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Raw Power Smoothie

This Raw Power Smoothie is highly alkalizing, satiating and tastes really good!

(ingredients for my Raw Power Smoothie) 

For the past few weeks I’ve been enjoying a big raw-food smoothie every morning. It’s a great addition to my diet. What prompted me to start doing this? I met someone about a month ago, who has been vegan for 20+ years, and mostly raw for almost as long. He is full of energy and very strong and fit. I never would have guessed he was Vegan, let along mostly raw.

I took a peak in his fridge, and was amazed to find it pretty much empty. Just a lot of dates, goji berries, some greens and other veggies. I asked him what he eats on a typical day, and he let me in on his secret smoothie recipe. I’ve been taking Vega pretty regularly, but I must admit that this homemade recipe tastes better and satiates longer.

Prepared as below it is about 700 calories, with about 15-20 grams of fat (mostly from avocado) and 15-20 grams of protein. There is a lot of sugar in it, but it is from whole food sources so I am not concerned.

After eating this I can pretty much go all day without eating (if I had to, this is not my goal). Perhaps the biggest benefit is that I just feel better after drinking it.

While it will blend best in a Vitamix, I have been using a standard Osterizer blender (my Vitamix is on order) and it works fine (will be just a little chunky).

Here’s the magic formula:

  • 1 small Banana
  • 1 small Apple (or 1/2 a large apple)
  • 1/2 an Avocado (this is where you get most of your good fats)
  • 2 palm-fuls of Goji Berries (buy the softer ones if you have a choice)
  • 3 large Medjool Dates (I buy the freshest looking ones I can find, with pits)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Raw Hemp Seed Powder (I like Manitoba Harvest Brand)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Ground Raw Flaxseed
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Maca Root Powder (great for adrenal gland support – for athletes or those in high stress jobs)
  • 2 heaping teaspoons Raw Cacao Nips (ridiculously high in antioxidants – use whole Cacao beans if you can find them)
  • 12 ounces of water (roughly…I usually just cover the entire mixture with water in the blender)

Blend the entire mixture on high for about 2 minutes. It makes 20 ounces of smoothie (medium thickness). Drink slowly and enjoy!


  1. Ravi Raman says:

    Hey Rob – glad u like it! Nope – I don’t use any seeds (Date, Apple or Avocado). I know some people blend their apple seeds but I don’t. I don’t think you’d want to blend the Avocado pit – those are really big.

  2. Rob R says:


    I love this shake. I’m drinking it now! Thx for sharing it. I assume you don’t use the avocado pit or the date pits, but mix in all parts of the apple; correct?


  3. ravisraman says:

    Hi Scott;

    It would not. Many athletes use Hemp protein as a supplement. I believe that the type of hemp that is cultivated for consumption is different in some form than the variety used for the drug. It has much lower THC. Also, The seeds, which the protein powder is made from, are not what people would smoke anyway 🙂

  4. Scott G. F. says:

    Another question regarding hemp protein. If I did use this product could it result in a positive drug test?

    I am a chemist and I am honestly not sure. Please tell me what you know.

  5. ravisraman says:

    Hey Scott; I am vegan and avoid any protein from animal sources. Furthermore, I find that Hemp Protein tastes good (a bit nutty, which I like) and is high in Omega fatty acids (which are good for you).

    I think Hemp Protein is a great protein source for anyone, especially those looking to reduce their reliance on animal protein sources. It tastes great in smoothies. You should try it out!

    I like Manitoba Harvest brand. It mixes well and tastes great. Let me know what you think.

  6. Scott G. F. says:

    That sounds like it would do the trick.

    Why Hemp protein powder?
    I have read until my head nearly exploded about what source of protein is better, soy or whey etc…
    What’s your take? Why?

    I am currently taking whey protein but I am considering greatly to cycle onto a soy based protein to see how I feel.

    I enjoy checking the site and have Gym Jones as a link for hard core inspiration.


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