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Slurp-Dilly-Ish-Ous Smoothie

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~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~

This morning’s smoothie was.  It was just like I named it, Slurp-dilly-ish-ous!  I used Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Protein Chocolate Powder today in this smoothie.

I was shocked that it didn’t have much of a flavor at all.  Perhaps the banana and strawberry took over in the flavor department.  Regardless, it was packed with great nutrition and tasted exceptionally well on the taste buds!

This morning I enjoyed my smoothie out in the front courtyard.  The Spring leaves are turning bright with color, the birds were singing, and the sun was warm.  It is important to take the time to enjoy what you eat or drink. :)

Smoothie Tips

Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility. BUT even with that, be sure to chew your smoothies.  The chewing process starts the release of the saliva in your mouth.  The mixture of saliva and your food is where digestion begins.  This is a very healthy habit to get into.  It may feel strange at first, but soon it will become an automatic response.

Bee Pollen

If you are Bee-gan (vegan that doesn’t consume bee products), you can skip it.  I am ok with using it. It is often referred to as “nature’s perfect food.” Bee pollen contains 96 known nutrients, with a high degree of bioavailability.  No other single food offers the array of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, antibiotics, enzymes, trace elements, fats, and hormones found in bee pollen.  You can read more on a quick post that I did (here).



  1. Soak the chia seeds in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes in the blender carafe.  Enough for them to swell up.
    • The first thing to add to your blender is the liquid.  This will the greens move more freely when blending.
    • Start with 1 cup.  After everything is added, feel free to add more if desired.
    • The more liquid you add the more watery or runnier the smoothie will be.
  2. Add the spinach and blend until it is broken down.
    • Blending in stages prevents chunks.
  3. Add the frozen banana, strawberries,  protein powder, bee pollen, sweetener, cinnamon, and salt.  Blend until smooth.
    • I always recommend frozen bananas over fresh.  Make a habit out of storing overripe, peeled bananas in the freezer for future smoothies.
    • A dash of a high-quality salt will increase the minerals and improve the taste of your smoothie.
    • A good green smoothie should be perfectly smooth.
  4. Optional – Add ice
    • Always add the ice last. Otherwise, you may over blend the ice, and it will make your smoothie watery rather than frosty.
    • I usually only add ice if my fruit wasn’t frozen.

Learn how to design your own smoothies by reading through my, Template for Designing Smoothie Recipes.


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6 thoughts on “Slurp-Dilly-Ish-Ous Smoothie

  1. Lyn L. (mom of many) :] says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    Oh you nailed it on this name for this smoothie. It was so YUMMY, I just about slurpped :] it down and forgot to chew it!!! Ya nailed it on this recipe, the cinnamon was perfect addition to this drink, I thank you and my tummy thanks you too !!!! :] Have a great day !!! Lyn

  2. Lyn L. (mom of many) :] says:

    P.S. OH OH – I must be having another Lucille Ball day in the kitchen ( LOL) , forgot to put in the strawberries. :] So just in case there are any of you out there who can’t have strawberries, still try it without them – it’s wonderful !!!

  3. JB says:

    I love your website and am learning so much. I see many raw recipes combining fruit and vegetables (on your site and others). I was taught that eating these foods together is not recommended as the stomach can not digest both at the same time. What are your thoughts on this?

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening JB,

      I understand and do believe in proper food combining too. Usually, the only time that there is an exception is in juicing and smoothies. Mainly due to the fact that with pulverizing them and breaking them down so much, they are easier on digestion. BUT, should you ever combine any food and it causing you discomfort, take note and avoid in the future.

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