Recently, I have been playing around with smoothies using a variety of different superfoods.
Superfoods provide excellent health benefits and many of them are loaded with antioxidants.
This is particularly the case with two of the superfoods that I used this morning to make a Maca Berry Blast smoothie.
Maca comes in powder form and originates from Peru. Thousands of years old, Maca is believed to enhance your energy, stamina, and endurance. Some men claim that it also helps with the libido.
Maqui berry comes in powder form as well and is considered the highest antioxidant berry in the world. It has an ORAC score (which measures antioxidant activity) of 616. Its closest competitor, acai, has an ORAC score of 185, which is 3x less than maqui berry.
Organic ingredients used:
- 1 glass of Brazil nut milk. (See video below for how to make nut milk. I used 3 cups of cold filtered water and 1/2 cup of raw, unsalted Brazil nuts.)
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup of blueberries
- 1 teaspoon of maqui berry powder
- 1 teaspoon of maca
- 1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of raw coconut oil
- 1.5 tablespoons of protein powder
Finally, put all of the organic ingredients into the blender for 20 seconds.
If you are having this smoothie for breakfast and want it cold right away, be sure that you make the nut milk the night before and keep it in the fridge.
Or, the other option is to put the filtered water in the fridge the night before, so it is sufficiently cold when you make the smoothie in the morning.
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Give this Maca Berry Blast a try and let me know what you think!