Living Recipes
DRINKS, JUICES, AND SMOOTHIES from the Living Way

 

OAT MILK
1/2 cup raw oat groats
2 cups purified water
pinch of healthy salt (optional)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)

Rinse oats and then soak them overnight in a small bowl with the 2 cups purified water. In the morning place the oats and water in a blender and blend well. Then strain the milk into a pitcher or a pint jar. Stores in the refrigerator about three days. Shake well before using. Use
like conventional dairy.Makes a great base forsmoothies and raw soups or added to cereal and granola. For a sweet milk add a dab of honey, maple syrup, or a small slice of banana. Rolled oats can be substituted for groats, but the milk
will not be as rich.

ROUSING ROOT JUICE
2 large carrots
1 medium beet
1 small parsnip
couple stems parsley (optional)
small sliver of ginger
couple dashes cinnamon

With a juice extractor, juice all ingredients.
Pour into a glass and serve with a dash of
cinnamon on top. Entirely delicious!



A SPRING TONIC

1 Orange
Generous handful of dandelion greens or other spring greens
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1 large garlic
1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup (approx) purified water

Blend ingredients with enough liquid to reach desired consistency and enjoy the zing!


TURMERIC TODDY
1 cup nut milk (preferably home-made) or coconut milk
1 tsp. organic turmeric powder

1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. raw honey (or sweetner of choice)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
dash healthy salt

In a high speed blender, combine ingredients. Add fresh or powdered ginger for extra kick. Drink at room temperature or warm slightly.

SPRING SMOOTHIE
1 small apple
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
generous handful of dandelion greens plus blossoms and/or other spring greens
several stems fresh mint
2 tsp chlorella powder (optional)
2 Tbsp Sunwarrior Protein Powder/Chocolate
(or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder/Chocolate Shake)
1 cup VitaCoco coconut water
1/2 cup Chaga tea (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 cup purified water (if needed)
Dash of Redmond Sea Salt or Himalayan salt

Blend ingredients with suffient liquid in order to achieve a creamy smooth consistency. For extra nutrition, add other wild edibles such as stinging nettles, baby spinach, comfrey leaves, etc..


AVOCADO SUPER SMOOTHIE
1/2 small avocado
1 small wedge of tomato
1 small carrot
handful of sprouts
few slices red bell pepper (optional)
2 large garlic cloves
1/2 small onion (or three scallions)
fresh leaves of rosemary, tarragon or other herb(s)/spice(s) of choice
1 tsp cholorella
1 tsp spirulina
2 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
few shakes of Himalayan salt
2 cups approx. purified water and/or
Chaga tea

Add ingredients slowly in cannister, blending with enough liquid to make a creamy consistency. This is a very rich, filling smoothie that can be a meal in itself. It also doubles as a super soup, garnished with paprika and a scattering of hemp seeds.Using Chaga tea boosts its nutritional value as well. Makes five cups approx.


ARUGULA SUPER SMOOTHIE
1 bunch of fresh arugula
1 small tomato
1 celery stalk
2 large garlic cloves
few slices onion
1-2 cups purified water

This is a splendidly spicey and healthy smoothie that adds a new dimension to the palate. Blend ingredients to desired consistency. Enjoy it also as a raw soup, garnished with a few shakes of paprika,
dulse or hemp seeds.


CONCORD SMOOTHIE

Two generous clusters of fresh, concord grapes
1 large apple
Handful leafy greens (lettuce, kale, spinach)
Few stems fresh mint
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 T. hemp protein powder or oil/ Udo's oil (optional)
1 cup purified water approximate

Place grapes, cut up apple and celery into a blender cannister along with the remaining ingredients, adding water as needed for a smooth consistency. This is a very rich drink so enjoy it slowly!

SUMMER FRUIT COOLER
1 orange
1 apple
1 small- medium cucumber
1-2 leaves kale or collards
handful fresh parsley
few stems fresh basil and/or mint
1 Tbsp. hemp protein or oil (optional)
1 level tsp. cinnamon
purified water

Peel, chop, dice ingredients and gradually blend together, adding sufficient water to make the combination creamy smooth. Serve as a drink or as a soup. Garnish with frozen raspberries or blueberries!

