Ready to have a energized morning? Two superfoods that I love to pair together to boost my energy are cacao and maca
. They both offer your body a clean boost of energy, especially on an early, active morning. This is a great energy smoothie to make before or after a morning workout! The raw, pure, organic cacao adds antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus and more. While maca is rich is calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B1, B2, C, E and iron. It contains trace minerals like zinc and selenium and is great for energy.
According to Incan cultural history, warriors (both Incan and the invading Spanish) would eat maca before battles to increase energy, prowess, and recovery time.
This simple, yet nutritiously dense combo will power up your morning.
(Note: Use all organic, fresh ingredients if possible)
1 cup coconut or almond milk (Learn how to make your own!)
1/4 cup raw, macadamia nuts
1 Tbsp raw cocao nibs
2 tsp maca powder
1/2 frozen organic banana (the smoothie will not be as creamy if you are not using a frozen banana; plus you will need to add more ice)
2-4 ice cubes
STEPS TO SOMETHING DELICIOUS
Pour non-dairy milk of choice into blender. Add the banana, maca, cocao, and ice to the blender. Mix until combined. Pour into your favorite glass and sprinkle with a few extra cocao nibs. Drink up and feel the energy!
You can also make this smoothie with some extra ice in it and use it as the base for a mouth-watering morning fruit bowl. Just pour it in the bowl and add whatever seasonal, fresh fruit you have and even a serving of organic, homemade granola
or a nut mix on top.