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Hello Acupuncture Buddies

I had to update my blog with this amazing discovery I made in the kitchen this morning!  If, like me, you love chocolate and all things sweet but want to swerve the processed foods, empty calories and other waste-of-space edibles, this little recipe might just be for you.  It may seem like a bit of a faff at first, but once you taste it and appreciate the good it’s doing you, then hopefully it will become part of your health routine.

It’s these type of life style adjustments that can really help super-charge your acupuncture treatments.  Trust me, I’ve seen it happen!

So, here it is:

Mind Blowing Chocolate Smoothie

Throw this lot in the blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.  Then punch the air and whoop at the good it’s going to do you!

One frozen Banana – learn from my mistake – peel the banana before freezing.  Use up all those bananas that are going black this way, they are perfect.

Small handful of raw almonds – rich in vitamin E, amazing for skin.

Handful of raw, rolled oats – good old fashioned breakfast oats soak up cholesterol and add soluble fibre to your diet, helping keep Mr or Mrs Bowel happy.

One teaspoon of raw cacao powder – I ordered mine via amazon, a bit of an inconvenience, but this stuff will rock your world.  It’s full of antioxidants that help tidy up the waste from our cells.

Two Medjool Dates – take the stones out.  Depending on your level of sugar love, you may need to only use one, they are very sweet.  They are also great fibre providers and introduce natural as opposed to refined sugar into our smoothie.

Finally, you need some ‘milk’ to add the liquid to the smoothie.  I’m right off milk at the moment, so I’m using Kara Dairy Free which is based on coconut flesh and found at most good sized supermarkets.  You could use just water, but all things coconut are impressing me at present as they contain Lauric Acid which is a natural chemical thought to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.


All that is left to say is, ENJOY.

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