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Lucy's Healthy Superfoods Smoothie Recipe

Lucy slices opened upwardly a kokosnoot fresh from the tree.
Passionate foodie as well as chef, Lucy Mejia is an inspiration for living a uncomplicated life inwards a beautiful environs filled amongst good for you lot eating as well as joyful pursuits. Her morn starts inwards the oceanfront jungle palapa she calls domicile amongst her partner Jose, smashing opened upwardly a kokosnoot for refreshment as well as spending the daylight hours surfing, beingness active as well as making tasty food.

We met Lucy inwards her electrical flow domicile inwards Nayarit, United Mexican U.S. of A. piece shooting the 2014 lookbook as well as were inwards awe of her love story. After getting married inwards Lucy’s native Australia, the duad came to United Mexican U.S. of A. to direct keep a 2nd marriage ceremony inwards Jose’s nativity country. They traveled through Argentina, Bolivia, Republic of Peru as well as Republic of Ecuador on the agency as well as i time they striking Mexico, needed a beach opor-garai earlier the 2nd marriage ceremony ceremony.

“Before the marriage ceremony my woman parent arrived from Commonwealth of Australia as well as I wanted to larn somewhere on the beach close San Miguel de Allende. The solely criteria were waves as well as proximity. So Sayulita was a place. I only saw it on the map!” she says.

They arrived at Playa Escondido, surfed themselves giddy along the coast, thus stumbled upon a infinite for rent inwards town they imagined was perfect for a café. It was serendipity. “Discovering this pocket-size surfing village, amongst an abundant local, organic farmers marketplace as well as to a greater extent than than vi surf breaks inside a 20-minute drive, nosotros were sold! Being from Byron Bay, Australia, i of the most beautiful places inwards the public to me, I never idea I would notice some other identify to telephone telephone home. I am thus grateful,” she says. Just similar that, Café Esperanza was born.

The local good for you lot nutrient eating theater Café Esperanza shares Lucy’s option eating philosophy, based on her passion for nourishing foods. As an educated acupuncturist as well as traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Lucy is our novel go-to proficient for wellness advice as well as tardily as well as delicious recipes that are total of fresh ingredients.

Lucy shared amongst us an tardily as well as good for you lot recipe using locally grown superfoods to give you lot long-lasting liberate energy as well as hydration for even thus your 24-hour interval unfolds.

Every morn starts amongst fresh kokosnoot water. 

Why did you lot opened upwardly Café Esperanza? 

I love living whole delicious super foods that are prepared amongst love as well as intention. I aid nigh how nutrient makes me experience as well as I actually aid for the wellness as well as potential of our community. With pleasance nosotros serve this nutrient to our friends.

I believe that nutrient is medicine. I accept inwards my environment, the nature or thus me, the natural flora as well as fauna. What lives here? What thrives here? What’s local, seasonal as well as sustainable?

Our picayune café, La Esperanza is founded upon these questions. As a collective of dedicated, planet-loving, life-appreciating souls nosotros inquire you lot to bring together us inwards the celebration of eating consciously! The English linguistic communication translation of Esperanza is hope. Hope for the futurity generations as well as promise for humanity.

We believe that nosotros are all born inwards perfect harmony as well as remainder amongst nature. The choices nosotros brand throughout our lifetime behave upon this balance. Our vision, intentions as well as ultimately our nutrient is developed amongst you lot inwards heed as well as is based on our wishing to assist, inspire as well as rear you lot into making the healthiest choices inwards life, enabling you lot to explore your total potential.

Welcome to Cafe Esperanza.
Fresh fruit stand. Photo past times Nick LaVecchia.

What are some of the superfoods that you lot regularly eat as well as why? 

In United Mexican U.S. of A. nosotros are blessed amongst an abundance of readily available superfoods. Superfoods past times Definition are calorie lean as well as nutrient dense, pregnant they pack a lot of punch for their weight equally far equally goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants as well as essential nutrients.

Five of my favourite local superfoods are:

Coconut: High inwards electrolytes for hydration. Drinking the juice from a immature kokosnoot is similar giving your torso an instant blood transfusion.

Mesquite: Mesquite contains a high vitamin as well as mineral content, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, Fe as well as zinc. It is a fantastic sweetener alternative.

Chia: H5N1 wonderful rootage of poly peptide to assist construct beautiful hair, skin, nails as well as vitally of import muscles as well as ruddy blood cells. Amino acids as well as fiber that assist promote good for you lot see as well as circulation.

Cocoa: One of the world's most concentrated sources of antioxidants flora inwards whatever food.

Spirulina: This cultivated micro-algae has been consumed for thousands of years past times the indigenous peoples inwards United Mexican U.S. of A. as well as Africa. It is i of the highest known poly peptide sources on public as well as contains 70% consummate protein. 

The most readily available of these superfoods are coconuts. Coconuts are fundamental to my life hither inwards the jungle! My mornings ceremoniously include opening a fresh kokosnoot amongst my machete equally I depository fiscal establishment stand upwardly for the swell. If I’m super keen to larn inwards the H2O I’ll only gulp the H2O as well as relieve the flesh for later. If experience that I’m needing to a greater extent than liberate energy I’ll role the H2O as well as the flesh inwards a smoothie.
Smoothies packed amongst liberate energy as well as flavor.
Lucy's Sayulita Superfood Smoothie

Flesh as well as H2O of i coconut
ii tablespoons of mesquite powder
ii tablespoons of maca
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Agave or raw dear to your desired sweetness
1 ripe bananna
1 loving cup of ice
1 loving cup of water

This is my favorite breakfast smoothie because it has all my essential nutritional needs to starting fourth dimension the 24-hour interval as well as it’s all local, organic as well as sustainable. The recipe is flexible depending on what ingredients are available. For to a greater extent than nutritional authorisation I sometimes add together kale, cocoa, blueberries, almonds, bee pollen as well as spirulina (vital mineral greens past times Health Force Nutritionals is a reputable product). I may besides add together additional superfoods if available: 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds as well as ii tablespoons of maca powder.

An tardily agency to print your friends amongst breakfast after the surf is to accept the left over smoothie as well as brand a quinoa breakfast inwards a clear tall glass. Layer pre-cooked ruddy as well as white quinoa amongst layers of smoothie as well as fresh fruit. My preference is bananna as well as mango as well as berries when they are available. You tin besides role apple tree as well as pear if this is local for you. Top it off amongst diced dates as well as figs, hemp seeds as well as bee pollen. Que rico! If you lot are trying to rest off dairy you lot wont fifty-fifty notice it missing inwards this creamy deliciousness. Enjoy!!

Lovely duad Jose as well as Lucy, owners of Cafe Esperanza.