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Food, health and fitness advice while vegan in a sad, S.A.D world.


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“She’s My Cherry Pie” Sorbet

What you’ll need:

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Equipment: Food processor

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 2 cups of cherries, 1 tablespoon almond extract

Step 1:

Pitt the cherries and peel the bananas, then freeze them overnight or however long it take until they’re frozen solid.. Remove frozen bananas and cherries from freezer and allow to thaw for approximately 10 minutes at room temperature. This will allow the food processor to puree them a lot easier.

Step 2:

Toss frozen bananas and cherries into the food processor, as well as the almond extract. Be sure that the bowl and blade are locked into position before you add the ingredients.

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Step 3:

Locked and loaded? Time to turn on your food processor. If you don’t have one of these  you could use a blender, but be sure that it is a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix and tamper the shit out of it.

Note: If the fruit is too hard then you can add a bit of water, little by little through the feed. The water helps the fruit to move around in the bowl by softening it slightly. Be careful because if you add too much you get a smoothie. You’ve been warned! If you’re using a blender, you may need to add a bit more water.

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Sometimes your sorbet needs a bit of help. If it starts to ball up on the side turn it off, remove the lid and carefully separate the ball with a spatula throughout the bowl. Then lock the lid back into place and turn it back on. On occasion I’ve had to do this step a couple of times. Trust me, the juice is worth the squeeze!

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Step 4:

Scoop and serve!

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English Toffee Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops English Toffee, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender (surprise!)

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pack them into your blender. Follow with the cacao powder and the english toffee drops.

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 Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference. 

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Step 3:

Blend until completely smooth in texture.

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Step 4:

Tuck in!

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Peppermint Patty Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender, of course…

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and toss into your blender. along with the cacao powder and the peppermint extract.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend until completely smooth in texture.

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Step 4:

Serve it up, drink it up!

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Peach Cobbler Smoothie

So far, this recipe is my favorite and I made a massive batch of it. However, if you’re getting tired of me posting these high-carb, low-fat, raw vegan dessert smoothies, then I’ve got some bad news for you… there are more to come. But, if you’re digging the healthy smoothie inspiration then I’ve got good news for you… there are more to come!

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 5 yellow peaches, 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender (as usual)

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pit the yellow peaches. Jam ’em into your blender. along with the cinnamon and the vanilla drops.

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 Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference. 

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Step 3:

Blend! As you can see, even after quite literally jamming all of this fruit into the blender, this bad boy is overflowing. If you’re doing to same (and haven’t scaled down) be very careful while blending.

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Step 4:

Pour into many of your favorite glasses (cuz damn this is a lot of smoothie!) and enjoy! 

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Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

And the series of dessert smoothies continues…

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 2 tablespoons coconut extract, 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 7 medjool dates, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pit the medjool dates. Toss into your blender. along with the coconut extract and the vanilla drops.

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This would have preferred to use dried (shredded) coconut, but that would have made it more fatty and all I had at the time was these coconut drops. I think it would have also provided an added texture, similar to the coconut shavings that often garnish Coconut Cream Pie. Feel free to experiment with this ingredient, I would.

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 Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend! I made sure not to blend for too long so that the dates would remain a little chunky, mimicking the texture of a slice of Coconut Cream Pie.

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! 

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Honestly, this would have been better with shredded coconut, or even coconut milk, but that would have upped the fat content significantly. It was still a very tasty smoothie, hope you enjoy!

 


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German Chocolate Cake Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 tablespoon coconut extract, 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 7 medjool dates, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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 Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pit the medjool dates. Toss into your blender. along with the vanilla drops and cacao powder and the coconut extract.

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 This would have been better with dried (shredded) coconut, but that would have made it more fatty. I think it would have also provided an added texture, similar to German Chocolate Cake, that would have been pleasant. Feel free to experiment with this ingredient, I would.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend! I made sure not to blend for too long so that the dates would remain a little chunky, mimicking the texture of a slice of German Chocolate Cake.

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! I think this would make an awesome “ice cream” too. Just use frozen bananas, omit the water and ice and use a food processor instead, dessert is served!

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Mochaccino Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 1/4 tsp coffee extract, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and toss into your blender, along with the vanilla drops and cacao powder and the coffee extract.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend!

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! However, you could always just chug it out of the blender.

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