Coffee Boost Smoothie (Vanilla or Chocolate)

IMG_5951

Ingredients for 2 big glasses:

1 ripe organic Banana
1 Cup brewed Coffee
1 Tsp. Chia Seeds
2 Tsp. grounded Almonds (with the skin)
1 Cup Soy Milk(or Almond Milk, Rice Milk etc…)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened Cacao powder or Seeds of 1 Vanilla Bean
a few Ice cubes
Optional: More sweetness with Agave Syrup

Let the brewed Coffee cool down a little. Then add it to the blender with the banana, Chia Seeds, Almonds, Soy Milk, a few Ice Cubes and maybe a little Agave Syrup.
Then decide between unsweetened Cacao powder or Vanilla (Scrape out the Seeds of one Vanilla Bean).

Blend it all well, then serve. Enjoy!

Why Banana:
They are high in potassium and magnesium. Saturate quickly and persistently.

Why Chia Seeds:
Chia contain 5x more Calcium then milk. Also it has lots of antioxidants and omg3

Why Almonds:
Much of vitamin E, beta-carotene, calcium, iron and B vitamins. Even the rare trace elements zinc, selenium and fluoride are found in almonds.

Why Cacao:
It is rich in protein and contains plenty of fiber. The gently stimulating effect, which many feel in cocoa, is based on its content of theobromine, theophylline, and (very little) caffeine. It contains magnesium and potassium as well as valuable antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and premature aging. It has a mood-lifting effect through serotonin and dopamine. Cocoa is also good for the heart and circulation, as the flavonols (phytochemicals) make the blood vessels more elastic and can lower the blood pressure.

Why Vanilla:
The scent of vanilla can relieve stress, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia and feelings of hunger. Reason is that vanilla stimulates the production of the happiness hormone serotonin in the brain.
It is effective for stomach upsets, sickness during pregnancy and cough

Leave me a note:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s