Omg! How much do you love that color?!?!
That pretty pink alone would energize you throughout the day, never mind that this gluten-free, low sugar, low fat, dairy-free, vegan smoothie recipe is packed with vitamin C, plant-based protein, and antioxidants. Bonus: redbuds are naturally loaded with anthocyanins (one of the most important flavonoids)!
I made my smoothie with soy milk, but if you swap it out for almond milk, it becomes both paleo and raw-diet friendly.
Flower-power redbud and fresh fruit smoothie
makes about 12 oz.
1 large banana
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1 1/2 cups packed redbud blossoms
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
Raw honey or agave, optional
- Blend all the ingredients together at high speed. Add more ice or milk, if needed, to get the right consistency. Taste and add honey or agave, if needed.
- Serve it up in a pretty glass, sprinkle some more flowers on top, because it's worth it!