This was my best smoothie to date! I love the taste of strawberries and bananas. The strawberries and bananas combined with vanilla coconut milk gives this smoothie a light, sweet milk shake like taste. I believe the coconut milk and banana helped the Hemp protein powder blend into the smoothie. It was not as prominent as it is in some of my other smoothies. I also added power greens to this smoothie. I honestly did not taste the greens at all, just sweet milkshake yumminess! This was a healthy treat indeed. This recipe yields 2 full jars!
This smoothie makes me think of Milkshake by Kelis. After creating this yummy treat I’m sure my milkshake will bring the boys to the bar ;)
Kale: Kale is rich in organosulfur compounds that fight cancer, especially colon cancer. Kale is rich in fiber and sulfur to promote detoxification, boosts immunity and is rich in iron. Kale’s richness in carotenoids protect the eyes from ultraviolet exposure damage and promote bone and blood health.
Swiss Chard: Swiss Chard supports bone health, has anti-immflamatory and antioxidant benefits and helps regulate blood sugar.
Spinach: spinach is a source of iron, promotes bone health, provides antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits, promotes eye health, combats prostate and ovarian cancer and promotes cardiovascular health.
1 cup of organic vanilla coconut milk: Coconut milk is lactose free and easy to digest. It is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
1/2 bag of frozen Organic strawberries: Strawberries boost the immune system, promote eye health and cataract prevention, promote younger looking skin, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure and are a source of fiber. Strawberries are rich in anti-cancer ellagic acid and vitamin C.
2 bananas: Bananas are asource of manganese which promotes bone health, Vitamin B-6 which promotes new cell growth, fiber for full feeling and digestive system regulation, protect against type 2 diabetes, tryptophan which helps treat depression, aid in digestion and calcium. Adds a little sweetness to the smoothie.
Organic Maca Root Powder: Maca Root boosts energy, promotes hormonal balance, promotes sexual function, boosts mood, clears acne, is a source of Vitamins B, C and E and is rich in calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids
4 TBSP Organic Hemp Protein Powder: this powder is a great source of protein and fiber. Hemp sustains body energy, promotes full feeling and is rich in amino acids that promote muscle control, mental function, and normal body maintenance of cells, muscle, tissues, and organs. It is a source of Omega-3’s for brain health and Omega-6 fatty acids to stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and help the brain function.
2 TBSP Moringa Powder: Moringa prevents over 300 diseases!! It can be used to treat anemia, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, cancer and heart problems to name a few. Moringa also boosts the immune system and has antibacterial and astringent properties. Moringa increases breast milk production and sex drive.
I read on WebMD that moringa can prevent pregnancy! This is very exciting to me. I am very interested in human sexuality and reproductive justice. This could be a promising, accessible and above all natural birth control option for women!
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