Rich, creamy, sweet, and filling. We love these as a mid-afternoon snack and sometimes instead of a meal. They are high protein and have enough oomph to fill up The Husband’s tank. Loaded with Vitamin A and C and anti-oxidants.
Why call this a power smoothie? It is rich in fiber and essential omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds. Maca root powder is great for men, as it has positive effects on libido and sexual function. Buckwheat provides complete proteins and all the essential amino acids plus iron, zinc, and selenium. Mango gives you Vitamins A & C along with a range of anti-oxidants. Cacao nibs add in flavonoids and all the health benefits of chocolate without the sugar. You can use any type of non-dairy milk; we use organic unsweetened soy milk.
Peach-mango power smoothie
1-1/2 C. (350 ml) soy milk, or other non-dairy milk
6-8 ice cubes
2 T. (10 g) maca powder
2 T. (10 g) cacao nibs
2 T. (10 g) buckwheat
2 T. (10 g) chia seeds
Wash the peaches, slice in half, and remove the pits. Reserve two peach slices.
Peel the mango and add all the fruit to the blender along with all the other ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. Top with a peach slice.
When mangoes or peaches are on sale, buy a few, let them ripen, cut them up, and freeze them. Then you can make smoothies quickly. Tip: Lay the cut pieces of fruit out on baking sheets covered with parchment paper or silicone, with space between the pieces. Freeze until solid, then place in ziploc bags.
Required FTC disclosure: The mangoes were sent to me by The National Mango Board. I was not paid to write this post.
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Here’s a brand of maca powder I really like: