Swap your everyday green smoothie for this nourishing black sesame and cacao shake. Black sesame seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition and the high copper, vitamin B and E content send a shot of anti-aging assistance our way. Our skin loves vitamin E, because it provides moisture, and combats free radicals and toxins that surround us everyday. In traditional Chinese medicine black sesame is the ultimate anti-aging food and is used to strengthen the hair and reverse any greying that has occurred. They help build our blood, strengthen our kidneys and add a dose of life force energy to our system.
Raw cacao, is called the “Food of the Gods” for good reason. This sacred plant boasts an incredibly high amount of flavonoids, which promote cardio vascular health, fights free radicals and the impressive amount of zinc and magnesium, help reduce tension and stress. So, it’s safe to say cacao delivers some serious mood balancing love to your day and combine that with antioxidant rich spices and the anti-inflammatory, skin and hair friendly black sesame seed, you are in for a sweet nutrient dense treat.
Anti-Aging Black Sesame Cacao Shake
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- 2 tbsp black tahini
- 1 very ripe banana
- pinch Himalayan pink salt
- pinch black pepper
- pinch cardamom
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 Medjool date (optional)
- 1 cup water
Throw all of the ingredients into a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
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