Move over morning joe! I have a new drink to start my day.
My best friend and fellow writer Patti Callahan Henry introduced me to this drink after she learned about it at a health spa. When she shared the recipe with me, we were both trying to be a peak energy for writing our novels, which are both out this summer–Beach House for Rent and The Bookshop at Water’s End (if you love my books, you’ll love Patti’s too).
One sip of this drink and I was hooked! It’s warm, aromatic, and smooth with notes of chocolate from the raw cocoa beans blend and a touch of sweetness from the dates. This is my power drink every morning. I enjoy it so much, I even mentioned it in my new novel, BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. Now readers are messaging me for the recipe. So here you go!
Watch this video to see how I make this easy, healthy, superfood drink at home.
I still enjoy a good cup of coffee. But I don’t rely on it as my fuel to get through long days of writing, and I definitely don’t drink nearly as much coffee as I used to. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Cheers to good health!
RECIPE FOR MARY ALICE MONROE’S DAILY SUPERFOOD DRINK
1 Yerba Mate tea bag
1 TBSP Maca powder
1-2 TBSP Complete plant protein powder, vanilla flavor (I use PlantFusion brand)
1 TBSP Sun Potion raw cocoa blend “Anandamide”
1 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 – 1 tsp. hemp seed
1/2 – 1 tsp. ground flaxseed
2 pitted dates
Pour boiling water in a coffee mug, and add one tea bag. Steep for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a blender dump in all other ingredients. Remove tea bag from coffee mug and discard. Pour hot tea liquid in blender and puree for approximately ten seconds. Pour warm blended drink into your mug and enjoy.