Because I love trying new health trends I decided to give this black charcoal smoothie a try! Charcoal does have some great benefits for the body, it is commonly used to remove toxins or even poison from the body. The thing with charcoal is that in its ability to remove the not-so-good things, it can also prevent your body from absorbing nutrients if taken too often. So- use sparingly! And a little goes a long way! So if you want to experiment with this recipe, just do so mindfully and gently. It’s a bowl to enjoy every now and then as opposed to every day.
BLACK CHARCOAL SMOOTHIE BOWL
- 1 large frozen banana, chopped
- 1 ripe persimmon, chopped
- ¼ zucchini, sliced
- 1 tablespoon mesquite powder
- ¼- ½ teaspoon charcoal powder
- a few slices of fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- ¼- ½ cup coconut or almond milk
Simply place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding enough milk to reach your desired consistency.
Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings. I used a combination of:
- Goji berries
- Pumpkin seeds
- Black sesame seeds