Props for Polyphenols
This July 11th is National Polyphenol Day. Polyphenols are a type of micronutrient found in plants that work as natural energy boosters and can offer a variety of health benefits. In celebration of plants’ ability to offer amazing nutrition, we’ve developed a polyphenol-rich smoothie recipe you’ll love.
We drink this as a decadent (yet super healthy) breakfast, or as an afternoon energy boost on a hot day (it has caffeine, so best not to consume after 2PM if you're sensitive). Reminiscent of an old childhood fave — mint chocolate chip ice cream! — it’s one of those things that tastes like it shouldn’t be good for you. It is super healthy, though, thanks to a lineup of polyphenol-rich, super tasty ingredients.
Pangea’s Polyphenol- Rich Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
1 frozen organic banana
1 ½ cup organic almond milk (it will taste even better if you make the almond milk yourself)
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
½ tsp. organic matcha tea powder
½ ripe avocado
several drops of food grade peppermint essential oil, to taste
several drops of stevia to taste
ice cubes (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high. Start small with the peppermint oil and stevia and adjust as you go. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Polyphenols for Your Skin
Polyphenols aren’t just for drinking. Our Superfood Smoothie Mask features polyphenol-rich ingredients, such as Matcha, Acai, and Goji Berries. See for yourself how this multi-tasking miracle helps your skin look its glowing best by removing impurities, gently exfoliating, and balancing skin’s moisture levels.
Happy #SustainableSelfCareSunday! Wishing you all the cool, refreshing drinks and micronutrients your body needs.