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Who loves chocolate? This smoothie contains more than just chocolate, it has hormone supporting maca powder and antioxidant-rich blueberries and strawberries!

Benefits of maca powder include:

⦁ Increase libido and fertility in men and women
⦁ Support hormones
⦁ Boost immune system
⦁ Improve memory and focus
⦁ Increase energy

Chocolate Maca Berry Smoothie


Serves 1

⦁ 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
⦁ 4 medium organic strawberries
⦁ 1 frozen banana
⦁ 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
⦁ 1 teaspoon maca powder
⦁ 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, hemp milk or almond milk (for those who do not have nut allergies). Add more if you do not like it too thick.
⦁ 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (optional)

1. Blend all ingredients together and serve.



Created by: Renee Altman, RHN from Verity Nutrition

Renee at Crystal Hills

Renee was raised in small town Kaslo in the West Kootenays. After graduating, she pursued a health and lifestyle path by enrolling in the Human Kinetics program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. While attending university, she found her passion not only to be fitness, but also nutrition. In 2012, Renee attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Nanaimo, where she specialized in holistic nutrition. She then returned to the Okanagan where she now resides. Renée’s strong belief in healthy practices such as fitness, nutrition, and emotional well-being fit well with the principles of holistic nutrition.

Renee’s method is to ditch the diet and switch to a lifestyle where incorporating nourishing food everyday will have you feeling empowered and revitalized. Her plan will have you forgetting about trendy diets that leave you feeling hungry, irritable, and tired, and instead incorporating natural, alive, and good quality whole foods.



Our amazing group of bloggers includes Nicole Lachance the Bella Vita Beauty Blogger, Renee Altman a Holistic Nutritionist, and many other guest writers.

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