Akea Smoothie Recipes

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Hot Spot Smoothie Recipes

Okinawa Tropical Smoothie
Symi Minty Green Smoothie
Campodimele Tomato and Herb Smoothie
Nicoya Avocado Smoothie
Sardinia Red Grape Smoothie
Loma Linda Nut and Cinnamon Smoothie
Hunza Apricot Smoothie
Bama Exotic Fruit Smoothie
Savory Montacute Vichysoisse Smoothie

Tried-and-true recipes contributed by the great members of our community!

George Straughter’s Bananaberrymon Fruit Smoothie
William’s Favorite Smoothie
Maggie’s Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter Power Smoothie
Pina Colada Smoothie
Cranberry-Green Tea Smoothie
Green Training Smoothie
Raw Electrolyte Lemonade
Raw Anti-Inflammatory Recovery Drink

Great Recipes from Other Sources

Banana Peach Smoothie
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Fruit Smoothie
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
Mango Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Vanilla-Yogurt Fruit Smoothie
Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie
Kick-Start Your Day! Smoothie


Hot Spot Smoothie Recipes

Okinawa Tropical Smoothie

1 banana
1/2 papaya
1/2 mango
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons dried organic coconut
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Symi Minty Green Smoothie

1/2 cup water
1 apple, cut in pieces
1 cup white grapes
1/3 cucumber, skinned and cut in large pieces
2 lettuce leaves
1/2 stick celery, cut in pieces
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
1 scoop Akea
3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Campodimele Tomato and Herb Smoothie

1 cup tomato juice or passata (if thick, add a little water)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs (e.g., thyme, sage, basil etc)
1/2 cup fennel
1 stick celery
1 shallot or half a small onion
1 small carrot
1/2 cup cucumber
juice of 1 lemon
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Nicoya Avocado Smoothie

1 avocado
A few slices Gala apple (optional)
1 cucumber
2 cups spinach
2 large leaves collard greens
2 leaves black kale
juice of 3 lemons
1-1/2 cups water
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Sardinia Red Grape Smoothie

1/2 cup red grape juice
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 cup raspberries
1 tablespoon ground almonds
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Loma Linda Nut and Cinnamon Smoothie

1 cup nut milk (such as almond milk)
1/2 cup chopped dates
3 tablespoons ground almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts
1 banana
1/2 cup live yogurt or soy yogurt
1 large pinch cinnamon
1 small pinch ground nutmeg
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Hunza Apricot Smoothie

1 cup almond, hemp or oat milk
1 cup chopped soft organic apricots (soften first by soaking in hot water if necessary)
1 heaped tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 heaped tablespoon ground almonds or apricot kernels
1 banana
1/2 cup live yogurt or soy yogurt
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Bama Exotic Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup rice, almond, hemp, or oat milk
1/2 cup silken tofu
1 guava
1 pear
1 banana
1 scoop Akea

Blend all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer.

Savory Montacute Vichyssoise Smoothie

1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 small onion, chopped
1 potato, peeled and chopped small
1 leek, chopped
2 large handfuls watercress
1 cup oat milk
1 scoop Akea

Bring the stock to the boil and add the onion, leek, and potato. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

Add the watercress and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Blend until smooth; add the oat milk and blend for 30 seconds more. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Recipes from the Akea Community

George Straughter’s Bananaberrymon Fruit Smoothie

1 banana
6 strawberries
frozen low-fat strawberry yogurt
flaxseed milk
handful of spinach leaves
1 Tbsp cinnamon, and
(of course!) 1 scoop of Akea

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. (Makes 1 serving.)

William’s Favorite Smoothie

1 organic apple (local if possible)
1 cup organic blueberries (fresh and local when possible)
1/2 avocado
1 handful spinach
1 scoop Akea
just enough water to mix

Blend in VitaMix, bullet mixer or blender until smooth.

Additions for variety:

  • Mango, peaches or strawberries (fresh and organic when possible)
  • For veggies, add raw or steamed carrots, cauliflower (fresh and organic when possible)
  • For protein, add a raw egg or brown rice protein
  • For fat/fiber, add soaked flax seeds
  • Substitute carrot juice for water

Maggie’s Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter Power Smoothie

1 cup chocolate almond milk (I like Almond Breeze)
1 whole ripe banana
2 tbsp. organic natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tbsp. coconut or avocado oil
1 scoop Akea
about 8 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. (Makes 1 to 2 servings.)

