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Author:           Updated December 1, 2018
Categories: Smoothies    

Homemade smoothies are a delicious and nutritious way to add more fruits and veggies to your diet. Smoothies leave in all the fiber, which is sometimes needed when you cut out breads.

Strawberry, blackberry and peach fruit smoothie in a tall glass with a fresh strawberry and blackberry garnish
Image by: Thora Toft

Prep time: 10 minutes Makes: 1 to 2 servings Difficulty: Easy

Gluten free Dairy free Egg free Grain free Soy free

Avoid all commercial juices. Most of them are actually cooked, so won't qualify as raw food at all. Also, many are actually not even remotely fresh, and can be as old as a year old. The manufacturers are also allowed to use flavorings in these juices that do not need to be listed on the label.

Optionally you can sweeten this with stevia. The stevia I'm referring to is the concentrated stevia extract or powder with absolutely no other fillers or ingredients, preferably organic. This is a processed product, and some people get a negative reaction to it, or don't like it. But it's worth trying it if you're looking to reduce your sugar intake. Avoid using the stevia blends that are popular, as they contain a lot of fillers, additives, flavorings and sugar, that can cause digestive upset.

You can also use organic dried and ground stevia leaf, or make a sweet water with it by brewing it like coffee and then reducing the liquid by boiling it.

Use all organic ingredients.

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Ingredients:
Sliced fresh fruit
Cut up mixed fruit on a plate
Image by: Thora Toft
Large handful Fresh berries - use one or more of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc.
1 Fresh peach, chopped
Fresh coconut water, or water (optional)
Optional Sweeteners - choose 1:
Strawberry & Peach Smoothie
Strawberry and peach smoothie in a glass with a strawberry garnish
Image by: Thora Toft
1 to 2 tablespoons Honey, raw and unfiltered
1 to 2 tablespoons Whole dates, chopped and soaked
1 to 2 tablespoons Date Sugar
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Stevia extract liquid or powder (no fillers or additives)
Directions:
  • Add all to a blender. Blend. If you want it more liquidy, then add fresh coconut water if you can get it (straight from a fresh coconut), or water.
  • Add some ice if desired, and serve with a big straw or a spoon. Delicious and simple!
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