Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Orange

Superfood fuel that’s filled with festive flavor: try this chocolate orange smoothie today! RECIPE: Chocolate Orange Smoothie, by Veganbythebook MAKES: 4 ½ cups (about 1065 ml) INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk 3 tablespoons hemp seeds 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon maca powder ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 Medjool date, pitted 1 banana, … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Orange

Today’s Smoothie: Omega-3 Mandarin Orange

Chia seeds and flax seeds team up to deliver a blend of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in this very orange-flavored green smoothie. RECIPE: Omega-3 Mandarin Orange Smoothie, by Veganbythebook MAKES: 4 cups (almost 1000 ml) INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut water (I used C2O brand) 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds 1 tablespoon ground flax … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Omega-3 Mandarin Orange

Today’s Smoothie: Peachy Chocolate

Brighten up a rainy Sunday morning with this burst of fruity chocolate in your green smoothie. RECIPE: Peachy Chocolate Smoothie, by Veganbythebook MAKES: 3 ½ cups (about 830 ml) INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut water (I used C2O brand) 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon maca powder ½ teaspoon turmeric … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Peachy Chocolate

Today’s Smoothie: Apple, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Imagine preparing a fabulous French meal (plant-based of course!). Rather than discarding the bouquet garni, you strip off the leaves and add the flavorful herbs to the blender jar when you are preparing your favorite smoothie. Today’s smoothie features a freshly picked apple and the raw flavors of herbs typically bundled together with twine or … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Apple, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Today’s Smoothie: Marbled Apple Pecan

Apple pie meets lava lamp. That’s today’s smoothie. This is the perfect blend to make a spectacular recovery if you find yourself in this situation: You’re in a rush. You’ve washed and chopped your greens and left them draining in the colander. You put everything except the greens in the blender jar. You blitz up … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Marbled Apple Pecan

Today’s Smoothie: Chamomile Matcha Strawberry

Chamomile flowers, matcha green tea powder, and strawberries: today’s trio of smoothie deliciousness! The bananas in the freezer were super-ripe, so I had no need to add a date as a sweetener. TODAY’S VEGAN IRL STRUGGLE: Even the powerful Vitamix noisily struggled with the frozen chunks of banana, frozen strawberries, and chopped stems of broccoli … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Chamomile Matcha Strawberry

Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Basil

Strawberries, freshly picked basil, jungle peanuts, and freshly cracked tailed pepper (cubeb). These are the tastes rolling around my tongue, as I savor the last sips of today’s smoothie. My Vitamix would have appreciated if I gave it less of a workout by using some farmers market fresh strawberries, rather than the frozen strawberries. I … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Basil

Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Blackberry with Star Anise

Pair blackberries with cocoa (or raw cacao, if you like) to start off your day memorably. Try a bit of star anise powder for a bold taste, reminiscent of licorice. Star anise is found in Chinese 5-spice blends. Star anise has been found to be: Antibacterial Antifungal Rich in antioxidants Natural flu fighter Aid in … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Blackberry with Star Anise

Today’s Smoothie: Blood Orange Cinna-Moringa Camu Camu

Blood orange is one of my favorite fun foods. Blood oranges are delicious, have an unexpected color, and have additional nutritional benefits related to the anthocyanin that produces the distinctive color. Anthocyanin, also found in blueberries and cranberries is a powerful antioxidant, so remember to switch up the colors of your foods to provide a … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Blood Orange Cinna-Moringa Camu Camu