This smoothie is dark and brooding with chocolate and black tahini and it is full of medicinal mushrooms, fermented fruits (think all the antioxidant benefits but keto) and sesame and sunflower for seed cycling in the luteal phase. I have boosted it with a powerful immune modulator, modified citrus pectin, as the clinical studies on it are spectacular and help with a myriad of issues from autoimmunity to arthritis. I get MCP from EcoNugenics (PectaSol-C) as it is an extremely powerful immune modulator, detoxifier and supports cardiovascular and cellular health. It doesn’t taste like much so blends into everything. Also available in my Wellevate Store.
If you prefer a vegan option, the Q Sciences EQ Protein is pea based and comes in (vanilla) and chocolate. They come in little packets to throw in a lunch bag or purse which is helpful. They are full of vitamins and digestive enzymes and are only 175 calories so can help to fill nutritional gaps.
I like to use Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Bone Broth Protein or keto collagen in a pinch… but I find the texture is best with the bone broth version. You can pick up Dr. Axe’s Ancient Nutrition products in my Wellevate Supplement Dispensary. This is my autoimmune friendly go to… so if you struggle with inflammation from legumes and veggies… this is the safe pick. I love making up an afternoon smoothie as it’s light, has the calories and nutrition I need and I can still de-stress with a run or workout after homeschooling without an overly full belly. You can also get the MCT oil in my Wellevate Store, and many things are cheaper there than amazon, ship free over $49 and you have the added bonus of supporting a homeschooling mom.
This smoothie can easily be dressed up with dōTERRA’s ingestible oils, which are marked with a nutritional label. They undergo stringent lab testing that unfortunately many essential oils do not… so be careful… don’t put adulterated or chemically altered oils in your body unknowingly! This is really common in oils bought on third party sellers like Amazon Marketplace and eBay. It’s very easy to remove the lid, dilute or alter the oils and then put a fresh lid with a seal on. This smoothie is lovely with a bit of cinnamon or cardamom EO. You can get smoothie friendly culinary oils here.
Now for the recipe! Let me know what you think!
Chocolate Black Tahini Superfood Smoothie
- High Powered blender
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup avocado
- 1 Scoop Chocolate Bone Broth Protein or 1 pack EQ Chocolate Pea Protein*
- 1 scoop OM Master Mushroom Blend
- 1 tsp Dr. Mercola Fermented Fruits
- 1 tbsp organic black tahini
- 1 tbsp sprouted sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tbsp coconut kefir yogurt
- 1 scoop PectaSol-C* optional
- Add all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth!
- Serve and sprinkle with black sesame seeds, hempseeds, cacao or cinnamon.