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No-Protein-Powder Protein Smoothies

[Image:Carri Pattison]
Carri PattisonAloha, my name is Carri Pattison, and I am the editor and owner of Organic Eats Magazine, a free monthly online publication with delicious and healthy recipes brought to you from the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

Ingredients

Pina Colada Smoothie
  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2 tbsp. to 1/4 cup Raw Mac Nuts or Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Optional—Medjool Date, pitted as a sweetener
  • Ice, as needed
Mango Tango Smoothie
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 2 tbsp. to 1/4 cup Raw Cashews or Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut or other Nut Milk from carton
  • Optional—Medjool Date, pitted as a sweetener
  • Ice, as needed
Raspberry Kiss Smoothie
  • 1 cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 Grapefruit, fresh squeezed
  • 1 Small Zucchini, peeled
  • 2 tbsp. to 1/4 cup Raw Cashews or Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk from a carton
  • Optional—Medjool Date, pitted as a sweetener
  • Ice, as needed

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Optional -- add ice and blend to make colder or put in freezer just until chilled.
OR BUILD YOUR OWN SMOOTHIE, CHOOSE INGREDIENTS FROM EACH OF THESE CATEGORIES: SUPER FOOD BOOST
  • Baobab Fruit Powder
  • Freeze-dried Acai Powder
  • Freeze-dried Maqui Berry Powder
  • Camu Camu Berry Powder
  • Spirulina
  • Goji Berries
PROTEIN
  • Raw Nuts like cashews, macadamia nuts, or Brazil nuts
  • Sprouted Quinoa, uncooked like TruRoots Brand
  • Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
  • All-natural Hemp Protein Powder like Navitas Naturals Brand
  • Sprouted Grain Protein Powder like Garden of Life Brand
  • Hemp Hearts or Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
NUT MILK
  • Unsweetened Coconut Milk from a carton not a can
  • Fresh Cashew Milk -- blend 1 tbsp. to 2 tbsp. raw cashews + 1 cup filtered water
  • FRUIT
    • Fresh or Frozen Berries are best
    • Any other Fresh or Frozen Fruit of choice
    VEGETABLE—sneak a vegetable or two into your smoothies for a healthier option, you won’t even taste it!  Try cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, beet root, kale, etc.  
These No-Protein-Powder Protein Smoothies are totally plant-based. The raw vegan recipes are easy to make and taste great, even though they all contain a vegetable. You won't even taste the "green"...promise!
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