Green Goddess Smoothie

This smoothie is a real treat. I encourage everyone to try it! For the green goddess smoothie you will need:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/4 cups rice milk
  2. 4 frozen papaya cubes
  3. 3 frozen coconut cubes
  4. 1/2 frozen banana
  5. 1 tsp. spirulina powder
  6. 2 tsp. lucuma powder

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender and combine until smooth. Share with someone you love. Serves 1-2.

green goddess smoothie

green goddess smoothie

creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie

Our neighbor has an orchard near South Point and gave us a few sapote fruits to try. I thought, why not pair one exotic fruit with another exotic sweetener-lucuma powder. Lucuma powder comes from the Peruvian lucuma fruit. I recently purchased the powder at our local health food store, Island Naturals and have to say, I love it. I haven’t done the nutritional research yet, but I’m guessing organic lucuma powder is a safe bet. This smoothie turned out to be sweet enough for a dessert. However, we enjoyed it for a midday snack!

For the organic creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie, blend:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cup frozen sapote chunks
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 1 1/2 cups rice milk
  4. 1 tbsp. lucuma powder
  5. 1 tbsp. flaxseed
  6. dash of cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie

Vegan Mango Bread

vegan mango bread

I made this for my father on Father’s Day and it was a hit. Perfect as a treat served with a steaming hot espresso or mellow green tea, this vegan dessert bread is sure to please everyone!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. pinch of salt
  5. dash of cinnamon
  6. 1 ripe banana
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  10. 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  11. 4 dates, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine the banana, olive oil and vanilla. Next pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add the mango chunks, chopped nuts and dates. Pour the mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes. Let cool and serve with your favorite beverage. Enjoy!

Coco-Papaya Tonic

coco-papaya tonic

This tonic is full of healing properties. Coconut water is a super-healthy electrolyte drink containing potassium, calcium and magnesium. According to the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, people with high blood pressure often suffer from low levels of potassium in their diet. Drinking coconut water regularly can significantly cut your risk of hypertension.

Blend the following ingredients:

  1. 1/2 frozen banana
  2. 1 cup frozen papaya chunks
  3. 1/2 cup coconut meat
  4. 1 cup coconut water

Serves: 1-2

coco-papaya tonic