Maybe you’ve already met maca—the nutty-flavored, smoothie-friendly, South American superfood known for fueling the energy of ancient warriors. But another plant-powered powder is stepping up to the shaker cup. Dandy Blend—a unique combination of roasted dandelion root, chicory, barley, and rye—can be brewed up just like coffee or tea, but it delivers an herbal boost when added to any beverage. Here, a small scoop is whipped into an icy-cold smoothie, made extra thick and creamy with help from gelled chia seeds.
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy beverage of choice)
1-2 tsp. dandelion blend powder, to taste
1-2 tsp. organic maca powder, to taste
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
½ tsp. cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth (or combine ingredients in an airtight jar and shake).
- Let shake sit for about 2 hours before drinking.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels”is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
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