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We’ve blended our Energy smoothie 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.
Locally sourced Oregon blackberries provide a depth of flavor and assortment of nutrients to this smoothie. Known for their anti-cancerous properties, blackberries are high in antioxidants and help support the body’s immune system. They are full of anthocyanin, which is a pigment in which the deep blue and purple color associates with lower risk of certain cancers, urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging.
Banana is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Not only are they delicious, but they contain bioactive 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, which provide sustained release of carbohydrates. Additionally, bananas are high in potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte essential for nerve and muscle function and can help offset the harms of excess sodium. With these kinds of qualities, bananas are the perfect source for energy and endurance during exercise. Finally, Vitamin C supports immunity and healthy skin, and Vitamin B12 is a vital co-factor in the production of serotonin.
Our house-made almond butter contributes to the thick, creamy texture of this smoothie. Almonds are energy dense and are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant and immune booster. Almond butter also contributes to lowering cholesterol.
Hailing from the plateaus of the Andes mountain range in Peru, maca is an excellent source of fatty acids and essential amino acids. For centuries, maca has been used for its medicinal value – specifically to enhance fertility and sex drive. The grounded root powder is also claimed to improve mood, memory and postmenopausal conditions. Maca tastes similar to vanilla or butterscotch.
It’s no coincidence the latin root of flaxseed translates to “very useful”! Flaxseeds have an array of nutritional qualities. Their primary acclaim is being rich in omega-3’s. These fatty acids are essential to your body’s health, with benefits like healthy heart, lung and immunity function. They also contain dietary fiber that can help maintain weight control, enhance digestive health and contribute to lowering cholesterol .
REISHI MUSHROOM POWDER
Reishi mushroom is traditionally held in high regard for its medicinal and spiritual potency. Utilizing the reishi mushroom for its medicinal benefits is a centuries old practice. These organisms contain all of the essential amino acids and are especially rich in lysine (required for growth and tissue repair) and leucine (contributes to regulation of blood-sugar levels and protein synthesis). These mushrooms symbolize success, well-being, divine power, and longevity.