A very long time ago, I heard about some wonderful foods that give you super-powers. Well, maybe not the ability to climb a tall building or stop a locomotive with your bare hands, but inner powers; health, wellness, balance, and regularity along with improved memory, better liver function and teeth strong enough to bite right through bones (just kidding!).
Recently, super-foods have hit the market harder than Heavyweight Boxing Champion Wladimir Klitschko hit David Haye. Who knows if the hype is true. To be honest, I don’t know if Spirulina will prevent cancer, or if Chia Seeds will aid digestion. However, on a recent trip outside of Ecuador (Truthfully, I have never laid eyes on any one of these products while in Ecuador) I was fortunate enough to acquire a number of these proclaimed super-foods to bring home. What does one then do with a basket full of super-foods?
I don’t know about you, but I made a banana shake! Despite the brilliant green color of this wildly strange looking concoction, the predominant flavor is bananas. Let’s get to the recipe and see what other magical powers are contained within this glass of super-foods. Let’s assume from the beginning (to avoid repetition) that all of the below ingredients are organic (because, in my glass, they are).
Banana Power Shake Recipe:
3 ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups fresh iced water
1 teaspoon camu camu
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 teaspoon hemp protein powder
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon almond flour
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 pinch nutmeg (or cinnamon)
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional – I don’t use it)
Blend this all together in a blender, liquidizer, vitamix, or whatever it takes until it’s smooth and pourable. Add more water if necessary, but it should have the consistency of a thick shake.
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