MARIA’S ALL DAY ENERGY SMOOTHIE
THIS TASTY DRINK
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.
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
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.