Magnesium is a co-factor for over 325 of enzyme reactions in our body and while we can get it from our diet – leafy greens, nuts, cacao, etc. – cooking our food depletes a good amount of it. Sugar, coffee, and high amounts of protein can also deplete the levels you already have in your body. When you’re deficient in magnesium, it can cause stress, digestive issues (IBS), fatigue, migraines, PMS symptoms, etc. One of the most important things about magnesium, is that it balances calcium in our body. Without enough magnesium to balance the calcium, we can actually cause osteoporosis and kidney stones just from taking calcium supplements.
This unexpected smoothie recipe by blogger Melinda Novak uses Calm Plus Calcium powder in an ultra-creamy protein shake. We love fitting extra nutrition into our diets in any way possible, especially when it comes to boosting juices, smoothies and shakes!
Mineral-Rich Coco-Banana Shake
Makes 2 servings
2 t original Calm Plus Calcium powder
1/2 cup water, hot
2 medium bananas, frozen
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
3 T cocoa powder
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/8 t salt, optional
2 T cacao nibs, optional
Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of Calm Plus Calcium in 1/2 cup hot water. Place in the refrigerator to cool and feel free to store it in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Once cool, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more coconut milk if you like it a little thinner. Add the nibs, if using, and blend until chopped into small pieces.
Serve immediately & enjoy!