Mom” typically starts her morning with a plant-based protein packed smoothie. This creamy smoothie includes coconut milk which adds a silky texture, and the right amount of healthy fats so you’ll feel satiated. Lacuma, a superfood hailing from Peru, is low-glycemic and packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein.

The Morning Delight is a hearty beverage packed with vitamins, nutrients, and healthy carbs, which is going to give you the get up and go everyone needs in the morning without the coffee crash,” says Brooks.

Morning Delight Smoothie


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)


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.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

*Recipe and image courtesy of Karliin Brooks, author of Squeeze Life and the founder of The Squeeze, a cleansing and juicing lifestyle brand located in NYC.*