This has to be one of my absolute favorite recipes. Hands down. Reusable straws up. If you are trying to "kick the coffee," eliminate processed sugary drinks, reduce your daily caffeine intake, energize your day or satisfy a never-depleting sweet tooth, this smoothie is for you. And your mom, dad, sister, brother and friend. I'm serious. It is that good. You will notice in this recipe that I use some powders that may not be in the average household pantry. Maca, Cacao and Shiljat Powder. All three of these powders are well worth investing in. You will only be using small amounts at a time, so you will be able to stretch your dollar and make the most of these health-inducing ingredients. If you do not have Maca Powder or Shiljat on hand, no worries! This baby will still taste amazing.
I personally use SunFood products because I am certian that they are of the highest quality available on the market, never hybridized and always cold-pressed. SunFood products taste amazing and are packaged to prevent against heat and light damage. These powders are entirely raw, vegan and without GMO entirely.
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CACAO - Cacao pods, which grow on Cacao trees has been revered for centuries by cultures such as the Aztec and Mayan. Cacao has been used for medical and preventative health purposes for hundreds of years. Cacao is filled with energy-boosting nutrients and minerals. Raw cacao contains magnesium which contributes to normal bone health and a healthy immune function. Cacao is also one of the few foods which allows for successful absorption of copper and manganese in our bodies. It is also high in selenium and potassium.
MACA - Maca is a root vegetable grown in the Peruvian Andes. Maca powder is sacred to the Incas and has been used as a food and medicine in South America for hundreds of years.. It is well known for its ability to help enhance strength and endurance. It is said that Incan warriors would often consume maca before long journeys or battles. Maca is high in magnesium. potassium and calcium.
SHILAJIT - Shilajit, a putrified organic plant material preserved by the darkness and the pressure of the Himalaya Mountains, contains high levels of iron, fulvic acid, calcium, magnesium, humic acid, triterpenes and selenium. As the sun's rays heat the Himalayan Mountains, the snow melts and a heavy shilajit resin begins to seep from rock crevices. This resin is then collected by local farmers, dried and ground into a fine smoke-flavored powder. It is a rich source of minerals and promotes anti-aging, blood purification as well as increased libido. Whoop Whoop!
1 FROZEN BANANA
1 -1 1/2 CUPS OF SPINACH
2-4 PITTED MEDJOOL DATES
2 TABLESPOONS OF CACAO POWDER
1 TEASPOON MACA POWDER
1/3 TEASPOON OF SHILAJIT
ICE + WATER TO BLEND