This list will help you make a healthy and wonderful delicious breakfast smoothie. 35% Blueberries, 35% Coconut Juice, 10% Banana, 10% Vegetable, 5% Raspberry, 5% All-Natural Organic Fruit-Only Jam & Cocoa Powder
You want about a third of your smoothie to be blueberries. (30% to 35%) They should be wild if you can, but organic is also okay. They can be frozen if you want your smoothie to be extra cold. If you like this list, perhaps you'd like my health blog; http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com
Coconut Juice should make up about 35% of your smoothie. You preferably want to buy fresh young green coconuts and open them yourself, but in case this is impractical, you can also buy it buy the can or carton at most specialty health food stores such as Whole Foods, the Lexington Co-Op, and other places.
Make sure it's an organic banana. Why organic? Because the conventional means to cultivating bananas is killing the banana trees! Not to mention it's killing the bees, poisoning our water supply, hurting the farming economy, and beyond all of that, the pesticides are inside the fruit that they're used on.
You can add carrots, celery or broccoli. Preferably home grown, but store-bought organic is okay too. Depending on the power of your blender you may want to use your food processor first. Carrots are fairly sweet, so you may add enough to make about 20% of your smoothie, but if you use celery or broccoli, you may only want to make it 10% of the smoothie.
Preferably wild. Second best is organic. They may be frozen if you want your smoothie to be extra cold, but fresh-picked will have the most enzymes and health. You only want to add a few raspberries. They add a punch of flavor. The seeds will not completely liquefy and will give a very slight crunch if you add very many of them. I don't mind this personally, but some people mind a lot.
You want to add only one spoonful; two at most. This will add a lot of flavor without adding much bulk. If you've put in too much celery, or too much of another vegetable, or if the smoothie just tastes bland to you, then add a spoonful of an all-natural organic jam with no added sugar or preservatives. Preferably in raspberry or blueberry flavor so that you don't confuse the mix. If you add strawberry jam, it may or may not upset the mix of flavors.
Natural Cocoa powder should contain nothing but cocoa. No added sugar. It's all natural. Ideally, you'd want the fresh cocoa bean itself, but since those are not easy to come by, we can indulge in a bit of cocoa powder. If you're not a chocolate fan, feel free not to use any. Beware if you are a chocolate fan; the flavor is intense and bitter when not added to something sweet. Add only a half spoonful per tall glass. (Do not try to stir in without a blender; the powder is reluctant to mix into anything.) If you enjoyed my list, please visit my raw food blog; http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com
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