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Chocolate Protein Smoothie (with medicinal mushrooms)

Updated: Jul 1

This delicious and filling anti-inflammatory smoothie supports the immune system and the gut microbes. It would make a perfect breakfast, especially if you are feeling a bit under the weather.

This recipe is nicely blood sugar balanced and a good source of calcium and magnesium, necessary for healthy bones.

1 banana (not overly ripe)

1 Medjool date

1 tbsp. tahini

1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds

1 tbsp. almond butter

2 tsp. mushroom complex* (@timehealthuk) (*optional)

1 dsp. raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla essence

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

200ml plant milk of your choice

2 ice cubes

Blend for 60 seconds or until smooth. Sprinkle with cacao nibs (optional).

Helen Ross is a Registered Nutritionist ® specialising in gut health and IBS support. If you'd like to know more about eating for a healthy gut, or lifestyle tips for keeping your gut healthy, book in for a FREE call to discover how she can help you. 

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