Our Maple Coco-Nana Shake Is Sure To Hit The Spot!
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tbsp Nutiva MCT Oil
1 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter
Pinch of Sea Salt
½ tsp Maca Root (Powdered)
½ tsp Shilajit
½ tsp Ashwagandha (Powdered)
½ tsp Shatavari (Powdered)
½ tsp Cinnamon (Powdered)
This is a simple shake recipe that can be customized with your choice of powders, in order to incorporate them into your routine with one easy step.
Start with a banana; it creates a good base for adding powders as it can help to keep them from sticking to the bottom of your blender. A fresh peeled banana is my preference as room temperature foods are often easier on digestion than cold foods and easier on blender blades than frozen foods. However, there are often great sales on overripe bananas and you might prefer their sweetness over fresh ones. It’s best to preserve these bananas by peeling them, breaking in half, and storing in a reusable freezer bag. Once you establish this as your banana freezer bag, it’s easy to reuse it over and over again for the same purpose.
Next, to keep the base going, add the thick liquids. Maple syrup is a choice sweetener. A little goes a long way and the earthy taste compliments the flavor of the cacao. Maple syrup should be stored in the refrigerator and can last for years, making it a great investment. Maple syrup contains naturally occurring minerals and antioxidants. There are folk beliefs that consuming maple syrup allows humans to harness the chi energy that trees pull from the earth in the early transition to spring. At the very least, purchasing maple syrup is a great way to support local economies and small businesses.
MCT Oil, derived from coconuts, is a great way to consume energy-boosting fats. The flavor is neutral, making it a no fuss additive. Since Cannabidiol (CBD) is fat-soluble, MCT oil is a great carrier/base oil for adding CBD to. This is why MCT oil is used as a base in Our Remedies Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Tinctures.
Next, we highlight Our Remedies Raw Unfermented Cacao Powder. Cacao is an ancient food, revered as sacred even, and used in ceremonies. It’s no wonder it has been so valued, as it carries dense nutrition and energy. If you are sensitive to energy-giving foods, be mindful of how much cacao feels comfortable for your body. Two tablespoons seems to be a sweet spot for most people. A pinch of salt is recommended to help the flavor of the chocolate bloom. This coco shake may kick start digestion and brain function, and might even make for a great coffee replacement.
The rest is up to you! Powdered peanut butter thickens a coco shake and provides some additional protein and flavor. I find that 1 tbsp is enough to make my morning shake feel like a meal. To let the shake get frothy I keep mine on the thinner side. This is accomplished by topping up my blender (I use a personal serving-sized bullet blender) with a half cup of hemp milk, and a half cup of Chaga tea. I store a mason jar of pre-brewed Chaga tea in my refrigerator. The tea is made by boiling chunks of Chaga in freshwater until it turns a rich brown color as the melanin releases. The flavor is woody, balanced by a naturally occurring form of vanillin – I consider Chaga tea to taste like clean brewed coffee. If you want knowledge on Chaga I would recommend the research done by David Wolfe.
The optional additions listed: maca, shilajit, ashwagandha, Shatavari, and cinnamon, are just a few of my favorite ayurvedic health powders. As the recommended serving size of each tends to be half a teaspoon, the addition of any one of these in your pantry would go a long way. With foods like these that can be purchased in bulk, I can always recommend sharing co-op style with friends – this way you can save money and try out more new flavors together.
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