CITRUS SMOOTHIE
2 large oranges
1 apple
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1-2 large collard leaves, destemmed
2 tbsp. hemp oil or hemp seeds (optional)
pure water

Puree ingredients in a blender with enough water to make the drink creamy smooth.

CRANBERRY REFRESHER
2 apples
1 orange
1 cup cranberries
few stems parsley
3 leaves Romaine lettuce
1-2 cups purified water

Blend ingredients with sufficient water to smooth consistency.


STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 orange
Few stems fresh mint or basil
Generous handful greens- (lettuce ,
kale, beet greens, mesculin mix, etc.)
2 Tbsp. flax oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cups purified water

Blend berries and orange in small amount of water. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until creamy smooth

MELON FRAPPE
1 or more melons of choice: cantaloupe, watermelon, crenshaw, etc.

Halve the melons, cut up the flesh, and place seeds and flesh in a blender. Blend until creamy smooth.

FRUIT SHAKE
1 banana
1/2 pear
Handful cilantro
1 cup water
2 Tbs.. flax oil
2 Tbs.. ground flax seed

Combine ingredients in blender until smooth. Serves 1-2.

MANGO SMOOTHIE
1 ripe mango
1 pear or peach
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
2 tbps. hemp protein powder
2 tbps. hemp seed (optional)
1-2 cups distilled water

Cut up fruit and place in blender. Add coconut and hemp. Blend until smooth to desired consistency.

WALDORF WONDER DRINK
2 large organic apples
1 stalk celery
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1/8 – 1/4 cup walnuts (soaked overnight)
cup organic raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. hemp protein powder

Cut apples and celery and place in blender. Add water and remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth to desired consistency.

GRANANA-NUTTA SMOOTHIE
2-3 leaves of kale
1 banana
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. almond butter (optional)
1-2 cups water

Cut up banana and kale. Place in blender with water and blend until smooth, adding coriander and almond butter while blending.

GINGERAIDE
2 oranges
1/2 apple
Handful of strawberries
Few cranberries
2 Tbsp. fresh, grated ginger
2 cups water

Cut up ingredients, place in a blender and blend until creamy smooth.


 

JUICES:

CARROT-GINGER JUICE
5 lbs carrots
1 bunch celery
Handful fresh parsley
1 apple
2" fresh ginger

Extract in a juicer, strain, and enjoy!

WILD POWER JUICE
Generous handful of stinging nettles
Generous handful of grass (young barley or wheat)
Handful lambs quarters
several stems fresh mint
3 large celery ribs
3 small apples
1 lemon

Extract in a Green Star juicer and drink
immediately! Because of the richness of the greens, we consumed only about 2-3oz., not knowing what affect, if any, this powerful juice would have on us. Suffice to say, we liked this juice so much that we plan to incorporate wild edibles into our regular juicing routine. This recipe makes approximately 12oz. of juice. What we did not drink immediately, we stored in a tightly covered 8oz jar and refigerated, so that we could drink it the next day. Note: When picking Stinging Nettles, use heavy gloves as the leaves have prickers that can be irritating or painful when touched. While cutting and washing, I used tongs to hold the stems. When juiced, the nettle prickers are eliminated. Nettles are
best harvested before they are two feet tall. They can also be dried and eaten or used as a tea or in smoothies and raw soups.


VEGETABLE DRINKS:

V-GREAT JUICE
2 large tomatoes
1 stalk celery
2-3 stems parsley
small onion
1 large garlic
cup cucumber
2 leaves red chard or handful of spinach
2 tbsp. hemp protein powder (optional)
dash cayenne pepper
herbs to taste (basil, oregano, sage)
1-2 cups purified water

Cut tomatoes, celery and place in blender. Chop remaining ingredients, add water, and blend until smooth to desired consistency.

 

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