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Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie

September 1, 2016
Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

Reishi-what??

If you haven’t heard of Reishi before, you need to try it, it’s amazing! Reishi is a type of a mushroom. No, not the one you’d make for dinner in a pan on the stove — it’s a tree mushroom and it’s great as a tea or added to smoothies. Most importantly it goes really well with chocolate and I do love everything that goes well with chocolate.


This smoothie should be called pure happiness in a bowl or something like that because it’s one of the best smoothies I’ve ever tasted and it’s become a new go-to smoothie for me. You’ll love it, it’s full of berries, chocolate, and other amazing superfoods and herbs.

Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

I recently bought this Wild Reishi Extract by Dragon Herbs (not sponsored, I just really love the product) and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Dragon Herbs is a brand I really trust and I absolutely love their products. I also bought these Goji & Schizandra Drops. They’re a great addition to this smoothie but aren’t necessary. I’ll tell you more about those in a future blog post.

If you choose to buy anything on iHerb, don’t forget to use the code  “ZLN873” to save $5 off your first order! I love shopping on iHerb as it’s one of the only online stores with health foods that deliver worldwide while keeping the shipping costs somewhat low.

Instead of going on about the benefits of Reishi, I’m just going to link to the official Dragon Herbs page where you can learn all about it. → HERE

Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

Now let’s talk about how amazing this smoothie actually tastes. I recently started drinking more coconut water because there’s a new brand here in the Czech Republic that sells bottled raw coconut water which I couldn’t be happier about. I finally don’t have to worry chopping off both my hands when opening a coconut! It’s so convenient, not to mention cheaper than a whole coconut! For this smoothie, I combined 1 cup coconut water (1 young thai coconut) with 1 cup almond milk. It’s the perfect base, it’s refreshing, creamy, and really satisfying. Sometimes I mix it up and use 2 cups coconut or 2 cups almond milk. Then there are berries, the reishi extract, raw cacao powder, chia seeds, and spirulina powder. You can also add chlorella powder to get even more chlorophyll goodness.

You really can’t taste the spirulina in this smoothie — I promise. If you add 2 teaspoons, you might taste it but if you add only a teaspoon, it tastes amazing while being super nutritious! It’s a win-win.

Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

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Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 tsp spirulina powder (or chlorella)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 3-5 droppers reishi extract tincture (I used Dragon Herbs Wild Reishi Extract)
Instructions
  1. Place the liquids, the banana, blueberries, and raspberries into a high-speed blender and blend on high for a few seconds.*
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a mason jar or a bowl and top with berries, cacao nibs, nuts, or seeds.
Notes
*I prefer to blend the frozen fruit first and then add the powders to avoid them dusting all over the blender walls.

Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com


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14 Comments

  • Reply Victoria Pease September 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    This could be the prettiest smoothie bowl I’ve seen yet, the ingredients sound wonderful!Your photography is fantastic too, love the colours!

    http://victoriaspongepeasepudding.com/

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas September 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Victoria! :)

  • Reply Gabriella @ Putumayo Kitchen September 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    such beautiful photos! Isn’t reishi amazing? I’ve been making a similar cacao drink everyday with a medicinal mushroom blend and love it so much! Really intrigued by the Goji & Schizandra Drops … will have to investigate. Thanks for sharing: :)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas September 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much! Reishi is the best :) I absolutely love those Goji & Schizandra drops, they’re also great in raw chocolate. I love them because I can’t stand the taste of Schizandra on its own but these drops are actually pretty delicious.

  • Reply Amber November 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Yumm this looks amazing! I seriously want to try this. I’ve heard so many great things about Reishi. Can’t wait to try.

    Xoxo

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 2, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Reishi is the best!<3 I love using the extract as it's super convenient and easy to use! :)

  • Reply Emily Music November 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Oh this looks amazing. My husband would love!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Yay that’s awesome! :)

  • Reply Ari November 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Whaaaa?? I’ve never heard of putting mushrooms in something sweet or fruity! I’m tempted to try it for myself…

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      I wouldn’t throw like cremini mushrooms into my smoothies haha but it’s reishi is amazing! It has soooo many great health benefits, you have to try it! It seems weird at first but I promise you don’t even taste it!

  • Reply Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler November 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    This smoothie looks so pretty. I bet it tastes great, too!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      It’s amazing because let’s be real, chocolate makes everything better! ;) Thanks, Erin!

  • Reply Rebecca November 3, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Wow this looks so delicious and refreshing!! I love smoothie bowls so much, and really want to try out reishi and spirulina now. I’ve pinned for later.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Yay!! I’m happy you like it, Rebecca! :)

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