Maca Root || Super Food Series

Find yourself depending on caffeine for an energy boost in the morning and for another late afternoon round when the fatigue sets in? Why not ditch that double soy latte for a Maca infused smoothie instead….

 

High Energy Super Food Smoothie: Banana, Strawberry, Almond MIlk, Cacao Powder, Chia Seeds, Maca Powder... topped with Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs

High Energy Super Food Smoothie: Banana, Strawberry, Almond MIlk, Cacao Powder, Chia Seeds, Maca Powder… topped with Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs

 

Maca is a Peruvian root from high in the Andes, known for it’s positive effects on energy and fertility. This super food increases energy, endurance, strength, mental and hormonal function and boosts libido. Maca root is not exactly a popular food item in grocery stores, but the powder form is more accessible in local health food stores. Dried Maca powder contains more than 10% protein and 20 amino acids.

The lowdown on M A C A :

  • High in iron and calcium
  • Rich in amino acids, contains fatty acids
  • Aids in memory and learning
  • Protects skin against UV rays
  • Increases stamina & endurance
  • Reduces symptoms of PMS
  • Improves Sleep
  • Reduces anxiety & stress

 

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In Guatemala we unfortunately don’t have the luxury of Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or even your small town local health food store. Before coming here I stocked up on all my essential vitamins to bring with me and Maca Root supplement was on my list. Being a vegetarian, I am always conscious of my vitamin and supplement intake incase I am not following a balanced diet.

 

Almond, Cocoa + Maca Energy Bites

Almond, Cocoa + Maca Energy Bites

 

Vanilla Maca Oatmeal + banana + blueberries + raspberries + peanut butter

Vanilla Maca Oatmeal + banana + blueberries + raspberries + peanut butter

 

You can add Maca Root Powder to pretty much anything like smoothies, oatmeal, cereal, and sweet deserts. I like getting my Maca on in the morning so it keeps me energized all day long !

 

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