Raw Food Recipe: Kitchen Sink Smoothie

serves 2 ~ $1.70 per serving


  •  2 big handfuls greens (kale, romaine, etc) ($.75)
  • 3 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.75)
  • 1 cup blueberries ($1.00)
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds ($.20)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder ($.90)
  • about 2 cups water for blending

I love making big, sweet, hearty green smoothies in the morning, and this is what I had this morning. I’m pretty sure I put just about everything I had in it, hence the name “(everything but the) Kitchen Sink Smoothie!”

My blender is small and weak, poor thing (but has lasted forever), so I blend my greens first. If you don’t have a VitaMix or other high powered blender, this might work better for you, too. They get pretty smooth if I process them for a minute or two.

I also used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50, 50% Protein Powder, 32-Ounce which is my favorite hemp powder. Manitoba Harvest leaves all the good omega-3s intact.

Just blend everything well until smooth and serve.

nutrition information:      calories: 342      fat: 9 gr      carb: 60 gr      protein: 14 gr      fiber: 13 gr 
Coming January 1st, 2013!
Can you believe it’s almost 2013? I can’t! I remember years ago looking forward in time to the millennium and thinking it was SO far into the future that surely it would never come. But it did … and now look! 2013! But that’s cool. I’m heading into the new year with a renewed sense of optimism about what’s possible, and am really excited to see where it will all lead. I think 2013 is going to be an awesome year for all of us.
I’ve gotten lots of requests in the past for weekly meal plans, but have been inundated lately! Everyone wants a weekly meal plan! This is quite a coincidence because I’ve been getting much more organized about my own shopping and meal planning and it’s working out phenomenally well. I’m saving time and money and am finding it much easier to stick to the raw foods diet.
So, beginning January 1st, I’ll be offering weekly meal plans. Each week there will be a new shopping list and a seven day menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and a snack … along with optional things to add in if you’d like to up your calories. My goal will, as always, be to keep it under $10 a day per person. I’ll have more info in the next week or so.
I’m still organizing this and deciding how I want to do it. If you have any ideas on what would help you succeed with a meal plan, let me know!

15 Responses

  1. Jemibook says:

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog!
    I found it this week when searching for raw meals for a week and found your website so incredibly helpful.
    I've been raw before but moved and had to get rid of all of my fancy appliances – so now I'm starting from scratch again and a like that a lot of your meals do not need the use of a blender/food processor or dehydrator like most all raw meals tend to!
    Also your daily dedication to the site is commendable!
    Keep up the amazing work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to see them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love love love! Thanks so much for taking this on!

  4. Natali says:

    Can't wait for the meal plans. Your blog is by far one of the best and believe me I have looked everywhere. So for that, thank you! 🙂

  5. shannonmarie says:

    That's my kind of smoothie. I make a similar one a lot. Oh, and that's my favorite hemp protein, too.

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  7. Nia says:

    So awesome of you to offer a meal plan ~ bless you!

  8. jun says:

    i'm going to attempt at keeping my expenses on food under $10 a day. you've inspired me! your blog is so informational and useful. please keep posting, can't wait to read about your meal plan.

  9. Stella says:

    It is amazing to think that so many people in different parts of the world would want exactly the same thing!! I got up this morning unable to stay in bed cause I was sick of my procrastination! I want to eat raw and yet I sabotage myself at every turn. I had decided that as of Jan first I would take it one step at a time. I would do a month of raw and then set another month etc. I actually love my food raw but seem to avoid it!! So I will look forward to your weekly meal planner as an aid to my journey. What makes it even better is that it will tie in with my aim to budget
    Thank you so much.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I found your blog today. Great. Enjoyed the first meal today hmmm deli. Keep up the good work pls.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I love the idea of a meal plan. Thank you. Will it be emailed to subscribers or only available through the blog? xx

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