The Energy smoothie is blended with Oregon blackberries, bananas, almond butter, almond milk, maca powder, flax seeds, and reishi mushroom powder. Our ingredients are sourced locally, and the final juice is raw and unpasteurized. This means that we do not use the HPP (high pressure pasteurization) method.
Oregon blackberries provide a deep, vibrant flavor to this smoothie. Not to mention, an assortment of nutrients. Blackberries strengthen the immune system. And, like other fruits and berries, they are a great source of antioxidants. One antioxidant in particular, the pigment anthocyanin, makes the blackberry a powerhouse of health! It is what gives the blackberry its deep purple color. Not only is this pigment beautiful, it lowers your risk of certain cancers. It also promotes urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging.
Banana is one of the most popular fruits in the world. And we see why. Not only are they delicious, but they contain compounds that promote health and body function. Ever wonder why bananas are good to eat before a workout? It is because they contain complex sugars. As a result, bananas provide a sustained release of carbohydrates. Additionally, bananas are high in potassium. This improves nerve and muscle function and helps offset the harms of excess sodium as well. Bananas are the perfect source of energy and endurance during exercise. Finally, Vitamin C supports immunity and healthy skin. And Vitamin B12 is also vital to the production of serotonin.
Our house-made almond butter gives the Energy Smoothie its thick and creamy texture. Not only are almonds energy dense, they are an excellent source of vitamin E. The body needs vitamin E for a number of things. It is a potent antioxidant that also boosts immunity. Almond butter helps lower cholesterol as well.
Maca hails from the Andes mountains in Peru. It is an excellent source of fatty acids and essential amino acids. For centuries, maca root has been praised for its medicinal value. Specifically, it is used to enhance fertility and sex drive. Ground maca powder can also improve mood and memory, among other things. This powerful root even tastes great! Most people compare it to vanilla or butterscotch.
It’s no coincidence the latin root of flaxseed translates to “very useful”! Flaxseeds have many nutritional qualities. They are known for being rich in omega-3’s. These fatty acids are essential to your body’s health. Omega-3s promote a healthy heart, lung, and immune system. They also contain dietary fiber that helps with weight control and digestive health. Flaxseeds contribute to lowering cholesterol as well.
REISHI MUSHROOM POWDER
Reishi mushroom is traditionally valued for its medicinal and spiritual potency. These mushrooms have long symbolized success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. And with good reason! Reishi mushrooms contain all of the essential amino acids. They are also especially rich in Lysine, which is essential for growth and tissue repair. And leucine, which helps regulate blood-sugar levels and protein synthesis as well. In addition, they protect the liver and the intestines.