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3 Magical Powders + 6 Healthy Energy Drink Recipes Using Them!

posted in Food & Drink
08/15/2016
  • Did you spring out of bed this morning with energy to spare? Or, did you wake up in a bit of a funk for no reason at all? I do hope the former, but for those days when you seem to have lost your spark and you're experiencing a low-energy day or two (We have all been there!), please . . . lean in!
    Did you spring out of bed this morning with energy to spare? Or, did you wake up in a bit of a funk for no reason at all? I do hope the former, but for those days when you seem to have lost your spark and you're experiencing a low-energy day or two (We have all been there!), please . . . lean in!


  • Studies show those canned energy drinks create havoc for your heart & are a risky choice! But, let me share with you what I use for a natural energy boost to help me out! Here are a few healthy tricks you can throw in your blender to whip up a good mood & more energy in no time at all!
    Studies show those canned energy drinks create havoc for your heart & are a risky choice! But, let me share with you what I use for a natural energy boost to help me out! Here are a few healthy tricks you can throw in your blender to whip up a good mood & more energy in no time at all!
  • Check out these 3 magical, powerful powders, with six great recipes that use them, & learn some more about how you can create healthy energy drinks that aid you in multiple ways!
    Check out these 3 magical, powerful powders, with six great recipes that use them, & learn some more about how you can create healthy energy drinks that aid you in multiple ways!
  • CACAO | Let me begin with chocolate as it is a universal favorite -- & for good reason. It tastes great, but it does not end there! Find out here why the raw form of chocolate, cacao is a great choice for your energy drinks:
    CACAO | Let me begin with chocolate as it is a universal favorite -- & for good reason. It tastes great, but it does not end there! Find out here why the raw form of chocolate, cacao is a great choice for your energy drinks:
  • •The neurotransmitters that are increased when you consume cacao promote a sense of well-being & help cognitive function.
•Many of the antioxidants present in cacao are flavonoids, like anthocyanidin, great for the prevention of free radical damage & boosting collagen protection, a strong anti-ager.
    •The neurotransmitters that are increased when you consume cacao promote a sense of well-being & help cognitive function.
    •Many of the antioxidants present in cacao are flavonoids, like anthocyanidin, great for the prevention of free radical damage & boosting collagen protection, a strong anti-ager.
  • •Cacao may be an aide to cardiovascular diseaseas it may lower inflammation & block the oxidation of undesirable LDL cholesterol.
•Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system.
    •Cacao may be an aide to cardiovascular diseaseas it may lower inflammation & block the oxidation of undesirable LDL cholesterol.
    •Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system.
  • •Cacao contains over 300 important compounds, including protein, fat, certain B-vitamins & minerals such as calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc & copper.
    •Cacao contains over 300 important compounds, including protein, fat, certain B-vitamins & minerals such as calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc & copper.
  • MATCHA | Busy day ahead? Try organic matcha tea to help you prepare for it. It provides a really nice, even energy for a very long time.  Here are some more specifics on Matcha & why I really think you should include it on your pantry shelves & reach for it often:
    MATCHA | Busy day ahead? Try organic matcha tea to help you prepare for it. It provides a really nice, even energy for a very long time.  Here are some more specifics on Matcha & why I really think you should include it on your pantry shelves & reach for it often:
  • •The chlorophyll in the leaves is a known purifier of harmful elements-heavy metals & chemical toxins.
•Matcha increases energy & concentration. Energizing properties of Matcha are due to its combination of nutrients. Japanese Samurai drank it before battle & monks use it to assist in meditation.
    •The chlorophyll in the leaves is a known purifier of harmful elements-heavy metals & chemical toxins.
    •Matcha increases energy & concentration. Energizing properties of Matcha are due to its combination of nutrients. Japanese Samurai drank it before battle & monks use it to assist in meditation.
  • •Matcha is rated at 1300 according to the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is the scale to measure the antioxidant level of foods). This is a high number considering the antioxidant-rich pomegranate is 131.  
    •Matcha is rated at 1300 according to the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is the scale to measure the antioxidant level of foods). This is a high number considering the antioxidant-rich pomegranate is 131.  
  • The antioxidants like EGCg as well as the amino acids, high chlorophyll levels & vitamins A, C & E in Matcha have been linked to longevity, prevention of cancer & other diseases.  These also play a big role in its detoxification & mood enhancement capabilities.
    The antioxidants like EGCg as well as the amino acids, high chlorophyll levels & vitamins A, C & E in Matcha have been linked to longevity, prevention of cancer & other diseases.  These also play a big role in its detoxification & mood enhancement capabilities.
  • •Matcha is an aide to your oral health. The amino acid, catechin, in Matcha has antibacterial properties that can protect your tooth enamel and also counteract the effects of germs and bacteria in your mouth.
    •Matcha is an aide to your oral health. The amino acid, catechin, in Matcha has antibacterial properties that can protect your tooth enamel and also counteract the effects of germs and bacteria in your mouth.

