Enjoy this nourishing smoothie-style cleanse first thing in the morning and it will give you a true boost of energy without caffeine. It’s loaded with health-promoting plant nutrients and has a significant amount of fiber.

Preferably use organic ingredients.

Makes 2½ cups


1 medium mango, peeled, chopped, and frozen, or 1 cup frozen mango cubes

1 cup cucumber, peeled, and chopped

2 tablespoon Maca Powder

½ cup 100% pure organic apple juice

½ packed cup fresh baby spinach (about 1 handful)

2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice to taste

In a blender, purée all the ingredients until very smooth. Drink immediately.

Per serving: 210 calories, 4 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans-fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 41 g total carbohydrate, 7 g dietary fiber, 32 g sugars, 4 g protein.

*For a lower-calorie option and fewer sugar grams, replace the ½ cup apple juice with ½ cup cold filtered water, 2 packets organic chia seeds or spirulina, and an extra 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Per serving: 150 calories, 3 g total fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans-fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 31 g total carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber, 21 g sugars, 33 g protein.