We all know that the heart is the centre of our cardiovascular systems, and it is responsible for just about everything that gives our bodies life – transporting vital nutrients, oxygen and water to all our organs. Without healthy blood flow, none of our bodily processes can work – whether it be our immune systems, our brains, our digestive systems or our muscles. Maintaining a good flow of oxygen to all our organs, muscles and tissues is key to athletic performance and post-workout recovery.
To make this smoothie, I used Aduna Super Cacao since it contains 8x the flavanols of regular cacao powder & it’s clinically-proven by the EU to maintain the elasticity of the arteries, supporting healthy blood flow, blood circulation and overall cardiovascular health. It also contains an array of vitamins and minerals your body needs for muscles and bones: potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and calcium.
I am very picky about my protein sources and I love Nature’s Plus Sunflower Protein. It contains over 19% BCAAs. Sunflower protein isn’t just for bodybuilders and athletes; seniors use BCAAs, together with exercise, to help counter the muscular decline of aging. An additional benefit of BCAAs is the support of nitric oxide production, which nutritionally supports vascular function, brain function and healthy reproductive organ function.
2 teaspoons of Aduna Super Cacao
1 Scoop of Nature’s Plan Sunflower Protein
1 & 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/5 cup mixed berries
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 teaspoon of cinnamon