So if you’ve been following my recipes and posts on social media lately. I have been transitioning each day as I start to envision of where I want Thriving Mind and Body and this business to go. One thing is for sure. I want to keep putting creative and inspiring recipes out there for YOU. As foodie and smoothie lover at heart. Who ever is reading this… I want to say thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope to stay connected with you through this journey. It means a lot:)
So with that being said. Let’s get on with the smoothie making. If you have been following me on Instagram (matt_oliphant_thrive) as of lately. I posted a little tease action this past Wednesday. I asked what you guys thought the secret ingredient(s) were? Some of the guesses I got were:
-Cold Brew coffee
And while some of these ingredients are in it. They aren’t the secret ingredients!!
The secret ingredients are… Four Sigmatic Cordyceps and the Kura Nutrition nutritional powder mix.
So now, without further ado… Here is the recipe!!
Cacao Cordyceps Smoothie
–1 1/2 cup cold brew Four Sigmatic Foods mushroom coffee or Chameleon cold brew coffee
–1 frozen banana
–1 packet of Kura Nutrition Chocolate Smoothie packet
–1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
–1/4 tsp ginger
–1 tsp vanilla powder
–1 scoop creatine (I recommend Thorne EXOS Creatine here or CRE02 creatine!)
***Add everything into a blender, then blend to desired consistency! Now enjoy this amazing goodness and be prepared to THRIVE!!
If you are new to these stellar nutrition food products. Here is a little rundown and review of the Kura Nutrition Smoothie Powder mix!
Kura Nutrition Chocolate Smoothie Nutritional Shake Mix
So what is it?
It’s this high quality grass fed whey protein sourced from New Zealand cows naturally grazing in the fresh green grasslands. So you already know that it will be non-GMO and that the cows were treated with grace and love. On top of the being non-GMO. It’s also gluten free, rBGH free and contains no added sugar or preservatives. It boasts 14 grams of some of the highest quality bio-available protein on earth. To up the nutrient density even more. It is loaded with 26 vitamins and minerals.
What is even cooler is that the minerals are in the chelated amino acid. This essentially means that the mineral have been bound to an amino acid, thus potentially boosting its effectiveness in the body. The jury is still out as to where it’s the best form to opt for. Some research and individuals swear by it. I will let you be the judge and experiment for yourself.
It also boasts omega-3s and 4 billion probiotics, which is a nice little touch. So if you find yourself struggling to get enough sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi or yogurt in your diet. This nutritional shake mix can definitely benefit you in that regards! This nutritional smoothie mix would be similar in the ranks of the Garden of Life Raw Meal, Vega One and Plant Fusion Phood and Orgain Meal. Only difference being that it uses grass fed whey protein where as the other competitors use plant sources of protein.
How does it taste??
By itself, in a shaker bottle with some water or nut, seed, dairy or coconut milk. It tastes pretty solid, but it needs some help if you know what mean. It’s almost too dairy-ish and needs a little more body and texture in the flavor department. The real magic comes when you add in your favorite smoothie ingredients! This is what I recommend as well as Kura Nutrition does too.
Who is this for??
-busy individuals on the go who need a quick boost of nutrition in liquid form/span>
-pro and amateur athletes; can act as a great pre or post workout smoothie. Covers some critical areas of recovery following a workout.
-elderly who are wanting to maintain their overall health, well-being and keep their weight on
-any paleo or primal folks who are big on grass fed whey protein. This might be a nice change of pace and something new for you to try.
I hope you enjoyed that. I just wanted to say thank you to Kura Nutrition for allowing me to try your smoothie mix. Was a pleasure getting to try it and experiment with it. Definitely will be giving these a try again to create some more crazy interesting elixirs
That’s all I have for now. Stay tuned for my next recipe and product review, which will encompass a prized superfood known for it’s performance enhancing benefits especially in the oxygen uptake department. I will leave you with that!