The Meaning of VANILLA
VANILLA means “Unexciting, conventional”

Vanilla – soooo middle of the road… or not!?

If you’re lamenting the fact that the clocks have gone back and the daylight is disappearing off into the horizon much earlier or, perhaps you’re just embarking on the start of a long, hot, lazy summer and in need of a little pick-me-up, then this little baby is ‘vanilla’ in name only!

Natural vanilla extract contains numerous antioxidants, including vanillic acid and vanillin – great for anti-ageing and reducing inflammation in the body. It also contains anti-bacterial properties, as well as B vitamins; is thought to aid digestion; help with depression and anxiety and, also acts as an aphrodisiac :-0

There is also evidence to suggest that the vanillin found in vanilla extract may have cholesterol-lowering benefits too!

Smooth Mama, what’s in your vanilla smoothie, apart from vanilla?…

  • Banana
  • Almond Mylk
  • Hemp Protein
  • Guarana
  • Maca
  • Dried Date
  • Vanilla Extract or seeds from a pod (if you’ve got one floating around the kitchen that needs using up?…)
  • Bee Pollen 
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Use crushed ice if you fancy a chilled version


Nice nice baby!