Whey Mint Chip Smoothie

I crafted this smoothie recipe for one of my very active NATIVE folk clients. May it be surfing, pilates, weights or marathons, he really needed a muscle rehabilitating, nourishing and bio-available remedy after his activities. Long influenced by my friend Christine Della Cioppa of the medicinal benefits of whey for the body, especially after muscle exertion, and the restorative powers of L-glutamine, this makes for the perfect smoothie--post strenuous workout.

WHEY MINT CHIP

1 c water or raw sprouted nut/seed milk

1 scoop of grassfed organic whey 

1 tsp L-glutamine

1 tbls mesquite

1 tbls chia seeds

1/8 tsp organic peppermint extract

1 tsp Greens

1 tbls molasses or stevia to taste

handful of raw cacao nibs

3 ice cubes

PROCESS | place all ingredients sans cacao nibs inside your high-speed blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Add your cacao nibs at the very last second so they fold into the smoothie holding their shape. Enjoy thirty minutes after your strenuous activity.