gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free and guilt free smoothie recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Milkshake

It’s time for a Vegan Pumpkin Milkshake

Today I went hiking in the mountains behind our house. Can I just say that I love the Fall? The leaves in this picture are from my little hike, so vibrant and beautiful. Oops, before I get side tracked, no, I didn’t put leaves in my smoothie, lol! But I thought they would be perfect in a photo.

The beauty of nature

is everywhere.

Drink it in,

savor it,

and life becomes

more spectacular.

So when I came home to a pumpkin waiting for me to think up a wonderful way to use it, my heart practically skipped a beat. YES, a Pumpkin Milkshake, YAY! 🙂

Vegan Pumpkin Milkshake

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Vegan Pumpkin Milkshake

  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 orange, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped pumpkin with skin (or 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, black strap molasses, or 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 scoop Raw Whole Food Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Organic Green Superfood Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Macro Life Naturals Macro Greens Superfood Powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 handfuls ice

Blend well and serve. This smoothie constitutes as a complete meal.

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“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

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Enjoy, and please comment below–we love hearing from you and would love to know how you liked your vegan pumpkin milkshake! Let us know what else you’d love a recipe for! Love you guys. 🙂

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Vegan Peaches n Cream Shake

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Vegan Peaches n Cream Shake – dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, gluten-free and delicious! Vegan Peaches n Cream Shake

How could a milkshake be guilt free?? Mmmm, it’s Peach Shake time, and right now I’m sitting here with a big box of those yummy things in my fridge. I wish I could figure out a way to get them to ripen week by week so we can enjoy them fresh off the tree, but I haven’t figured out that one yet. But I’m not going to complain, because I look forward to the harvest every year. And when they are on, this is a milkshake to die for…or should I say to LIVE for?!  Especially one that tastes so delicious, and full of so much good, yet none of the bad!  See for yourself, this vegan peaches & cream shake is amazing!

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It’s not happy people

that are grateful,

it’s grateful people

that are happy!

Vegan Peaches n Cream Shake

Also, we know you’re wanting to make healthy changes, and we’re excited to make it as easy, fun, and cheap as possible (we do too, btw!) So we’ve searched to find the best quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES and found this ORGANIC MARKET with prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about your savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll get as well!

Vegan Peaches n Cream Shake Recipe

1 cup almond milk or coconut milk

2 fresh or frozen peaches (pitted)

1 spear of pineapple

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 scoop Organic Vanilla Protein Powder

1 teaspoon Aceola Cherries vitamin c powder

1 teaspoon organic flaxseed

1 handful of ice cubes if peaches are frozen, 2 handfuls if fresh

1 frozen banana – optional

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth.  If you want more nutrients, add 1-2 cups of your favorite greens (kale, collards, spinach).  It will change the color, but add a lot of nutrients, while keeping the flavor really tasty.
Let us know how you love it!! We love you guys!

Enjoy!

xox 

Laurie & Tiffany

Sour Grape Smoothie

If you like tart, this sour grape smoothie’s for you. It’s sweet, and a little tart and a perfect refresher for a hot summer day.

When we first moved into our home, we found a sale on grape vines and not knowing a thing about how to grow grapes, we took the plunge and planted 1/2 dozen grape vines. And boy did we, soon the entire side of our house was covered in beautiful intertwined leafy vines and the cutest clusters of grapes everywhere.

As we live in “awe”

of the magnificent beauty

that surrounds us,

our loads begin to lighten,

our burdens begin to soften,

and every step we take

begins to open us up

to so much more meaning

than ever before.

Later we learned that one vine can cover an entire arbor, so 6 plants was enough to dwarf Jack and the beanstalk any day. But we utilized those grapes, freezing, juicing, and devouring. We even used the leaves in our smoothies.

So this drink is a tribute to our beloved grapes and get ready because you’re in for a wonderfully nutritious and tasty treat.

Sweet Tart Summer Smoothie

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We know you’re wanting to make healthy changes, and we’re excited to make it as easy, fun, and cheap as possible (we do too, btw!) So we’ve searched to find the best quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES and found this ORGANIC MARKET with prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about your savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll get as well!

