Nut Butter Cacao Smoothie

Sometimes you can get caught in a ‘bind’. And before you know it you’ve woken up late, lost track of time, and/or just need a ‘quick option’ because of your busy morning. Try this quick smoothie for a perfect blend of sweetness with sprinkles of filling protein and fats. 

Did you know that bananas are an excellent source of potassium? 

You’ve honestly probably heard that before, but what exactly is potassium? 

And why do our bodies need it?

Mineral Spotlight: 

POTASSIUM

Well potassium (along with sodium) plays a vital role in controlling fluid balance in the body. Our kidneys filter sodium and potassium through the sodium/potassium pump and therefore keep our bodies’ fluid levels in balance and functioning optimally. Potassium also contributes to our muscle strength, water balance, and nervous system. It is actually our bodies’ most abundant mineral regulating blood pressure and helping to manage our bodies’ growth and development. 

Recommended Daily Intake of Potassium is 4,700mg. Bananas contain 420mg Potassium/each. This recipe contains 840mg Potassium, that’s almost 20% of your daily intake in one go!!

Ingredients:

2 bananas

1 cup milk or non-dairy alternative

2 Tbsp nut butter (peanut/almond/cashew/sunfower)

3 Tbsp cocoa/cacao powder

¼ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender & blend on HIGH until smooth in consistency. 

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