Healthy Red Sunset Smoothie


Updated! I have subscribed to hundreds of food-oriented newsletters from organizations, bloggers, and companies over the years. But one that I miss the most is the eclectic recipe update from Manitoba Harvest. Each month they would feature basic yet delicious recipes from Kristen Suzanne, a former competitive bodybuilder turned raw foods chef. In one of those updates, Kristen Suzanne shared this healthy hemp sunset smoothie.

This red sunset smoothie recipe with photo was first reprinted here with permissions from Manitoba Harvest way back in 2008!

Kristen Suzanne has penned numerous raw food cookbooks, ranging from soups to salads to straight up chocolate. She follows a different diet these days, but still blogs at Kristen’s Raw. And she still whips up delicious food, like this unique red sunset smoothie recipe.

Special Diet Notes: Healthy Red Sunset Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly. But please take note that Manitoba brand of hemp protein does have a warning for potential gluten cross-contamination.

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Healthy Hemp Red Sunset Smoothie
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Serves: 3 servings
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour into 3 glasses, to serve.
Alisa's Note: I recommend using the Dark Sweet Cherries from Trader Joe's. They are wonderful in smoothies and have no sugar added. If you can only locate tart cherries, you may want to sweeten this smoothie to taste.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Delightful looking drink! I’m hoping for some sun on our bank holiday Monday tomorrow so if we do, it’s BBQ and red sunset smoothie time!

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