Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Redbud (or any other edible flower) smoothie - vegan, dairy free, gluten-free and paleo and raw diet optional


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.

You could swap the redbud blossoms for any other edible flowers if you like, but these fruits do compliment the sweet sour tang of redbud perfectly.

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
  1. 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. 
  2. Serve it up in a pretty glass, sprinkle some more flowers on top, because it's worth it!

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