Raspberry, Cacao, and Maca Smoothie Recipe

Raspberry, Cacao, and Maca Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer
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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.

2
Servings
549
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
114g
88%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
77mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
78µg
3%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
68mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
157mg
22%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
324mg
22%
Water
181g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.