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The Relaxer May 2, 2013

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 9:08 PM
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This is a great drink to help ANYONE unwind after a stressful day! It also helps greatly with sore muscles! I like to drink this after practicing back bend variations since I usually am pretty sore afterwards. This drink helps to relax the muscles and relieve pain but can also help them to relax for better stretching.

The main herb in this drink is kava kava. It has a pretty intense taste. It is quite bitter and tends to numb the entire mouth. It’s really fun to drink if you can handle the taste! This recipe helps to cut that crazy flavor that so many dislike. If you follow this recipe you will be just fine!

Kavalactones, the main constituent in kava that causes relaxation can NOT be used warmed or heated, as they are destroyed. Kavalactones are also fat soluble so the base must be done in an almond or, even better, coconut milk.

This recipe is for 2-4 servings depending how much you would like to relax!

Traditionally, kava is not sipped, it is chugged! However I tend to let mine last at least 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients:

-4 heaping T Kava Kava Powder (I buy mine from Kona Kava. They are truly the best.)
-4c Coconut Milk
-1t Coconut Oil
-5 Drops Liquid Stevia
-2.5T Cacao Powder
-1 Frozen Banana
-2T Mucuna (if using extract use 1/2t)

Blend all in high powered blender and let sit for 5-10 minutes before consuming. This will allow the fats and kavalactones to combine.

Enjoy!

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*please do not drive after consuming kava kava
**i am not giving medical advice or making claims. All things stated are simply my opinions.

 

 

Super Energizer! May 11, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 1:07 PM
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Not only is this smoothie super pretty, it tastes AMAZING and gives you so much energy! Start your day with something sweet and tasty, or make one before you go to the gym!

Ingredients:

-1 cup frozen blueberries

-1 cup cantaloupe, frozen if possible

-1 tbs Chia Seeds

-2 tbs cacao nibs

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein

-1 tbs coconut oil or mana

-Vanilla almond or hemp mylk

Blend all ingredients in the Vitamix and enjoy!!

 

Morning Smoothie April 14, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 8:23 PM
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This Smoothie is sweet and sour and will really boost up your morning!

Ingredients
-1 grapefruit
-6 apricots
-1tbs cacao nibs
-2 cups hemp milk

Put all ingredients in blender and enjoy! Add more hemp milk to thin out if desired or some ice to make it cold!

 

Super Mango Smoothie April 11, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 2:12 PM
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This is a super nutrient dense Smoothie and it only has four ingredients! Its super easy to make and super yummy!

Ingredients
-1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted
-1 handful Goji Berries
-1-2 tbs cacao nibs
-1 cup vanilla almond milk

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well! Add more milk to make thinner, or add ice cubes to make into a frozen Smoothie!

 

Chai Smoothie! April 10, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 9:12 AM
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Expect to see a lot of amoothies and soups popping up this week as I am doing a liquid only cleanse!

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Chai Smoothie

-1 cup cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
-1 cup ice cubes
-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein
-1/2 tsp ground cardamom
-1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp all spice
- chunk of ginger about the size of a quarter, or 1 tsp ground ginger
-pinch of salt
-1 1/2 cup water

Blend all ingredients in vitamix until smooth! Very creamy and very filling!

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie October 22, 2011

Filed under: All Other Recipes,Dessert Recipes,Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 10:32 AM
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Great healthy dessert smoothie for the upcoming season!

Serves 2

3.5 cups raw pumpkin. (Make into mush with juicer or use canned)
3 cups vanilla rice or almond milk
2tbs honey (I used maple and vanilla enhanced)
1tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
3/4 tsp all spice
Couple dashes nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
2 handfuls ice (you can also use a frozen banana if you eat them)
Cacao nibs optional… I obviously put them in :)

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth! Enjoy with a friend!

 

The Superfood Smoothie of your LIFE December 20, 2010

Ok if you dont have the most intense energy rush after this… something is seriously wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Thai Coconut
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Heaping tbsp Maca
  • Handful Goji!
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Shilajit (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cordyseps (optional)
  • frozen strawberries
  • ginseng mate tea (or favorite energizing tea)
  • Himalayan salt
  • sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tsp Mesquite
  • Gel from 1 aloe leaf
 

Day 3 with Vitamix: Green Smoothies March 25, 2010

So I’m sure you have heard a lot about the Green Smoothie Craze.  Everyone is talking about “Drink your greens!”  But why?

My mother introduced me to green smoothies about 2 years ago. At my first glance, my response was “get that out of my face” after first taste, i was sold! I couldn’t believe the green sludge i was drinking tasted liked a fruit smoothie. So whats the point of drinking green sludge? A lot. We should be drinking at least 2 cups of liquid greens a day. When you drink them, the nutrients and fiber and everything else in them go directly into the intestines since there is no need for them to be broken down in the stomach- the blender did it for you. This will allow your body to “clean out” fairly easy. Also, the major amount of nutrients will be easily absorbed into the body and quickly. This is where the Vitamix steps in. The blenders high speed awesomely sharp blades break down all of the fibers and release the nutrients that your body tries so hard to break down. These blades do something your teeth can not do.

My Morning Smoothie:

Hand full of Kale

Hand full of Spinach

1 Banana

1 Apple

a little bit of mixed frozen berries (this makes is nice and cold)

Sometimes i add a super food powder as well! this is a great way to drink a SUPER smoothie!

I blend on Variable 1, quickly moving up to 10 and let it mix for a minute. For a thicker smoothie i move it up to high once i reach 10 and let it sit on that setting for a bit. For a more juice type drink, i use no frozen fruits, only fresh.

The sugars in the fruit will always over powers the taste of vegetables. Having the greens in there will also help prevent a blood sugar spike from eating so much fruit. (This is not a statement made for diabetics) Fruits are high in sugars, especially bananas, but the greens help to balance that out with their fiber and protein!

What is your favorite green drink? Please share i would love to try!

 

 
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