Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tropical Green Julius - Raw Vegan Smoothie

Tropical Green Julius - Raw Vegan Smoothie

Our breakfast each day is a green smoothie.  Once I discovered that practically anything goes, I started creating my own recipes...and I'm on a roll.  I should have taken a picture of all my scratch paper and notes of all my raw vegan recipes so far... they are growing fast and I really need to type them up.

Anyway, I made this one the other day and it took me back to when my dad would occasionally treat us to an Orange Julius.  Except this one is much healthier.

Ingredients to make this yummy smoothie

All of this yumminess is what you need to make my Tropical Green Julius with. 

Fills up the blender to the top

My Vitamix blender is my best friend.  Well, actually Mark is my BFF, but the Vitamix is second.  It holds all the fresh raw ingredients and turns them into a freakishly delicious smoothie.

my healthy morning green breakfast

As you can see, this recipe makes a healthy amount.  I drink all of this myself and it fuels me until lunch.  Mark makes his green smoothies each morning at work as he has blender there (a Ninja) and I pack his ingredients each day for him, along with his raw lunch.

Hope you enjoy this recipe or alter it to fit your likes. For instance you can use fresh or frozen fruit, but I indicated what I used below.

Tropical Green Julius - Raw Vegan Smoothie
Makes about 3 1/2 cups

1/2 cup water
3 oz fresh spinach (around 4 cups semi-loosely packed)
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1 tangelo or orange (I was out of oranges that day)
1 large frozen banana cut into chunks
3/4 tsp organic vanilla
1 rounded Tbs hemp seeds
1 rounded Tbs flax meal
optional: 1/2 cup ice
extra water if needed

Put all ingredients in order, except the extra water, into the blender and blend until you have a smoothie.  The extra water is used if it is too thick and you want to thin it down.

Note: if you want, you could omit the 1/2 cup water and replace the fresh orange with 1 cup orange juice.

Now it's time for me to make my morning smoothie.  Not sure what I'll make today, but I'm sure it will be green...and delicious!



Mark (aka Bullwinkle) said...

Ever since Rocki started trying new recipes, altering old ones, or creating new ones, I really like being her test subject! I don't recall if there has ever been a green smoothie creation that I didn't like! They have all been absolutely delicious!

Rocki Adams said...

Awe thanks hon!! You are the best test subject ever, hands down :)