Holiday Smoothie

I am loving this smoothie lately! The spices make it taste like a yummy holiday dessert that you can enjoy guilt-free any time of the day.

Holiday smoothie

Holiday Smoothie (with raspberries)

 

Blend together:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • .5-1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp slippery elm powder
  • .5 tsp grounded cloves
  • .5 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-5 ice cubes (depending on how thick you like it)

Optional

  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • vanilla (extract or powder)
  • cacao bits

If you don’t have all of the ingredients listed above that’s fine, just add what you have on hand.

I like to freeze my bananas when they are over ripe (ie. brown spots) as they make for a sweeter smoothie. You could use a fresh banana as well but I find that frozen bananas give a better overall creamy consistency to the smoothie.

Not only is this smoothie delicious, it packs a powerful nutritious punch:

  1. Bananas are a great source of tryptophan which converts to serotonin which makes you feel gooood (think happy, happy!).
  2. Ginger is an amazing carminative herb which aids in digestion, and it’s anti inflammatory.
  3. Cacao is a powerful super-food bursting with antioxidants.
  4. Slippery elm is a wonderful demulcent herb, which acts as a bulking laxative, gently improving overall digestion.
  5. Maca is another powerful super-food that acts as a hormone modulator, balancing excess or deficient hormones in our bodies.

Enjoy!

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