Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Detox Sweetheart Smoothie


Hey friends!  Wondering why I haven't been posting as much here lately?  I have been hanging out a lot on Instagram- that's why!  Follow me @pumpkinspantry for even more recipes and resources.  Also working on updating the Resources page and merging it with recipes to make everything easy to find!

If you have been following me on IG, you know that I am doing a cleanse/ detox of sorts.  I'm not following a specific plan and I will be posting on it soon, but like all things for our individual health- it is my personal plan and may not work well for everyone!  It is comprehensive and has been tweaked over several years of researching what is best for my body.  But I do feel like I have gleaned some universal things that I want to share so be looking for that soon.  I feel terrific and am 9 days in!

Part of my detox plan is no sugar, meaning no sugar of any type (honey, turbinado, coconut sugar, maple syrup- nothin!).  So today's recipe is helping me have a little something sweet, is full of antioxidants, and is still within my cleansing limits!  It's adapted from my Big Pink Smoothie recipe from a few years back.  Enjoy it this month as it is perfect for the lovely month of February <3.

Detox Sweetheart Smoothie

serves 1-2 people

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy yogurt, divided (I used home-made coconut milk yogurt in mine)
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste, divided
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cherries (I use a mix of frozen tart cherries and fresh org. rainier cherries)
  • 1 cup frozen beets (yes beets ;) you can find them in the freezer section all cut up and ready to go!)
  • 3 drops lime vitality from Young Living (or regular lime essential oil or juice of 1/2 lime)
  • frozen banana to sweeten- optional

Method:

  • In high powered blender, like Vitamix, mix half the yogurt, cherries, beets, and 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste until completely blended and smooth, stir in lime essential oil at the end.
  • Empty into container.  Then mix the remaining yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, and a handful of ice or frozen banana if using instead of ice.  If you want the bottom part to be purely white, then mix this first and switch these two steps- I wanted it to be a light pink so I just mixed it in the Vitamix after I emptied out my other mixture.
  • Place into glasses with heaviest mixture on bottom and enjoy with stainless straws!





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