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.
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
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.
- 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 teaspoon spirulina powder (or chlorella)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 3-5 droppers reishi extract tincture (I used Dragon Herbs Wild Reishi Extract)
- Place the liquids, the banana, blueberries, and raspberries into a high-speed blender and blend on high for a few seconds.*
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a mason jar or a bowl and top with berries, cacao nibs, nuts, or seeds.
*I prefer to blend the frozen fruit first and then add the powders to avoid them dusting all over the blender walls.