Maca powder is the powdered root of the maca plant. Also known as Peruvian Ginseng it has risen in popularity due to said benefits to libido and the reproductive system. In Peru the fresh root is boiled and eaten in a similar way to potato: either mashed into a porridge or roasted. We think it is absolutely delicious in an energy-boosting smoothie, with a vanilla-like flavour.
Smoothies are such an easy and unutilised way to pack nutrients into a quick meal or snack. You can put almost anything you like in them! Once you are familiar with the tricks to combining and sweetening your mix the only limit is your creativity!
The Benefits Of Maca Powder
There is a range of unique nutritional properties within maca powder. It is fairly high in protein and B vitamins as well as iron, making it an excellent inclusion in diets for those that are vegan or vegetarian. Without a doubt the biggest benefit of maca powder is its exceptionally high levels of vitamin C. The scientific research into the benefits to the reproductive organs and libido levels are still ongoing but it has long since been used as a natural remedy in both these applications. Research into the benefits to blood pressure level maintenance is also underway. See more recipes, uses and benefits of maca powder.
The Ultimate Energy-Boosting Smoothie
Mixing maca powder with other ingredients like the pure cinnamon and sunflower seeds in this recipe, gives this smoothie a range of nutritional benefits. Slot it into your daily meal plan as a quick and easy snack as an incredible energy-boosting smoothie.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3/4 to 1 cup water or plant milk
- 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 Tbsp maca powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Drink and enjoy
Yes, it is that easy! This drink will provide you with energy and hormone balancing nutrients. It’s also jam-packed with vitamins and minerals making it an excellent way to start your morning or a quick snack get you through to lunchtime!
It’s healthy, it’s nut-free, it’s delicious with hints of caramel and warming cinnamon, it’s literally everything you want. Go on, try it, you know you want to.