Maca – Goji – Camu Camu

Maca, Goji, Camu Camu…what are they? Sometimes it’s enough to make your head spin. I’ve seen those words in raw un-cookbooks and listed on the internet in recipes, and Raw Yoda has put them on my list of things to incorporate into my foods… but what are they?

I’m used to seeing recipes that say to add sugar and flour and salt, not Maca, Goji Berries, and Camu Camu.

I can see how anyone new to the raw food lifestyle or anyone trying to make the transition would get frustrated and feel overwhelmed…I am basically being re-educated. Which I ADORE! But it’s a lot, and I am so impatient, and I want to know all of it right now, but my brain can only handle so much at once…so I am going to take it a step at a time and try to really understand and enjoy these new foods and “superfoods” and share them all with you!

So MACA…what is it? It’s a Peruvian herb/root that is a protein and gives you energy and endurance! Reduces anxiety and stress! read more about it here:

CAMU CAMU is up next…it’s makes me think of camels 🙂 Ok what on earth is Camu Camu? A berry! It’s a vitamin C supercharged berry! It contains important levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin etc. read more about it here:

GOJI: Goji is a berry too! Goji strengthens the immune system, is high in antioxidants, and they are second only to camu camu berries as the richest vitamin C source on earth! read more about it here:

So these are just a few of the amazing fabulous superfoods that you can add to your life!
Raw Yoda gave me a Raw Yoda Approved Smoothie recipe which I am listing below!

So here is the next one I am trying, after I get my camel…oops I mean camu camu and some of that kicka** warrior food!

Raw Yoda Approved Smoothie:

Warrior Food
Either soaked goji berries (2hrs or more) or fresh strawberries
A scoop of my favorite nut butter

Now that sounds yummy. Especially since I am currently a huge fan of pecan nut butter (and walnut nut butter, and macadamia nut butter)!!! mmmmmmmm nut butterssssss <3
I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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