Maca, Chia, Banana Smoothie

Hi!

This is a delicious smoothie that is great for breakfast as the maca really gives you an energy kick! Filled with goodies such as coconut oil, chia and frozen bananas, this smoothie is deliciously creamy too đŸ™‚

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Maca, Chia, Banana Smoothie

Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond, coconut, or hemp milk
  • 1 frozen medium banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca powder (for the seasoned maca consumer, use 1 tablespoon or more)
  • 1 tablespoon chia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A little maple syrup to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients into blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
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4 thoughts on “Maca, Chia, Banana Smoothie

    1. Haha no worries! It’s a powder that you can get from most health food stores. The maca powder comes from a root vegetable grown in the Peruvian Andes and has historically been used by the Incas to reduce stress, boost energy, and enhance fertilty! I personally always notice an increase in energy when I have it (plus I think it tastes nice, it has quite an earthy-malt flavour almost).

      Here’s some detailed information I found below on the benefits if you were interested;
      – Is an adaptogen, which means it adapts to the needs of your body
      – Provides all the essential nutrients to maintain homeostasis of the endocrine system.
      – Has a high protein content with nearly all of the essential amino acids.
      – Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D.
      – Is rich in minerals such as, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, bismuth, phosphorus and manganese
      – Improves glucose tolerance and in turn, reduces blood sugar levels
      – Is an anti-depressant, and enhances learning and memory abilities
      – Supports fertility by regulating reproductive hormones and boosting libido
      – May help prevent oestrogen-deficient bone loss in women

      1. Darn it! I just left the health food store. I want some MACA POWDER. . .ooooh me on MACA. . .the world (and my husband) may not be ready. I may pay the health food store yet another visit tomorrow. Now I’m off to try the gluten free carrot cake recipe on your page (wiggling eyebrows).

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