This is one of my daughter's favorites. It is the perfect sweet-tooth satisfier without any artificial sugars! It is a creamy, filling smoothie that is sure to give you enough protein and energy to last you through a long morning.
To make it thicker, add less almond milk or add some greek/coconut yogurt. My daughter, Julia, likes it really thick, almost like a smoothie bowl so she can add toppings, but if you want a drink on the run, add 200ml. of almond milk and you'll be all set!
This recipe has 2 superfood powders; raw cacao and maca.
Cacao has a never-ending list of health benefits. It contains anandamide, often called the "bliss molecule" that improves moods. It also releases endorphins and increases brain levels of serotonin to further boost that mood! Aside from keeping you happy, cacao also improves memory, reduces heart disease, provides lots of energy, sheds fat, and much more. To read more about the health benefits and the difference between raw and processed cacao check out this great article from Daily Superfood: 21 Fantastic Benefits of Cacao
Maca Root, natively from the Andes Mountains in Peru, has been used for generations as both medicine and food. It is especially known for its ability to balance hormones and boost fertility but also increases energy, memory, oxygen flow, and protects skin from ultraviolet rays. Read more at here: Balance Hormones and Boost Fertility
- 1 banana
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao poder
- 1 1/2 maca powder
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. rolled oats
- 200 ml. almond milk