Submitted by briarpatch on February 21, 2011 - 2:59pm
I've been hearing all the hype about this fruit and was delighted to see that my Asian market has started to carry it frozen. They had it shelled in packages and the whole fruit. I've since become addicted to it. I've tried the smoothie recipes adding banana and fruit to it, but to me it dilutes the sweet custardy texture and just tastes like I added some garlic to my smoothie - personally would personally rather eat it by itself. However, it does have the garlicy sweet flavor to it, so I did a search for savory recipes and came up short. I created this recipe by thinking that with the sweet garlic flavor, all it needed was a dash of sour and a little savory to make a soup. I don't think the coconut is necessary, but I had one that needed to be used.
Submitted by daniefon on February 21, 2011 - 9:20am
I wanted a smoothie with spinach so I put a few things together. When I was finished it reminded me of a Reese's peanut butter cup, which I loved many years ago. It wasn't the flavor I was going for, I just got lucky!
I have in my hands the most delicious recipe for an amazing pre or post-workout shake. This smoothie works great for a quick burst of long lasting energy, combining the powerful health benefits of superfoods with carbohydrates and protein. The maca helps to temper and balance out your adrenals, the bananas are an excellent source of quickly digestible carbohydrates (40-60 minutes), the lucuma powder gives the shake a nice caramel flavor, and the almond milk makes it super creamy and smooth. Plus, the cinnamon aids in digestion and gives it a nice little send off. What could be better?