I’ve never been a huge fan of medicine. As a kid I would run out of the house just at the sight of the bright pink syrupy liquid that was going to rid me of my cold. I’ve carried this mentality into adulthood, often preferring drinking orange juice when I needed more Vitamin C, drinking ginger-honey tea when I feel cold coming, or just eating straight ginger in dire situations.
The thing about food is, well, it’s incredibly healing. Ask anyone who practices Eastern medicine – fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and herbs all have amazing healing properties.
When I first came across Beaming, the huge sign in the shop that read “Let food by thy medicine” is what really caught my eye. I love that with a little bit of planning and care we can take care of ourselves.
In celebration of the fall equinox, a drop in temperature and the holiday season, I teamed up with Beaming to showcase their exclusive fall menu and let you all get in on some of the Beaming love.
When I cozied up to the bar in Beaming, I was given a wide array of goodies to taste. First up? Their fall Persimmon smoothie. Filled with house-made sprouted almond milk, persimmons and maca, a root that balances hormones and boosts libido, I knew I was in for a treat. This smoothie was my favorite of all the fall menu items – it tasted so rich and warm. The fact that it was bright orange was just the goji berry on top.
I also got to taste the Buddah Bowl with a zingy carrot-ginger soup, and to finish it off the pumpkin chia mousse cake. If you’re feeling a little sluggish after all that Thanksgiving grub, I would definitely suggest a visit to Beaming to re-energize with one of their many smoothies or juices.
Which is why today I want to share an awesome giveaway of Beaming’s exclusive protein powder and their superfood smoothie e-book! This way, even if you’re not fortunate enough to live in Southern California, you can still be beaming. And with the holidays and real winter coming, you’re going to want to power up with a smoothie that’s both delicious and nourishing. What’s not to love?
Fall Persimmon Smoothie
- 1 cup sprouted almond milk
- 1 Tbsp maca powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 pitted date
- ¼ cup goji berries
- ½ cup frozen persimmon
- 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tsp Beaming protein powder
Combine all ingredients in your blender and it should be ready to serve! If your smoothie is a bit thick, you can always add more almond milk or water to thin it out – enjoy!
And now for the Giveaway! (now closed)
heres how to win: 2) leave a comment below sharing your favorite way to re-energize or your favorite smoothie to make at home. one winner will be chosen on Monday, December 15th at 10am PST. open to US readers only. the retail value is $50.