Smoothie Recipes

bek-and-christianWe had the most wonderful smoothie presentation by international vegan chef, Bek Young last Saturday!  A sincere thank you to all those who attended.  Your questions and participation and great tips really helped make the day a success.

One thing we really treasure about the Natural Grow approach is it’s community.  We love being in relationship, connecting with other like-minded people.  And we love introducing new people to the community too.  We seem to have the gift of assisting people in their transition to a nutritional and holistic lifestyle and diet.

Is there anyone you’d like to introduce to the Natural Grow community?  You can do it by always having something yummy in the fridge for them to try (to show them just how delicious eating nutritionally is); having your products on display on the bench rather than hidden away in the cupboard; or introduce them to the Natural Grow Facebook page – share a recipe or funny cartoon or tip from the page with them and suggest they like the page.  Let’s spread the message that life is about LIVING, not SURVIVING, and that there’s more to eating and drinking than satisfying cravings or counting calories icon_smile

Below are the smoothie recipes from Bek’s presentation.  If you are wanting the Chia Pudding recipe you will find it on our Facebook page (just click on the link at the top of this page).

Tips for getting the most out of your smoothies:

  • Blend all ingredients together, without the coconut oil.  Adding the oil through the hole in the top of your blender, while it’s going, is the best method; otherwise, add it in at the end andGreen-Smoothie-Yumm blend it thoroughly.
  • Add a bit of green vege to any smoothie, a great way to alkaline your body.  A handful of spinach can be replaced with a green food powder such as Vital Greens, Spirulina, Chlorella.  Frozen spinach is another good product to keep handy at all times.  And remember silverbeet, a dark green vegetable that rarely gets attention, but it’s sweeter and darker green than spinach, and usually cheaper.
  • Replace some or all of the banana with chia pudding.  Remember, soaking your chia seeds to make pudding allows your body to access more nutrition and means you don’t have crunchy bits in your smoothie.
  • Make 500ml-1L of smoothie at a time.  Store it in a glass jar or flask and drink it throughout the day.  This will give you optimal performance of all the ingredients in your power-smoothies!

Cacao heart smoothie 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup filtered water or coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1 handful of spinach or 1 teaspoon Vital Green powder or spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon camu camu

Green Tropical Smoothie 

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup papaya, cubed and frozen
  • ¼ cup mango, cubed and frozen
  • ¼ cup pineapple, cubed and frozen
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon goji berry powder – optional
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen – optional
  • teaspoon Vital Green powder or spirulina

Banana Smoothie 

  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon camu camu

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