3 Feb 2014

HORMONE-BALANCING YERBA MATE BANANA SMOOTHIE with MACA, LUCUMA, VANILLA & CASHEWS


Hello, hello! How are your hormones today? Balanced, I hope. If not - this will do ya good. Actually it will do you good even if you possess the most perfectly balanced hormones in the universe. As one wise reader informed: "your hormones can never be too balanced." Right!? Right. This post is part of a big ole cyber potluck type deal (apparently called a blog share) that a bunch of us awesome healthy food bloggers are participating in and the theme is - you guessed it - "hormone-balancing foods". Who else is in on this? Lemme tell ya. Their names and websites are listed below.



All the ingredients in this balance your hormones. Duh. BUT THERE'S MORE! This smoothie contains yerba mate which is a kind of tea that relieves stress, maca which enhances your libido, cacao which improves brain function, cashews which strengthen your bones, and a few other things that are uber good for you - trust me. Or don't, google the ingredients and find out for yourself. Hehe. 


HORMONE-BALANCING YERBA MATE BANANA SMOOTHIE

2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups chilled yerba mate tea (mine is a chai blend) 
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
3 dates
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1/4 cup cashews, preferably soaked
Cacao nibs (optional) 

Blend everything together until smooth. Taste and adjust accordingly (add more dates, vanilla, etc.) Top off with cacao nibs to make it look pretty and enjoy! 

13 comments:

realrawkitchen said...

I love it! Looks delicious, as usual ..I love the potluck idea, as well. how does that come about and do others join? (like myself, obviously I'm asking because I'd LOVE to take part in something so neat!).

Also, love the new profile pic :)

Nathalie said...

Hi Emily! This looks really delicious and hormone balancing :) Beautiful job! Such gorgeous photos, as well!!

Anonymous said...

Hippy Mom---Emily, My daughter and myself just made this together except we added homemade raw banana cacao ice cream to it and took out the yerba, and frozen bananas but it is still delicious and my daughter had seconds of it and she has been making raw truffles (dates, cacao powder) and keeping back up of them in the fridge. Yum we both say PEACE!

Emily von Euw said...

Yahoooo! :D Your fam is the bessst!

Emily von Euw said...

I was invited into it so next time I'll add you to the group! Go ahead and join in this time too if you like :)

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Interesting idea, blending tea into your smoothie. I'll give it a whirl next time I make one! Thanks for this recipe. I love macs, it's one of the things that's helped me with my hormones. xoxo

Nat @ The Apple Diaries said...

Yum Em this looks delish! I've never heard of yerba mate but I'm a big fan of the hormone balancing Maca! Can't wait to make this ;)

realrawkitchen said...

woo! Awesome, thanks Em!

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

This looks so crreamy and wonderful, it's balancing my hormones just looking at it :)

Georgia M said...

This looks beyond delicious :)
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Lisa Le said...

Not gonna lie, I was actually thinking today of foods that would balance my hormones. I'm gonna check out the other bloggers, and if you guys have another blog share, I would love to be a part of it. Not sure if you've ever checked out my blog before, but I'm the newly transitioned vegan blogger behind Je suis alimentageuse. I love talking about health, plant-based diets and I love your blog!

So basically we should be best friends.

Also when I was looking through my bloglovin feed, one of your posts started with "OH LAWD" and I knew that if we were to meet, fun would be had. (P.S. Are you going to BlogHer Food?)

This comment got out of hand. Anyway. Looks delish! I want to join your health blogger circle. That is all.
*bows out*

InĂªs said...

I've just pre-ordered your book - 54 days to go! Can't wait!
Great post :)
Xoxo

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this for myself and my daughter. We both need hormone balancing for different reasons. I'm not sure what some of the ingredients are, or where to buy them. For example, the powders, and the cacao nibs. Any suggestions?