Raw Blueberry Smoothie

I just had to post this blueberry smoothie recipe because it is freaking delicious.  My usual blueberry smoothie recipe is a banana, frozen blueberries, lots of soymilk, water and ice.  But I thought it would be good to try to cut down on the massive amount of soy I’m eating these days, so I tried a new smoothie recipe based on the one in Ani Phyo’s Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Cookbook.  And I like this one even better than my usual smoothie.  I threw the strawberries in at the last minute because they were just hanging around in the fridge, but I think they totally made this smoothie.  Before I put them in, it was a bit too sweet from the dates.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup soaked cashews
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 date, pitted
2 strawberries
Pinch vanilla
2 – 2.5 cups water*
handful ice*

Variation: Add 2 handfuls of spinach.  I couldn’t believe it but I couldn’t even see or taste the spinach and it helps me get my greens!

*Note: These days, I’m liking my smoothies really light, frothy and creamy, so this recipe isn’t thick and frosty like some smoothies.  If you want a more substantial smoothie, adjust the proportions of water and ice.

Directions:

Throw in the vita mix and blend all together!

Next time: I’d make a double batch.  This made about two glasses and it’s really light so they went down quick!

I give this smoothie a 5/5 happy monkeys!


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