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.
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
- 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!