Smoothies are a treat that most people enjoy, and are very easy to make. The beautiful thing about them is that you can put in almost anything you can dream up! Fruit smoothies are a great beginner recipe, and you can get as crazy with them as you like. I often put flaxseed, nuts, raw nut milks, fresh juices, and various veggies into my smoothies to get the biggest bang for my buck, nutritionally speaking.
This morning I wanted to do something more basic, for both myself and Rick (my husband). His was really simple– I just threw a handful each of frozen blackberries, strawberries and raspberries into my Vitamix with some OJ and he was good to go.
Mine was a little crazier. I threw in a handful each of blueberries and strawberries, then added in some flaxseed, maca powder, and some raw young coconut. Maca powder is an amazing raw food; this cool blog talks about it a bit more. It didn’t really add any flavor to this, but later I will show you how to make an amazing raw malted milkshake with it (maca adds a malt-y flavor). Young coconut is also a super food. It contains healthy fats, and coconut water is one of the most incredible substances on the planet. In addition to being the highest electrolyte source known to man, young coconut water is identical to human blood plasma, which means it not only gives you an “instant transfusion” when you drink it, but it has also saved many lives by IV in third world countries. Amazing, right?
Did I mention that I like to serve my smoothies in pretty cocktail glasses? They are just so much more fun to drink that way!