All the goodness of chocolate with the Portland Juice Co. commitment to health and nutrition!
Banana is an important ingredient in smoothies to give them the creamy smoothness we love. They’re also important in our health and body function. Ever wonder why bananas are good to eat before a workout? It’s because of their complex sugars! As a result, bananas provide a sustained release of carbohydrates making this smoothie a go-to drink before your daily exercise. Potassium and vitamin C are also rich in bananas, helping this juice support your immune system, muscle function, and healthy skin.
Our first drink with pecans! Pecans are a valuable tree nut to add to your diet whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or hoping to reap all of their benefits. According to National Institute of Health published studies, pecans are able to deter the risk of some cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. As a result, you can consume this high protein drink while also helping out your heart and insulin levels. Pecans also have some of the highest levels of antioxidants of all the tree nuts. While nuts are sometimes known to be fatty, pecans can actually promote weight loss and maintenance.
Dates add a natural sweetness to this smoothie. They contain simple sugars making them an easily digestible sweetener. This palm is also high in fiber, adding to the drinks ability to fill you up and keep you feeling full throughout your day. Dates are also high in vitamin A, potassium, iron, and many other vitamins and minerals.
Tahini is a paste made from ground up sesame seeds and most commonly an essential ingredient in hummus. We decided to take advantage of tahini’s numerous health benefits and use it as a powerful, vegan protein. Loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6. The combination of vitamins tahini possesses is able to boost your energy levels and keep you feeling awake throughout your day. Sone studies have looked at sesame’s ability to work as an anti inflammatory, showing that it has the power to reduce inflammation, especially inflammation of the heart and arteries.
Not to be confused with chocolate liqueur which is alcoholic, chocolate liquor is the solid form of cocoa. This helps give the smoothie it’s chocolate flavor and omits the unhealthy fats and sugars of most chocolates. As a result, you can utilize all the benefits of chocolate that are usually masked by additives. Serotonin levels are known to go up when consuming chocolate and blood pressure levels can help be regulated by consuming healthy chocolate such as this smoothie.
Cacao beans are native to American continents and have been enjoyed for centuries. Now it is one of the beloved treats in the world. So what’s the difference between cocoa and cacao? Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. This process retains the living enzymes, meaning you still get all the nutrients, while it removes the fat. Cacao beans contain antioxidants that promote general health and protect against disease. Among all this, cacao is also a great energy booster. This is because it contains components that have a similar structure to caffeine.
Native to Peru, Maca powder has extensive health benefits. It has been shown to have fertility-enhancing properties and have the potential to prevent UV radiation to the skin and several diseases. Looking for a boost of energy without the jitters and crash of caffeine? Maca powder will help you shake off that morning fatigue as a natural source of energy and doesn’t come with all the negative side effects of caffeine! This root powder can also improve mood, memory, and stress levels.