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Raw Green Powder in Fruit Smoothies

11 Apr
Sometimes we need a break from our raw Green Smoothies.  So the next best thing for us is a Fruit Smoothie with some green powder.  The flavor is not overpowering and the color of the smoothie does not change – so our son and my husband easily consume these fruit smoothies when they are tired of seeing pure green drinks in their glasses. We use 2 types of powders.  One is Products for Life Multivitamin Formulas Perfect Food™ Raw.  It is raw green powder from greens, sprouts, vegetables, with chlorophyll, trace minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and probiotics.  The other is Barley Max, which is high in enzymes, essential amino acids, protein, vitamins A and E, folate, zinc, manganese and potassium. Note: we used to use another brand but it contained maltodextrin, which none of us agreed with.  So check your labels!

One of our favourite fruit smoothies is the old favourite Straw-Anna. Ours is raw of course. 

Puree in a Vita-Mix:
10 oz frozen organic strawberries
2 fresh organic bananas, peeled
1 – 1 1/2 cups water (depending on how thin/thick you want it)
1 – 2 tablespoons raw organic coconut butter/oil, like Artisana or Wilderness Family Naturals
1 tablespoons raw local honey
1 – 2 servings of any green powder

My husband and son love Acai drinks – but these are really ‘dead’.  When they crave their purple juice, I  try to make Cherry Smoothies and add some green powder instead.

Blend together:
2 cups organic frozen cherries
1 cup water
1 serving raw green powder