Thursday, October 31, 2013

Super Berries and Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is perfect in smoothies. It as flavor, thickness, and the perfect amount of sweet – and it’s pack full of nutrients too. The combination of black berries with papaya is the perfect combination, plus the addition of all my favorite super foods. What a great smoothie to have as a meal replacement any time of day. Here’s the recipe:


 Ingredients:
1 packet Amazing Grass Berry Flavor drink powder
3 T scoop raw Brazil nut protein powder
2 T raw coconut butter
3 T raw lucuma powder
2 T raw maca powder
1 T raw vanilla bean powder
1 T raw honey
2 T raw cacao nibs
3-4 drops clear SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
2-3 bananas (peeled and frozen)
1 pint fresh black berries
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries (stems removed)
1/4 cup of açaí (can be berry, juice, or sorbet)
1 small-medium sized Hawaiian papaya (seeded, peeled, and chopped)
3-4 cups prepared raw almond nut mylk
3-4 pitted Medjool dates (small)
filtered water if needed for consistency

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until super smooth and creamy. (The smoother the better, since black berries have little stone-like seeds that can get caught in your teeth).