Mango Coconut Lime Milkshake

The ingredients in this are so nourishing, it is more like a smoothie with the taste of a milkshake! Just the right blend of flavor to get a summer fix in the middle of winter!

Place milk, frozen mango, coconut butter, lime essential oil or juice and optional whey protein powder in blender. Blend very well, until thick, creamy and smooth. Pulse in most of the chocolate, pour in a glass and top with whipped cream and remaining chocolate.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

This is a creamy, thick smoothie that has classic fall flavors packed into it! Not only that, but you are getting lots of good vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium, and Vitamins A and C, (and more!) from the molasses, pumpkin and egg yolk.

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender until thick, smooth and creamy. Pour into 1 large or 2 smaller glasses and enjoy! Top with freshly whipped raw cream, if desired.

Creamy Raspberry “Milkshake”

When the weather turns hot, I find myself craving smoothies nearly on a daily basis. In my quest for making the “perfect” smoothie, I have found the key to creamy, cold, thick shakes! This fruit-sweetened recipe not only tastes delicious, but is full of antioxidants from the berries!

Place berries, milk and banana in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in cacao nibs and process briefly, and then pour into a large glass and enjoy!

*I like to freeze some raw milk in ice cube trays; this is what makes creamy, thick smoothies without diluting the flavor like ice would! Each cube equals about an ounce of milk, and so for this recipe, I used 6 oz. fresh milk and 2 milk cubes. If using frozen berries, you can adjust ratios.

Smoothie Enhancer from the Garden

I make these wonderful smoothie enhancers when my spring and fall garden is filled to the brim with mild green lettuces, broccoli raab, fennel fonds, and spinach.

Place the greens and water in a blender, food processor, or in a wide mouth mason jar for an immersion blender.
Finely chop the greens with your choice appliance.
Fill the ice cube tray with greens. Add any excess water to the green filled cubes. Adding the excess water will allow you to remove the green cubes easier from the ice cube tray.
Freeze over-night.
Remove the green cubes from the ice cube tray and move to an air tight container in the freezer or toss in any smoothie that you want to add extra flavor and vitamins to.

Fast & Nourishing Orange Julius

This is a super fast, super delicious smoothie that also travels well, and is a great choice when you need to run out the door! Creamy, smooth, and slightly tangy from the yogurt, it is a refreshing treat on a hot day!

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a glass or jar and enjoy!

Editor’s Note: While some may feel okay about using orange juice concentrate, you should be aware that flavorings are almost always added to bottled and frozen orange juices. They reason for this is to make every batch taste exactly the same and also to make the orange juice taste palatable because it has been stored in holding tanks and had the oxygen removed to make it last longer. The removal of oxygen makes the juice flavorless and flavors need to be added back to it, this can be done chemically or “naturally.” It’s best just to stick with juice you make yourself, so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Raw Milk Orange Julius with Ginger & Chia Seeds

A twist on the classic orange julius recipe made with raw milk and fresh oranges. With a little bit of raw honey, fresh ginger and chia seeds, this smoothie is transformed into the ideal post-workout recovery drink.

Peel and slice 2 navel oranges, and chop fresh ginger.
In a blender, add the chopped oranges, 2 tablespoons chopped ginger, 1 cup raw milk or dairy-free homemade nut milk of choice, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons raw honey, 2 tablespoons chia seeds and 1/2 cup of ice cubs, and blend for 30 seconds to crush ice, and liquefy. If you wish, add the egg yolks and blend to incorporate.
Drink and be merry!

Berry-Beet Kvass Green Smoothie

I love beet kvass, but getting my family to drink it is an ordeal. Beet Kvass is known for it’s medicinal qualities and also provides beneficial bacteria to the gut. This green smoothie is a great way to get it into them along with some greens. This smoothie is more like a juice as far as consistency and is completely dairy-free. I serve this type of smoothie alongside a nourishing egg breakfast. It is not filling enough to use as a meal replacement.

Rinse spinach well.
Blend water, kvass and spinach until thoroughly combined. This creates a smoother smoothie by blending the greens first.
Add the frozen berries, cinnamon and optional honey. Blend until smooth and frothy. Skim off the foam or allow to settle before drinking. I kinda like it, personally. 🙂

Creamy Banana-Almond Butter Green Smoothie

It’s a challenge to get my children to eat enough greens, especially raw. For this reason I’ve taken to creating kid-friendly green smoothies for them to drink every day for a snack. This smoothie is mainly sweetened by the banana in it and the almond butter gives it a rich nutty flavor, the kids had no idea that there was spring mix in the smoothie! The spring salad mix has many red and purple lettuces, so the shake doesn’t turn as green.

Rinse and drain salad mix.
Layer all ingredients into a blender and blend for several minutes. You may have to stop and stir with a spoon once to help the ingredients incorporate. Blend until smooth and frothy.
Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy!

Blueberry Broccoli Green Smoothie

Creamy and nutty is the way I would describe this smoothie. Though there is only a bit of coconut oil in the whole thing, the nuttiness of the raw broccoli brings out the coconut flavor and makes it taste as though there were more coconut in it. Very filling and full of probiotics, this green smoothie will keep you satiated for hours.

Add all ingredients to a large blender. Blend for several minutes or until thoroughly combined and no more chunks of broccoli remain.
While the blender is running, drizzle in melted coconut oil. Blend for an additional 30 seconds.
Enjoy immediately!

Paleo Shamrock Shake

I couldn’t bear the thought of spending my hard-earned cash at McDonald’s, so I developed my own Shamrock Shake recipe! It’s really more of a smoothie, because it’s dairy-free

Everything goes in the blender! Blend until smooth, garnish with mint leaves.

Homemade Orange Julius

The Original Orange Julius is a classic drink that is nutritious and easy to make. Made with whole ingredients, it makes an excellent addition to any meal or as an afternoon snack.

Place all ingredients expect for oranges and ice into a blender and blend on high until light and frothy. Add in oranges and blend again until oranges are nicely combined. Finally, add in ice and blend until no chunks remain and the drink is smooth and creamy.