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Gracious Living Cacao Protein Detox Elixir

A very popular energizing detox elixir at the recent Gracious Living Lifestyle Detox Retreat in the Bahamas with 21 students from around the world.

This recipe is very powerful, energizing, and cleansing. Ka-pow! Don’t drink too much! I serve it as a shot or 1/2 cup serving max.

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In blender: (Depending on the size of your blender, this will be about 6-10 servings. You can store in fridge for use throughout the week. Make sure to shake up before serving.)

1 scoop of Ergogenics Organic Whole Greens Hemp Protein Powder (Contains detoxifying green sea veggies that is excellent for thyroid and metabolism) Get 20% off HERE.

1 tbsp raw cacao. (High in magnesium and anti-oxidants).

2 tbsp of liver-cleansing dandelion powder (I use DandyBlend for best taste )

1 tbsp maca powder. (Maca powder helps to reduce stress, balance the hormones, and energize the body). 

1 tbsp lucuma powder (low glycemic, high antioxidant sweetener) 

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (thermogenic, fat-burning)

1/2 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon recommended, magnesium rich)

2-3 cups of water

Blend and serve as a shot or half cup portion.

If I don’t have time to blend, I put a little bit of each powder in a mason jar and bring it with me on my travels. When ready, I simply add water, shake it up, and sip for energy!


*Add 1 drop of “DoTerra Slim & Sassy” (1 drop only! It is very strong. Also, do not use essential oils that are not food-grade or you can get sick! DoTerra offers food-grade essential oils).

*You can add ice and a tad more natural sweetener for a yummy plant powered, detox smoothie.

*Heat up some unsweetened coconut milk and add it to the detox elixir, then top with goji berries for a delicious, warm, cleansing, energizing drink. Click HERE for more recipes.

About the Author: 

Grace Van Berkum, R.H.N., is a plant-powered, detox nutritionist and tropical yoga teacher facilitating empowering & inspiring Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreats in Nicaragua and around the world. Her mission in this lifetime is to spread the message of plant-based nutrition and self-love by teaching people how to eat and live with awareness.


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