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Raspberry, Cacao, and Maca Smoothie

Staff Writer
A great source of vitamin C, complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber

Maca is reputed to boost energy but the mechanism of action is unknown. Raspberries are a source of vitamin C, complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, and they have a low glycemic index which means they won’t spike your blood sugar and send you into a crash. Instead, they’ll keep you steady and strong.



  • ½ Cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 Cup baby spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao nibs or powder
  • ¼ Cup cashews
  • 2 Cups apple juice
  • 1 Teaspoon raw maca powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon lucuma powder
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon


Add all ingredients to blender and blend till smooth. This smoothie tastes like a dessert but energizes like a balanced breakfast.

Raspberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raspberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.