“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.”  Albert Einstein

Well, Mr. Einstein, energy has been a bit low.  I blame the unending cold weather.  Yes, I know.  In a few months I’ll blame the unending hot weather.  It’s the blame game played big!

Meanwhile, I started to examine my eating habits.  Since “45 and Go” (January 22 blog post) I’ve been moving more and feeling good about that.  But my eating!  Time to get out the smoothie recipes.  Why?

Smoothies are a great way to get a bunch of nutrition into a human body without cooking!  Winner!  And in the bunch of smoothie recipes that I perused I was introduced to some lovely new foods.  Food number one – maca powder.

Maca is part of the cabbage family and nutritionally rich in antioxidants, seems to enhance energy, mood and memory, and for good measure, someone in the maca industry tacked on a few promises about sexual health and performance.  The energy, mood, and memory got me shelling out money for maca.  (Note:  spellcheck keeps changing the word, maca, to mama.  Interesting.)

This is the first smoothie recipe I tried with the addition of maca, which is said to have a slight, butterscotch taste.  I, however, did not detect much taste in maca.  That makes it, for me, a really good addition to any smoothie.


1/2 cup frozen blackberries – couldn’t find.  Bought fresh and froze them.

small banana

1 T coconut cream

1 T maca powder

1/4 cup icy water, or a bit of crushed ice


Place everything into a blender.  I hope you have a VitaMix.  Whip it good.  Enjoy.

blue smo

Isn’t that just about the prettiest smoothy you’ve ever seen!  And more good news about maca.  Maca contains more calcium than milk as well as complete protein.

I’m going to be moving on to some green smoothies, which will contain raw spinach and/or kale.  These are super foods that your body will thank you for consuming.  You’re welcome, body.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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