I spent the better part of the afternoon watching the documentary on Yogananda, Awake: The Life of Yogananda, and drinking raspberry protein smoothies. And have since been practicing Yogananda's spine breathing techniques, I'm into it. Since watching George Harrison's and Steve Jobs' fascination with the man I'm pretty determined to get my hands on Autobiography of a Yogi, as this transformational piece of literature that Jobs apparently requested everyone in his company read as his dying wish to actualize themselves. Pretty interesting stuff from such an accomplished and sometimes controversial man. Anyways, I'll get ahold of it after I'm done reading about Benazir Bhutto, another fascinating historical figure. If you're bummed out about not having a female president (I am) then reading about the accomplishments and missteps of the first female prime minister of Pakistan may be what you need. Spoiler: It's a sad story, but an important one nonetheless.
For this smoothie I used Maca, a probiotic tablet, and chia to make it extra healthy, and protein powder, of course. So, I learned recently that Maca is an adaptogen and it helps you cope with stress. This is something we probably all need. I drink it in the afternoon dissolved in warm water, like tea. I love the way it tastes. Other people say it tastes like dirt. So, it's up to you to decide, but there's really no denying that it makes you feel better and helps you cope with stress.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1/4 cup of raspberries
- 1/2 teaspoon of maca
- 2 tablespoons of protein powder
- 1 probiotic tablet - opened
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients together and serve cold