Piña Colada Smoothie

(Contributed by community member Lisa)

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup pineapple-coconut juice
1/2 small banana
1/2 apple
1 teaspoon raw coconut or unsweetened dry coconut
1 scoop Akea
2-3 ice cubes
1/3 cup fresh or frozen pineapple (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.

Cranberry-Green Tea Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries*
1/2 cup (about 5) frozen whole strawberries*
1 ripe banana, chopped in chunks
1/2 cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup plain almond, hemp, or oat milk
1 scoop Akea
2 tablespoons raw honey or packed light brown sugar

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 (2-cup) serving (a good size for breakfast!)

*
For a more tropical smoothie, substitute 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks for the blackberries and strawberries.

Green Training Smoothie

2 cups water
2 mangos with skins, pitted
2 handfuls parsley
raw honey to taste
2 cups icePlace ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer as listed and blend on high for 1 minute. Drink before workout or put in water bottle over ice.

Raw Electrolyte Lemonade

6 cups red grapes
1/4 lemon with the rind
1 slice ginger
2 cups icePlace ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer as listed and blend on high for 1 minute. Put in water bottle over ice for training. If using a Camelbak hydration system, strain drink before placing in bladder.

Raw Anti-Inflammatory Recovery Drink

6 cups red grapes
1 large carrot, not peeled
1 stalk celery
1” slice of pineapple with core
2 cups of icePlace all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer and blend on high for 1 minute. Drink following high impact sports, or joint injuries to reduce inflammation in the body, replace electrolytes and provide recovery carbohydrates after exercise.


Great Recipes from Other Sources

Banana Peach Smoothie

1 small banana, or half a large banana
1/2 cup fresh (or frozen without sugar) peaches
1 cup almond, hemp, or oat milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 scoop Akea

Blend ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer until smooth.

Strawberry-Mango Smoothie

8 ounces frozen organic strawberries
1/2 cup mango juice
4 ounces live yogurt (plain)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 scoop Akea

Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Fruit Smoothie

1 cup of fresh or frozen berries, and any other fresh fruit
1/2 apple
1 scoop of Akea
1 tablespoon of soaked or powdered flax seeds
1/2 avocado
Enough filtered water to blend

Blend ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer until smooth.

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

1/2 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1/2 large)
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt (live cultures)
1/4 cup almond milk
1 scoop Akea
1 tablespoon whole wheat graham cracker crumbs
1/4 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1 to 2 ice cubes
additional whole wheat graham cracker crumbs (optional)

Freeze banana slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze until firm (about 1 hour).

Place frozen banana and remaining ingredients (through ice cubes) in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 1 (1 cup) serving.

Blackberry-Mango Smoothie

3/8 cup frozen blackberries (blueberries can be substituted)
1/4 cup chilled or frozen mango slices
1/4 cup plain yogurt (helps to achieve a smooth consistency)
1/4 cup organic orange juice
1 scoop Akea
2 teaspoons raw honey

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 (1-cup) serving.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt (live cultures)
1-1/2 cups organic frozen strawberries
1 banana, chopped in chunks
3/8 cup almond milk
1/8 cup crushed ice
1/8 cup raw honey
2 scoops Akea

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 2 (1-1/2 cup) servings.

Vanilla Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup almond milk
2 ounces vanilla low-fat yogurt (live cultures)
1/8 cup thawed pineapple-orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup frozen strawberries*
1/2 banana, chopped into chunks*
2 scoops Akea

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth (you may need to stop and scrape down sides). Serve immediately. Makes 2 (about 1-1/2 cup) servings.

*Substitute different fruits (such as frozen cherries, blueberries, pineapple, etc.) if desired.

Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

1/4 cup frozen sweet cherries
1/4 cup plain yogurt (live cultures)
1/4 cup pomegranate cherry juice
1/4 cup crushed pineapple in juice, drained, or fresh cut pineapple
1/4 banana, peeled and sliced crosswise
1 scoop Akea

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 (1 cup) serving.

Kick-Start your Day! Smoothie

1/2 cup orange juice
4 to 6 strawberries, hulled and sliced (or frozen)
1/2 banana
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon raw honey or brown sugar
1 scoop Akea
6 ice cubes (5 if using frozen strawberries)

Place all ingredients in a blender or bullet mixer; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 (1 cup) serving.