At Revitalize, we love superfoods for their powerful healing properties, and two of our favorites are maqui (pronounced “mah-kee”) and sacha inchi (“saa·shuh in·chee”).
Maqui is a South American plant with purple-black berries that contain 30 times the antioxidant value of acai. It is believed to be one of the most antioxidant plants on earth and was used by the Mapuche Indians nutritionally and medicinally to improve stamina and strength.
Sacha inchi grows mostly in the Amazon region. The seeds of the star-shaped fruit are another super food rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and heart healthy fats. Containing nine amino acids, this plant protein supports muscle growth and is perfect for workout recovery.
This delicious and nutritious smoothie from TerraSoul Superfoods reduces inflammation, has anti-aging properties, lowers blood pressure, and promotes brain, gut, and eye health. Enjoy this recipe at home, or come see us at Revitalize!
Maqui Hemp Smoothie
(Makes one 16 ounce drink)
- 1 cup frozen blueberry
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon sacha inchi
- 2 teaspoon maqui powder
- 2 teaspoon hemp seed
- Smidge of Himalayan sea salt
All ingredients can be found at Clark’s Nutrition or may be purchased online. Blend all together for the perfect breakfast or post workout meal and enjoy. Here’s to your health!
Amy is a cancer thriver and owner of Revitalize Juice Bar in Citrus Plaza at the corner of Jefferson and Avenue 50. For more information see AD page 17, visit Facebook and Instagram @revitalizejuicebarlq or call (442) 324.0009.