In need of a natural, nutritious and delicious way to boost your workout? Look no further than this weeks star superfood – the humble Maca root.

A must-have for any health conscious fitness loving foodie seeking to perform to the best of their abilities – maca is an ancient powerhouse of fatigue fighting and stress relieving essential nutrients. A natural energizer, libido booster and hormone regulator, once ingested, maca possesses the unique abilities to induce balance in the body whilst regulating and normalizing stress levels and hormone function based on individual bodily needs.

Cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Peru, maca root has been utilized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Featuring essential micronutrients B1, B2, B12, C and E – also known as the energy vitamins – this nutritious and energy inducing plant source additionally provides significant amounts of iron, calcium, selenium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.

Along with the host of vitamins and minerals this super-root contains – maca is full of dietary fibre, protein and complex carbohydrates, making it the perfect supplement for both naturally enhancing physical endurance and in muscle repair and recovery post workout.maca

We get our Maca Powder from Planet Organic or Wholefoods or you can buy online at www.detoxyourworld.com.

Try stirring it through your morning porridge or muesli, add to homemade energy balls and bars or sprinkle over organic popcorn flavoured with coconut oil and cinnamon for an energizing afternoon treat. Whilst you’re at it why not try out our favourite maca-cacao smoothie, full of plant based protein, antioxidant rich cacao and healthy fats to nourish your body from the inside out.

Maca, Cacao & Hemp Seed Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 T hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 T raw cacao
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 t maca
  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup water or almond milk

Blend and serve!

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Zsa Zsa Vella

Zsa Zsa is an Australian born, London based wellness journalist, yoga lover & aspiring health coach. Currently writing about all things beauty and wellbeing for London’s leading organic and natural beauty apothecary, Zsa Zsa endeavours to inspire others of the Importance of living well holistically through healthy, wholesome nutrition, natural, organic skincare and an active body & mind. A soon to be student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Zsa Zsa is particularly passionate about the healing benefits of food & the impact a nutrient rich diet has on all aspects of life. Zsa Zsa will be releasing an app later this year dedicated to making healthy living easy & accessible wherever you are in the world.