Treat yourself to some seriously yummy #healthyfoodporn! Instead of empty calories, this smoothie scores some libido-boosting, anti-aging benefits thanks to the addition of maca powder and chia seeds!
Native to Peru, maca has a slightly earthy, butterscotch taste and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Touted as the "Incan superfood", it has been used for centuries to increase energy, stamina, endurance, mood and memory. Maca is also celebrated for its ability to boost sexual function in both men and women!
For two servings, blend together until smooth:
1 to 2 cups unsweetened coconut water (start with one cup and adjust to desired consistency)
1 cup canned organic coconut milk
1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower
2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla protein powder or Organika Health Enhanced Collagen (nonvegan) or 1 Tbsp of each
1/3 cup raw pecans
2 to 4 pitted Medjool dates
1 ripe pear, cored and diced
1 Tbsp white chia seeds
2 tsp gelatinized maca powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, lucuma powder, pure stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten as desired