This delicious Maca Power Breakfast Smoothie will give you energy and stamina for a busy day ahead.
Maca is an adaptogenic herb from Peru that helps to regulate the adrenals, hormones and nervous system – improving energy, stamina, mood and even libido. It has a sweet, earthy flavour that can be an acquired taste for some – although the other ingredients in this recipe completely mask the taste.
Baobob is an African fruit that has been used medicinally for centuries and is a great source of fibre, alkalising, energy boosting minerals and antioxidants. Boabob is also high in Vitamin C which is needed during times of stress. Its mild citrus taste is a great addition to smoothies.
The amount of protein in this recipe will help sustain your cortisol levels throughout the morning, which is helpful if youʼre under a lot of stress. A protein rich breakfast can also switch your body into fat burning mode, so youʼll lose any extra weight youʼre carrying as a side effect too (bye-bye, muffin top!).
- 400ml coconut water or pure water
- ¼ cup of almonds or walnuts
- 1 teaspoon of Maca powder
- 1 serve of Whey protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of Baobob power
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 punnet of strawberries/blueberries (organic) or 1 banana
- ¼ avocado
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or smoothie maker.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Melissa is a naturopathic nutritionist, coach and speaker who helps exhausted businesswomen reclaim their energy to maximise their effectiveness and success in business and life.
Her unique approach combines naturopathy, nutrition, positive psychology and lifestyle strategies to nourish and energise women from cell to soul.