I recently bought 'The How Not to Die' cookbook. As an owner of alot of cookbooks I have to say I pretty impressed with its simplicity. I have added a few ingredients to their chocolate banana smoothie to add in some more fibre (figs), collagen (I need all the support for my hair and nails right now) and to help with inflammation (turmeric). I have made this version almost daily in the last week, its filling and delicious.
1 very ripe banana
1/4 cup Black Genoa semi sun dried figs
1 white nectarine or other fruit such as 1/3 cup blueberries (I use what I have in our fridge at the time)
2 tblspn cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
1 tspn of faxseed oil or 1 tblspn of flaxseed/linseeds ground
1 tblspn of almond butter (I use locally made The Almond Farmer)
1 tspn of sweetener ( I use monkfruit or stevia)
1 handful of kale
1 tspn of fermented turmeric or grated fresh turmeric
1 tspn of collagen (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and 1 cup of water. Blend until thick. You can add more or less water depending on how thick you would like your smoothie.
Makes approx 2 cups of smoothie