Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lucious Macao Hemp Shake sprinkled with Bee Pollen

What is Macao you may be wondering? Just the words Cacao and Maca combined. The name of this smoothie was getting too long so I decided to combine those words and I really liked the sound of Macao :) This shake came out very comforting and satisfying. Those plump Blackberries from my local farmer's market were amaazzinng. I've always been attracted to deep dark colored fruits like blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, purple flesh plums, pomegranates, and Acai.

This is one of my favorite snacks to have. Berries and a nice hydrating blend of superfoods and fruit. This shake has adaptogenic properties (stress adaptors) thanks to the Maca (more on Maca later) as well as hormone balancing effects, good fats for long sustained energy from Hemp seeds and the eggs, and a nice dose of steady energy, antioxidants, and PEA (Phenylethylamine)from the Cacao. PEA is a chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter, is good for attention span, and gives us a mood of well-being.

Recipe: (Makes about 2 cups)
1 spotted banana
3 local pasture-raised raw eggs
1 T raw Maca powder
1 T raw pure Cacao powder
1 1/2 T Hemp Seeds
1 cup water, preferrably locally harvested Spring Water. You can check on Findaspring.com for nearby Springs in your area.

Blend eggs last! Okay so first start with 1 cup of water in the blender, then add your Maca, Cacao, and Hemp seeds and blend for 20-30 seconds. Add in the ripe banana and blend until smooth. Then drop in the 3 raw eggs and blend gently. I like to lightly press down on the blend button and release it off and on so I just gently mix it. You don't want to oxidize the egg yolk by adding in too much oxygen from blending with force. I then sprinkled a little bit of Bee Pollen on top. I had already had a small spoonful of Bee Pollen before.

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