Last week I received an enormous response after posting a picture of one of my favorite smoothies; so, at long last, here is the recipe and a few fun facts I thought you might enjoy!
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other nut milk)
- 3 tablespoons hemp protein
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao
- 1 tablespoon E3Live + BrainON
- 1 very ripe banana
- Put all ingredients in a Vitamix or other blender on high for 45-60 seconds.
- Drink slowly, and enjoy!
Why the hemp protein? Hemp is actually one of the world's most nutritious plants, and hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids—making them an ideal source of protein for vegans! In addition to the readily available protein, hemp seeds are also loaded with essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, and potassium, and are a great source of fiber.
The balanced ratio of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is thought to reduce blood cholesterol and inflammation that causes high blood pressure and poor circulation, and other studies have suggested that the seeds can improve memory, help your skin glow, and reduce your appetite. And, of course, soluble fiber is key for maintaining a healthy digestive tract!
And what is E3Live? E3Live is an all-organic, wild-harvested blue-green algae named Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, or AFA for short. It is considered by renowned health authorities to be nature's most beneficial superfood, with possible benefits including:
• Increased endurance and stamina;
• Lifted and balanced moods and reduced stress;
• Promotion of mental focus and concentration; and
• Normalization of blood sugar levels.
E3Live + BrainON—my personal favorite variety!—adds a super-concentrated organic extract of PEA, the active ingredient in AFA. In addition to the benefits of ordinary E3Live, BrainON adds additional benefits such as increased focus and clarity, increased concentration, and overall enhanced well-being.
It is a remarkable product that has revolutionized the way I feel, and I highly recommend it to all of you.
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I am an affiliate of E3Live. If you choose to buy it through my affiliate link, which you can find at the bottom of this post, I will receive a small payment from E3Live. The price of the product will not be affected, and the money I receive will go towards maintaining my website, growing my business, and continuing to bring delicious and healthy recipes to all of my followers. It would mean so much to me if you would help Nourished Body and Mind by considering using my affiliate link when you purchase any E3Live products!
Please enjoy the smoothie, and stay tuned for more blog posts and recipes!
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