Calming Mint-Cacao Chip Shake

Updated: May 23, 2022

?? Calming Mint-Cacao Chip Shake?? = Fresh Holy Basil + Fresh Mint Leaves + Frozen Bananas + Spirulina + Almond Milk + Cacao Nibs
Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) also known as tulsi has adaptogenic activity, stress-relieving effects, and anti-aging effects. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic functions. Constituents of holy basil with antistress activity ocimumosides A and B and ocimarin and several other bioactive substances, including the cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor apigenin, which shows anti-anxiety properties. Oxidative and inflammatory agents are potent sources of bodilyBecause a plant produces most of its oxygen in its green tissues, says Duke, it seems only logical that plants need their own antioxidants, especially in their leaves, where oxygen is generated. In clinical research, treatment with whole plant extract or holy basil leaf extract improved symptoms of stress and/or generalized anxiety disorder. Of course, as with all herbs always consult your physician before use.
This tastes like a mint chocolate chip shake, I love it for breakfast, after a workout, or as an afternoon treat. Holy basil has also been an herb that is dear to my heart. It has gotten me through stressful times. Currently, I have been blending it in this shake, for its adaptogenic and antioxidant properties. The flavor combines well with the mint leaves and if you want it a little creamier add in half of a small avocado.