Crosby Tailor's Jing'd Up Maca Toffee Crunch SmoothieSeptember 02, 2016 09:21 PM
Yes, his account is full of decadent dessert photos, but that’s the point—not only are they all completely sugar-free, but they’re filled with protein, healthy fats, adaptogenic herbs, and medicinal mushrooms.
“I started with ice creams, puddings, and chocolate sauce, and eventually came up with this really cool base recipe for cookies,” says Tailor, who previously spent three years learning about Chinese medicine from Dragon Herbs founder Ron Teeguarden. “I was making things from scratch but with my own spin, using superfood powders and no sugar.” (There are tons of reasons why the white stuff is so bad for you, from its impact on your skin and sleep to its links to more serious conditions like insulin resistance, obesity, and fatty liver disease.)
Healthy fats are another cornerstone of Tailor’s recipes. As a former college football player and model, he’s tried just about everything from veganism to a raw meat-heavy primal diet, but always shied away from fat. “Once I realized that the saturated fats I was avoiding for so long actually made me feel great, the whole shift happened,” he says. “The more fat-adapted and insulin-sensitive you are, the leaner your physique. ‘Eat fat, burn fat’ is the idea.”
Ready to ditch sugar and eat more dessert? It’s totally possible—keep scrolling for two exclusive recipes by Crosby Tailor, the king of superfood sweets.
Jing’d Up Maca Toffee Crunch Smoothie
Once you’ve tried this decadent drink, you’ll never crave a boring old milkshake again. Explains Tailor: “The Jing’d Up Maca Toffee Crunch Smoothie is completely sugar-free and blood sugar-balancing, with 28 grams of protein from bone broth and collagen protein, the perfect amount of prebiotic fiber, and long-lasting energy from Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil and almond butter.”
As for the “Jing” thing, Tailor added three Jing Herbs to the mix, in homage to his Chinese medicine roots. “He Shou Wu is revered in Chinese medicine as one of the most quintessential herbs for longevity. It replenishes us when we burn the candle at both ends,” he says. “Chaga is a very potent immune-modulating mushroom, while pearl powder should be a staple in your herbal beauty regimen—it can help prevent wrinkles and sagging of the skin.” Stamina, invincibility, and a killer complexion? That’s one multitasking smoothie.
1/2 cup ice
6-8 oz. unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 scoop vanilla bone broth protein
1 Tbsp Bulletproof collagen protein
1 Tbsp Lakanto
1 Tbsp Natural Stacks prebiotic or 1 Tbsp tiger nut flour
1 tsp gelatinized maca
1/2 tsp Jing Herbs He Shou Wu
1/2 tsp Jing Herbs Chaga
1/2 tsp Jing Herbs pearl powder
1 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 Tbsp Bulletproof Brain Octane oil
2 Tbsp cacao nibs
1/2 dropper English Toffee Stevia
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
(*This article was originally published on Wellandgood.com on September 1, 2016, written by Erin Magner).