Among the increasing number of superfoods, by now on the table, or in the buddha bowls and smoothies of every healthy food worshipper of the world, maca is the only one that caught my attention.
Consuming it promise you energy boosts, increased fertility, better digestion, better skin, balanced hormones, and increased lybido with no side effects unless you have thyroid problems.
For the “moderate” prize of 20 pounds for 500 grams I can have 100 energizing smoothies instead of 20 unhealthy and weird artificially coloured energy drinks that wake me up and at the same give me osteoporosis and higher glycemia levels.
Sorry if I choose the increased everything with no side effects.
Let’s go for it.
I bought the maca few weeks ago and I must admit that for me personally it has a side effect, not overwhelming or insurmountable , but still a side effect: its taste. When people tell or write that a super weird looking food has a nice taste I am always on defense, because, for me, they usually don’t. Maca is no exception. It is suppose to taste nutty, but to me it tastes “rooty”, with a subtle note of old-old-better-bin-it nut.
The secret? Pair it with stronger flavours and sweet ones: banana, coffee, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is actually the secret weapon of every healthy food junkie, it makes every weird combo of ingredients delicious in a nanosecond. Except sweet chocolate avocado mousse, that is awful no matter what.
So here you have my version of delicious maca smoothie.
- 2 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp raw maca powder
- 1 tsp manuka honey
- 1 banana sliced
- 5 ml ginseng extract
- 5 ml guaraná extract
- 200-300 ml milk of choice ( I usually use almonk milk)
- Blend everything together until smooth, adjusting the amount of milk according to how thick you like your smoothie.