In celebration of Goddess Month, a mantra of unconditional self-love, positive thinking, and holistic and natural living, this April I’ll be sharing a series of light, bright, and super simple recipes – making high quality and delicious plant-based food more accessible to the ‘everyday eater’. Real, unprocessed food is a powerful entity, reducing our risk of ever developing chronic disease, and has been shown to holistically treat and reverse the conditions of those suffering. You are, after all, what you eat.
In the attempt to quell cockiness (or perhaps this is indicative of a lack there of?), it’s very rare I make something that truly takes me aback. Where in the hubbub and chaos of my everyday, packed to the brim with too many emails and cups of coffee, I stop and relish. Over the past few weeks my internet has been swelling with images of coconut butter (cue: vanilla bean coconut butter cups), a pulverized blend of fiber, magnesium, and iron rich raw coconut meat or unsweetened shredded coconut coupled with promises of luscious creaminess and divine intervention. Made with the most sinfully rich and sweet, yet abundantly healthful mix of coconut butter, banana, blueberries, and avocado today I couldn’t be more excited to impart my MAKE THIS, EAT THIS Smoothie, the best smoothie I’ve ever made, my banana avocado ‘ice cream’ elevated. Only to be made even better with a dash of energy boosting, nutty, and flush maca. Nutritious enough to quantify a meal, I serve my raw vegan coconut butter smoothie topped with my favorite granola, a heap of chia seeds, and a few sprinkles of bee pollen.
MAKE THIS, EAT THIS Smoothie
Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender; start with ½ cup almond milk, then while blending, gradually adding more until the smoothie has a soft-serve creamy, creamy like consistency. Pour into your favorite bowl and sprinkle on your favorite toppings, enjoy!
Nutritional Information [per smoothie]
300 Calories, 43.6g Carbohydrates, 14.6g Fat, 5.2g Protein, 10g Fiber, 22.5g Sugar
Topping Ideas, because who doesn’t love those
¼ cup granola (+100 calories)
1 teaspoon bee pollen (+15 calories)
1 tablespoon peanut butter (+ 95 calories)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (+70 calories)
1 cup mixed berries (+50 calories)
¼ cup dried coconut flakes (+100 calories)