Cashew Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Here’s a delicious smoothie I found on All-Smoothie-Recipes.com.  I hadn’t come across many smoothie recipes with cashews, so I was excited to try this out.  The combo of the cashews, strawberries and banana was pretty awesome.  I used a frozen banana instead of ice.  The honey added some extra sweetness and masked the taste of the maca.  WIN.

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1 Banana (frozen)

1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

1 Tablespoon Honey

1/2 Organic Maca Powder

1 Cup Water

Food Key

– Strawberries: vitamins C & B5, potassium, folic acid and magnesium 

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Bananas: vitamin B6 & potassium

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)

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Maca Banana Cocoa Protein Smoothie

Maca powder tastes pretty gross by itself, but if you mix into a smoothie with some better tasting ingredients, you get to reap the amazing benefits of maca without wanting to gag.  I found this delicious recipe on Healthy Smoothie Headquarters that mixes maca with bananas and cacao (two of my favorite smoothie staples), as well as chia, honey and protein powder.  This is a great pot-workout smoothie.  Enjoy.

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1 Chopped, Frozen Banana

1 Tablespoon Organic Maca Powder

2 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs

1 Scoop Soy-Free Vegetable Protein

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 & 1/2 Cups Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)

– Cacao: protein, copper, potassium, vitamin B12, fiber and iron (STACKED!!)

– Chia Seeds: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion

Maca PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie & Suns Out, Guns Out/100 Rep Squat Double Feature

I wrap up my Double Feature series with 1, 2 combo from Fitness Blender that’ll tone up those arms and legs as we head into tank top and shorts season.  The arm video requires dumbbells.  Choose whatever weights suit your goals.  The leg routine is 100 squats – 10 sets of 10 different variations, all bodyweight.  Do it.

Tank Top Arms Workout

100 Rep Squat Challenge

Today’s smoothie is a twist on the greatest sandwich ever invented, Peanut Butter Jelly.  Enjoy!

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1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries & Raspberries)

1 Tablespoon Organic Peanut Butter

1 Tablespoon Organic Maca Powder

1/3 Cup Steel Cut Organic Oats

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 & 1/2 Cups Vanilla Almond Milk

1 Scoop Soy-Free Vegetable Protein

Food Key

– Blueberries: vitamins K & C, manganese, fiber and copper

– Strawberries: vitamins C & B5, potassium, folic acid and magnesium 

– Raspberries: vitamins C & A, potassium, magnesium and fiber

– Blackberries: vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and copper

– Peanut Butter: protein, potassium, fiber, vitamins E & B6, and magnesium

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)

– Oats: fiber and protein

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion