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Morning Delight

 

Karliin Brooks's recipe for Morning Delight, as seen in vegetariangazette.comKarliin Brooks, founder of The Squeeze (a juice and raw food purveyor and then some) and author of The Squeeze shares her recipe for “Morning Delight” with us.  The concoction’s ingredients include coconut milk, bananas, matcha tea powder, and lacuma (described by Brooks as a super food hailing from Peru, is low-glycemic and packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein). It should be noted that Brooks also has a new book on offer, THE SQUEEZE LIFE: Your Guide to the Best Bare Body, a brash and friendly reference. . 

 
INGREDIENTS:
11/2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp lacuma
2 tsp pure matcha tea powder
2 frozen bananas
2 to 3 dates, pitted
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract OR 1 vanilla bean
Small handful of ice (optional, depending whether you froze your bananas)
 
DIRECTIONS:
Add the coconut milk, lacuma, and matcha to your blender and process until completely mixed. Turn off, then add the rest of your ingredients and blend until totally emulsified. If using the vanilla bean, split the bean in half and scrape out the vanilla pods.