Raw cacao + Maca = A perfect match
This chocolate protein smoothie is my favourite at the moment. There’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of chocolate and this beauty satisfies my sweet tooth. Sipping on this delicious smoothie makes the day a little better. And yes, the perfect recovery for my tired muscles post leg session. I used a vegan protein blend that I bought from a health food store here in Budapest (rice & pea protein with raw cacao and Maca). But you can of course just as well use raw cacao powder and Maca powder.
Benefits of Maca root;
Maca has a positive effect on hormone balance and energy levels. The root is well known to help with hormone balance that often contributes to improving the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. Historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes. Maca has a relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zink, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium, among others. Clinical trials have shown that Maca has a positive effects on energy, stamina and mood. People who regularly use Maca powder report that it makes them feel more awake, energized and driven. (www.draxe.com)
I haven’t used Maca long enough (or regularly) to have noticed any positive effects, but I’m eager to give it a try. Maybe less coffee, more Maca should become my new mantra… 😉
1 frozen banana
2 dl unsweetened almond milk
2 medjool dates
1 tsp peanutbutter
1 scoop of vegan protein blend with raw cacao + maca
(for extra flavour add a hint of cinnamon and turmeric)
- Blend all the lovely ingredients together in your mixer and pour into a smoothie jar. Perf!