A maca smoothie is a great way to start out the day. Instead of reaching for the coffee with caffeine reach for the maca powder smoothie with vitamins and minerals to give you energy!
Pure, raw, unadulterated maca powder is just packed full of usable, easy-to-absorb minerals that the body desperately needs on a regular basis. If you are not getting these from another source maca is a great option. Even though it’s part of the potato/radish family, it is the perfect complement to a smoothie that wants a nice superfood boost.
What is Maca Root?
Maca is an herbaceous plant native to Peru’s Central Highlands. It is actually related to the potato.
Its color will vary anywhere from light yellow to dark black. Maca’s popularity is on the rise as people continue to discover the benefits that this little plant has to offer.
Since maca grows wildly in the mountains of Peru, at high altitudes, it quickly became a staple of the Peruvian diet; either, eaten raw or cooked. Maca is also considered to be a superfood that is known for its high micronutrient power!
Benefits of a Maca Powder Smoothie
Energy: most people, after eating maca, feel their energy (mood) left almost immediately after consuming it. People who use maca report: good energy, stamina as well as endurance.
Thyroid Support: maca powder has been known to support the thyroid gland due to the vitamins and minerals it contains. The rate at which the body produces and releases energy is controlled by the thyroid glands, maca contains a particular alkaloid that supports the hormones released by the thyroid.
Immunity Booster: with the high vitamin C content that maca contains, it’s a given that maca is a true immunity booster. Aside from the vitamin C, maca also contains 22 fatty acids which function as an
Maca powder is one of the purest sources of B vitamins will find. Below is a list of the B’s form(s) it contains:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
How To Make Maca Smoothie Recipe:
You will need:
- Maca Powder
- Frozen Raspberries
- Cacao Powder
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Oil
To make this smoothie – just add all the ingredients to a blender, and blitz until completely smooth.
1. How Much Maca Powder Should I Add To My Smoothie?
Add a maximum of 2 teaspoons per serving. Ideally, keep it to 1 teaspoon per serving.
2. What Is Good To Mix With Maca?
Maca is best used in beverages such as smoothies, hot chocolate, coffee, and juices.
3. What Is The Best Time To Drink Maca Powder?
Maca is best consumed at breakfast. Maca is also a perfect replacement for coffee, as it will provide you with energy and wake you up.
More Smoothie Recipes:
1. Coffee Banana Protein Shake
2. Premier Coffee Protein Smoothie
3. Low-Calorie Peanut Butter Smoothie
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Superfood Maca Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Blender We used this one
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ medium-sized ripe banana peeled and diced
- ½ teaspoon maca powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2-3 cubes of Ice
- Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
- Process until compltely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
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