Ok so this just happened.
I love the feeling you get when you have been creating recipes with certain guidelines for long enough that you just come up with genius sometimes, totally out of the blue.
That’s the magic happening with me and Nutritarian recipes, now that I’ve finished my 42-Day Nutritarian Challenge (and dropped 12 pounds! :)
This is one of my new favorite smoothies. It’s got tons of greens, and a flavor that is KILLER. And with a Vitamix, you’ve got liquid chocolate gold — and it’s super healthy!!
I was inspired to make this because one of our apartment complex neighbors planted mint in the common area and now it’s growing like a weed. It does that super easily here in Florida. I walk past it every day and see it, thinking, “Man, I gotta make something with mint…” That and having strawberries in the fridge that needed eating, I came up with this beauty.
There’s no more words for it other than you’ll LOVE IT. Check it out:
- 1½ cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- ¼ cup fresh mint (substitute ⅛-1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract)
- 2 large stalks bok choy, washed and broken into pieces
- 1 handful kale
- 1-2 cups fresh strawberries, tops removed (frozen ok too)
- 3-4 large medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons cocoa/cacao powder
- 1 frozen banana
- ice (optional)
- Add all ingredients except ice to the blender and blend until completely pulverized. If you use the high setting, it may get warmer after a minute or so. Just add ice as desired and blend again.
Thank you Milton!
I didn’t have bok choy on hand, so I increased the kale. I also used hemp seeds and water instead of the almond milk. This was great, even my two boys (2 and 5) happily drank it.
Sounds fantastic Diana, and great substitutions!! <3
Hi Cheri … I’m brand new to the Nutratarian lifestyle and I’ve been watching your tube videos. Would you mind helping me answer a few questions?
Is this 32 oz smoothie one serving or 2?
In one day can I eat:
Breakfast – Oatmeal with 1 cup fruit, 1 Tbl flaxseed, 1/2 banana, coconut water to blend
Lunch – one huge green salad with cooked and raw veggies, 1 oz nuts & seeds, 8 oz black beans, sliced avocado and raisins
Dinner- 1 cup whole rice, steamed veggies, mushrooms, onion, 8 oz black or red beans
Snack after lunch or dinner – fruit or chips & guacamole
Hi Fern! WELCOME and congratulations on making this choice for your life! This smoothie is about 1 serving: when deciding how much of a serving something is, you can go by the amount of “limited” foods that are in it. This calls for 3-4 dates, and we try to limit dried fruits per day to about 1-2 tablespoons, and you could get away with eating the whole thing if you use 2-3 dates in it :) And about your daily menu, that sounds pretty close to perfect! The only guideline would be make sure you have 1 cup or less of grains. Both the oatmeal and rice are in that category, so you’d want to cut back on one or the other. And snacking is generally discouraged unless it’s part of your meal. It depends on what type of chips you have, but even if they are Nutritarian, you’ve already had enough from the grains/starchy foods category, so those would be a little over the norm. The fruit is a perfect choice instead! :D <3
Hi, this looks absolutely awesome and I have mint in the fridge that will go bad if I don’t use it soon. What can I use instead of bok choy? Will collard greens work?
Yes if you dont have bok choy, spinach, kale or collard greens would be great subs. Though, you’d want to use the collards or kale sparingly. Hope you love it!