Good morning! It's time to get cracking with a blueberry, banana, maca smoothie! This recipe is loaded with super-foods and it is easy and quick to whip up for a meal-on-the-go for busy mornings, or to sip slowly as you ease into the day.
Blueberries are fibre-rich and antioxidant-rich pearls of goodness, and they pair beautifully with bananas - one of my favourite fruits ever! Bananas truly benefit the cardiovascular system with their high levels of potassium, which is essential to blood pressure regulation and heart function. Ohhh, and sexy maca... Maca grows in Peru and has been used for thousands of years for a variety of benefits (including, but not limited to): it is rich in vitamins B, C, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc; it sustains energy levels; it improves sexual vitality by boosting libido and stamina; and, it levels out women's moods in relation to menstruation and menopause by alleviating physiological symptoms and mood symptoms associated with a cycle/ menopause (cramps, hot flashes, anxiety, depression etc.) Note: it is not recommended to take maca while expecting or breastfeeding.
Place the following ingredients into your blender, and blend until your favourite consistency is reached. Add ice if you would like to a) make your smoothie colder and/or b) sharpen your blender's blades.
- 1/3 cup wild, organic frozen blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- a spoonful of maca powder
- Garden of Life Raw Protein powder - Beyond Organic Forumula (or your choice of protein)
- A dash of cinnamon (for its blood sugar-regulating magical powers)
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds
- Ice, ice, baby (optional)
Be good to you.