*Hemp is Paleo, I referenced a trusted site, The Paleo List, (yes it’s permitted).
Shared on: Whole Food Fridays, Wellness Weekend , Gluten Free Wednesdays
Labels: AIP, drinks, GAPS, green drinks, Paleo, SCD, smoothie.
Labels: AIP, fall cuisine, GAPS, SCD, smoothie, snacks, vegan.
This looks so nutritious and lush – and what a great idea to use a cinnamon stick as a stirrer (it is a cinnamon stick isn’t it?)Reply
This smoothie sounds delightful and festive Amber!Reply
Mmmm. I’m so glad you did share this at Raw Foods Thursdays. I’m always up for the “almost raw” recipes! Thank you, Amber!Reply
This sounds SO delish and I already have all the ingredients on hand! I’m for sure making this tomorrow! Butternut squash is my all-time fav! Thanks so much for sharing!
Dee @ gypsyveganmama.blogspot.comReply
I agree with you about butternut squash and pumpkin being interchangeable. I always have butternut squash but not always pumpkin. This sounds soothing.Reply
Labels: guest post, smoothie, summer treats.
D-LISH! I love a good smoothie every now and then. So refreshing in the summer:)Reply
That looks refreshing, delicious, and filling! I love smoothies – even better when they are kiddo approved! 😉
Labels: green living, green living tips organization, smoothie, summer cuisine.
What a great post. I also really hate plastic bags. So much of the packaging that goes into products nowadays is completely unnecessary.
Thanks so much for these helpful tips!
Great tips as always Amber! I am guilty for buying frozen fruit bags at Whole Foods, but now that our Farmer’s Market is finally in full swing, I have no excuses! I am also going to try to freeze more frozen fruit in the colder months too by remembering to plan ahead 🙂Reply
I’ve been doing this for quite some time. I freeze all of my fruit I use in smoothies, as I prefer a more slushy/frozen smoothie. I also make coconut water and milk ice cubes. It is soooooo easy to do, and as you mentioned waaaaaay cheaper. I love it when I tell people about this and they say, “you are so smart”….no, just frugal. 😉Reply
I’ve finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be YOU! What an inspiring post! I do freeze fresh fruit when I find good deals in the summer or when I just can’t bear that cherry season is ending. It’s so easy, and I need to do it more regularly. You make it look so easy that I may need to give the silicone mats a try! (We’ll see how big my NYC freezer is!) Thanks for the steps!!
Hi! Your son looks so cute :)) I’m mom of eczema little girl, and found your site cos looking to build a listing of allergy blogs for my readers (as I blog only eczema) – would you like to add your site here
this is so genius, Amber! freezing your own fruit is both economical and environmentally friendly! best of both worlds! and your son is too stinkin cute with the green mustache:)Reply
This is great advice Amber!Reply
I love this post for so many reasons, but one of them is that you’ve given me a legitimate use for my silicone mat, which I do not like for baking. Thanks, Amber!
Wow, great post. I love that you can buy your fruit without it being in plastic. I can’t do that where I live, and I love your idea of freezing everything in summer for use over winter. I have 2 freezers and still never seem to have any spare space!Reply
Amber- The new blog design looks great. Browsing around to check out your content. FYI- I love these frozen berries and veggies at the coop. They are in paper bags that are lightly waxed and are biodegradable / compostable. We put them directly into our compost bin in the backyard and not one has ever come out alive when we dump the compost in the garden each year. The blueberries are FAR BETTER than any other brand I have tried. Big, plump, and juicy. Not mushy small or misshaped. Check them out. http://www.stahlbush.com/Reply
Labels: cane sugar free, dairy free, raw, smoothie.
Heh I love those pictures! Don’tcha hate the days when you feel like that poor kid – comatose and lethargic – an in the morning no less so you know that it’ll only get worse later… Yup, I’m all for kick-butt smoothies! 😉Reply
Love me some hemp in smoothies-this drink is rocking Amber! And yes, I am sooo that Mom that is irritable if I don’t keep my tummy full and happy 🙂Reply
Haha, that is so me…that last graphic. I love foods that make me feel like a kick ass! This sounds so good! I can’t wait for peach season to get here. I’m ready for summer foods and smoothies are the top of my list this year!Reply
I love peach and hemp, sounds like a winning combo to me! You have such a great sense of humor, Amber. And I totally get the need for ass-kicking foods… especially early in the morning!
