I really, really love Navitas products – their quality is always good, the product is fresh. So when I get the chance to review new products from them, I am very, very excited! Navitas is currently producing a custom line of Smoothie Mixers for William-Sonoma, both in store and online. They are not inexpensive, ranging from $14.95 to 24.95 a bag, although you can expect 10 to 15 uses per bag, depending on how much you use. It isn’t just for smoothies either, they can be sprinkled or stirred into oatmeal, yogurt and so much more – they can be added to recipes for part of the flour(s) called for. It is worth the cost, at least for me.
I was sent a bag of the Protein Smooth Mix, which is an organic blend of Hemp, Cacao, Maca and Lucuma. Of the ingredients I had not tried Lucuma before, it is very interesting! I am going to have to pick a bag of it to play with. Navitas carries a similar line of Twister Smoothie Mixers, except for the Superfood Blend doesn’t have the Lucuma in it.
I needed a lift on Saturday, a smoothie/frappe sounded delicious. And wow, it was. Thick as a shake, and frankly, I’d rather have this over a shake any time! It was chocolately, smooth, rich…..I adapted the recipe off the back of the packaging, converting it to plant-based and using my preferred milk – unsweetened coconut milk – for cold drinks.
Delicious, no? After working out, this went down nicely!
Protein-Packed PB & Espresso Frappe (Smoothie)
- 1 large very ripe banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ½ cup cold-brewed espresso
- ½ cup natural peanut butter, preferably organic
- 2 Tbsp raw honey, preferably local
- 2 Tbsp Protein Smoothie Mixer
- 1 cup ice cubes
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, such as a Vitamix, process on high, tamping until smooth.
Divide between 2 glasses, serve immediately with wide straws.
FTC Disclaimer: We received product sample for potential review.