Banana Split Smoothie
You wake up. You’re still thinking about that dessert you saw out at dinner last night. It was haunting your dreams, so to speak. You want something to satisfy your cravings, but you know you won’t feel your best if you indulge them. So what do you do?
You make this Banana Split Smoothie as soon as you roll out of bed! (Bonus points if you’re oil pulling while blending up the ingredients). You’ll be energized well into the day, which is so much more than you could say if you had eaten some sugary cereal or toast. And you’ll have peace of mind that you got in multiple servings of fruits, veggies, and healthy fiber at the same time. (I doubt that dessert from last night could say the same).
Banana Split Smoothie
A yummy non-dairy smoothie delicious enough to be a dessert yet healthy enough to be breakfast!
- 1 cup coconut kefir
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 large spoonful natural peanut butter
- 1 spoonful cacao powder
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 handful frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 shake powdered kelp optional
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Bananas are the fruit everybody thinks of when they hear the word “Potassium.” But what exactly is it? And what does it do for you?
Potassium is that element number 19, with the symbol K. Fun fact, its symbol is K because the Latin name was kalium, and most of the older elements were named in that language. That’s why gold’s symbol is Au, the Latin name for aurum. The English word for Kalium is “potash” and that’s where we get “potassium” today.
A potassium-rich diet may help reduce blood pressure and water retention, and even protect against stroke, oseoporosis (a disease where your bones literally becomes porous and easily break) and kidney stones. It can do all of this because of the ion channels (little protein “gates” in your cell membranes) in your body. The gates are controlled by potassium and other minerals like sodium and calcium in your system. The gates regulate fluid balance, your muscle contractions, and the nerve signals all around your body. They are the keys to letting everything else flow and do their jobs so you can do yours.
So when you’re drinking your morning (or afternoon, or evening; any time of the day is a good time to practice health!) Banana Split Smoothie, know that your billions of protein gates are happily working as your number one fans.
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