Raw Cacao Smoothie!
Smoothies don’t have to be green to be healthy! If they did, I would never get one into my health resistant teenager. Mothers have been hiding veggies in children’s food for decades.
Smoothies, I believe are a step up from that. Within seconds we can now have our kids drinking down a delicious ‘milkshake’ without them realising our deviousness. So we are awesome mum and good mum at the same time – win win!!
My Raw Cacao Smoothie isn’t going to send you or them into a blood sugar roller coaster or mess with your healthy flora.
If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my Love Your Gut program. You get lots of delicious satisfying recipes that you can enjoy without guilt, meal plans, shopping lists, tips and that will help rebuild your intestinal flora. Plus so much more!
If you would like some more smoothie recipes to help with your gut healing journey, check out my Smoothies for Optimal Gut Health ebook.
When you’re gut health is off kilter it’s important not to overload your body with sugar. That’s where recipes like these come in. You can’t just flip a switch and never want a milkshake again, so it becomes about creating healthy substitutions to unhealthy foods.
Sugar feeds bad bacteria and candida in your gut and promotes digestive distress and hormonal issues. Candida is also often behind eczema and many other seemingly unrelated health issues. The more you can swap sugar out for healthy recipes like this the faster you’ll be on track to feeling amazingly energised and balanced.
Raw Cacao Smoothie
This is a perfect treat on a hot day when you want a nourishing clean energy boost.
Raw cacao is beneficial in so many ways. Not only does it contain phenylethylamine which helps boost happy hormones, it’s also loaded with magnesium. A large percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium but it’s important for healthy digestion and a relaxed nervous system, so drink up!
You will need…
1 cup allowable milk (coconut, rice, almond)
1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 frozen banana
1 handful frozen berries
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of maple syrup -optional (honey, rice malt syrup or stevia)
What to do…
Easy peasy. Throw all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Sprinkle with cacao nibs. Drink!
As Hippocrates said " All disease begins in the gut" , which is why I have developed the Love Your Gut program. It is an 8 week gut healing protocol designed to help rehabilitate your gut and reclaim the life you deserve.
Not quite ready to commit to an 8 week program?
Perhaps you want to test the waters first... great! I have a 3 Day Gut Health Reset which provides basic keys to help reboot your immune system and set you back on your path to wellness.
Sonya Lee x