  • MACA | Here are a few reasons why maca could be a smart addition for your healthy drink rotation, too:

•Some studies are pointing to Maca's ability to provide a nice energy and mood boost - great right before that early morning workout or help counteract a sleepless night.
    MACA | Here are a few reasons why maca could be a smart addition for your healthy drink rotation, too:

    •Some studies are pointing to Maca's ability to provide a nice energy and mood boost - great right before that early morning workout or help counteract a sleepless night.
  • •Maca may help balance stress, aid in reproductive function, increase fertility and overall, is and aide for hormone health. 
•The root is rich in protein and B vitamins which can be especially helpful for vegetarians and vegans.
    •Maca may help balance stress, aid in reproductive function, increase fertility and overall, is and aide for hormone health. 
    •The root is rich in protein and B vitamins which can be especially helpful for vegetarians and vegans.

  • • Maca also has vitamins C and E, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorous.
    • Maca also has vitamins C and E, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorous.
  • Steer far away from the chemically-laden energy drinks you can buy, and instead, try a few of these healthy energy drink recipes below using cacao, matcha and maca that you can whip up in minutes to put a smile on your face and some pep in your step:
    Steer far away from the chemically-laden energy drinks you can buy, and instead, try a few of these healthy energy drink recipes below using cacao, matcha and maca that you can whip up in minutes to put a smile on your face and some pep in your step:
  • Cherries and Chocolate Protein-Rich Infusion (with cacao powder) |  Packed with protein doesnt disappoint! It will surely delight with the taste & the mood-boosting cacao.

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 

    Cherries and Chocolate Protein-Rich Infusion (with cacao powder) |  Packed with protein doesnt disappoint! It will surely delight with the taste & the mood-boosting cacao.


    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • GATHER| 
•2 cups hemp milk, unsweetened
•1 cup mixed greens, fresh
•1 cup organic cherries, pitted - frozen are fine
•1/2 banana
•1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
•1 teaspoon raw honey
•2  tablespoons cacao powder
•blender
    GATHER| 
    •2 cups hemp milk, unsweetened
    •1 cup mixed greens, fresh
    •1 cup organic cherries, pitted - frozen are fine
    •1/2 banana
    •1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
    •1 teaspoon raw honey
    •2  tablespoons cacao powder
    •blender
  • NEXT| Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

NOTE: Follow the instructions for your blending device to create your perfectly blended, energy- boosting infusion!
    NEXT| Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

    NOTE: Follow the instructions for your blending device to create your perfectly blended, energy- boosting infusion!
  • Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie (with cacao powder) | Lile chocolate covered almonds? Try them in liquid form: 

GATHER | 
•1 cup unsweetened almond milk
•1/2  pear, cored & chopped
•1.5 tablespoons almond butter
•1 tablespoon cacao powder
•1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
•2 cups fresh baby spinach
•blen
    Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie (with cacao powder) | Lile chocolate covered almonds? Try them in liquid form: 

