Maca Mocha Banana Smoothie|Healthy Drink

Maca 

Maca root (lepidium meyenii) is an adaptogen and a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage, but due to it’s unique properties it considered one of the world’s natural “super foods.”  Maca is grown high in the mountains of South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru. Dr Axe  dot com

My Experience with Maca

I have been using maca powder for some time now; it taste quite pleasant. Nutty and chocolate.

When I was suggested to take Maca, it was by a good friend who knew I needed help with balancing my hormones. I was also trying to lose some pregnancy weight at the time.

I have read about the many benefits has, and I had to try it for myself. After months using it, I have to say that my figure has had a drastic change and my mood and anxiety has improved.

I would, however, give it to the fact that I try to eat quite a balanced diet with plenty of fibre and nutrient rich food. So I can’t be definite but that’s with everything.

Although, I would still use maca because it is a whole food and nutrient dense. It can safely be used daily up to 2 tablespoons. I suggest not baking or cooking with Maca only to avoid the heat from damaging the nutrients.

Make truffles or smoothies and enjoy every day!

Maca Motcha Smoothie

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1-2

Maca Motcha Smoothie

This smoothie taste equally good if the banana is not frozen. A drizzle of raw honey is also welcome.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the coffee and the cacao powder with the 1/2 cup of boiling water.
  2. Pour the coffee mixture into a blender.
  3. Add the bananas, milk, maca powder and the cinnamon into the blender and pulse till it's silky and smooth.
  4. Divide into 2 classes.
  5. Optional garnish with some shredded coconut
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Some of Maca Benefits are

  • Balance Hormones
  • Improve Fertility
  • Increase Energy
  • Weight Loss

I have honestly seen a vast improvement in these areas lately so if you are suffering from any of the above do give Maca a try.

There a few site I recommend you read if you are looking for more info about Maca.

Global Healing Center

DR Axe Food is Medicine

17 Comments

  1. August 6, 2017 / 2:47 am

    Ahhh this might just be what I need. I literally just bookmarked this.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 3:37 am

      Ah great! Let me know what you think 🙂

  2. August 5, 2017 / 11:32 am

    You do post some gorgeous recipes! This, in particular, looks really indulgent – great that it has potential health benefits too.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 3:36 am

      Oh thank you so much!

  3. August 5, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Wow! What a powerful super food! I’ll keep my eyes open for it, thank you for the introduction. These smoothies sound fantastic, Mira.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 3:35 am

      I’m glad to have introduced you to this superfood. I hope you get the most of it

  4. August 5, 2017 / 7:14 am

    This looks really delicious I’m going to have a go at making one of these over the weekend!

    • Mira
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 7:50 am

      It’s really good! I’m sure you’re going to love it!

  5. August 5, 2017 / 6:23 am

    I am now adding maca to my smoothies! Thank you so much, Mira! I love your tips, recipes and suggestions.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 6:36 am

      Aww you just made my day! Thank you

  6. August 4, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I’m not a fan of bananas but my partner loves them. This would be a nice treat to make!

    • Mira
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Ah David! No Bananas? We are like monkeys here!

  7. Eugenia
    July 12, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Hi Mira where do you buy your maca? Was looking online is it matcha? Loving your recipes

    • Mira
      Author
      July 13, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Hi, Eugenia, No Maca is different to Matcha

      MATCHA: GREEN TEA

      MACA: Choco NUTTY Powder: a good adaptogen (good for balancing hormones)

      I bought mine from Holland and Barretts, I know Supervalu has them too but I often would get it from Amazon too. If you click this link you can get one with a recipe book too which is great. Maca on AMAZON

  8. December 19, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Right I am going to give maca a try! I have never had it before but we love to make smoothies & healthy drinks so it sounds right up our ally. Thanks for sharing! x

    • Mira
      Author
      December 28, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      You will love the benefits!

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