I’d like to start this one off by acknowledging that it is true the DEA is trying to ban Kratom. In fact, in the US, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia have declared Kratom as an illegal substance. Around the world, countries like Australia, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom have also filed Kratom as an illegal substance.
At the time of writing this, Kratom is legal in Michigan.
According to this site, Kratom contains almost as many alkaloids as opium and hallucinogenic mushrooms. But, before you get too carried away thinking that we’re promoting some kind of drug use, keep in mind that Kratom has not been heavily studied, and the majority of people who have tried it report generally positive effects, such as a sense of giddiness, increased sociability, improved alertness and, in higher doses, feelings of calmness and euphoria.
It is up to you whether you’d like to include the Kratom powder in your smoothie. However, if you do choose to add it, please be sure to read up about the proper dosage, effects, and legality within your region.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me tell you why I love the flavor of this smoothie so much. Truth be told, we actually invented this blend completely on a whim. We knew that the pineapple juice and fresh ginger would be strong enough to cover up the flavor of the Kratom (beware: it is very bitter). In addition, pineapple juice and ginger are used in many different recipes for cleansing the body, so that excited us as well.
After a few taste tests, we decided to make it a little more creamy with the almond milk and the dried oats, and then we topped it off with some granola and dark chocolate. The granola we used was actually hazelnut flavored with pieces of chocolate mixed in, but it would be just as good (if not better) to add some delectable dark chocolate of your own.
Finally, adding a pinch of nutmeg paired perfectly with the ginger and gave the whole drink a nice ‘Zing!’ Not only was this smoothie a nice meal replacement, but it also left us feeling relaxed and ready to type out a whole new recipe describing how much we loved the blend.
Let us know what you think in the comments below, or if you have any additions to the recipe, found a better amount of a certain ingredient, or have questions about Kratom, feel free to drop a line in the comments as well.
1-2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 organic banana
1 inch fresh ginger
4 grams Kratom
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup dried oats
a few pieces of dark chocolate