    GATHER | 
    •1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    •1/2  pear, cored & chopped
    •1.5 tablespoons almond butter
    •1 tablespoon cacao powder
    •1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
    •2 cups fresh baby spinach
    •blender

  • NEXT | Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
    NEXT | Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • Orange, Vanilla Refreshment (with Matcha) |  This drink has a big dose of probiotics for your digestion, loads of vitamin C for your immunity, good fiber and can provide the most even, sustaining energy all day:
    Orange, Vanilla Refreshment (with Matcha) |  This drink has a big dose of probiotics for your digestion, loads of vitamin C for your immunity, good fiber and can provide the most even, sustaining energy all day:

  • GATHER | 
•2 cups organic, unsweetened kefir, vanilla
•1 tablespoon matcha tea
•3/4 cup fresh organic spinach
•1 organic orange, peeled
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
•1 teaspoon maple syrup
•1 teaspoon flax seeds
•blender
    GATHER | 
    •2 cups organic, unsweetened kefir, vanilla
    •1 tablespoon matcha tea
    •3/4 cup fresh organic spinach
    •1 organic orange, peeled
    •1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
    •1 teaspoon maple syrup
    •1 teaspoon flax seeds
    •blender

  • NEXT | Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
    NEXT | Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • Tropical, Energy-Producing Matcha Tonic |  Put an umbrella in this little number, close your eyes and feel the ocean breeze:

GATHER |
•1.5 cups chilled filtered water
•3/4 cup frozen pineapple
•1/2 banana
•1/2 cup fresh kale
•1 tablespoon matcha tea
•1 tablespoon coconut oil
•1 tablespoon hemp seed
    Tropical, Energy-Producing Matcha Tonic |  Put an umbrella in this little number, close your eyes and feel the ocean breeze:

    GATHER |
    •1.5 cups chilled filtered water
    •3/4 cup frozen pineapple
    •1/2 banana
    •1/2 cup fresh kale
    •1 tablespoon matcha tea
    •1 tablespoon coconut oil
    •1 tablespoon hemp seeds
    •blender
  • NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
    NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • Creamy, Warming Blend with Maca | Toss the ingredients in the blender for a sweet way to power through your early morning workout with ease:

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 

    Creamy, Warming Blend with Maca | Toss the ingredients in the blender for a sweet way to power through your early morning workout with ease:


    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • GATHER | 
•1.5 cups coconut milk
•1 large banana, peeled
•1 tablespoon maca powder
•2 dates, pitted
•2 teaspoons hemp seeds
•A good pinch of pumpkin pie spice
•blender

NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.
    GATHER | 
    •1.5 cups coconut milk
    •1 large banana, peeled
    •1 tablespoon maca powder
    •2 dates, pitted
    •2 teaspoons hemp seeds
    •A good pinch of pumpkin pie spice
    •blender

    NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.


  • Hydrating Watermelon and Lime Maca Cooler | Hot and thirsty?  Let's fix that and hydrate successfully with this thirst-quenching maca smoothie:

NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
    Hydrating Watermelon and Lime Maca Cooler | Hot and thirsty?  Let's fix that and hydrate successfully with this thirst-quenching maca smoothie:

    NOTE: what is pictured is not the actual drink! so, don't be freaked out if it doesn't look the same as what is pictured! 
  • GATHER | 
•1/2 cup chilled filtered water
•2 cups chilled watermelon
•1 tablespoon maca powder
•1 lime peeled
•1 teaspoon flax seeds
•1/2 small organic cucumber peeled and seeded
•blender

NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.
    GATHER | 
    •1/2 cup chilled filtered water
    •2 cups chilled watermelon
    •1 tablespoon maca powder
    •1 lime peeled
    •1 teaspoon flax seeds
    •1/2 small organic cucumber peeled and seeded
    •blender

    NEXT |  Layer all the ingredients in your blender, beginning with the liquid as the bottom layer.

  • REMEMBER what is pictured for EACH beverage is not the actual drink! they are just googled images!

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