Recipe - 3 Energy boosters

May 15, 2017

Recently I've given up coffee and as much as I feel ten times better, I do miss my daily almond cappuccino.. My oh so amazing treat, the afternoon pick up or early morning wake up..

 

BUT!! That did mean I got creative with some other energy boosters.  Say hello to raw cacao, maca, matcha and turmeric.  There are three smoothies/drinks that I make on a regular now for different times in the day.

 

And I never thought that I would say this.. (and anyone that knows me, knows how much I loved my coffee), but these creations give me SO much more then coffee ever did!  No more anxiety from the caffeine and more energy.. I'm sticking with this 'win win' situation.

 

Below the recipes, let me know what's your favorite!

 

Morning Matcha

I look SO forward to this on an early day! It gives me energy and helps me to be focused and sharp during the early classes because of the healthy fats, fibers, some carbs and smooth caffeine from matcha full of antioxidants.  It's such a treat:

 

1 tsp matcha

1 banana

2 cups oat milk 

Topping:

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

 

Method:

The evening before I blend the ingredients, put in a cup and top with the chia and flax seeds.  Then stir those in and let it all sit in the fridge overnight. Grab in the morning and off you go!

 

Afternoon cacao protein hit

This one is amazing post workout because of the protein and the cacao (full of magnesium which is great for recovery). Either have it just like this or to maximize absorbing all the nutrients, have it with a snack.  For example some rice cakes with nut butter.  Also great to have any other time of day.

 

1 big tbsp cacao 

1 big tbsp protein

1 cup natural soy yogurt

1/2 cup water

1 tsp honey

sniff salt

 

Method: 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Dreamy turmeric smoothie

It's dreamy, it's foamy and full of greatness for your body.  Turmeric is anti inflammatory, cinnamon balances your blood sugar, maca balances hormones and gives you energy and the chia seeds are rich in omega 3 and help fill you up in between meals.

 

1 tsp cinnamon

1 heaped tsp turmeric 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

1 tsp maca 

1 tbsp chia seeds 

2 tbsp protein powder 

1 banana 

2 cups water

 

Method: 

Blend all the ingredients on low speed and then finish a few seconds on high speed, it makes it foamier!  Let is sit for about 10 min before drinking to let the chia soak so that it's more of a pudding. If I'm having an intense day I sometimes stir in some oats and let it sink for a bit to make it more of a small meal.  

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