Sounds crazy tasty.
What is Lucuma Powder? How does it taste?
Oh, Slurpees! What were our mothers thinking??? 😉
I just had a hemp smoothie this morning, but I use hemp seeds. I’ve never heard of hemp powder. Do you have any insight on the difference between the two? Obviously one is a seed and one is a powder, but nutritionally or usage?
Peach and banana sound so tropical! I’m going to try this tomorrow with the seeds because I don’t have the powder. Thanks for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays! (Now go kick some A$$!)Reply
I love using coconut milk in my smoothies! You are so right. It really does add a creaminess like nothing else. I need to get my hands on some lucuma. I’ve been meaning to try it.Reply
Labels: guest post, smoothie.
This book looks great. I also lost a lot of weight, over 56 pounds by drinking mainly green smoothies. They are amazing for your health and I’ve recovered from most of my health problems too. I totally agree about the banana and peanut butter smoothie. It’s one of my all time favourites and my most popular recipe on my website.
I add oats to my smoothies to make them filling and creamy.
Wow! thanks for sharing – 56 pounds is quite impressive!! I’m allergic to peanut butter, but I LOVE almond butter and banana smoothies. Such a treat.Reply
i’ve recently fallen in love with smoothies! what a great post. i love the cover of the book!Reply
Thanks Caralyn. Me too. I have one everyday and I try and have one green smoothie too (not just fruit).Reply
I put most of my supplements in my smoothie–I dump amino acid powder and vitamin capsules right into the blender. I call it my “gut healing smoothie.” I am going to do a post on it, soon! I agree that smoothies are a great way to take in a lot of nutrients.Reply
I agree this is a great way to get our nutrients. I also do this. I feel like the nutrients are absorbed better. I mainly do vit C, B, and a multi. 🙂 Looking forward to your post.Reply
Labels: raw, SCD, smoothie, summer treats.
Scrumptious! Ginger is such a wonderful way to zest up a smoothie.
♥ It’s CarmenReply
Thanks Carmen. This is one of the best smoothies I’ve ever made. :-0Reply
Seeing this makes me so happy!!!!!
Would love it if you shared it at the Potluck Party 😉 xo
Absolutely Ella! I’ve been watching your blog waiting for Potluck Party to start today! 🙂 I need me my Potluck party fix!Reply
How refreshing! I need to use ginger more often and incorporate it into my recipes-it is so healing for the body. I bet the kick this smoothie has is right up my alley. And you know I love cherries 🙂 Thanks for the awesome tip on how to freeze bananas…need to give that trick a whirl soon!Reply
I thought this would catch your eye. I highly recommend making your own frozen bananas. I find the less ice I have to use, the more smoothies taste, well, like smoothies. I love them creamy and just slightly cold (not icy). I also freeze nut milk and use these as the “ice,” I generally use frozen nut milk when using fresh fruit. And ginger is just amazing in smoothies. I eat some fresh everyday to help with my inflammation and to boost my immune system.
Hugs to you friend. Have a great weekend.Reply
Cherry season is one of my favorite times of the year. We used to drive up to my grandmother’s house in the summer and help with the harvest and canning. It brings back beautiful memories. I like the idea of mixing banana and cherries. I’ll have to try it!Reply
What beautiful memories, France. I love it. The banana and cherry works really well together. I love it. Creamy and sweet.Reply
oh this looks yummy! Do you use tart or sweey cherries though? I’d love if you linked up on my Foodie Friday!Reply
Absolutely – I will see you there on Friday.
And use black cherries (they are actually dark red). They are SO sweet and juicy. We have a different kind of cherry tree in our backyard and they are tart (light colored, pinkish white). Black cherries are the way to go. Delicious.Reply
Hi, I am visiting via Recipe Box. This looks absolutely delish. I am always looking for healthier recipes and your site is perfect for that.Reply
Ginger with cherries? Genius!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays!Reply
Labels: drinks, SCD, smoothie.
