Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

I absolutely adore making smoothies-especially in this tropical paradise where fruits are everywhere and cooling foods so appealing. To make a good smoothie, all you need is a decent blender and fresh ingredients. For the tropical sunrise smoothie, you will need:

  1. 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  2. 1 large frozen banana or 2 small ones
  3. 1 cup frozen papaya chunks
  4. 2 tsp. flax seeds
  5. 1 tbsp. coconut, shredded
  6. 1 cup rice or almond milk

serves: 2

Blend all ingredients in a blender and sip ’til you have a lazy tropical smile on your face!

tropical sunrise smoothie


do-it-yourself fresh almond mylk

The concept of the human consumption of cow’s milk is old news…a tired and worn-out idea. Cow’s milk is designed to take an 80 pound calf and turn him into a 300 pound heifer in 3 months. Almond mylk has more nutrition than cow’s milk and is easier for the human body to absorb. Sprouted almonds are a great source of protein and amino acids.

You will need:

  1. 3 dates, seeded
  2. 3 cups filtered water
  3. 1/2 cup sprouted almonds


Place the dates in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for one hour. Transfer the dates and their soaking water into a blender, add the almonds, and blend until smooth. Strain through a wire-mesh strainer (or whatever you have on hand) and serve. This will make about 1 1/4 cups. Save the almond pulp for the almond biscuit-cookies up next!