Saturday, August 15, 2009
Yummy Carob Vanilla Protein Smoothie
i hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. both of my boys are down for a nap after a fabulous afternoon playdate. i've been making a wonderful nutrient-dense protein smoothie concoction that not only tastes good but is soooo energizing. i never measure the ingredients so you will just have to play with it and adjust the ingredients to your desire.
here it is:
almond milk or any nut/seed milk freshly made
2-3 scoops of vanilla and or natural sun warrior raw fermented brown rice protein powder
lots of bee pollen
carob powder (carob pods are shown above)
mesquite or lucuma powder
-some days i add in all the spices that are in chai tea: ginger, cloves, cardomom, cinnamon etc.
-other days i will use a base of a tea such as yerbe mate, rooibos, or pau d'arco instead or in addition to the coconut water
-to make it frothy add in a few ice cubes.
CAROB is fabulous to add to drinks and recipes. here are just a few of its health benefits:
-Lowers cholesterol level in the blood. Carob seeds don’t have a cholesterol agent.
-It acts as an antioxidant.
-It can be used to treat diarrhea in children and adults.
-It contains an active substance that is effective against asthma. Carob is also used for asthma problems caused by allergies.
-It doesn’t contain caffeine. It works nicely for patients that have high blood pressure.
-It contains vitamins E and is used for the treatment of cough, flu, anemia and osteoclasis.
-Carob tannins have Gallic acid. Gallic acid is analgesic, anti allergic and antibacterial. It is also antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic.
-It is rich in phosphor and calcium.
Plus it tastes fabulous!!!