Orange, Cranberry, Banana Smoothie (gluten free $ AIP/paleo)



Hidden Veggie Smoothie Series: Part 2


Guys this smoothie is soooo refreshing with the fresh squeezed mandarin oranges! My second smoothie recipe in my series is sure to make any tummy happy! Even your little ones will love this one!! Smoothies are a great way to sneak in extra nutrients for your picky little eater and big eaters alike- lets be real, who couldn’t benefit from extra veggies in their diet?!


This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, & Whole30 compliant!

$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This dish is rich in collagen and gelatin, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.

  • Contains iron, which is supportive for your root chakra.

  • Contains red colored foods. Red vibrates at about the same frequency as the root chakra. So, eating red foods helps to maintain the proper root chakra frequency.

  • This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • Contains orange colored foods. Orange vibrates at about the same frequency as the sacral chakra. So, eating orange foods helps to maintain the proper root chakra frequency.

  • This recipe is higher in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.

  • This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.

  • Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.

  • Contains leafy greens, which are especially supportive to the heart chakra as they contain life force, layers and depth.

  • Contains raw veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra as they contain balancing cooling properties.

  • Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.


$ A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:

*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *

  • Your cranberry juice should be organic and have no sugar added. The only ingredients should be cranberry and water.

  • Be sure your coconut milk is full fat and unsweetened. For the strict phase of the AIP, be sure there are no added gums (the only ingredients should be coconut/coconut meat and water).

  • If you don't use the brand of collagen I suggest below, Primal Kitchen, be sure your collagen peptides are grassfed. If you want to learn more about this amazing protein click HERE to read my article all about it!


$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • high-powered blender (I use my Vitamix)

  • measuring cups/spoons

 


Orange, Cranberry, Banana Smoothie

(gluten free & AIP/paleo)

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: none Yield: 1

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 frozen bananas 

  • 1.5 oranges, the flesh and juice of

  • 1 handful of spinach

  • ½ a lemon, juice of 

  • ½ cup coconut milk 

  • ½ cup 100% cranberry juice 

  • 1 scoop collagen peptides 

  • Water to achieve your desired texture.


How to Create this Recipe:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender.

  2. Then, your water. The amount will depend on the consistency you want. For a smoothie texture add enough water to the pitcher (when it’s already full of ingredients) to get about half way full of water. For a juice consistency fill your blender pitcher almost full of water.

  3. Blend your smoothie, starting from low speed and working your way to the highest speed, until all the ingredients are blended and smooth. You may need to use your tamper to get everything blended thoroughly! Blend until smooth and the consistency is that of a smoothie.

  4. Enjoy!!


* NOTES:

  • If you do not have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, you will need to chop up all of the ingredients very well in order to get a smooth, blended consistency.

  • Feel free to add ice if you want a thicker smoothie texture! 

 

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 servings total)


Calories: 518

Fat: 19 g

Carbs: 76 g

Protein: 13 g


*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.