Smoothie Recipes, Donut Holes, and My Book in Review

I think it's pretty neat that in the past week 10 days or so, I've been fortunate enough to receive 2 great reviews on my Just Desserts ebook. You're probably familiar with the ever creative Shannon Marie from Rawdorable. She had such nice things to say about the book, and has her eye on a number of recipes including the Double Chocolate Maca Cake (which I recommend!). Check out what she has to say about it.

Next up, Debra from Vegan Family Style did a review on the book, where she outlines what the book has to offer. If you don't already know Debra, she does a lot of cool product reviews and shares a lot of info/resources.
On the topic of sweets, my darling Courtney, brought some of her coconut donut holes to NYC.

These guys are insanely yummalicious! I still have some leftover, but they've been sitting in the freezer for safe keeping while I've been doing a juice/smoothie feast for the past week - actually, I took them out briefly to snap this pic, but was diligent about tucking them away for safe keeping. She told me they're even better dipped in chocolate... easy to convince me! I'll be trying it in a few days when I'm back into cacao.
I've got a few easy green smoothies to share with you today. As I mentioned above, I've been on juices/smoothies for the past 7 days, with Philip. He fasted for 30 days on juice, and is now on soups/smoothies, so I decided to join in - I was feeling the need for a cleanse. It's been effortless and fun, with minimal restrictions. The only guidelines I've established for myself are: everything must be juiced or blended (smoothie form rather than pudding), and no fats (no nuts, coconut, avocado, cacao, oils). I've been having a big green juice most mornings: celery, cucumber, romaine, ginger, lemon OR grapefruit juice (which my body seems to crave at this time of year), and then a large smoothie in the afternoon consisting of a combo of: frozen banana, water, spinach, green powder, maca, lucuma, mesquite, vanilla, goji berries, frozen blueberries, carob, ice, and stevia as a sweetener. I like to top them with some bee pollen for a sweet crunch!

In the evening we've been enjoying soups made out of a bunch of veggies: carrot, red pepper, celery, cucumber, garlic, ginger, spinach, green powder, miso, and nutritional yeast, plus some dried/fresh herbs.

I enjoyed this smoothie for lunch yesterday...
Blueberry Goodness Smoothie

1 handful blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 large handfuls spinach
Irish moss gel (soaked moss blended with water)
1 tsp each Lucuma, maca, mesquite
English toffee stevia, to sweeten

Blend until smooth and drink up!

Green Toffee Smoothie

This is a really yummy green smoothie. I bought a bottle of english toffee stevia the other day at Whole Foods and have been using it a lot ever since - it tastes like candy!
1 large frozen banana
2 leaves lacinato kale
2 handfuls spinach
1 teaspoon maca
1 tsp lucuma
3 large ice cubes
Water to thin

Blend all ingredients until smooth, adjusting water and stevia.

I'm totally loving this carob smoothie these days! Since I'm not having cacao, carob is the perfect alternative. We've been enjoying a lot of it! Remember the "old" days when carob was "in"?!
Carob Banana Smoothie

2 frozen bananas
2 heaping spoons carob powder
1 teaspoon lucuma
1 teaspoon maca
1 teaspoon mesquite
Handful ice cubes
Water to thin
Stevia to sweeten

Blend all ingredients until smooth and frosty, adding enough water for desired consistency.

What's your favourite smoothie??
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  1. March 3, 2010 at 07:49

    I love your blog! The smoothie recipes look really good, I adore green smoothies.<br />Kisses from Italy.<br />Ps Congratulations for your book!

  2. March 3, 2010 at 09:03

    the trip pics, the foodie pics here, the recipes...your book which i really intend to purchase soon :)<br /><br />it's all awesome, heathy!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    March 3, 2010 at 14:19

    I've got 2 smoothies I've been having daily. First:<br />Frozen Banana<br />Vanilla Almond Mylk<br />Spinach<br />Chollera powder<br />Berries<br />Dried Coconut<br />Ice Cubes<br /><br />Second one:<br />Frozen Banana<br />Almond Mylk or coconut water<br />Cacao (or carob)<br />few drops stevia<br />Kale<br />Ginger<br />Ice Cubes<br /><br />The choc ginger is amazing. I make it super thick and eat it like frozen yogurt.

  4. March 3, 2010 at 14:39

    Oh yum!!! I am loving smoothies, especially since I have a Vitamix now!! I think I post 1-3 smoothies in each blog post!

