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!).
Maca Power Breakfast Smoothie
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
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
Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or smoothie maker.
Blend until smooth.
Serve and enjoy!
ABOUT MELISSA SMITH
Melissa is a naturopathic nutritionist and health coach who helps people who are feeling tired all the time get their energy and life back. She consults with people worldwide via webcam (AKA telehealth) from Melbourne, Australia.