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Tasty Tuesday: Energy Boosting Smoothie

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Have you ever noticed the discrepancy of energy levels between a mother and her children? In other words, kids seems to have endless amounts of energy while most moms are operating on rather low energy reserves. One easy way to BOOST your energy levels is through FOODS! Try this smoothie recipe for a quick, healthy, PURE energy boost. This smoothie is a perfect way to start your day in place of caffeine or for when you hit that 2:00pm slump we are all too familiar with. It only takes minutes to make and can turn your day around in an instant. What gives this smoothie an energy boosting kick? Well actually ALL of the ingredients do! Check it out…


1 cup of water

1/2 ripe banana

1 generous Tablespoon almond butter (preferably raw)

2 dates (be sure to remove the seed)

2 Tablespoons Hemp Seed

2 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs

2 ice cubes

Blend for two minutes and enjoy! This recipe makes one generous serving (you’ll find this smoothie surprisingly filling) so if your kids are going to want some (like mine always do) you might consider making extra. 🙂

What helps give you an extra energy boost? Would love to hear some more ideas from readers!