Sour Grape Smoothie

1 cup water
1 cup frozen green grapes
1/2 fresh lime, peeled
1 Tablespoon raw honey (or 8- drops stevia)
1/2 scoop Plant Protein Powder
1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons dehydrated Blendfresh 12 Fruits & Veggies (orange or green)
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 handfuls ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and mix until smooth. Serve.

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For a lot more delicious smoothie recipes, here’s our latest cookbook, “Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

Enjoy! Please comment below and let us know your favorite smoothies and what else you’d like us to whip up!

To your health!!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Orange Julius Knockoff

Who doesn’t remember the yummy taste of a fresh Orange Julius? Well hold back the guilt and hang on, you’re about to make one yourself so delicious and easy, and we’re sure that you’ll not only LOVE it, you’ll actually crave it! Orange julius knockoff recipe

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Oh gosh, this flavor takes me way back. I remember the first Orange Julius I ever had. I was in 7th grade and went to a new mall with my friends. One wet frothy taste and I was in love! But now that we’re living in a world full of gmo’s, unhealthy sugar, and even dairy loaded with hormones, antibiotics, and even pasteurized at such high levels that no nutrients remain, those delightfully delicious orange drinks aren’t exactly sharing the same love and affection that we would wish.

 

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SOO what’s an Orange Julius lover to do?

We’ve come up with the perfect recipe, not only loaded with nutrients, but amped up with fruits and vegetables, natural plant proteins, probiotics, fiber, AND a healthy fat, making it a complete meal. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with this delicious drink that will sustain them for hours? Oh, and did I mention 100% organic, pesticide free?!  Yeah, its true!

 Yep. 🙂 AND, before you move on, we highly recommend that you make your own organic almond or coconut milk, it makes things so much, ok, I’ll say it, CHEAPER! 🙂 Here is our EASY DIY ALMOND MILK RECIPE that shows how easy it is to make. Or if you haven’t subscribed yet, just head to our sidebar and SUBSCRIBE and we’ll hook you up!

We also try to get the best deals for you too, so building that new pantry won’t be so crazy scary! In fact, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck! Enough said, lol, K, here ya go…

So here’s a quick Orange Julius Knock off recipe that we’re sure you’re going to LOVE!

ORANGE JULIUS KNOCKOFF

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups organic coconut or organic almond milk
1 full orange, or 2 cuties, peeled (the juicier the oranges the better)
1 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Greens superfood
1/2 scoop Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
1/2 banana
1 teaspoon organic flax seeds
2 tablespoons raw honey, organic maple syrup, or pure stevia powder
8 cubes ice

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy. I usually like to start my day by adding the probiotic and fiber. But if you’ve had them already in your day, you can leave them out.

A little note on the stevia–we recommend avoiding all stevia that is white or trademarked, as it is not natural. The one we’ve linked to above is one that we believe to be pure, and not processed.

This smoothie recipe constitutes 1 complete meal replacement–woohoo!! 🙂
Let us know how you LOVE it and what else you’d like us to share! You guys are amazing, have a wonderful and healthy day!!

AND here are links to our cookbooks…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Comment and please share!

We can’t hardly wait to hear how you LOVE it!! It’s SO yummy and amazing and yeah, please share!!! You guys are the best, take care of your beautiful, amazing bodies, it feels SO GOOD! Love you like crazy 🙂

Wishing you the most beautiful health ever!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

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Yes, A Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie! I will admit, I was a sweet-tooth-aholic and am happy to say that I am in recovery, but love that I can still get a good fix. Haha–say what!? 🙂

Yes and YAY–all of the flavor, plus more nutrients than ever…what’s not to like?  Can you see why going off sugar, dairy, soy & gluten isn’t as grueling as I was afraid it would be?  Ok, there were days in the beginning, that I’m happy to not repeat, lol!

