December 07, 2015 3 min read
If you had to choose your favourite holiday flavour, would you choose chocolate or peppermint? If, like me, you answered “both”, you’re in luck! Introducing our new Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie—just in time for the holidays.
Our eatery is always cooking up something new, and this December that something new is our Holiday Smoothie: Chocolate Candy Cane. It might taste like a treat, but the ingredients are all healthy—and will help give you energy and stress-resistance this holiday season! Let’s take a look at the ingredients before you rush in to your nearest Goodness Me! to grab this delicious smoothie (we understand if you can’t wait, and abandon this blog post now).
ALMOND MILK: This vegan milk alternative is one of the most popular for smoothies! It adds a delicious flavour and texture to the smoothie without adding any dairy or sweeteners. Made from real almonds, it also gives a powerful hit of protein to power you up for the day.
BANANA: Besides adding some sweetness to this smoothie, bananas are high in a number of nutrients and vitamins such as magnesium and vitamins C and B. (Did you know magnesium helps relax you, lift your mood and fight depression, while vitamin B nourishes your nervous system? Exactly what the doctor ordered this time of year!) They’re also high in antioxidants, helping fight free radicals and keep your skin looking young.
COCOA POWDER: Did you know that just 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder contains 3-9% of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc? All of these things work together to give you energy, strengthen your immune system, metabolize nutrients and produce new cells. Yes, please!
WHOLE ALMONDS: We all know that almonds are good for us! They provide plenty of good, healthy fats that help boost mood, satisfy appetite, and reduce inflammation. They are also a good source of protein and fiber, helping to keep our blood sugars stable and our digestion moving.
HONEY: A healthier sweetener than sugar, honey is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It also helps to soothe the digestive tract. Plus, it’s easier for the body to process and digest than sugar, resulting in less blood sugar swings or spikes and being friendlier to your waistline. Just a little is all you need in this delicious smoothie!
PEPPERMINT: Perhaps best known for its ability to soothe the stomach, peppermint is a wonderful thing to include in your diet. It helps relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and other digestive complaints, and it also a good source of vitamin C. Plus, it adds a delicious holiday flavor to our Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie!
There you have it—the delicious, healthy, real food ingredients that make our Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie worth indulging in, completely guilt-free. Available in large or small, you can get this delicious smoothie at participating Goodness Me! locations now (all locations except Locke Street and Waterdown).
What’s even better about our eatery department is that we have standards. Standards like no preservatives, MSG, or artificial colours or flavours—ever. Standards like certified organic ingredients and no refined sugar. Standards like using as much certified organic produce as possible. We are focused on providing you prepared foods using ingredients of unparalleled quality at pricing that makes sense. Want to learn more? Visit our eatery standards page here.
Head on over to your nearest Goodness Me! and ask about our holiday Chocolate Candy Cane smoothie. Tis the season!
Katie has worked in the natural health & wellness industry for over 10 years and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is passionate about eating #feelgood food and recognized that this might look different for each and every person. She truly believes that in a healthy lifestyle, you can have your cake and eat your kale, too! Follow her on Instagram @katielmitts
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