This Energy Elixir will start your day off with a bang! The fresh spinach, chia seeds, and almond milk provide all the protein you need to tackle your day.
The ginger, unrefined coconut oil, and turmeric will help you fight inflammation, as well as provide you with the healthy fat needed for optimal nervous system and brain function.
The cinnamon helps balance blood sugar levels and prevent sugar spikes. This allows you to have a steady supply of energy without the sugar crash midmorning.
This would also make a great afternoon snack to get through the 4 o’clock slump! It can help you avoid reaching for caffeine and keep you full until dinner so you can make healthy choices.
Enjoy the Energy Elixir anytime and have enough energy for your busy day!
1 large or 2 small bananas
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 to 1 thumb fresh ginger
1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
2 tablespoons chia seeds (or you can use 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 tablespoon hemp seeds)
2 large handfuls of spinach
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean pod
3-4 pitted dates
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
Ice cubes or coconut milk ice cubes to your liking
Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until creamy.
Tip #1: Use a high powered blender for a smoother, creamier drink. We love our Vitamix, but any high powered blender will do.
Tip #2: Use coconut milk ice cubes in place of regular ice cubes to prevent your smoothie from becoming watery.
Tip #3: Everyone’s taste palate is different, so play around with the amount of turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, and dates until you find your perfect combination.