Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding
A thick, creamy, and vitamin-packed version of the original.
- 2 avocados, ripe
- 2 medium bananas, ripe
- 6-8 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey, agave, or Stevia
- Place all ingredients into Vitamix container in order listed and replace lid. Start on 1, then raise speed to 10 and flip to high. Allow ingredients to blend roughly 60 seconds or until smooth. Chill or serve immediately.
- Watch to make sure you don't overblend the pudding. It can get overmixed and start to become chunky if it goes too long. Also, be sure you're using ripe bananas.
- Image courtesy of http://www.edibleperspective.com/2012/03/avocado-pudding-two-ways/
Chocolate Blackberry Power Smoothie
Dark, sweet, fruity, and packed with protein and antioxidants.
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp
- Live Superfoods Ecuadorian Cacao Powder
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 1/2 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
- 3/4 cup ice
- 1 tbsp honey, agave nectar, or stevia (optional)
- Secure lid to Vitamix. Blend all ingredients on high for 45-60 seconds.
- Raw cacao is different than processed chocolate or chocolate powder. A superfood, raw cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. Health benefits of these antioxidants include promoting cardiovascular health by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood clotting, improving circulation, and helps regulate heartbeat and blood pressure.
- Image courtesy of adashofmeg.com
Adapted from Vitamix
Adapted from Vitamix
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Green Monster Smoothie
I dug this because it's a nice balance of fruit and veggies, and you can weight it one way or the other if you want to adapt it to your own tastes. The addition of the Greek yogurt gives that little boost of protein, and you could up it even more with some raw almonds.
- 1 banana, roughly chopped
- 4 or 5 strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsed
- splash vanilla soy milk
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
- * Makes a very large smoothie. Two could easily share.
Adapted from Sing For Your Supper Blog
Lime Mint Basil Sorbet Recipe
Fresh and uplifting. Nice balance of zippy flavors. And more green veggies.
- • 1/2 cup frozen grape juice concentrate
- • 1/4 lime
- • 3 large basil leaves
- • 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
- • 1/2 banana
- • 1/4 cup pineapple
- • 1/4 cup cabbage
- • 1/2” slice yellow squash
- • 1/4 cup spinach
- • 1/4 cup kale
- • 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
- • 1/4 large avocado
- • 2 cups ice
- Defrost grape juice concentrate and blend with lime for 20 seconds. Add all other ingredients and blend for 30-45 seconds until desired consistency is reached.
- Red grape concentrate works too.
Hot Apple Cider
The quick way to apple cider. And no, we won't tell if you sneak some spinach in.
- • 1/2 can frozen white grape concentrate
- (from grocery store freezer section)
- • 1 tsp honey
- • 1 tsp cinnamon
- • 3 Gala apples, cut in quarters
- Pour grape juice concentrate, honey, and cinnamon into container. Put on lid, blend on high. Take top out of lid, and put in apple slices, one by one. Blend for 5-6 minutes until hot.
- This calls for white grape concentrate, but you can sub red instead. It turns it a funky purple color.