The World’s Tastiest Superfood Frappuccino
Written by: Jenna Barrington
It’s time to kiss your favorite Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino goodbye! Once you taste this delicious, NUTRIENT-DENSE, superfood-packed smoothie, you won’t be able to go back!
Benefits Of This Superfood Shake
Raw cacao powder/nibs are a natural source of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. A diet rich in antioxidant-filled foods has been linked to longevity and a decreased risk of illness and disease.
This frappuccino is packed with protein! With hemp milk, almond butter and pea protein you will be getting a perfect blend of amino acids. When you get enough protein, your body stays full for longer, which means less appetite and more control over cravings throughout the day. Protein is also essential for fuel and rebuilding muscle and keeping your body running at optimum levels.
It’s true – chocolate makes you happy. Raw cacao may also lower cortisol levels, lower blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular function. Dr. Mercola calls chocolate “the new antianxiety drug.”
Raw cacao has been called the “perfect food” by cultures in central America. As a whole food, raw cacao is packed with over 300 phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. Honey is called one of nature’s “purest foods” and contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and over 5,000 live enzymes. Combined, these make the perfect anti-aging duo.
Boosted Mental Health
Raw cacao may also leave you with with better mental function. Almonds have been linked to brain health and may also help to relieve headaches.
Because of its ability to help you deal with stress, raw cacao may also leave you with stronger libido. Many cultures use raw cacao for its natural abilities as an aphrodisiac.
Holistic practitioners have been using raw honey to treat allergies for decades. Modern research has now backed up the belief that raw honey can help to reduce and/or completely eliminate seasonal allergies. Studies have also linked raw cacao consumption to the prevention of allergic diseases.
Stronger Immune System
Honey contains antibacterial properties along with tons of vitamins and minerals that naturally serve the strengthen immune system function.
When you fill your body with whole, real foods that are packed with micronutrients, you can’t help but walk away with renewed energy and fire!
Superfood Frappuccino Recipe
- 10-15 ice cubes (blend first, then add remaining ingredients)
- 1 cup hemp milk
- 2 tbsp almond/nut butter
- 2 tbsp pea protein or plant protein of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
- 2-3 dates or tbsp raw honey
- Blend to perfection and drink immediately!
A healthy lifestyle can be full of foods that taste absolutely AMAZING. Once you start learning new skills in the kitchen with whole foods and see your body and mind start to change for the better, you won’t ever want to go back.
I’d like to see any popular coffee-store chain whip up a frappacino with this many health benefits.
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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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