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Orange Burst Smoothie • October Recipe

When Sandra, of Fueled by Raw not only agreed to create the healthiest smoothie recipe on the planet just for us, but on top of that suggested a monthly smoothie to be featured on our site, we were over the moon excited and grateful. Today we introduce the first delicious smoothie. Orange Burst. A celebration of the fruits, vegetables and colors of the fall. It’s not just kid-friendly. It’s kid approved. Ask my son Liam!

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by Sandra Lawrence of Fueled by Raw. All rights reserved.


EAT YOUR VEGGIES!

I have heard from my friends that getting kids to eat their fruits, especially their vegetables, is one of the hardest things to do… well beside potty training. Smoothies are a great way to ensure that your kids are getting essential vitamins and minerals they need. Smoothies are also a great way to incorporate beneficial plant based superfoods into you and your families life style. Since fruits and vegetables come in a rainbow of colours there are so many different and delicious smoothies you can make. During the fall season, the colour orange is everywhere. This inspired me create a bright and brilliant kid friendly smoothie that is bursting with flavour. Orange fruits and vegetables are loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C. Orange Burst Smoothie is plant powered, raw, vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, egg free and soy free.


ORANGE BURST SMOOTHIE • what and how

1 Cup Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Frozen Mango, cubed
1/2 Frozen Banana
1/2 Frozen Orange
1 Small Carrot
1 Tsp Dried Goji Berries, soaked
Optional: Sweetener – Coconut Palm Syrup

1. Place goji berries in water, enough to cover them and soak for about 5-10mins
2. Add all ingredients (except goji berries) to a blender and blend for approx 60 secs
3. Add a few goji berries and blend, add more if you want a stronger goji berry flavour
4. Taste, add sweetener if not sweet enough

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ORANGE BURST SMOOTHIE • Fueled by Raw Tips and Substitutes

  1. You can also add in some extra mango or banana to make to make it sweeter instead of a sweetener. Please note that the extra fruit will increase the amount of smoothie, so if you are looking to add sweetness and not make more then I would try the sweetener first.
  2. The taste of goji berries can be strong, so add a few add at time so that it doesn’t over power the smoothie
  3. When it comes to sweeteners, I chose not use them at all or little as possible. If I do use a sweetener I prefer to use coconut palm syrup since it is raw, low-glycemic and mineral rich. So better for you and your family. Alternatively you could use raw agave. If you do not mind whether the smoothie is 100% vegan or not, you could use raw honey. And if you simply want a healthy smoothie and both raw and vegan are not on your “mandatory” list, you could use regular honey (preferably organic of course).

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ABOUT SANDRA AND FUELED BY RAW

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Sandra loves living the west coast lifestyle in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  She is a former triathlete that healed her body through an integrated approach to wellness.  She is a graduate of the Plant Based Nutrition course through E-Cornell and a Certified Raw Food Teacher.  Through her experience and education she believes that a plant based and raw vegan lifestyle is the best way to heal your body, keep it healthy while being kinder to the planet we live on.  She know wants to pay it forward by educating, inspiring and motivating people to live their happiest and healthiest life.  You can check out her website at Fueled By Raw.