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
coconut water
2 dates
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)
vanilla powder
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:
-Improves digestion.
-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!!!



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