I wanted to make sure there was LOTS of real food vitamins in it, in easily absorbable formulations so that you would feel “lifted” after drinking a glass of it.
I played around this morning (and The Eco Dad came out asking if I needed a Mad Scientists Wig – cheeky!) and came up with this recipe.
Its yummy, chocalately and FULL of real food vitamins and trace minerals. These are the most easily absorbed, easily assimilated and digested form of vitamins and minerals available - you will be feeding your cells directly with natural, real food based vitamins and minerals.
Take a little jar to work with you or leave some on your desk – shake up in 2 cups of water or Stinging Nettle infusion and voila! A very healthy, yummy protein and meal replacement drink for those times you forget your breakfast.
This is also great for post workout protein shakes too - add some Spirulina for extra protein if you are into body building or muscle bulking. All proteins are whole and bio-available so they will go directly to cells and tissues where they are needed.
You will need:
¼ cup brown rice
¼ cup quinoa
¼ cup flaxseeds
½ cup almonds – roasted
¼ cup Stinging Nettle dried
½ cup raw, unrefined cacao beans
Himalayan Rock salt
Natvia or Powdered Stevia - for sweetening
Step 1. Prepare all your ingredients ready for grinding.
Step 2. Place all ingredients into coffee grinder and grind for 30 seconds until a find powder is made.
Step 3. To make a full meal out of this powder, add 3 heaped teaspoons to a blender with 1 cup Stinging Nettle infusion, ½ cup coconut water, 1 banana, 5 ice cubes (if you like it super cold) ½ cup raw yogurt, 1 - 2 teaspoons of probiotic powder, 1 - 2 teaspoons of homemade Vitamin C powder (ground peels) and ¼ cup raw organic honey. Add in a raw egg for 100% bioavailable protein for work outs and bulking muscle. Blend for 30 –60 seconds then pour and serve.
For a chocolate thickshake for the kids, add more cacoa beans for a stronger chocolate flavour and a little Stevia or Natvia so its super sweet, just like storebought thickshakes. They won't know the difference and will be getting SO much goodness - straight from nature!
My 2 year old loved it this morning :)
This Chocolate Protein Powder is VERY healthy and great for energy production - here’s why!
Cacao Beans – One of the highest sources of natural magnesium, Vitamin C, manganese, copper, zinc and iron. This is one of nature's most powerful superfoods and provides a lovely, chocolate flavour.
Brown rice – Brown rice, that has been unmilled and remains whole is full of natural magnesium which is a nerve tonic and muscle relaxant, selenium which helps reduce risks of colon cancer & lowers cholesterol, manganese for energy production & adrenal support and tryptophan which is useful for creation of serotonin in the body.
It also contains Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and minerals phosphorus and iron.
Quinoa – This alkalising seed (not a grain) is a high quality protein with the nine essential amino acids. It’s a gluten free powerfood, used by Inca’s to recover from battle more quickly.
It is also a low GI simple carbohydrate, providing sustained energy release throughout the day. It is also a high source of Vitamins including niacin, folate and thiamine. It has more potassium than a small banana & contains copper, manganese, zinc and phosphorus
Flaxseeds – Contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phospohorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. It also contains most of the B group vitamins as well as C, D and K. It is a source of essential fatty acids and a healthy source of dietary fibre. Flaxseed meal is a great thickener for soups and smoothies.
Almonds – These anti-inflammatory nuts are a high source of protein and essential fatty acids. They are safe for most blood types and provide an excellent source of alkalising minerals including high amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Himalayan Rock Salt – This amazing salt that has been laying dormant for 250 000 years is packed full of trace minerals and elements. It is the highest known source of trace elements, containing 82 trace elements. Use a small amount (2 or 3 small crystals) in this mix for natural, highly absorbable minerals.
Chia seeds – A high source of phosphorus, potassium and calcium, these tiny seeds are a very healthy source of essential fatty acids. A teaspoon or two is all that is necessary for this recipe providing a lovely crunch factor.
Drink up and enjoy!
The Eco Mum xo
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