Mixed Berries with Honey and Cilantro

This quick and simple fruit salad is so amazing in the summertime. I love the sweetness of the fruit combined with a touch of honey and fresh herbs gives it an unexpected flavor that works so well with the fruit. And the touch of lemon brightens it all up so nicely. If you are not a fan of cilantro, fresh basil also works well in this recipe. You can also substitute the honey with agave or maple syrup to make it vegan.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cup fresh strawberries with tops removed

1 cup blueberries

1/2 lemon, zested and juiced

1 tbsp. honey, agave, or maple syrup

2-3 sprigs of cilantro or basil leaves

Preparation:

Wash all produce well. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and discard. Then slice the strawberries into quarters or bite size pieces. Take the cilantro or basil leaves and mince or cut finely.

In a medium size bowl combine the strawberries and blueberries. Add in the herbs and zest the lemon and juice. Add in the honey, agave, or maple syrup and toss gently.

Serve as is, over pancakes, with oatmeal, or with whipped cream and shortcakes and enjoy.

Sunshine Pineapple and Orange Smoothie

I love making fresh drinks in the morning and ah this one is so fantastic! It’s full of fresh pineapple and sweet oranges, grab your blender and lets get started!

Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh pineapple

3 mandarin oranges, or 1 large orange

1 15 ounce can coconut water

3-5 ice cubes

Preparation:

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Wash the oranges and pineapple.

Peel the oranges and add to the blender.

Cut the rind off the pineapple and remove the core. Slice into chunks and add into the blender.

Add in the ice and coconut water and blend on high a few minutes and enjoy!

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Strawberry, Pineapple, and Chocolate Smoothie

My newest creation is so bright and sweet. If you want dessert for breakfast or after a workout try this rich and delicious smoothie. Loaded with fresh pineapple, strawberries, bananas, dates, chocolate, and a touch of cinnamon. Grab your blender and let’s get started!

Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients:

2 bananas

3 dates

1 cup pineapple (frozen, fresh, or canned)

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup water

1 scoop chocolate  protein powder

a few ice cubes

Preparation:

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Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

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Raw Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

This healthy version of ice cream is so fantastic. The Strawberries blended with banana is so creamy without the guilt!

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 non dairy milk
Dash of cinnamon

Preparation:

Blend all in a food processor, add a little more milk if needed to make a creamy consistently and enjoy!


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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon

Good morning lovelies! My latest favorite smoothie is chocolate, and dessert for breakfast is always a good idea!  Smooth, creamy, rich, and healthy too.  I also like to add spinach and some chia seeds to this smoothie. Grab your blender and let’s get started.

Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients: 

3 bananas

3 dates

1 cup nut milk or filtered water

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

a few ice cubes

Preparation:

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Blend all ingredients, and enjoy this beautiful day!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! If you made this tag me @noshchefjulie on Instagram and Twitter!

Green Goddess Smoothie

Smoothies have become my breakfast go to. This one is packed with nutrients and it’s such a great way to get more greens into your diet. Grab your blender and lets get started!

Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients:

1 orange

3 pitted dates

1/2 cup Spinach

1/2 cup kale

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 Bananas

1 cup  Water

1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro, (leaves and stems)

Preparation:

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Wash all produce and pat dry. Peel the orange and bananas, and add all ingredients into your blender, Blend well and enjoy your goddess smoothie!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! If you have tried this recipe, tag me @noshchefjulie on Instagram and Twitter! 

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie with Spinach and Dates

This one in particular is a new favorite of mine. The Dates give some sweetness and the extra banana makes it really smooth and creamy. Grab your blender and let’s get started.

Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

3 dates – pitted

1/2 cup fresh strawberries

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup fresh romaine

1 cup filtered water

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

a few ice cubes

Preparation:

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Combine all ingredients into your blender, mix until smooth and enjoy.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! If you have made this recipe, tag me on Twitter and Instagram under @noshchefjulie

Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie with Cinnamon

The combination of rich chocolate, sweet blueberries with a hint of cinnamon is so delicious! Grab your blender and try this one, you won’t regret it! 

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie with Cinnamon

Ingredients:

1 cup dairy-free chocolate milk

1 cup water

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 tsp. cinnamon

3-6 ice cubes

Preparation:

Add all the ingredients into a blender, and mix until well blended and enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! If you made this recipe tag me @noshchefjulie on Twitter and Instagram!

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Raw Banana Ice Cream

If you want a fast sweet treat bananas are the perfect option! Frozen bananas lend the perfect consistency similar to real ice cream, without the extra fat and sugar. Add in any toppings you like and you’ve got the perfect dessert. I love to add in dark chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, cashews, and top it all off with  dairy-free whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The combination possibilities are endless!

Note: The less ripe the bananas are the less sweet the ice cream will be. For the best ripeness, choose bananas that are slightly green, but not overly ripe where its mushy and is browning. Try to get ones that are firm and somewhere in the middle ground.

Note: Cashew milk makes a creamy ice cream and a richer flavor, while almond milk is less rich. Try coconut, rice, or hemp milk. They all lend different sweetness and richness to the dish. Store bought nut milks are cooked, so if you make your own at home this stays raw!

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

2-3 frozen bananas

1/3 cup non-dairy milk.

toppings of your choice

Preparation:

First you need to peel the bananas, cut them up into 1 inch slices and place them in to a tupperware container and freeze them at least for 2 hours, or overnight.

Using a food processor, add the frozen banana slices and milk. Blend well until creamy in consistency. You can add more milk slowly if needed. Add in any extras you want in the mix and blend. Serve and garnish with your choice of extra toppings and enjoy.

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Pineapple Triple Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is sweet and refreshing and the touch of cinnamon compliments the berries so well. Grab your blender and you’ll have this one done in 5 minutes. I love using frozen fruit, especially in the winter when it may not be seasonal, you can still get all the nutrients and save money too.

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Yield: 2 smoothies or 1 large

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup pineapple juice, or filtered water

1 cup homemade almond milk

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)

1 banana

1 cucumber

3-4 ice cubes

1 tsp. cinnamon

Preparation:.

Wash and peel the cucumber and banana and slice into chunks.

In the blender add the juice or water, milk, frozen fruit, cucumber, banana, cinnamon and ice. Blend well and enjoy.

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