Beverages

Pink Yogi Smoothie

Shortly after we moved, I discovered the Pink Yogi Smoothie, at a local juice bar.  It was so good that I immediately went home and tried to recreate this treat. A very sweet and creamy smoothie that tastes a lot like a milkshake- with less guilt and gastrointestinal distress.  While I haven’t made one of these for my son, it is very satisfying and I will occasionally use it as a meal replacement for those days I’m on the run. […]

Pink Yogi Smoothie2019-10-11T09:56:22-04:00

Basil & Berry Smoothie

This simple smoothie works for a quick an easy breakfast, afternoon snack, or even a popsicle.   I will say that it is not very sweet, so if you’re just incorporating smoothies and are looking for a sweeter option, you may want to add a little unfiltered clean apple juice to make it a little more palatable.  I wouldn’t go overboard with the juice as it is a free sugar and can also contribute to yeast, imbalances, etc. This recipe can easily be modified to be used as a base for a smoothie bowl.  If doing so, [...]

Basil & Berry Smoothie2019-10-02T13:50:17-04:00

Mom’s Monday Morning Breakfast Shake

Did you know that protein powders are a source of free glutamate aka MSG? We avoid them like the plague. However, if you’re interested in adding a little more protein to your smoothie/shake toss in some hemp seeds.  This shake is a treat and should actually be called some sorta latte cappa-thing. […]

Mom’s Monday Morning Breakfast Shake2019-09-27T16:06:12-04:00

Valentine Antioxidant Drink

We sometimes struggle with how to make the food-centered holidays fun, but this simple drink makes for a fun way to celebrate “Valentime’s Day”.  “Coconut water contains varying levels of antioxidants that can make it turn pink. The variation is natural and is just as delicious as the clear water so we embrace it. Enjoy” -Harmless Harvest […]

Valentine Antioxidant Drink2019-09-27T15:51:03-04:00

Beginner Green Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup (or as much as tolerated) fresh spinach or kale (use kale for lower oxalate) 1 frozen banana 1 cup frozen mango or pineapple (50/50 works as well) 1 cup water Instructions Place greens into the bottom of the blender first, add remaining ingredients and blend in a high-powered blender on high until smooth. Microgreens and fresh ginger are a great addition to this.

Beginner Green Smoothie2019-09-25T09:48:08-04:00

Cold Fighting Pineapple Ginger Drink

Ingredients 1 to 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple (fresh preferred) 1 inch piece of fresh ginger splash of water (more may be needed if using frozen pineapple) Plain (unflavored) carbonated water Instructions Blend pineapple, ginger and flat water in high powered blender. Once well combined, pour into cup with a 50/50 ratio of plain*** carbonated water (look for unflavored in a glass or plastic bottle to keep glutamate levels low…cans are often sprayed with MSG to hide the tin flavor). The pineapple really helps to mask the spice of the ginger. If you don’t [...]

Cold Fighting Pineapple Ginger Drink2019-09-25T13:07:18-04:00

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 c. raw cauliflower 1 1/2 c. raw kale or spinach (use dino kale if lower oxalate is needed) 1/2 large frozen* banana 1 1/2 c. frozen* pitted cherries 2 tbsp. raw cashews 2 tsp. cacao nibs (Amazon link for Navitas Cacao Nibs , Thrive Market link for Navitas Cacao Nibs) 3/4 – 1 c. filtered water (depending on desired thickness) Instructions Place cauliflower, greens and water in high powered blender and blend until well combined.  Add remaining ingredients to cauliflower, greens & water mixture and blend until very smooth.  Pour into glass cups and [...]

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie2019-09-25T09:55:17-04:00

Pomegranate, Orange & Raspberry Green Smoothie

Looking for another beginner smoothie?  This nutrient packed smoothie can easily be adjusted as you evolve into a higher vegetable diet.  Sipping on this will help repopulate the gut with good bacteria and provide an ample amount of magnesium, vitamins C & K and helps in detoxification.  This anti-inflammatory drink also has neuroprotective effects and will help to balance neurotransmitters, including glutamate and GABA. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 c. Kale (use Dino kale for those needing lower oxalate) 1 c. Spinach (sub with Dino kale for those needing lower oxalate) 1/2 c. Pomegranate Seeds (fresh) 1/2 [...]

Pomegranate, Orange & Raspberry Green Smoothie2019-09-27T19:28:01-04:00

Pineapple Cherry Green Smoothie

Another smoothie combination, thrown together for an easy breakfast or lunch! Ratios can be adjusted based on the amount of fruit tolerated and/or fresh stevia leaf (we bought our plant from Lowes) may be incorporated if you’re really scaling back on fruit.    This quick option helps us to meet our goal of getting at least one green vegetable in at every meal! Serves 2 Ingredients 4 c. Organic Kale (packed) 1-1 oz. shot Organic Wheatgrass (we buy these in the frozen section of Whole Foods) 1 1/4 c. Frozen Organic Cherries (we buy these from Costco) [...]

Pineapple Cherry Green Smoothie2019-09-25T13:10:33-04:00