Maca is a root from the Andes mountains in Peru that has had a variety of uses by Peruvians including promotion of endurance, energy, sexual virility, and even fertility. It has also been known to have many health benefits and is a great suggestion to add to your diet. Maca is abundant in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, and B12 that all assist your bodily functions. And that’s not all…studies have shown that Maca contains two of the three fatty acids and offers incredible amounts of fiber!
To get your dose of Maca for raising your energy levels , try adding one teaspoon to smoothies, pancakes and other recipes or take ½ gram of the extract, twice a day, instead.
Maca powder: The Vital Stats:
Serving size: 1 tbsp
Dietary Fiber: 3g (pretty impressive for just a level tablespoon!)
Here is a simple, fabulous smoothie recipe with Maca powder that you can try for breakfast tomorrow:
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
- 1 serving of your favorite protein powder
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 1 banana (optionally frozen)
- A little honey to sweeten
If you’ve never tried Maca powder before, you should be able to find it at your local health food stores like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
Have you tried Maca before? Which benefit would you enjoy most that it has to offer?!