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This healthy smoothie is a great breakfast option, packed with proteins and vitamins to energize you and keep you full, and spiked with low-acid cold-brew coffee to perk you up. You can make your own Cold-Brewed Coffee Concentrate, or buy it online. The handful of greens in the smoothie really boost the nutrition without affecting the flavor.
Chocolate flavored whey or protein powder works particularly well in this recipe. Maca powder is a supplement derived from the Peruvian maca root (sometimes called Peruvian ginseng) and is claimed to boost energy and stamina, but you can leave it out of this smoothie if you prefer.
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From Food for Life by Laila Ali. Copyright © 2018 by the author and reprinted by permission of St Martin’s Press. Photography by Matt Armendariz.