Raw Food: Almond-Based Berry Smoothie

"I saw this recipe on a raw food lecture video. Although, I don't follow the raw food diet, I like some of the recipes. This one is good because it's dairy-free and sugar-free. I've also used kiwi in place of the berries with good results. (Prep. time doesn't includ soaking time.)"
 
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Ready In:
7mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Drain and rinse almonds.
  • Put all ingredients in a blender. I put them in in order, and I never have a problem with the dates getting stuck in the bottom.
  • Pulse until the chunks are broken up. Then blend until smooth.
  • Makes 2 servings. I eat one serving, and save the other for the following day. The banana will cause some discoloration in the saved serving, but the taste is still good.

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Reviews

  1. UmmBinat
    Smooth and creamy and I didn't even soak the raw almonds!! Make sure something is frozen in here or it won't be cold! I used organic bananas huge medjool dates and more water. I like how it was only lightly sweet. I would make this again with frozen bananas as I hate frozen strawberries.
     
  2. Mia in Germany
    Excellent smoothie! My processor got the almonds nicely smooth, and I took WRS' idea to soak the dates, too. Made it with blueberries and some sour cherries and will definitely make it again!! Thanks for posting! Made for Healthy Choices ABC.
     
  3. Chef Schellies
    This was tasty and easy to make. We used the strawberries. I'm sure we will make this again when we want a quick meal. Thanks!
     
  4. White Rose Child
    A smoothie to keep! I like how this was light, but filled with energy, and not overloaded with sweetness either- a nice balanced breakfast. I used ground almonds (not soaked of course) and subbed plums for the berries. The only problem was with small chunks of date, even after a lot of blending- I'd recommend soaking them with the almonds. Thick and lovely! Thanks!
     
  5. mliss29
    I liked this even though it was a little gritty. But my 3yo and 1yo sons refused it. The flavor is great though! I used the almond-soaking water in the drink and used frozen strawberries. Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC Tag.
     
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  1. White Rose Child
    A smoothie to keep! I like how this was light, but filled with energy, and not overloaded with sweetness either- a nice balanced breakfast. I used ground almonds (not soaked of course) and subbed plums for the berries. The only problem was with small chunks of date, even after a lot of blending- I'd recommend soaking them with the almonds. Thick and lovely! Thanks!
     

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I'd describe myself as enthusiastic and sometimes eccentric. I teach English in China, and it's an awesome job. As for my cooking philosophy, I like easy things that might take a long time to cook, but only need occasional tending (like bread or dals). Lately, I've been very interested in healthy substitutions to make dishes with less fat and/or more fiber. I've been experimenting with making tasty recipes that are free of processed sugars and flour. Since moving to China, I've found myself without an oven and without access to common ingredients, like Bisquick and vanilla ext., so I'm currently looking for breads or cakes that I can cook in a crockpot. I only post recipes that I have tried, and many are recipes that I have created myself.
 
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