Drink This Banana Nut Energy Shake to Revitalize Energy, Brain Power, and Fat Loss

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Drink This Banana Nut Energy Shake to Revitalize Energy, Brain Power, and Fat Loss

Written by: Jenna Barrington

Who doesn’t need a mid-day energy boost?

Whether you need help making it to the end of a workday, finding the energy to go to the gym, want something to curb cravings and satisfy your sweet tooth, or just a good energy-boosting shake, this recipe is for YOU.

Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee or a commercial energy drink, whip up this quick and easy superfood shake! Your taste buds AND your body will love it.

Vanilla Superfood Energy Shake Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups almond milk
  • Ice cubes (optional, for consistency)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients together and blend to perfection. Enjoy immediately.

Benefits Of Bananas

Bananas are an inexpensive, overlooked superfood that are PACKED with health benefits. My husband and I go through bananas like you wouldn’t believe.

  • Boost Energy: Bananas provide an instant and sustainable energy source. Experts say that eating a banana or two before a workout can boost endurance and provide you with consistent energy for several hours. Research has shown that bananas may be just as effective if not more so than typical workout beverages.
  • Improve Digestion: Bananas are rich in pectin, which helps to aid digestion, relieve constipation and gas and even remove heavy metal toxins.
  • Lower Blood Pressure: Because bananas contain potassium, they help to keep blood pressure levels optimum.

Bananas also help to control sugar cravings, reduce blood sugar levels, strengthen your immune system and prevent muscle cramping.

Whenever you buy bananas, get an extra bushel to immediately peel and throw in the freezer for smoothies, healthy shakes and ice cream recipes.

Benefits Of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are both nutritious and healing to the human body and are easy to incorporate into one’s diet!

  • Boost Brain Health: Hemp seeds contain a lot of nutrients that benefit the brain like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds are one of the few plant sources of these important fatty acids! Not only do these help with memory and overall cognitive function, but they also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
  • Aid Weight Loss: Hemp seeds act as a natural appetite suppressant and may also help you feel full longer.
  • Muscle Control/Strength: Hemp seeds contain essential amino acids (protein) that have been shown to help improve muscle control and overall strength. These amino acids are also important for skin health, tissue regeneration and organ repair.

You can find shelled hemp seeds online or at your local health foods store.

Benefits Of Nut Butter

Nuts have been studied for years for their many health benefits. For nut butters, I would recommend almond, cashew or macadamia nut butter (raw if possible).

  • Increase Longevity: Regular consumption of nuts has been linked to a longer, healthier life!
  • Boost Energy: Healthy fats found in nut butters are an important fuel source for your body and make up a perfect pre-workout snack. These fats are also essential for regulating overall energy levels, mood and weight.  
  • Bone Health: Almond butter contains good amounts of both calcium and phosphorus, the combination of which helps your body maintain healthy, strong bones.

Other benefits of nut butters include improved nerve function, boosted immunity, boosted metabolism, balanced digestion and mental acuity.

Learn how to make your own almond butter here.

Benefits Of Coconut Oil

The world has gone crazy over coconut oil in recent years – and for good reason! This multi-tasker can be used for just about anything and contains antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiaging and anti-cancer properties.

  • Boost Energy: Medium-chain fatty acids are coconut oil’s golden ticket. These quickly-absorbed fatty acids boost metabolism, lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol and are a fast source of energy for the systems in the body. Perfect for a pre-workout snack or overall energy boost.
  • Relieve Fatigue: The fatty acids in coconut oil can help to relieve fatigue.
  • Improve Digestion: Coconut oil, when used regularly, can help sooth many digestive issues.

The list of coconut oil benefits never ends! Coconut oil may also help to fight candida, boost cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation and reduce risk of disease.

Conclusion

I hope that you enjoy this delicious superfood energy shake! Did you make a recipe that’s even better? Please share below!

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Jenna Barrington

Jenna Barrington is studying Therapeutic Nutrition and Holistic Medicine and aspires to be a practitioner, teacher and writer. She is passionate about education and helping others take control of their health.

Jenna lives with her husband in Utah and loves writing, cooking, green smoothies, training her dog, Japanese, spending time at the ocean, bungee jumping, walking barefoot in the grass and being with her family.
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