Even if you wake up feeling sleepy, you still have a chance to change the course of your day by eating a well-balanced breakfast.
A smoothie is a great way to get all the nutrients you need without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Best of all, you can take it with you and drink it on the go!
Delicious and Nutritious Energy Shake
This vanilla smoothie is just amazing!
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp hemp powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter or soaked almonds
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 cups coconut milk (per consistency)
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Raw organic honey (per taste)
- Place all ingredients together in a blender and pulse to perfection.
- Enjoy immediately!
Bananas are an amazing source of manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C (1). They also contain potassium, which reduces your risk of stroke, protects against muscle loss, preserves bone mineral density and prevents kidney stones (2).
This amazing fruit lowers blood pressure, fights asthma, destroys free radicals, prevents heart disease and stops diarrhea.
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in bananas, is proven to play a role in preserving memory and boosting mood (2).
Hemp Seeds are high in protein and heart-healthy minerals like magnesium and zinc (3).
Most plant sources of essential fatty acids only contain either the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). However, hemp contains both (4).
These fatty acids are important for skin health, tissue regeneration and organ repair. They also play a vital role in brain health (particularly when it comes memory and learning) and immune function (4).
Almonds are high in protein, vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and manganese (5).
When eating almonds, it’s always best to eat them whole, with the skin, which contains 20 powerful antioxidant flavonoids (6). These antioxidants and nutrients fight cancer, gallstones, high cholesterol, inflammation and diabetes.
Coconut Milk fights inflammation, ulcers and bad bacteria. It also prevents liver damage and supports mental health by protecting the body from the effects of depression and stress (7).
Furthermore, the milk supports weight loss by regulating cholesterol, boosting metabolism and regulating hunger (8).