Glorious Guava Banana Pineapple Smoothie




Danielle did this as a demo at the U.S. Botanic Garden on October 31, 2015, in celebration of Bat Week. Bats love guava, but maybe more importantly they are pollinators of bananas, guava and the agave cactus. Bats act as our unseen gardener for many plant-based foods around the world.  For more information on these beneficial little mammals, go to:

½ banana, frozen
½ C pineapple chunks, frozen
¼ – ½ C guava juice
¼ C silken tofu
1 t fresh squeezed lemon juice
Agave nectar, to taste

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes 1 (15-ounce) smoothie.


Purple Power Smoothie


This recipe is featured on the cover of Danielle’s book Happily Hungry, now available from Amazon. Acai (pronounced ass-eye) comes from Brazil and is high in vitamins and protein. Acai juice is widely available in supermarkets. You may substitute honey for the agave.

1/2 banana
acai juice
lemon juice
Agave nectar

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes one (14-ounce) smoothie.