Maca Root Smoothie Recipe Benefits

Maca Root for Beginners

Hi friends!

I’ve been really into maca root powder lately. If you’re thinking, “what the hell is that?” I’m not surprised. It’s something that stumbled upon while browsing Pinterest a while ago and thought the same exact thing. I noticed that it was a frequent addition to a lot of smoothie recipes I was looking at. Then I noticed it as an ingredient at a couple of my favorite local smoothie/juice bars. I felt like all I saw was maca maca maca, like the universe was encouraging me to try it.

So, I did. I tried it about a year ago when I found the powder at Whole Foods. I put it in a bag and took a whiff and wanted to throw up. It was SO EARTHY AND WEIRD. I actually left the bag at Whole Foods! Nope, no thanks.

Butttttt, I really couldn’t stop thinking about – the more I researched its benefits, the more I was like… man, this sounds like something I really need (more on benefits later). So, I tried again. This time, I found it at Marshalls (of all places) in their superfood/snack section. The bag was sealed, so I couldn’t smell it and be turned off this time, so I just bought it. Like $9.99? Something like that.

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Beet Smoothie

Move to the Beet Smoothie

Happy Monday lovelies – I hope it is sunny and serene. Still trying to like beets. No crazy recipes or updates over here at the moment. I have to be honest, things have been pretty hectic on my end, and I haven’t had as much time to put together extravagant recipes, but I like to still post. For now, here’s one of my fav quick smoothies. Pretty colors for the win.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Vegan

PB&J Smoothie Life

Honestly, who doesn’t want PB&J in a glass? Probably my Nana, because she swears that she has never ate a PB&J sandwich in her 80+ years. I find it so hard to believe, but she won’t even try it! GF is missing out.

Anyways, this is heaven in a glass. So get over the fact that you may need to clean out your blender to make the second layer. Okay? Get over it. <3

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Lemon Chia Seed Water Benefits

Citrus & Chia Seed Water + benefits

My new favorite refreshment… ch-ch-ch-chia and citrus. I’ll just be blunt and say that this drink is probably not for everyone. The texture of the chia is weird for some, so be warned. It was a little weird at first, but I got past it quickly… especially after looking into some of the reported benefits of chia. We already know that lemon and water is a killer health combo, but the chia is the real boost here.

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Vegan Boba Smoothie Recipe

Star Wars Smoothie Series: The Boba Fett

In college, we had this place called “Bubble Tea Time” on campus. The first time I had bubble tea (aka boba), I was kind of weirded out. What the hell were these things at the bottom of my drink? One after the other… chew chew chew.

Boba balls are tapioca pearls, derived from the starch of the cassava root. Once they are cooked, they have a chewy consistency. Sounds so weird, right? Yeah… but Lord, are they addictive. Every once in a while, I would treat myself to a boba smoothie on campus until the place went out of business. GAH. So I took matters into my own hands and ordered some boba for myself (along with boba-esque straws). It is surprisingly suuuuper easy to make, and it’s an awesome treat every once in a while.

Oh, and hello – Boba Fett for my Star Wars Smoothie Series.
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Pineapple Mango Vegan Smoothie

Mini Pineapple & Mango Smoothie

I bought these mini pineapples for the cost of… basically an arm and leg. Ha – but seriously, so expensive! They cost more than a regular pineapple. But I obviously had to have it…

And then I opened it and had barely any pineapple meat, so I scooped it all out and made a quick smoothie out of it.

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