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My 3rd RAW, Vegan, Gluten-free Green Smoothies!

on 16/01/2014

This morning, I made my 3rd Vegan, Gluten-Free Green Smoothies! You can read about my 1st Vegan, Gf Green smoothies here & about my second V, GF Green Smoothies: here!! A few days ago, I was playing with my ingredients but the end result was not quite right, but Today it came out perfectly, I added to my ingredient list, 2 things extra, ginger & ice cubes,…Don’t you want to drink 2 smoothies, as a nice breakfast or a good snack, straight away?

RAW, Vegan, Gluten-Free Green Smoothies!

RAW, Vegan, Gluten-Free Green Smoothies!

Recently, I discovered a new Raw superfood powder called OrganicΒ Raw Barley Grass Powder! What is it, I hear you say, well,…Barley grass is one of the rare superfoods originating from Europe. Young leaves that sprout from barley seeds are harvested, dried and ground into powder in the process of lyophilisation.

Organic Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Barley Grass Powder!!!

Organic Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Barley Grass Powder!!!

RAW Organic Barley Grass Powder!

RAW Organic Barley Grass Powder!

Barley grass powder is a rich source of chlorophyll which importantly detoxifies the body.

It also has many vitamins and over 50 different minerals: 30 times more vitamin B1, 43 times more vitamin B6 than in a banana, and 11 times more calcium than in cow’s milk, 7 times more carotene and 5 times more iron than spinach, and 8 times more vitamin C than oranges. It also has 37 times more calcium than in cereals, 16 times more protein than in cow’s milk, 128 times more folic acid then in a tomato & 260 times more natural vitamin A ( betacarogene) as in leafy greens!

It also improves digestion, lowers bad cholesterol levels, treats anaemia, sooth arthritis problems & works as an alkalizer. So it so good for you & your health. It tastes a bit bitter & that is why I begin with 1 teaspoon per person, per smoothy. This way, you don’t taste it that much, I also added 1 tablespoon maca powder to my smoothy because I like the more malty flavour it gives & to hide the barley flavour a bit more! ;)

** Recipe: For 6 cups of green smoothies= 1500 ml

You need to drink 2 smoothies for a nice filling healthy breakfast! :)

Ingredients:

3 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 cup of ice cubes

2 teaspoons raw barley grass powder

2 juicy oranges, peeled & each cut into 2

1 tablespoon raw maca powder

1 tablespoons of black chia seeds

1 very large ripe banana, peeled & cut into 2

1 piece of 3 cm ginger, peeled & cut up

Method:

1. Take your Vitamix & add every ingredient in this order in it. Place fitted lid & the tamper in it. Blend on full power & on high-speed until fully mixed. This takes me about 15 to 30 seconds. Check if the smoothies are to your liking! You must taste the ginger & almond & a bit of the green barley grass. I like my smoothies this way, not too strong with the raw barley grass powder!! Pour into lovely smoothy glasses & enjoy 2 drinks straight away as a nice filling breakfast, not to mention: healthy, healthy, top! ;) MMM,…!!!

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40 responses to “My 3rd RAW, Vegan, Gluten-free Green Smoothies!

  1. Fig & Quince says:

    Ah, maca and chia, two ingredients on my “like” list but had not mixed them together – shall do so promptly inspired by this. I’ve been living on a version of a green smoothie for breakfast going on 3 years.

  2. Tammy says:

    Yum! Will look for this powder.

  3. Laura says:

    Something about a green smoothie just makes my mouth water! Love love love it!

  4. Love that barley grass powder!!

  5. Man I want a Vitamix. Why are they so dang expensive :P

  6. suzanne says:

    I’m going to the health food store now to see if I can find that powder, it sounds great and I love your smoothie, going to try to re create hoping I can find that powder.

  7. oh yum!!!!!! I love ginger in my smoothie :)

  8. Charlotte says:

    I am impressed Sophie, this is so healthy!! Perfect for the after-Christmas detox!

  9. Liz says:

    looks goooooooood!

  10. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    This smoothie looks tasty and nutritious! Well done.
    Mamalou

  11. laurasmess says:

    I’ve never heard of barley grass Soph, looks like a great addition to smoothies! So much goodness in this blend, thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I need to get myself a proper vitamix. I can never get things as smooth as yours! xx

  12. Another winner, Sophie. This one is really packed with good stuff!

  13. Koko says:

    Barley Grass Powder!? Never heard of it, but I am loving your info about the health benefits! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this good stuff! Not to mention how much I love ginger!

  14. afracooking says:

    Barley Grass Powder – that is new to me! What an interesting find!

  15. This sounds really great! :)

  16. timethief says:

    Hi Sophie,
    Have you noticed this new feature for recipes? http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/recipes/

  17. I have only ever had barley grass in tablet form – this sounds quite tasty :)

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