Confession time. I’m sleep deprived.
Completely and utterly drained.
For the last year, I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve slept more than 6 hours straight. It’s not many. But as my wee ones turn the ripe old ages of 1 and 3, I’m hopeful that a good night’s sleep is in my near future. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
In the meantime, I am AMAZED at the power of whole food nutrition and what it does to keep me running and feeling (most of the time) like the wellness warrior that I am!
The other night was a particularly challenging night in the sleep department but as all you moms out there know – you pull yourself up, say good morning with a smile and you get on with it! This morning, with no nap in sight, my life savior was Mama’s Energizing Trifecta!
I whipped this up hoping for a tasty result (my first spirulina smoothie was hardly drinkable) and was delightfully surprised. It’s rich and creamy, dark green and delicious. But the really big surprise came from the sustained energy that I felt all day long!
The trifecta of energy boosters – spirulina, maca, and raw cacao – make for an epic concoction. Stay tuned for more on these life-giving super foods but remember, you don’t have to know why they work to experience the benefits today!
Check out the recipe below. Try it as a snack the next time you feel the afternoon slump coming on and let me know what you think in the comment section below.
One day I’ll write about the importance of sleep and the impact it has on our health. It is profound! For now, go to bed 30 minutes earlier than normal and I’ll do the same.
With love and green goodness,
Mama’s Energizing Trifecta
Yields 1 quart
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- Handful of ice cubes
- 1 banana (frozen is best)
- 1/2 – 1 TB. spirulina
- 1/2 – 1 TB. maca
- 1 TB. raw cacao powder
- 1 TB. almond butter
- Few drops of stevia
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy the energy!
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