Everybody loves a smoothie. They are quick, easy, tasty and fulfilling. On a good day they can sometimes even keep you going until lunch when chosen as a breakfast option. Other times they serve as a great snack or even desert.
This Ashwagandha smoothie is simple but it gets the job done. Feel free to customise it and make it even more energising and delicious.
A fairly quick onset of energy should follow after consuming this smooth treat. The banana will ensure a steady supply of sugars into the bloodstream, transported by fibre for a stable drip of energy.
Bananas also pack a decent amount of magnesium, an integral mineral for the formation of neurotransmitters (the brains chemical messengers). Having ample amounts of magnesium around will ensure you have enough raw materials to build dopamine, serotonin and other neurotransmitters. These and a few others correspond to motivation and influence your get up n go. Hats off to the banana.
The Ashwagandha will offer support in adrenal function, which influences blood sugar levels. Adrenalin and Cortisol are hormones which affect the release of glycogen (stored sugar) from the muscles and liver into glucose, which enters the bloodstream. When these hormones are in balance, this helps regulate steady blood sugar. Steady blood sugar means consistent energy.
When cortisol levels are steady, this can also affect how fat is burned as fuel. Fat is a very efficient fuel source – it is plentiful in calories and is readily available to be burned, it just needs the right signal to do so. Give it up for Ashwagandha.
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Cinnamon, more than anything else is there partly just for fun and because it tastes great with most smoothies, especially when accompanied by banana.
- 1 Banana
- Almond, Hemp, Soy Milk/Regular Milk
- 1 tsp Cinammon
- 2g Ashwagandha root powder
- Sprinkle Chia Seeds
Simply combine the ingredients in a blender and a few seconds later, you have your smoothie!