Today I made a smoothie from Vegkitchen.com that I thought was really tasty. It uses two superfoods (maca powder and lucuma powder), along with pecans, dates, and a pear. I used coconut milk for my liquid since I just made a fresh batch yesterday and I really liked the flavor it brought to the smoothie. If you like your smoothies cold, you'll have to add ice. I'll share the recipe I made and the original one for you to look at. Enjoy!
Cookie Dough Smoothie (1 serving)
1/8 cup pecans
1/8 cup pitted dates (I used 1 large and 1 small Medjool date)
1 pear, cored and peeled
1T lucuma powder
1/2t maca powder
3/4 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1T cacao nibs
Blend all ingredients except cacao nibs in blender until smooth and creamy. Add cacao nibs and blend until coarsely chopped. If you want to use ice, add it with the cacao nibs.
Original recipe from Vegkitchen.com: Cookie Dough Recipe
Here are some of the benefits of lucuma powder and maca powder:
Provides 14 essential trace elements with a good amount of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Lucuma Powder is gluten free and is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will help boost your immune system.
I love maca powder for the energy it gives me! It's also great as a hormone balancer. Maca is an adaptogen and works with your body's individual needs.
Here are a couple links if you want to check out these two great superfoods: