I don’t know about you, but I have been on a blueberry kick lately. I just can’t get enough of these phytochemical rich berries known to guard our bodies against oxidative stress as well nourish our eyes and brain. This very recipe is something I make quite often and tend to keep the same. The only thing I might do different is swap out different proteins/meal replacement flavors/varieties. To shake things up a bit, I thought I would stack it with some 5 Defenders. I found that if you do add more than 1/2 tsp, it gives a nice bitter kick in the pants with the sweetness of berries and banana. I realize that this may not be for everyone, but it’s worth trying here! Magic below:
- 1 to 1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1/2 to 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 tsp Real Mushroom 5 Defenders
- 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ginger powder
- 1 scoop of grass-fed whey or plant-based protein powder (vanilla)
- 1 tsp Maca root powder
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Coconut milk or Cashew milk as needed here till it blends throughout. This can and will vary here. Keep that in mind!
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add everything to the blender and blend till desired consistency here. ENJOY dem Blueberries goodness!!
Matt Oliphant is Community Manager at Real Mushrooms. He is a human performance consultant, spartan athlete and fitness enthusiast that competes in various spartan races, tough mudders and trail running competitions.
“I’m an avid amateur photographer and mushroom forager. I have always been fascinated by the mind and body and what it can do. I love and thrive off of helping people get the most out of their mind and body by using the latest and most cutting edge techniques, bio-hacks, nutrition optimization, fitness styles and much more. For me, it’s much more than the physical. It’s total mind, body, and spirit optimization. This is my purpose and flow in life and what I hope to inspire in the world.”