You’ve heard us say it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it taste great, breakfast can help you lose weight too. I could go on about the benefits of breakfast, but recipes are so much tastier. I’d like to introduce Ani Phyo, our newest writer at beYOUmag.com. Ani is the host of the most popular uncooking show on YouTube. She’s also the author of the internationally acclaimed best seller “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Delectable Living Food Recipes.” -Greg Schnese
Every morning I start my day with a blended smoothie of some sort. Though I'm not much for caffeine, there's definitely days where I need that extra pick me up. I'll make sure to couple caffeine with Maca for Maca's ability to rebuild my adrenals.
Some of you have been asking me what is CACAO? Cacao is raw whole dried cocoa. Usually the cocoa powders we buy at a store are roasted. So raw fooders use the term cacao when we talk about the raw whole cacao pod or beans. Feel free to use roasted cocoa is cacao is not available in your neighborhood. You can also order it online too. Either form are full of antioxidants. Maca is an adaptagen from the Andes. It helps our bodies handle stress better.
Try this recipe.
Cacao Banana Smoothie Makes 1 serving
* 1 banana * 1 teaspoon Maca * 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder or nibs * 1/4 cup cashew butter or whole soaked cashews * 1 cup filtered water, for desired consistency
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Yummy!