Back-to-School Shake Special: AB & C Shake

Adaptogenic AB & C Shake (almond butter & chocolate) 

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Busy mornings mean little time to cook a well-rounded breakfast, but that's no excuse for missing a meal. Get your vitamins, protein and energy boost from this smoothie packed with the good stuff. 

Made with adaptogens, plants that traditionally help the body resist stress, this is a form of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that have been used for centuries and recently resurfaced as popular (and amazing) ways to fuel your body. 

This smoothie tastes like a chocolate milkshake, but has plenty of metabolism-boosting components like house-made brazil nut milk (which optimizes the thyroid gland, the regulator of our body’s metabolism), cinnamon (which aids in lipid oxidization – aka burning fat for energy) and beauty-boosting + cortisol-regulating adaptogens like maca. 
 
Prep time: 0 mins Total time: 5 mins
Makes: 1 serving
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup Brazil Nut Milk (or other non-dairy milk) go to sofreshgreen.com for brazil nut milk recipe
1 scoop Profunction Enlighten (chocolate flavor)
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 heaping tbsp almond butter (feel free to sub other nut or seed butters)
1 tsp maca powder (or other adaptogen like ashwaganda, tacos, reishi, etc.)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 frozen banana
Optional: handful of frozen greens or tbsp. of flaxseed for additional fiber
 
Directions:
 
Add liquid first, then all the rest of the ingredients to a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. 

Pauline Haugen