I was experimenting with my blender when I came upon the most delicious smoothie of my life. It has protein, potassium, fiber, chocolate, and TASTES LIKE A BANANA SPLIT!
I drink it in the morning and it keeps me full for hours. (Yes, I'm a little obsessed with this smoothie.) Now you can add it to your morning routine, too.
- 1 whole banana
- 1 heaping tablespoon of organic, unsweetened peanut butter (you can go raw if that's your thing or swap it out for almond butter if you have allergies)
- 1 or 2 tablespoons of cacao powder (more cacao will produce a richer taste but too much and your smoothie will be bitter)
- 5 to 8 pitted Algerian dates
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- Ice (if you like it cold and frothy)
If you have a vitamix and use more ice, you'll get an amazing ice-cream like dessert. I've also heated mine up after blending and enjoyed it as a post-dinner cuddle up drink. A great wool-socks and movie go-with as the weather gets cooler.
Internationally celebrated yoga instructor, Lauren Rudick, has studied, taught and practiced yoga across six continents and over 40 countries. After traveling full time as a yoga teacher, doing conferences, festivals and workshops, she noticed that there was a shortage of amazing quality yoga training, so she founded Yoga Academy International, which has revolutionized the way yoga teachers are educated.
Yoga Academy International has become one of the world’s most reputable yoga institutions, being recognized for the high standard of education and the quality experience students enjoy. The aim is to take a more holistic approach to yoga which includes not only postures, alignment and anatomy, but also the ethics and philosophies of yoga, guiding students into a more heartfelt way of living. Rudick helps her students see their own light within and share it with the world with enthusiasm and confidence. When not teaching yoga or running her school, she can be found surfing, hiking, beach bumming, snowboarding, snuggling her puppy or eating ice cream.