If you are not familiar with Maca it is a root that is an adaptogen and is getting a lot of buzz lately. I learned about it from my naturopathic doctor and started incorporating it into my diet. Maca has a lot of benefits. I am not a nutritionist, but here are a few things that I have noticed while incorporating it into my diet.
Benefits of Maca
- Can help with PMS symptoms
- Hormones and Sexual Health
- Energy, Mood and Memory
Now you are probably curious about how to incorporate it into your diet. There are many ways to use it. You can even make a drink out of it (I have not tried that). My favorite ways to use it are in smoothies, stirred into oatmeal, topped on yogurt or smoothie bowls with a bit of granola, and I also mix some into my energy balls recipe I make (recipe link below).
Here is a link to my energy ball recipe: https://livingthewrightway.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/pre-workout-eats/
Chocolate Banana Nut Butter Smoothie (1 serving)
1 Cup of Milk of Your Choice (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
½ Small Frozen Banana
2 Tablespoons Nut Butter (I like peanut butter or almond butter)
1 Handful of Spinach
1 tsp maca powder (I use healthworks maca powder on Amazon)
1 scoop protein powder of choice (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together. Pour into a glass and enjoy!