Cacao and Maca Superfood Smoothie

Cacao and Maca Superfood Smoothie

It’s pretty clear that all current food trends are pointing to smoothies! Sammy Jakubiak has been making smoothies all her life and over the past 4 years it’s been all about the healthy smoothie. Adding superfoods and substituting dairy for almond milk have been the main changes made, but it’s also opened up some quirky flavour combos and finding ways to please food cravings but in a healthy way.  Have a go at making her Peruvian cacao and maca superfood smoothie  – a great way to start the day!

Watch Sammy demonstrate this recipe on Instagram or on Facebook.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Brazil nuts
  • 3-4 pitted dates
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 2 tbsp Peruvian lucuma powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (Peruvian is the best – if you can get it)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 cups coconut ice

Method:

  1. Blend all ingredients together, apart from the cacao nibs and the coconut ice, until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add nibs and coconut ice and blend until frosty and smooth.

What makes this smoothie super?

Answer: These Peruvian Superfoods!

Peru is a place that hosts exquisite resources and an inexhaustible larder of fruits, grains, and vegetables; These are proving to be exceptional products not only for taste but promoting incredible health and wellness for the body.

Lucuma

Its intense and strong yellow-orange colour is due to the beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Rich in carbohydrates and a preferred ingredient of dairy products, patisserie and gourmet ice cream.

Cacao

Peru is the worlds second largest organic cacao powder producer. The organic, sustainable, and fair trade certifications give a higher value to the products that are produced following good practices, applying social and environmental responsibility.

Maca

Powerful physical and mental tonic with skills to enhance the immune system, giving power, strength, energy, stamina, reduce stress and fatigue. It is high in calcium, phosphorus and minerals.

For more information on the plethora of superfoods grown and produced to such a high standard in Peru please read here.

Recipe Credit: Sammy Jakubiak

 

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