Detox Smoothie: Recipe #229

I drink this detox smoothie most mornings now. It’s a wonderful collection of superfoods that can clean out toxins from the body and leave the mind full of positive energy. As another boost to your day, here is an easy 2-breath exercise from Plum Village that brings me back to a calmer place of rest and healing:

Breathing in, I know I am breathing in
Then breathing out, I smile
Breathing in, I know I have a body
Then breathing out, I relax my whole body

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours, because if we don’t have a planet to live on, nothing else matters.

Ingredients ($2 per smoothie)

1 banana – $0.19
1/4 cup frozen blueberries – $0.50
1 orange, freshly squeezed – $0.49
1 tsp powdered wheat grass/spirulina (e.g. Amazing Greens powder) – $0.25
1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt – $0.31
1/4 cup soy milk – $0.09

Directions

1. First, gather all your ingredients together and put them lovingly into your blender. Then, enjoy all the colors and textures you have assembled.

2. Next, blend your ingredients several times until the mixture is smooth. Pause to stir or add a bit more soy milk if the blender gets stuck. When it’s to your liking, pour into your favorite glass or mug. Finally, enjoy your detox smoothie!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = >1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = < 3 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If any of you lovely readers tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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Detox Smoothie

maitridojo
A wonderful collection of superfoods that can clean out toxins from the body and leave the mind full of positive energy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tsp powdered wheat grass/spirulina e.g. Amazing Greens powder
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/4 cup soy milk

Instructions
 

  • First, gather all your ingredients together and put them lovingly into your blender. Then, enjoy all the colors and textures you have assembled.
  • Next, blend your ingredients several times until the mixture is smooth. Pause to stir or add a bit more soy milk if the blender gets stuck. When it’s to your liking, pour into your favorite glass or mug. Finally, enjoy your detox smoothie!

Notes

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = >1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = < 3 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 16/18
If any of you lovely readers tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!
Keyword dairy-free, fruit, greens, plant-based, smoothie, superfood

Mango Coconut Smoothies: Recipe #219

Mango coconut smoothies are an easy way to start the day with fruit and energy. For this tropical treat, you just throw some frozen mango and coconut milk in a blender, mix, and top it with anything you have on hand – we had some coconut whipped cream and fresh blueberries. It’s like being on vacation at home!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($2.50 for 1 large or 3 small smoothies)

2 cups frozen mango chunks – $1.25
1 cup coconut milk (or to desired thickness) – $1.33

Optional garnishes: coconut whipped cream and blueberries

Directions for Mango Coconut Smoothies

1. In your blender, mix the mango and coconut milk until smooth. Pour into one or more of your favorite glasses, then top with any garnishes you have on hand, like coconut whipped cream and fresh blueberries. Enjoy the creamy sweetness of your mango coconut smoothies!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = 1-3 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If any of you lovely readers tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

Pina Colada Smoothies: #194 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Here are some kid-friendly pineapple-coconut-strawberry smoothies guaranteed to put a smile in your day. Adults can always add some rum to make it more like the real thing if you like. It’s just like a day at the beach. Well, almost. Aloha!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($5 total for 2 smoothies)

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks – $1.66
4 pitted dates – $0.83
1 cup coconut milk – $1.49
3 fresh strawberries, plus some for decoration – $1.00

Directions

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until mostly smooth, then serve in fancy glasses with strawberries over the side of the glass. Enjoy in your most tropical state of mind.

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = <4 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If any of you amazing home chefs tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie: #191 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Here’s a refreshing summer snack if you have some fresh strawberries to use up. Mix them with some frozen mango, non-dairy ice cream, and soy milk, and voila – a bright and nutritious treat. 🙂

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($5.50 total)

8-10 fresh strawberries – $4.00
1/2 cup frozen mango – $0.62
1 scoop non-dairy vanilla ice cream – $0.50
1/2 cup soy milk – $0.19

Directions

1. Put all the ingredients in your blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = < 1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = < 3 servings
  • Cost per serving: 2 = $5-10
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 15/18

If any of you amazing cooks tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

Very Green Smoothie: #111 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We were inspired to make this after watching the documentary Forks over Knives about the benefits of plant-based eating. Some of us liked the taste of this green smoothie better than others (I’m not a huge avocado fan), but we definitely felt energetic afterwards!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($3.50 total for 3 small servings)

1 banana – $0.19
1/4 avocado – $0.32
1 cup frozen mixed berries – $1.25
1/2 cup soy milk – $0.19
Pinch of ginger (optional)
5-6 kale leaves, destemmed – $0.99
3 inch piece of cucumber – $0.23
1/2 tsp vanilla – $0.10
1 tbsp maple syrup – $0.24

Directions

1. Chop up and add all the ingredients to your blender.

2. Blend it up! We split this into 3 cups to share.

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 1 = <4 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  1 = inedible for some of us!
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 14/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!