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Rawkstar Substitution Guide


Get ready for some smoothie-savvy swaps! Allergies and inaccessibility to ingredients can definitely make you shy away from certain green smoothie recipes. Yet have no fear! We’ve compiled a list of great substitutions so you can still reap the rawesome results!


Ingredient: swap with…

Almonds, raw: Any other raw nut: Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts

Almond milk: Any other nut milk, coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk

Apples: Another variety of apple, pears

Apricots: Peaches, nectarines, mango

Bananas: Avocados (for same creamy texture)

Beets: Carrots, red cabbage

Blackberries: Blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries

Blueberries: Blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries

Broccoli: Cauliflower, cabbage

Cabbage: Spinach, bok choy, romaine, chard, watercress

Cantaloupe: Honeydew or another melon variety, peaches, papaya

Carrots: Sweet potatoes, beets, pumpkin

Cashews, raw: Any other raw nut

Cherries: Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries

Cilantro: Parsley, basil, mint

Coconut water: Filtered water, coconut milk, almond milk

Collard greens: Kale, beet greens, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy

Cranberries: Cherries, raspberries, pomegranate arils

Fennel: Celery (for texture) and anise seeds (for flavor)

Garlic: Shallot

Ginger, fresh: 1 tablespoon fresh ginger = 1⁄2 tablespoon dried ground ginger

Grapefruit: Clementine, orange, tangerine

Honeydew: Cantaloupe or another melon variety, green grapes

Kale: Arugula, watercress, spinach, Swiss chard, green cabbage, collard greens, beet greens

Kiwifruit: Mango, orange, tangerine, lime

Lemon: Lime, orange, tangerine, clementine

Lime: Lemon, orange, tangerine, clementine

Mangoes: Peaches, nectarines, papaya, apricots

Nectarines: Peaches, mangoes, apricots

Oranges: Clementines, tangerines, mangoes, papaya

Parsley: Kale, arugula, watercress

Peaches: Nectarines, mango, apricots

Pears: Apples, peaches, nectarines, plums

Pineapple: Oranges, mangoes, peaches

Plums: Apricots, peaches, nectarines

Pomegranate arils: Cranberries, pineapple, strawberries

Raspberries: Blackberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries

Romaine: Spinach, Swiss chard, beet greens

Strawberries: Blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines

Swiss chard (silver beet): Kale, spinach, romaine, collard greens, beet greens, cabbage, watercress, arugula

Tangerines: Oranges, clementines

Watermelon: Cantaloupe, honeydew

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 2.9.2016 | COMMENTS: 0

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