Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reaping a Harvest from Fruitless Smoothies

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Greetings!! This blog post is specifically for anyone out there who is seeking extreme healing  and is therefore strictly adhering to Phase 1 of Gabriel Cousen's Rainbow Green Life Food Cuisine program. This post also contains valuable info for anyone who is trying to cut back on sugar and fruit to help fight Candida or blood sugar issues. Dr. Cousens' research has proven that greater healing and wellness occurs when folks eat minimal amounts of fruits and high-glycemic vegetables and limit their intake of mycotoxic foods. Mycotoxic foods are foods that contribute to Candida (yeast) overgrowth, cause acidic pH levels, and/or cause toxic poisons to develop in the bloodstream. Examples of mycotoxic foods include mushrooms, vinegar, etc. For my buddies with Diabetes, Dr. Cousens also describes Phase 1 in his book, There is a Cure for Diabetes. (I apologize for the spacing issues in this post. I've adjusted the HTML multiple times and am still having issues. I do apologize.)
So what does no fruit mean for those who rely on smoothies as a staple of their diet? It means you have ample opportunity to exercise creativity while creating delicious new recipes!! It IS possible to make creamy, great tasting smoothies without using fruit. My breakfast every morning is a delicious, all-vegetable, green smoothie that sticks to the Phase 1 guidelines. There are some days when I choose to have smoothies for all three meals so that my body needs less energy for digestion and can use that energy for additional healing. My daily smoothies not only provide huge amounts of energy, but also keep me feeling full until my next meal and beyond. Starting my day with any other food would be a tough adjustment for me. I've come to look forward to each day's new creation or to relish the chance to have old stand-bys that I've come to love.
Following are some guidelines you can use as a basis for creating wonderful fruit-free smoothies:
  • Use sweet fruits such as yellow and red peppers, tomatoes, etc., to add natural sweetness to smoothies
  • Add Avocado to make smoothies creamy and thick
  • Use Stevia as a sweetener if needed
  • Use neutral tasting veggies such as cucumbers and zucchini to add bulk to smoothies without adding a lot of taste
  • Add dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, etc., to increase the nutritional content of smoothies
  • Use liquids such as the leftover soak water from sundried tomatoes or nuts, unsweetened nut or seed milks, or vegetable juices to add flavor, sweetness, and additional nutrition to smoothies
  • Strategically add ingredients such as protein powders, green powders, superfoods including seaweeds, powdered greens, maca, raw cacao powder and others to add unique flavor and increase the nutritional content of smoothies.
Using those guidelines, you can create a multitude of uniquely delicious and nutritional smoothies. Your options are limitless! Please feel free to share your recipes. 
Following are a few smoothie recipes I enjoy. Please let me know what you think of them!

Vitamineralicious Smoothie Delight


1 Avocado, diced
1 Cucumber, diced
1 scoop Hemp Protein Powder
1 Tomato
1 Handful Kale or Spinach
1 tablespoon Organic Lemon Juice
1 Serving Trace Minerals or Green Superfood Powder
1 cup Raw Unsweetened Nut Milk
1/2 - 1 cup Purified Water (adjust amount to achieve desired thickness)
Stevia to taste (optional)

Place ingredients in blender or VitaMix and blend well. Garnish with a few nut shavings if desired.

Red Light District Smoothie


1 diced Tomatoes
1 diced Sweet Red Pepper
1-2 cup(s) Sun Dried Tomato Soak Water, purified water or organic tomato juice (adjust amount to achieve desired thickness)
1 Handful Red Leaf Lettuce
1 teaspoon organic Cinnamon
1 Avocado (optional)
to taste (optional)

Place ingredients in blender or VitaMix and blend well. Garnish with additional cinnamon.

Mock Raw Diabetic Chocolate Shake


1 Avocado, diced
1/2 cup Raw Cacao Powder*
1-2 cup(s) Raw Unsweetened Nut Milk
to taste

Place ingredients in blender or VitaMix and blend well. Garnish with a sprinkling of raw cacao powder.
* I don't recommend using raw cacao powder in excessive amounts, as it can be stimulating to some people. As an occasional treat, it is a great addition to smoothies.


  1. I posted a lengthy comment earlier, not sure why it didn't show up.

    Thank you so much for this. I was looking for some ideas for smoothies for week one of phase 1. I bought both books per your suggestions in the Movement To Reverse diabetes forum. I am starting today :-D

  2. I created a new profile, the Grannie Grunt thing is very old and was meant as a joke...

  3. Hi, Janice! Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm glad this post was helpful. You'll love both of Dr. Cousen's books. They can sometimes be a bit technical, but the information they contain is priceless. Please keep in touch on RNDMovement and let me know what you think. Have a great day!

  4. my morning green smoothie is:
    1/2 cup water
    1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp spirulina
    small slice fresh ginger
    small bunch fresh herbs (I love dill or basil)
    small handful sprouts
    1 small cucumber
    2 celery stalks
    1 large bunch Dino kale
    2-3 collard leaves

    I love it and don't miss the fruit!

  5. YUM! That sounds delicious and is LOADED nutritionally!!! Thanks so much for sharing it! I congratulate you on coming up with a fantstic blend!

  6. Pamela, I love your articles. They are filled with so much useful information. Thanks for posting them.


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