-Acai Berry + Guarana Blend (Sambazon is the brand I used. Each package is 3.5 oz.) -1 C. Frozen Pineapple -1/2 C. Cashew Milk -1 Tbsp. Spanish Bee Pollen (Sunfood brand) -1/2 Tbsp. Organic Red Beet Powder -1 Medium Banana
1. Blend Acai, Pineapple, and Cashew Milk in a blender until no chunks remain, pour into bowl
2. Thinly slice banana and fan out
3. Sprinkle bee pollen and beet powder
4. Top with Banana Peanut Butter Date Baked Oatmeal (Recipe Below)
Banana Peanut Butter Date Baked Oatmeal
-3 C. Rolled Oats -1 C. Cashew Milk -1/2 C. Olive Oil -2 Eggs -3 tsp. Baking Powder -1/2 Tbsp. Salt -1 Tbsp. Cinnamon -1 Tbsp. CBD Honey -3 Medjool Dates -2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter -1 Banana
1. Add All ingredients into the blender
2. Blend on high for 3 minutes, until mixture is smooth
3. Place into a non- stick 9x9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until the top has turned golden brown
Side Note: I used to bake my oatmeal without blending it. This was actually my first experiment with blending before baking. I must say, I will probably blend from this point on. It gives it a very pleasurable texture, similar to a coffee cake!!!
Acai berries have had a lot of hype around them in the last few years. I always knew they were good for me, but I honestly wasn't sure why! After some research I have found out what all the noise has been about regarding these magical berries. HEART HEALTH Acai berries have large amounts of plant sterols which act as vasodilators, meaning a relaxation of blood vessels, which leads to a decrease in blood pressure. The decreased blood pressure puts less strain on arteries, allowing for general improved circulation and less of a chance for clots, strokes, and heart attacks. Due to the increased blood flow acai berries have also been associated with being a great natural remedy for erectile dysfunction.
WHOLE BODY EFFECTS New studies emerging are showing that acai berries could play a role in weight management, issues related to skin, digestion, allergies, the immune system, and overall energy levels. Research has shown acai to be one of the best sources of antioxidants, an aphrodisiac, a brain booster, and a great weapon against premature aging, cancer, and unexplained fatigue or exhaustion.
BLOOD BOOSTER Beet Root Powder acts a powerful cleansing agent, resulting in a balanced blood PH, flushing fatty deposits from the blood, and improving circulation. Beet root powder is a major catalyst for building a healthy blood supply and detoxifying the liver and the spleen. Researchers have shown that beet root powder can be an extremely beneficial supplement for menstruating women.
Beet roots contain good amounts of vitamins A, B, and C, including folate (vitamin B8), which assists the body in the production of insulin and is essential for pregnant women to prevent birth defects in their unborn children.
HEART HEALTH Beet Root Powder is a rare source of DMG (dimethylglycine), a substance that contributes to a strong cardiovascular system.
ENERGY ENHANCER The range of nutrients found in bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins can help keep you going all day by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue.
SKIN SOOTHER Bee pollen is commonly used in topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and help the regeneration of cells.
RESPIRATORY RELIEF Bee pollen contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.
ALLERGY AIDE Pollen reduces histamines, which leads to a decrease in the presence of many allergies. Dr. Leo Conway, MD, of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral feedings of pollen. Symptoms ranging from asthma to allergies to sinus problems were cleared, confirming a relationship between bee pollen and a wide range of respiratory diseases.
Although the effects of CBD aren’t conclusive, preliminary research shows that CBD can help reduce chronic pain, especially those related to nerve pain.
CHRONIC PAIN CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain without getting the high associated with marijuana Recently it was granted approval in Canada for the relief of neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis patients.
DIABETES CONTROL A recent animal study found CBD treatment significantly reduces the incidence of diabetes in mice from 86% in non-treated control mice to an incidence of 30% in CBD-treated mice.
Evidence is emerging that CBD can be used to slow β-cell damage in type 1 diabetes. I will post updates as more information is released since this can be a huge help to the diabetic population.