Maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, is a plant that originates from Peru. Its scientific name is Lepidium meyenii. Maca has an earthy and nutty flavor with a hint of butterscotch aroma. Its unique taste pairs well with sweet fruits, which is why I love to combine it with apple and banana to enhance the sweet richness of the smoothie.
I see food as medicine. Food doesn’t just exist to make us feel full and happy, but it also fuels our bodies. When you know the ingredients in your food, you can choose the ones that are best for you.
Discover the Benefits of the Ingredients in Our Delicious Maca Smoothie
Apple: A good source of pectin, a natural prebiotic that promotes healthy gut bacteria.
Banana: Sweet and creamy, it is a great source of potassium.
Chia seeds: A great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Cinnamon: Helps to balance blood sugar levels.
Freshly pressed almond milk: Rich in vitamin E and protein.
Maca root powder: Very nutritious, it is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It can help boost energy levels and balance hormones.
Rolled oats: A source of fiber and vitamin B, which can help reduce cholesterol.
Maca Smoothie Recipe
1 cup of plant-based milk (or a handful of almonds and 1 cup water)
1 tbsp. maca root powder
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp. rolled oats
1 tbsp. chia seeds
In a food processor, blend 1/4 cup of almonds with 1 cup of water to make freshly pressed almond milk.
Add the banana, apple, maca root powder, cinnamon, rolled oats, and chia seeds into the food processor.
Blend all the ingredients together until you reach the desired texture.
Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy a nutritious breakfast or snack time!