Maca is going to be your new favorite superfood!
The maca root was prized throughout the Inca empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body’s delicate endocrine system and help the body cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine. This amazing root is from the broccoli, cauliflower, brassica family.
Maca has a slight sweet nutty taste and can be easily added to smoothies and juices, is great to add to oatmeal or a smoothie bowl, plus the benefits of adding this superfood to your “nutrition tool box” are numerous.
Women and Maca
Maca powder has many benefits for women. It can help to eliminate hot flashes, night sweats, and balance hormones. It will help with menopausal, premenstrual cramps and discomfort. Bring on the hormone balance ladies!
Men and Maca
For men, it is known to increase energy, stamina, and endurance levels. In fact, it can increase a man’s sexual desire and mental clarity. This is a win-win for our men!
Maca root contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fiber.
Maca Nutrition Facts
The root powder is comprised of approximately 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber (indigestible carbohydrates). It provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:
- Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids
- Over 20 fatty acids
- Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and E
Grown in the mountains of Peru, this root is called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and it has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.
Maca Me Beautiful Smoothie
This smoothie is so easy to make and you are going to be surprised at how delicious it is. I recommend making a double batch and saving some for the next day. That is how good it is! Save the extra to a mason jar in your fridge and then re-blend it the next day.
1/2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp. maca powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c coconut water
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. hemp seeds
Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and get ready to love this smoothie! #BoomDone #MacaSmoothie