We love a sweet treat—particularly when it’s a smoothie masquerading as dessert! At retreat, we believe in food as medicine—but we need it to taste great, too! We love this easy recipe for a simple morning smoothie that’s sweet, satisfying and packed with adaptogens for well-being, collagen for skin health, and plenty of protein via nut butters.
Our “Boost” flavor is dedicated to boosting your immunity and reducing inflammation. It packs a functional dose (pill’s worth) of turmeric, a well-known immunity booster as well as black pepper, shitake, Reishi and Cordyceps.
Shiitake, the mushrooms you may have in your fridge, have great benefits: Beta glucans, a type of fiber, supports reduced cholesterol levels. Meanwhile, the polysaccharides in Shiitake can support reduced inflammation.
Reishi Fan-shaped and orange to reddish brown in color, reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) is a reddish brown mushroom that’s rare in nature—so rare it was reserved for royalty in ancient Chinese cultures. No wonder it’s known as the King (or Queen) of mushrooms, and support improved well-being, quality of life with immune-boosting and cell-regenerating potential.
- 2 bananas
- 3 tbsp. Retreat Boost
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons Vanilla Collagen powder (We like Primal Kitchen or Vital Proteins!
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth! Enjoy