No need to buy expensive protein powders or diet shakes!!!
You can make your own super food real food smoothie with everything you need in it.
I truly believe that the less processed ingredients we put in our body the better off we will be. Protein shakes & meal replacement powders are highly processed.
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1 large handful of greens (spinach, kale, chard are delicious)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 heaping tablespoon hemp seed
1 tablespoon raw coconut butter (sometimes called manna)
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup or more frozen fruit (I love pineapple, mango & berries)
8 - 12oz of water depending on how you like the thickness of your smoothie
Blend until smooth. I use my nutri bullet but a regular blender should work fine just make sure to blend it long enough to get the nuts & seeds nice and smooth.
Now I realize some of these ingredients may be a bit foreign so here is an explanation of the health benefits.
Benefits of coconut butter:
Benefits of hemp seed:
Benefits of cashews:
I'm assuming that most of you know the benefits of greens, fruits & bananas so I won't go into that. The really nice thing about this recipe is that you can vary your greens, nuts & fruits to give yourself different flavors and nutrients.