Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Well, I was reluctant to do smoothies without dairy or some commercial dairy substitute. Before GAPS, I had been using hemp milk. But I finally gave it a try a few days ago, with great results. I figured if I added something fatty like avocado or flax seed oil, the result would be creamy, even if the base was water. This is also a great way to get my kids to consume some things they might otherwise not try.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

1 Banana
1/2 avocado
10 oz. frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups filtered water
Honey to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Cloves to taste

Raspberry Smoothie

My six year old said this was the best one yet. I think I preferred it with strawberries instead of raspberries, but they were both really good.

1 Banana
10 oz. frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp. flax seed oil
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Honey to taste


  1. I never thought of making them with water! I'll have to give that a try. Thanks!

  2. It really is amazing how rich these can be without milk/yogurt or nut milk.




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