Hey Amber! Are you using a cooked beet or a raw one?Reply
Great question! I’ll make the change above.
wow that color!! how gorgeous! and i love that glass you served it in — so artsy and retro! i’m glad you’ve got your smoothies back! i can’t wait until i’m off this Body Ecology Diet and can eat fruit again!!!!!!!!!!Reply
I agree, the color is amazing. Making another one this morning. Yum!!Reply
LOVE BEETS completely and honesty love them–worked at the fair last year in a place that served beet juice YUM!Reply
Great to meet another beet lover! You’ll certainly enjoy this smoothie. 🙂Reply
Thanks! I pinned this: http://pinterest.com/pin/91690542383916287/Reply
Thanks Eryn!I love your boards. I started following all of them!! Awesome.Reply
Welcome home friend! You were missed 🙂 This smoothie sounds and looks fabulous. I haven’t put beets in my smoothies for ages. Thanks for the reminder to add in this colorful veggie!Reply
Love the colour, and your glass straw!Reply
Oh I just love that color too. You know something is good for you when it’s that vibrant!Reply
I was never a big beet fan until my daughter was told she had an allergy to tomatoes and I had to find an alternative way to make ketchup…using beets and carrots. I soon found that it wasn’t as bad as I had previously imagined, so to me, this sounds yummy even with the beets included ☺
I would like to invite you to share your recipe with our recipe hop which will be open until midnight tonight. Hope to see you there!
Wow – how creative. I bet the beets and carrots worked great as a ketchup. Thanks for the invitation.Reply
that sounds soo delicious. I am on beet smoothies for 3 days now and just finished my spinach-tomato-beet-banana-apple mix… I think, I’m gonna give a try to your tomorrow 🙂Reply
Yum, love the sound of that combo. Let me know what you think of my version. 🙂Reply
yum yum yum yum yum! I am going to try this! We are big beet lovers in my house, and I never thought to add them to a smoothie! Genius!
I found your blog via Simple Living’s Foodie Friday. I’m having a hop this weekend too if you’d like to link-up there as well. http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/06/sweet-saturday-8-sweet-shrimp-stir-fry.html Have a great weekend!Reply
Just pinned this, Amber! I’ve only used juiced beet in smoothies, never the entire beet! So excited to try it. LOVE the color!Reply
Thanks Heather. 🙂Reply
I love beets and would have never have thought of them in a soothe, the color is terrific thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.Reply
Let me know if you give it a try. It’s not too bad (even if you’re not a super big fan of beets) and it’s super good for you.Reply
Beets have such great color. This smoothie look beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing it at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.Reply
Oh I laughed aloud at “coughing up New York”! I totally understand! Love that city, but I always feel like I need a steam bath and a detox day when I return! This smoothie! would be a perfect detox breakfast! Thanks for bringing it to Raw Foods Thursdays!Reply
-1/4 cup homemade plain pumpkin puree (I used the Cinderella variety)
-4 cubes frozen hemp milk from this hemp milk recipe
-1 cup hemp milk
-3 tablespoons honey (vegans use maple syrup)
-2 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or to taste)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1. Combine ingredients in blender until smooth
*You can obviously use any dairy free milk
*Frozen banana would taste great
Labels: beverages, chocolate + pumpkin, fall cuisine, nut free, smoothie.
Hi! I just came across your blog through Slightly Indulgent Tuesday. Once I saw your eczema tag, you drew me in like a flash! I’m in the middle of doing an elimination diet right now and trying to figure out what other triggers there could possibly be. It’s super frustrating but reading your story about your son is highly motivating!! And your homemade lotion.. WOW! I know the struggle of trying to find a healthy moisturizing cream and its amazingly difficult. Not to mention all the steroid creams from the doctor. Ugh. Anyways, I just wanted to thankyou for your post and for sharing!Reply
Hello Curly J~
Thank you for your comment. It’s very nice to meet you. Please let me know how your elimination diet goes and if you make any good connections to food and the inflammation. It’s a big undertaking and how wonderful that you are doing this for your child. Good for you! I’ll be posting another eczema lotion here in the next couple of weeks. This the next one will contain the same ingredients as the last, but I’m adding coconut oil and colloidial oatmeal, so stayed tuned for that. And again, good luck on your journey.
