The Rise & Shine Smoothie is a great way to start your day. Full of superfoods and leafy greens plus the boost of organic, fair-trade espresso beans, this quick breakfast will power you through to lunch. There are new studies showing some health benefits of coffee. While it’s not perfect and each individual person may react differently to coffee and caffeine, it’s not the dietary sin it used to be. Coffee has shown to benefit the cardiovascular system, liver as well as reduce type 2 diabetes. You can learn more about coffee from this article from Harvard Health. The key to remember is moderation especially if caffeine has a strong effect on you. Don’t consume caffeine in the afternoon if you have trouble sleeping because it take longer than 6 hours for the body to process caffeine which can affect sleep patterns. Zenberry Holy Frappe is a favorite of the Zenberry cycling team because caffeine not only reduces perceived exertion (how much you think you’re hurting) and increases glycogen uptake (by 60%!) post-workout.
- 3/4 cup toasted coconut milk
- 2 TBSP Zenberry Holy Frappe
- 2 TBSP coconut flakes
- 1 small banana (frozen is great)
- Dash of cinnamon on top
- Optional: ice if you like it thicker
Directions: Put all ingredients into a high speed blender (except the cinnamon- sprinkle on top when done) and blend until smooth.