Raw Vegan Body Ecology Cranberry Smoothie44
Piggies! I am continuing with my cranberry orgy and posting my favourite raw vegan Body Ecology cranberry smoothie in honour of the release of Donna Gate’s new book, “The Baby Boomer Diet” and the companion DVD series, “Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Secrets For every Generation”. Those of you who have been following me for a while would be familiar with how The Body Ecology Diet changed my life. I had suffered lethargy and candida my whole life, and after having tried every whole foods diet known to man, I started on Body Ecology stage one and never looked back. Donna had successfully cherry picked many of the same elements from what she calls “the pillars of holistic health” as I had. It wasn’t until I put them together in the way that she had that my health really improved. I have put many people onto this remarkable whole foods eating regime over the years. My first Pig Of The Month, Shez Cantlie saved her life with the help of Body Ecology and the love of her family. Body Ecology has shared her story on their website, their newsletter and as part of their baby boomer launch! Just scroll down to see our very own piggy featured!
Donna is 65 years old and doesn’t look a day over 40. She is a mother, grandmother, business woman and health warrior, and has boundless energy! She is truly and inspiration. In her latest book she shares her top anti-aging remedies and secrets to losing weight and combating cellulite, wrinkles and greying hair. This book is incredible, and will help you increase your energy and mental clarity by eating superfoods that boost your vitality. I have a personal relationship with this amazing company and I can testify that radiant health can be a reality with this health plan.
Check out some of the incredible video testimonials! You might see me. He He He! Also, as part of this launch, Donna has a bunch of fantastic giveaway prizes including Body Ecology consultations and products; a Bellicon Rebounder (the best form of exercise according to NASA) valued at $700; and a 6 Day Body Ecology Retreat for two at Soma Ranch! I am entering!
My small contribution to the launch celebration is to share my all time favourite Body Ecology smoothie with the Body Ecology and Healthy Blender Recipes community. I created this smoothie while I was on Body Ecology Stage One. Lemons, limes, grapefruits, blackcurrants and cranberries are the only fruits allowed on stage one of the diet. In the Winter months, this raw vegan cranberry smoothie was a life saver! I was often craving a sweet treat and because this mixture is quite thick and has the consistency of vegan yoghurt or raw cream, I would eat this mixture with a spoon! Like the raw vegan spiced autumn orange cranberry mousse that I will share next week as part of my Blender series for Recipe Relay, the warm spices of the ginger and cinnamon are very comforting in the colder weather.
This raw vegan cranberry smoothie gives you a taste of the holidays without being naughty! I can’t get enough of this smoothie, and thanks to the natural ingredients and lack of sugar you can gorge yourself silly without the need to coat check you colon! This raw vegan Body Ecology cranberry smoothie is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and sugar free, and makes a quick easy treat snack that anyone can enjoy.
Trust me, whether you are following Body Ecology or not, give this smoothie a spin in your blender and you will not be sorry. It is DEELISH!
Raw Vegan Body Ecology Cranberry Smoothie
- 1/2 cup raw soaked almonds
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 6 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- 10 - 14 drops of stevia
- Put all the ingredients in your Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Tweak flavours to taste and enjoy the treat! YUMMO....
- Serves 2
You can find more Body Ecology Recipes here.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.