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Plant-based Maqui Berry Juice (No Juicer Needed)

Plant-based Maqui Berry Juice (No Juicer Needed)

Aug 30th 2018

'Tis the season where the sun is shining and you’re constantly looking for something refreshing to drink that isn’t always just boring water. We love this recipe because it’s plant-based and is incredibly easy and colorful to make. You don’t need a juicer to make this. All you need is a blender and a nut milk bag. This deep purple juice is loaded with health benefits. You’ll love the flavors of the ingredients and maqui powder in this one!

Maqui Berry Powder

Maqui Berry Powder is perfect to add to smoothies or juices like this one. It’s flavor is similar to blackberries, but maqui berries are wild-grown in Chile. These berries have been consumed by Mapuche people for centuries and they’ve been known to boost your strength and stamina, making it a perfect addition to any pre or post-workout beverage. The powder is rich and purple, and is loaded with antioxidants such as anthocyanins and polyphenols. This powder also has calcium, irons and vitamins A, C, B1 and B3. A berry that packs a huge punch!

Other Plant-Based Ingredients 

Added in this colourful plant-based juice is lime, celery, ginger and melon. All of which provide another long list of benefits. Lime can help boost your immunity, increase your iron absorption, aids in digestion, and the list only continues to go on. The celery is mainly water which means it’s really hydrating, but what many people don’t know is that it’s rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, C and potassium. Ginger is known to relieve nausea and inflammation, and lastly, melon is great for your skin and hair, as well as vitamin A and antioxidants.

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Raw Organic Maqui Berry Powder

The recipe title

Servings

4

Time

2 hours

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup Sunfood Cashews
1/2 cup Sunfood Cacao Paste wafers
1/3 cup Sunfood Cacao Butter wafers
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
sea salt

Method

Rinse and dry blueberries, making sure no water droplets are left. In a medium bowl, mix blueberries and cashews. Set aside. Melt Cacao Paste wafers and Cacao Butter wafers in a microwaveable bowl for 30-second intervals, stirring at every interval. Stir maple syrup and vanilla extract into melted cacao. Let chocolate cool slightly. then pour into a bowl of blueberries and cashews. Toss until blueberries and cashews are coated. Spoon tablespoon-sized clusters of blueberries and cashews onto a parchment-lined plate. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate clusters for 30 minutes.

Notes

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Recipe and photos: by Maria from foodbymaria.com