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what happens

to us and

90%

how we choose

to react to it

So now, life is good–no, grande!  This is a quick pick-me-up that really is loaded with flavor.  Ohmygosh.. in fact, I think I’m heading to the kitchen right now!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Shopping List…

  • frozen bananas (peel them before freezing or life will be very frustrating!)
  • almond, rice, or coconut milk (depending upon how thick you like it
  • organic spinach, collards, or kale
  • raw honey (it tastes caramel like, so good! But if you can’t have honey, use stevia)
  • raw cacao powder
  • dash of sea salt (optional)
  • almonds or walnuts
  • cacao nibs to sprinkle on top (optional)

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Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond, rice, or coconut milk
1-2 cups organic spinach, collards, or kale
2 tablespoons raw honey, or 12 drops liquid stevia
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
sea salt – dash
1 small handful almonds or walnuts
cacao nibs – to sprinkle on top for an extra rich nutrient boost
cinnamon – to taste – optional, this just adds more anti-inflammatory qualities

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients (except chopped nuts and cacao nibs) together in a blender until blended well.  Drop nuts into mix and pulse once or twice.

Pour into a glass.  Sprinkle cacao nibs on the top for even more yummy nutrients.

Makes 2 servings, depending upon whether you share or not 🙂

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To your delicious health, you are SO worth it!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Delicious Horchata Recipe

It’s amazing and we think you’ll love this healthy recipe and delicious horchata recipe! It’s fun, festive and as always, every recipe we share is perfect for a sugar free diet, gluten free diet, soy free diet, chemical free diet and yes, no guilt!  Perfect for paleo diet too and anyone on the path to improve health and beauty. Enjoy, share, and comment–we will get back with you! xo 

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Did someone say, Horchata!??!

YES, We are sharing a Horchata recipe!!

With Cinco de Mayo upon us again, we couldn’t help but share a delicious way to celebrate. We also happen to love horchatas, so this may be a little bit of a selfish pleasure–but we think you’ll love this delicious cooler with a perfect south of the border flavor as well. 

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Let us know how you like it!  And let us know what fun things you’re planning to do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your casa!! 🙂

Alrighty, here we go…

HORCHATA RECIPE

Ingredients

1 cup organic brown rice, raw
5 cups water ( filtered ) 
3/4 cup pure coconut milk 
2 teaspoons pure organic vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground organic cinnamon 
1 teaspoon raw organic stevia leaf powder, or 1/2 cup raw honey ) 

 

Directions

1. Place rice and water in blender and mix 1 full minute. Let set 4 hours.
2. Strain the rice, using a nut milk bag , squeezing out all of the extra water into a pitcher.
3. Pour the rice milk in the pitcher back into the blender and add all of the remaining ingredients.
4. Mix well and serve over ice.

We hope you have a Delicious experience, whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or not, we think this mouth watering recipe will make any day more refreshing and bright!!!

NOTE: Some controversy has been going on about stevia. Here is what we say about that….

Stevia is an herb that has been thought to be helpful in fighting high blood pressure and improving insulin, which may be beneficial for diabetics.  It is also full of anti-oxidants, which we love!  Stevia has been given a bad rap, with controversy that it appears to be an endocrine disruptor, which can disrupt the hormonal balance and could possibly be a health concern. We feel that the stevia plant itself is incredible, anti-aging, and it’s leaves even contain an ingredient that can help in reversing cancer, rather than causing it. WE BELIEVE that the problem with stevia is that most of it has been altered to death, and is not in it’s original form (a green herb.) It shouldn’t be white, or trademarked if it is truly raw and organic. We grow our own stevia, right inside our kitchens, and highly recommend it. If you choose to buy it, we’d say to make sure it’s pure organic green stevia powder or pure stevia extract. 

AND here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

Let us know how you love it and what other recipes you’d like us to share! We love you guys..

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Chocolate Sunbutter Cream Smoothie

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It’s a Chocolate Sunbutter Cream Smoothie–ahhhhh!  This smoothie came about today, to be exact. I don’t know what I was thinking, but am so glad I did! How’s that for a blonde moment that really paid off, lol?

Probably one of the hardest

things about going

through our trials

is that we believe

we are all alone.

But the truth is,

there isn’t anyone

who has ever lived who

hasn’t experienced trials.

