In Juice + Smoothies, Recipesby Grace Van BerkumLeave a Comment


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Published in yoga & fitness magazine Sweat Equity Magazine with Tommy Europe.
Oct/Nov 2014,  page 46.

Gracious Living Lifestyle Raw Chocolate Ginger Buzz

The combination of raw chocolate and fresh ginger gives your body and taste buds a delicious, healthy buzz.  This smoothie is plant-based, metabolism-boosting, and easy-to-digest, with no refined sugar or dairy that contributes to a slower metabolism. 

1 serving Sunwarrior WarriorBlend Chocolate Protein Powder
1 frozen banana
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2-3 cups hazlenut milk
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
A handful of ice

Add everything BUT the cacao nibs in the blender. Blend till smooth and creamy. Once done, then add in the nibs and blend for just a few seconds. The nibs give this smoothie a yummy, magnesium, anti-oxidant crunch. RAW-A-ZING!

OFC_SRX_NOVDEC14_SMLAnd then published in the newest issue cross-fit SweatRX Mag, Nov/Dec 2014,  with cross-fit superstar beauty Christmas Abbott, we have a Gracious Living Spicy, PLANT POWERED Cran-Apple Christmas Smoothie (or Thanksgiving Smoothie for tomorrow for the American peeps!) You can find it on page 71.

A delicious and creamy smoothie that is also dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and nourishing to your cells. This Christmas inspired smoothie aids digestion while helping to build lean muscle. Filled with vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants, phyto-nutrients, plant-based protein, chlorophyll, fibre, and naturally sweetened to energize your body, nourish your cells, and satiate your appetite.

1 serving Sunwarrior WarriorBlend Vanilla Protein Powder
2 cups unsweetened, carageenan-free coconut milk (for extra creaminess)
1 frozen banana
1/2 red apple, cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 small or large chunk of fresh ginger (for anti-inflammatory spiciness)
1 tsp pure vanilla (or pod)
optional: 1 tbsp maple syrup to even out the tartness of the cranberries

Add handul of ice. Blend till creamy and smooth.  Top with unsweetened coconut & grated apple on top. Then sprinkle with cinnamon. Festive, healthy, and superb!

*variations: use cold decaf green tea or cinnamon tea instead of coconut milk
*variations:  add 1 tsp maca for energy

FUEL_HANDN_SRX_NOVDEC14**Also, read Gracious Living “Healthy Holiday Tips” in Sweat Equity Magazine (with another Gracious Living Cranberry Blueberry Smoothie AND Gracious Living Raw, Vegan, Easy Chocolate Truffle recipe) HERE! Stay on track with your healthy eating with a few easy tips & tricks.

Join me to learn more about fresh, raw-vegan, organic, tropical and DELICIOUS smoothies!

You are what you eat.
You are what you think.

~Gracious Living Lifestyle  XO

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