananas with milk starting on slow and gradually taking it to high.  Pour in glass and serve. Top with fresh bananas or a dash of cinnamon if entertaining.

If you enjoy a creamier smoothie, I recommend using a thicker milk like coconut, hemp, or macadamia nut. Also play around with the number of bananas to hit your taste buds. When freezing bananas, wait until they are very ripe to get as much taste and flavor as possible out of them.

Bananas are powerhouses containing the following nutrients:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Net carbohydrates
  • Fiber
  • Protein

GF, SF, NF if you use hemp, coconut or seed milk

Nutty Milk

Nutty Milk

It is so simple to make your own milk. You literally blend water with nuts or seeds and strain. I like adding in a little maple syrup for sweetness.  I use Almond Milk as my main milk. So anything you use milk in, I use almond milk in.  I find it versatile and that my body loves it and my recipes come out great. Almonds are naturally alkalizing, so… so is this. You can change the recipe to suit your taste buds; more almonds, more water, but this is how I like it.  I use a nut milk bag to strain it-you can find it for sale at most health food stores. If you can’t-a paint strainer from a hardware store will work or just use a clean dishtowel to strain it.

Make 2 qts
5 minutes total time
1 cup organic raw almonds
7 cups water
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

In a Vitamix or blender, mix almonds with water, gradually taking it to high. You want to pulverise those almonds. Next, strain through nut milk bag into large bowl. Transfer to a pitcher and store in fridge. Will last 4 days in your fridge.  You can replace any nut or seed for almonds. At the cafe we make Mac Nut Coconut Milk for all our acai bowls and smoothies. I have tried and love cashews, sesame seeds and coconut, and they all are tasty in theirre own way.  Have fun and find the one that makes your tastebuds happy.  There are many things you can do with the leftover pulp, however, these days I compost it.

 

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