September 22, 2017

Coconut Cacao Date Shake

Drink

If you follow along with my Instagram stories you probably already know this smoothie has been on repeat. It literally tastes like a chocolate coconut milkshake and I’m 100% okay with that. I added a couple adaptogens to mine to balance stress, anxiety, and hormones, and I can’t taste them at all! (ashwagandha typically has a very bitter taste) This particular smoothie is topped with my homemade coconut yogurt, local bee pollen + shelled hemp seeds.

Here ya go!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup frozen coconut meat (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1-2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 2-3 pitted medium-large Medjool dates (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 1-2 heaping tablespoons of raw almond butter
  • almond milk (I never measure, I just fill the blender up to the halfway point of the ingredients)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp. maca
  • 1/2 tsp. ashwagandha
  • 1/2 tsp. L-Glutamine
Make it

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until everything is properly mixed. Pour and enjoy!

Nourishing with Intention
  • Coconut meat contains many vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. It also contains a healthy dose of daily fiber.
  • Spinach is full of iron and vitamins.
  • Dates add a natural sweetness and provide energy.
  • Collagen peptides are great for gut-health and contain protein.
  • Almond butter is a healthy fat and source of protein.
  • Almond milk has calcium.
  • Cinnamon is a warming herb that also wards off sugar cravings.
  • Cacao has antioxidants and provides energy.
  • Maca and Ashwagandha are both adaptogens that ease stress and anxiety.
  • L-Glutamine has the possibility to rebuild and repair the GI tract.
Swap
  • Omit collagen peptides if vegan

As always, questions are welcome!

-Nourish Sankalpa

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