One of my favorites, I will be featuring this smoothie recipe in my post, “10 Super Smoothies”, fyi! thank you!Reply
Thanks Tessa! Can’t wait to see your post. I know they’ll all be super healthy..and delicious! 🙂Reply
Breakfast this morn, an oldie but a goodie! We added sunflower seed butter this morning and some frozen banana too!Reply
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Hi, I'm Amber. Welcome to The Tasty Alternative. This blog is dedicated to holistic healing and green living. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2004 and heal myself naturally with food and lifestyle. Join me as I share with you easy, healthy recipes free of gluten, dairy, and cane-sugar. While you are here, check out my very popular healing homemade lotions great for eczema. Finally, don't miss my tips on how to create a "green" kitchen by decreasing kitchen waste. You can read more about me here.
This sounds delicious. One question. I can’t have hemp seeds because I am on Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Any suggestions for a substitution or could it be omitted altogether without changing the taste.
Good question. I also loosely follow SCD, and luckily hemp seeds do not bother me. But for those on a strict SCD, just leave them out. They are just in there for some extra nutrients. You could use the pea protein though, as peas are legal on SCD and there is nothing else added to the brand I have linked. I’ve read that those with IBD need about 30% more protein than the average person…that’s why I like to start my day with a protein kick.
Hope this helps. 🙂
Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday Amber 🙂 I love homemade gifts, they are the best! This year, my resolution is to have at least 50% of all gifts I give homemade. I have so much fun doing it and people always seem to love them more!
Love the sound of this smoothie. I’m not a big grapefruit person but I bet I could get behind the grapefruit-banana-avocado combinaton 🙂
Happy New Year my dear!
Thanks Gabby! And Happy New Year. I agree, homemade gifts are the best. And I think you would enjoy the mild flavor of grapefruit in this smoothie. It’s a nice one.
This sounds lovely, Amber! I’m looking forward to trying it… I love hemp seeds! And they are so good for you.
What an amazing bunch of friends you have! Homemade goodies are so special… and it sounds like you made out like a bandit! 😉
Our Christmas was good, just a little unusual this year. I ended up getting sick and so did the girls. We cancelled our Christmas plans and just hung out at home. It was incredibly relaxing and we watched a ton of Christmas movies we’ve never seen. It was fun (besides the sick part).
Been thinking of you lately… I hope you are feeling well and in good health. Lots of love from Alaska!
So many of our friends and family caught that flu going around! I’m so sorry. But I’m glad you made the best of it – sounds super cozy. I too hope you’re feeling well (besides that virus) and your health is keeping up. I hope the winter months aren’t too difficult for you. I
Big Hug , –Am
mm, i am intrigued! and i already know we like our smoothies the same way, so will pick up some grapefruit!
Hey girl, oh, you’ll love this one!! I know it. xoxo
Hey Amber. This sounds WONDERFUL and I plan to make it tomorrow (as I’m out of coconut milk). Quick q. Is this recipe for one serving or two? (I’m thinking one). Just wanted to make sure. Thanks. 🙂
I would try it with the coconut milk for sure. I have no idea how another milk would taste. But let me know if you try it with a another milk. This recipe makes 16 to 18 ounces.
Oh no, I definitely plan to make it WITH the coconut milk—I was just out of coconut milk and had planned to go grocery shopping this evening (hence my needing to wait until tomorrow to make the smoothie). 🙂 I’m sure it would be wonderful with other nut milks as well, but I have a feeling the coconut will make it extra yummy (along with adding some healthy fats). THANKS so much for this recipe … I just know we’re going to love it as were pretty big green smoothie drinkers. 🙂
Oh good! It’s just delightful with the coconut milk. Enjoy!! Oh, and my favorite grapefruit to use (if you can find it) is the Pomelo. 🙂 Have a great rest of your Sunday.
I had to tell you … WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It is HEAVENLY and is now our new favorite!!! 🙂 Wow. What a combination of flavors! Thanks so much Amber and thanks for the tip on the grapefruit. 🙂