Stacy Stowers, a raw foods coach from New York, has visited the Vineyard many times, and her Happy Shake is legendary. Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of nutrient-rich spinach and blueberries, as well as superfoods like maca and cacao. “It’s a key place to start when trying to lose excess weight, increase energy levels, and get healthier and happier,” says Stacy.

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 3–4 cups fresh spinach

  • 1/2–1 tablespoon raw maca powder (available at health food stores)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (available at health food stores)
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw super-green powder (such as Vitamineral Green by Healthforce Nutritionals), optional
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen banana or cherries

  • Raw honey (optional)

1. In your blender or Vitamix, start with a 1/2 cup water. Add coconut oil, spinach, maca powder, raw cacao powder, and green powder, if using, and blend into a green sludge. It’s very important to mix these ingredients first, before adding the frozen fruit.

2. Add frozen fruit and a small amount of honey, if using, and blend. The blending time is short. You want a creamy consistency without over-blending, closer to soft-serve ice cream than a milkshake. Garnish your shake with raw cacao nibs, goji berries, or fresh local bee pollen, if available.

This recipe was originally published with the article, Blueberry Power.