  5. March 3, 2010 at 14:45

    P.S. Your recipe is being used on CSL this week! :)<br /><br />Thanks again!

  6. March 3, 2010 at 14:58

    Yum! That English Toffee Stevia sounds like a must have, and I so need to get some bee pollen. You are such an inspiration on all of the feasting and fasting you have been enjoying...I recently did 3 days and really need to do a 10 day here soon. Have fun!

  7. March 3, 2010 at 16:07

    mmm..your smoothies look awesome! As I'm pretty limited with fruit these days, I love frozen berries, banana, kale,udo's oil, aloe, cinnamon, ginger, and vega sport! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  8. March 3, 2010 at 17:27

    So proud of you! :)

  9. March 3, 2010 at 17:43

    I agree that carob needs to make a come back! I recently started using it more frequently and realized I totally forgot how good it is on its own, and not even as a substitute for chocolate. <br /><br />The smoothies all look yummy :)

  10. March 3, 2010 at 18:44

    So glad you're enjoying my donut holes! I would looove to send you a whole bucketload!

  11. March 3, 2010 at 23:43

    I would live for one of those doughnut holes! They look awesome!!!<br />Congrats on the reviews, the trip, everything! <br /><br />Bless!

  12. March 4, 2010 at 01:35

    in response to your comment--the more chocolate the better!<br /><br />excited to see what you've been working on.

  13. March 4, 2010 at 02:47

    My favorite smoothie lately is Vanila Hemp Milk, Blueberries, Bananas, Spinach, and sometimes I put two dates in there. <br />I'd love to hear more about your soups and green smoothies. I'm trying to incorporate more of both into my diet. Thanks!!!

  14. March 4, 2010 at 02:48

    I have been on the verge of ordering carob but it seems like it's hard to find a true raw carob. Do you use the raw carob or toasted? And if you use raw, do you know of a good source? Thanks a bunch!<br />:-)

  15. March 4, 2010 at 09:43

    Yum!!! I heart smoothies - I could seriously live on them :-) I usually start my day with a variation on a green smooothie, a little banana, maybe a mango or pear, dash of water, some hemp protein powder, some spirulina, and of course GREENS: spinach, kale, or collard greens! Topped of course with some cacao nibs, goji berries, and bee pollen :-)<br /><br />Your recipes look amazing as usual!

  16. March 4, 2010 at 12:21

    Hey Heathy.<br /><br />A while ago I bought your E-book but I havent got round to making all the recipes. Lack of ingredients available at the present.<br /><br />Unfortunatly now I have to change laptop, mine is literally falling to pieces. But I cant transfer the file to my new laptop. Is there anyway of doing this?<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Mel

  17. March 4, 2010 at 16:30

    Colleen - you can find raw carob from The Raw Food World, and Natural Zing, among other raw food companies. <br /><br />jenny - I know there are companies you can order from online for the flavoured stevias, you could do a google search. <br /><br />Mel - left a msg on your blog, re: the book :)

  18. March 5, 2010 at 01:12

    I too am doing a juice /smoothie feast... and I am loving it! I'm going for sever days, but who knows, I may go longer. <br /><br />I bought your deserts ebook and LOVE it, very well written, great pictures and detailed recipes... delicious too! Highly reccommended! <br /><br />Sarah <br /><br />

  19. March 5, 2010 at 13:54

    Yummm...great recipes..all of em!! Thanks!! Have to admit..the donut hole..look mighty tasty!!

  20. March 5, 2010 at 17:45

    Hello Gorgeous,<br /><br />Miam! Miam! What a delicious post!<br /><br />Love all your drinks! <br /><br />Great to be on liquids effortlessly. You should move in with me for few days ☺<br /><br />Luv BPollen in smoothies, I eat it of the spoon in some days ☺<br /><br />x♥x♥

  21. March 6, 2010 at 14:05

    Thanks for the shout out. I really enjoyed reviewing your book.<br /><br />Although I'm not really a fan of stevia, that English toffee one sounds worth a try.

  22. March 7, 2010 at 03:56

    The chocolates have me wiping drool from my keyboard! I made a yummy smoothie yesterday, it had <br /><br />almond milk<br />banana<br />2 tablespoons cashew butter<br />splash vanilla<br />tablespoon Lucuma powder <br />ice<br /><br />YUMMY!

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