This decadent thickshake is not only easy to make, but it’s also good for you! Jam-packed with protein and fibre, this will become your go-to drink when you want a guilt-free treat or energy boost on those cold winter days.
½ Medjool dates with pits removed depending on how sweet you like it
½ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 pinch of ground black pepper – this is important as the chemical compound in the black pepper is what helps and enables the body to absorb all of those important nutrients in the turmeric! You can’t taste the pepper, promise.
1 tbsp of cashew butter or substitute 2 tbsp of raw cashews – soak nuts in boiling water for 10 minutes before blending if you don’t have a high powered blender.
1 tsp of vanilla
A pinch of pink salt
¼ -½ cup of ice – more or less to desired consistency
½ -1 cup cauliflower or zucchini (pre-steamed and frozen works best) – a great way to get an extra, undetectable, serve of vegetables and make your smoothie extra thick.
1 tsp of maca powder – for hormone balance.
1 tsp of flax meal (ground flaxseed) – for extra fibre.
1 tsp of chia seeds – for fibre and omega 3’s.
½ tbsp Hemp seeds – for plant-based protein, omega 3’s, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.
1-2 scoops of collagen – for an extra boost of protein and gut healing goodness
1 scoop protein powder – for extra protein, vanilla or unflavored would work best in this recipe.
Place all smoothie ingredients into your blender and process until smooth, creamy and well combined.
Pour into a chilled glass or mason jar then top with toppings of choice – I love to use coconut shreds and cacao nibs.