There are a lot of different vegan raw smoothies and shakes recipes to try, but this is by far my favorite. The almond milk can of course be put to many other uses, so it is worthwhile making a little extra for other purposes as well.
- Almond Milk (Recipe below)
- Three or Four Frozen Bananas
- (optional) Vanilla extract (or vanilla bean) or freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 to 1 ½ cups of raw almonds
- 4 cups of water
- (optional) 3 or 4 dates
Soak almonds for at least six hours, and then put in a blender with water. Blend until you have a milk like consistency. Adding the dates will make the almond milk a bit sweeter. Then strain the mixture through a fine metal strainer, cheesecloth or similar in order to remove the leftover almond granules. Add vanilla, nutmeg or other desired spices to taste for flavor as well.
Place 8 ounces of almond milk in a blender. Take the bananas out of the freezer and let thaw for a few minutes, then cut into one inch size chunks and add to blender. Add bananas to blender, blend well and enjoy!
Here is a complete list of my favorite raw food diet recipes.