I’ve been loving smoothies and shakes lately! Making a quick shake or smoothie is a fast way for me to get in a lot of nutrients in a short amount of time. When I need a protein filled snack, bam! Lets have a smoothie. This is my favourite smoothie EVER. Yes, it might not be a vibrant ,beautiful green or a wonderful colourful colour, but the simplicity of this boring looking smoothie is all sort of amazing on the taste buds. Filled with all the wonderful super foods you need with a whole lot of yum, this is definitely the treat with so many health benefits you need.
- Hormone Balance; Maca is believed to balance estrogen levels. Which can help with ovulation and pregnancy.
- Decreases levels of anxiety and stress.
- Helps with male fertility
- Increases endurance, energy and mood.
- Antioxidants booster; Helps in fighting disease and is great for cancer prevention.
COCONUT OIL BENEFITS
- Prevents heart disease and high blood pressure.
- Protects the liver
- Reduce inflammation and arthritis.
- Cancer prevention.
- Immune system booster.
- Prevention in heart disease.
- Supports healthy brain function.
- Helps keeps your skin young, thanks to the anti ageing benefits.
- Helps control blood sugar levels.
- Helps with weight loss.
FLAX SEEDS BENEFITS
- High in fibre and great for gut health.
- Keeps your hair and skin healthy.
- Helps with losing weight.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- High in antioxidants.
- Helps prevent cancer.
- Keeps your heart healthy.
- A great anti – depressant.
- Helps with treating urinary disorders.
- protects against gastrointestinal diseases.
ALMOND BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – serves 2
- 1 large, banana peeled
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1 -2 cup almond milk (depends on how thick you like it, start with a cup)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 heaped scoop protein powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 large pitted medjool date.
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy all those delicious health benefits.