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Y’all. This is my new favorite smoothie!! It is so so easy to make and tastes like an almond butter vanilla dessert. I can’t even describe it well because it tastes so dang good! You could easily swap the…
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I am loving starting my day with a smoothie and having so much fun playing with different smoothie add-ins and options!
The other day I was missing coffee…which I haven’t had since November! My husband grinds the beans fresh every morning and the smell of fresh brewed coffee enveloped and consumed me! I decided to make a little coffee smoothie with a small splash of coffee…and it was so delicious!
But why just stop with ordinary coffee?!? Might as well get some great health benefits! So I purchased some one-size serving samples of Four Sigmatic’s Instant Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga.
Healthline states that “lion’s mane may protect against dementia, reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression and help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, ulcers and diabetes in animals.” In regards to chaga, Healtline states that it is packed with antioxidants and its extract may fight cancer and improve immunity, chronic inflammation, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
I am LOVING my new morning smoothie! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Have a a blessed weekend friends! See you all back here on Monday!
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Y’all. This is my new favorite smoothie!! It is so so easy to make and tastes like an almond butter vanilla dessert. I can’t even describe it well because it tastes so dang good! You could easily swap the almond butter for peanut butter or other nut butter of your liking.
I used only seven ingredients (not including ice and water)!
organic almond butter
organic coconut milk
organic coconut oil
Truvani vanilla protein
organic hemp seeds
ice and water
What is D-ribose powder and why should I add it to my smoothies?
According to Dr. Axe, D-ribose, or Ribose, is created naturally by our bodies. “It is important because it helps provide our cells with sufficient energy. This is key to all of our many cells maintaining both their integrity and their function. In fact, scientific studies show that D-ribose may help a number of serious health concerns, including heart diseases, fibromyalgia symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome.“
Is D-ribose a sugar?
By definition, ribose is a type of simple sugar or carbohydrate that our bodies produce and then use to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Dr. Axe explains,
ATP is the fuel burned by the mitochondria found in our cells. As you may already know, ATP energy production is absolutely key to health since ATP is the body’s most basic form of energy. Even though D-ribose is a simple sugar, it’s important to note that it is not known for raising blood sugar. In fact, takers of the supplement are often warned that it can lower blood sugar.
Benefits of D-ribose
There are many benefits of adding D-Ribose to your daily routine. It has been found to boost skin health, may help manage Myoadenylate Deaminase Deficiency Symptoms, helps treat fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it enhances exercise and supports heart health.
You can find high levels of naturally occurring D-ribose in the following foods:
Are there any dangers to supplementing with D-ribose?
Some potential side effects include upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea and headache. Does ribose raise blood sugar? Actually, it may decrease blood sugar so, typically, people with hypoglycemia or diabetes should not take these type of supplements. In addition, you should not take it two weeks prior to any surgery due to its possible blood sugar effects.
Drugs known to moderately interact with this naturally occurring sugar include insulin and other antidiabetes drugs. Other things that may have more minor interactions include alcohol, aspirin, choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate), propranolol (Inderal) and salsalate (Disalcid).
After some research and discussing it with my alternative doctor, we decided that I would benefit from adding D-ribose to my diet. I purchased this one on Amazon.
Now back to the smoothie!! Here is my delicious recipe for this vanilla almond smoothie:
Add all ingredients to your high-power blender and blend for a few minutes. Add some extra almond butter to the back of a spoon and spread it on the inside of your glass cup. Pour your blended smoothie into your prepared cup and sip away!