This is my basic smoothie base, which can be turned into just about anything. It's yummy and sweet, and great for beginners. This recipe is scaled for a Vita-Mix, but can easily be cut in half for regular-sized blenders.
To make this a green smoothie, you can omit one or both of the fresh fruits, and add an entire bunch of kale, chard, spinach, etc*. Buzz for a little longer than you would otherwise, to make sure the tough plant cells are all broken down well. You can play with the flavor, adding raw carob powder for a chocolate smoothie, or using rooiboos or a spiced herbal tea to kick up the flavor a bit. You could even use a Roastaroma-type tea for a more mocha-leaning smoothie. Hmmmm . . . I think I need to try Roastaroma and raw carob powder. :o)
*Please rotate your greens, as all greens contain some alkaloids, and you don't want to build up too much of any one kind.
This is a GREAT transitional recipe! I always loved oatmeal, especially Scottish style oats…soaked oat groats are even better! And cheaper…$1.89 a pound in bulk at Whole Foods. This recipe is so quick and easy to make if you’ve got the oats soaked & sprouted already. It’s incredibly versatile too…switch up your fruit, apples would be great, mangoes for some tropical love! Have fun with your spices, ginger would be great with mango I bet! Really all you need are the soaked oat groats, and you can be creative from there.
All measurements are approximate as I just threw this together. It’s quite sweet as I made it, so feel free to omit the sweeter ingredients if you like…I was raised in an Italian cooking culture, so everything is really done to taste.
Sorry bout the random pic…my cam isn’t working.