Looking for "new" raw smoothie recipes to have for breakfast or for a nourishing snack? Normally, raw smoothies are made by using some sort of fruit with other nutritious ingredients. And bananas seem to be one of the most popular choices when it comes to making raw smoothie recipes.
It's probably because bananas give smoothies a creamy texture, are easy to find, and are also very economical. However, there is another fruit that can give your raw smoothies that creamy texture without all of the carbs - an avocado. And replacing bananas with berries will create a lower carb smoothie as well.
Berry Breakfast Raw Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup of Crushed Ice
1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt or Raw Grass Fed Whole Yogurt
1/2 cup of Organic Fresh Blueberries
1/2 cup of Organic Fresh Raspberries
1/4 cup of Organic Fresh Blackberries
1 Tbsp. of Organic Flax Seeds
Raw Organic Honey to Taste
Extra Spring or Filtered Water to Thin
Blend all of your ingredients together in a high speed blender until desired consistency.
If you are using frozen berries, you can omit the crushed ice. Just add in more room temperature water to thin your smoothie.
Avocado Raw Smoothie Recipes
1/2 Ripe Organic Avocado
1/2 cup Canned or Raw Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp. Sweetener (or 1 Tbsp. of Organic Raw Honey with a little liquid Stevia)
1 cup Ice
Blend your organic ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
1/2 Ripe Organic Avocado
1/2 cup of Whole Milk
Condensed Milk & Sugar
1 cup of Ice
I would use whole grass fed raw milk in the "traditional" smoothie recipe. However, I would skip the condensed milk along with the sugar and replace both with 2 Tbsp. of raw grass fed cream and 1 Tbsp. of organic raw honey.
Berry & Banana Breakfast Raw Smoothie Recipe
1 Ripe Organic Banana
1/2 to 1 cup of Mixed Organic Berries (frozen or fresh)
1 Heaping tsp. of Organic Raw Honey
Optional: 1 Tbsp. of Organic Raw Fermented Cacao Powder
A Few Organic Sprouted Raw Nuts
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Raw Almond Milk or Raw Whole Grass Fed Milk
Spring Water to Thin
Blend your ingredients together in a high speed blender until all lumps are gone.
Frozen berries are considered raw, but you should use fresh organic berries when they are in season.
How to Make Raw Almond Milk - with Skinless Almonds
3 cups of Raw Almonds
Optional: Sea Salt & Raw Sweetener
Cover raw almonds with filtered water and soak them overnight (12 hours is better).
Then in the morning drain almonds and put them on a clean kitchen towel.
Roll the towel with the almonds inside and roll towel with a back and forth motion - to loosen up the almond skins.
Unroll the towel and pick out the nuts (without their skin) and continue until all almonds have lost their dark skin.
Transfer nuts to a blender and add some filtered water (a good ratio is 1 cup of almonds to 3 cups of water).
You can also add in a little sea salt and raw sweetener.
Then blend nuts and water to create almond milk.
Strain your almond milk using a cheesecloth, a fine sieve, or put nut milk through a juicer to remove the pulp.
I love that she shows you how to remove the dark skins from the soaked almonds. This way you can make a really white and creamy almond milk for your raw smoothie recipes.
And without a lot of the anti-nutrients found in the skin like phytic acid.
Nuts like almonds have a high amount of anti-nutrients which include enzyme inhibitors and oxalic acid. Some of these can be lessened by soaking almonds in water for several hours.
Also, make sure your almonds are truly raw - a lot of almonds are required by "California" to be pasteurized these days.