Before I start, I want to say that writing is healing, I may not know what I will do in life or tomorrow but I guess that’s just something I’ll have to find out. I have a determined purpose here that I need to discover through certain paths that I need to go through and I know that there’s a reason why I haven’t found it yet. I know there are some of you out there, part of the Y Generation that are searching too. Those wanderers who need creativity, new excitements and can’t settle for the boring routine life. I know that there are some of you who don’t know that you don’t know that you have a different purpose.
I’ve been starting off my day with smoothies lately. They are an excellent breakfast choice because their full of proteins vitamins and anti- oxidants. Plus, they also give you a full feeling, at least for me. And their really good too. I adapted this recipe from tasty-yummies, never thought of adding some almond butter to my Banana and dates smoothie.
Almond butter banana smoothie recipe
Ingredients I used:
5 Frozen pitted dates (I like to peel mine but it’s not really necessary)
1 Frozen banana
1 Tbsp. of almond butter
1/4 tsp. real vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground flaxseeds (I use coffee grinder, you can grind them beforehand and keep in freezer)
1 pinch ground nutmeg
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup almond milk (Sometimes I add more for a smoother taste)
A couple of pecans are very recommended
Blend them all together
Dates: High on fibers, which lowers LDL cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”) levels, anti-oxidants, potassium and magnesium and great energy boosters.
Bananas: High on potassium (which help maintain normal blood pressure and heart function) and fibers. Bananas also have a small amount of vitamin A which helps keep your eyes healthy.
Almond Butter: High in proteins, calcium, iron and anti-oxidants, rich in monounsaturated fats (which reduce LDL “Bad cholesterol” and risk of heart disease) and help control blood sugar levels.
Flaxseeds: High on omega 3 and fibers and contain anti- oxidants. Ground flaxseeds digest easier while whole flaxseed may pass through the body undigested without leaving all the benefits.
Nutmeg: High on Potassium, calcium, iron and manganese, relieves digestive problems, helps you sleep better and known to keep the brain sharp.