And many of the greatest

of them all have gone

through trials beyond

human imagination…

could it be that a trial

is really just

greatness waiting to be born?

I just broke open a coconut and made some milk and flour with it and had placed the coconut milk in the fridge. I hadn’t had my green smoothie for the day, so I pulled it right back out and poured some into the blender. I was aiming for the berries, but noticed some fresh ginger sitting theres, so I grabbed it instead. Then I started pulling out anything that might go with ginger…and this smoothie evolved.

It has a chocolate peanut taste, which is a great combination, with a twist of warmth from the ginger. It hit the spot beautifully, so of course, I had to share!

Shopping List for Chocolate Sunbutter Cream Smoothie

Ok, we know you’re wanting to make healthy changes, and we’re excited to make it as easy, fun, and cheap as possible (we do too, btw!) So we’ve searched to find the best quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES and found this ORGANIC MARKET with prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about your savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll get as well! 

  • coconut milk
  • USDA Certified organic raw cacao
  • organic sunbutter
  • fresh ginger root (you could use dehydrated)
  • pure unadulterated liquid stevia
  • Pure Organic Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • banana
  • greens (I used collards and kale)

Chocolate Sunbutter Cream Smoothie

  • Prep Time: under 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 banana
1-2 cups greens – I used collards and kale
1/2″ fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons sunbutter
1 teaspoon stevia
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

Place all of the ingredients in the blender and mix well.  Done! Please comment below, we LOVE hearing from you and would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, ventures, bargains you’ve found, etc. lol! We love you guys!!! 🙂

And here are links to our cookbooks…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts” 

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Let us know what else you’d like us to cook up and share too! LOVE & HUGS!!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe, in under 5 minutes!!

Easy DIY almond milk recipe

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Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

We hear it all the time…so many people are getting away from dairy and switching over to almond milk.  Just like us, they start the transition by heading to the grocery store and buying pre-made boxes of almond milk.

That seemed all good and fine to us, until one day I became curious….just what was in that almond milk I was buying??  So I did it…I read the label!  That was probably one thing the manufacturer was hoping I wouldn’t do because it was full of all kinds of ingredients I didn’t recognize or even know how to pronounce.  After years of research into cosmetic ingredients, one simple little thing that I learned carried through, which was, if it didn’t list simple food items, my hunch was that it probably was full of synthetic chemicals.  Even some of the vitamins they added to make me feel like I was being a smart shopper, were chemically based.

So hmmmm, that’s when I started thinking it was time to do a little more than just picking up a box of almond milk on the store shelves.  It was time to see if I could figure out a way to make this stuff myself.  And what I was about to learn was going to be lifechanging!  Making your own almond milk just takes a few minutes, and it saves a TON of money and is pretty dang empowering.  Now it’s your turn, just give it a try and let us know how you love it!!

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Shopping list:

To make it simple, we’ve added links to the items we think are about the purest out there, we also try to get the best deals for you too, so building that new pantry won’t be so crazy scary!

In fact, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck! Enough said, lol, K, here ya go…

  • Organic Raw almonds
  • organic vanilla extract (optional)
  • Raw honey or liquid stevia to taste(optional)
  • Nut Milk Bag

Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • cook time: zero 🙂 Don’t you love raw cooking! 

INGREDIENTS

raw almonds – 1 cup
filtered water – 4 cups
stevia powder – a pinch – optional
pure vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place almonds and water together in a high powered blender. Mix well.  Sift with through a Nut Milk Bag (TIP: or a garbonza bag works great too!)
  2. If you use liquid stevia to sweeten the milk, start with just a few drops and add more if desired…it won’t take much at all!

You can also dehydrate the pulp and use to cook with or blend up the dried pulp to make flour–did I just say make your own flour?????  YES!  And it works as a perfect replacement to any other gluten free flour (and provides a great source of protein too!)

Watch how easy it is to make!!!

AND HERE ARE OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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That’s it, stay healthy, we LOVE you guys!!!  Oh and please let us know if you try this recipe! Isn’t this FUN?!!  🙂

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

 

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