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Easy Raw Food Recipe: Sugar Free Carob (or Chocolate) Green Smoothie

Posted Sep 06 2011 5:01am

Nothing makes me happier than delicious drinks made from fresh fruits and vegetables.  Green juice is definitely my daily number one, but I go wild for an amazing smoothie too.

They are filling and yet light, refreshing, tasty, easy to digest and you can create almost any imaginable flavour with them. My Pumpkin Pie Chai and Mojito-Inspired Smoothie are classic examples.

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Even better, I adore how quick, simple and easy smoothies are to make. Got two minutes? Then you can make a smoothie! The same goes for a raw soup. It makes it hard to use the old “I don’t have time” excuse. Go on, just try.

Yes, that’s what I thought. There’s no excuse. Nice shot though wlEmoticon winkingsmile1 Easy Raw Food Recipe: Sugar Free Carob (or Chocolate) Green Smoothie.

If you love smoothies and raw drinks of all kinds for how they make you feel and how easy they are to make, you’ll definitely want to be tuning up your body, mind and spirit with Marlena and I in our Total Body Tune Up cleanse that starts on the 22nd of September. It’s going to be serious yumminess! You can sign up for more energy and happiness and less bloat, puffiness and weight here !

It will even boost your confidence and make you feel like dancing a little .

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Speaking of all things delicious, for my Perth friends, this Saturday the 10th of September is the day when delicious gets taken up a serious notch! From 1 to 4pm we will be raw food “cooking” up a storm in my kitchen for my Delicious Detox Recipes class as I show you how to make some truly incredible and surprising recipes that you and your whole family will fall in love with.

I will show you exactly how to create tasty starters, meals, dips, dressings and desserts using every day ingredients with minimal time – because I know this is essential for you!

Saturday’s class will be the last class I run for quite some time. I don’t have any future classes planned at all at this stage as we are moving and I have a lot on both personally and professionally, so this is the class to come to if you have been thinking you’ll leave it for a later date.

You can find out all the class details by clicking here . All you need to do is email me to reserve one of the limited spots before they run out. Space is very limited as the classes are intimate so you can get all your questions answered and importantly, plenty of food! wlEmoticon smile2 Easy Raw Food Recipe: Sugar Free Carob (or Chocolate) Green Smoothie

Now on to smoothies. For you carob lovers out there, you’ll really enjoy this recipe. For you carob-haters (and I know there are plenty of you!), you can simply make the exact same recipe but with cacao powder instead. Hello chocolate heaven!

Combined with the greens in this recipe you’ll be getting awesome nutrition and life into you and won’t even taste the greens!

Carob Green Smoothie (sugar free, raw, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, nut free)

(Fortunately not free of taste…wlEmoticon winkingsmile1 Easy Raw Food Recipe: Sugar Free Carob (or Chocolate) Green Smoothie)

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Ingredients:

1 avocado

2 big handfuls of baby spinach (add more or less dependent on how accustomed you are to greens in your drinks)

2 heaping tablespoons of carob powder or cacao powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Pinch of ginger and nutmeg

2 cups of water (or try it with coconut milk or your favourite nut milk for extra deliciousness)

1 tray of ice cubes

Stevia to taste (start with 2 dropperfuls of liquid stevia and add more to taste)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender with water going in first. Blend all ingredients together until very smooth and creamy. If you don’t have a high powered blender, blend all ingredients except the ice and then add the ice and pulse to blend last. This is also great poured over ice or without the ice entirely.

Serve in a tall glass, ideally with an umbrella and straw to slurp up this  cold, creamy goodness.

For more carob recipes, check out my Carob Almond Love Cups , Carob Blueberry Ice Cream , Carob Zucchini Cookies , and Carob Coconut Blobs . Think I like carob much? wlEmoticon winkingsmile1 Easy Raw Food Recipe: Sugar Free Carob (or Chocolate) Green Smoothie

Question for you: Have you done a “cleanse” before? What was your experience like?

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