Happy October! Can you believe it? We’ve had such beautiful Fall weather lately, really fresh and inspiring! I’m excited to share my latest smoothie recipe with you, it’s a good one. Cardamom was without a doubt my flavour of the month in September. Mmmm…I’ve been putting it in everything, what a treat! I honestly just can’t get enough. I’ve paired this warming spice with smooth vanilla and citrusy key lime to create the most lively and vibrant flavour that will awaken all your senses.
You know I love to share why I select specific ingredients and how they benefit you (and your skin) so here’s a little more on today’s star ingredients:
Cardamom: This wonderful spice from India is most known for its ability to help with digestion. It’s related to ginger and great for reducing nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, and much more. It’s also anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, high in antioxidants, and a natural aphrodisiac. The phytonutrients and vitamins in this spice clean up free radical damage and resist cellular aging. Hello youthful skin!
Key Lime: Fresh lime juice is high in Vitamin C and not only helps the immune system but also creates and maintains collagen (an important protein found in the hair and skin).
Vanilla: This familiar flavour is good at calming stomach pains, relieving stress, reducing joint pain, and helping with digestion.
Spinach: The folate found in these leafy greens helps to maintain and repair DNA. The extra water in the leaves will help plump the skin and prevent wrinkles.
1/2 – 1 tsp ground cardamom
juice from 1-2 key lime(s)
1 vanilla pod (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract)
1/2 – 1 frozen banana (or substitute avocado/frozen mango)
fresh pea shoots
handful fresh spinach
1/4 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Top with chia seeds, bee pollen, etc.
*Use as much or as little as you desire when it comes to spices/lime juice.
I like a ton of flavour but maybe start with a little and then add more as you go.*
Any favourite cardamom recipes you feel like sharing with me? What flavours are you loving right now?