MARIA’S ALL DAY EN­ERGY SMOOTHIE

THIS TASTY DRINK

Milwaukee Health - - NUTRITION Q&A -

helps keep your blood sugar bal­anced with the nec­es­sary fat, fiber and pro­tein while boost­ing your en­ergy with maca, an adap­to­genic root known for nat­u­rally stim­u­lat­ing en­ergy and even your li­bido, Viall says.

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS

2 cups wa­ter

1 cup ice

1/4 cup raw cashews

1 med­jool date (pit­ted)

2 Tbsp. unsweet­ened co­conut flakes

1/2 tsp. vanilla ex­tract

1 1/2 Tbsp. co­coa pow­der or raw ca­cao pow­der 1 tsp. maca pow­der

(Op­tional) 1 scoop of pro­tein pow­der

1-2 hand­fuls of baby spinach

DI­REC­TIONS

1. Pour wa­ter and ice into your blender/Vi­ta­mix. 2. Add cashews, med­jool date, co­conut flakes and vanilla ex­tract.

3. Blend on high un­til smooth.

4. Add co­coa pow­der, maca and pro­tein pow­der, if us­ing.

5. Blend un­til smooth.

6. Add baby spinach to taste.

7. Blend on high un­til smooth.

En­joy!

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