Superfood Maca powder is derived from the Peruvian Maca root. Maca contains twenty amino acids, most importantly glucosinates (found in broccoli and cruciferous vegetables). This wonder powder should be a staple in everyone’s diet. Mostly known for it’s libido and fertility boosting abilities (for both male and female), this powder is also effective against menstrual cramps and hot flashes during and before menopause. Maca also helps to balance hormone levels and thus with mood swings, increases physical and mental energy and may even be responsible for decreasing skin sensitivity in extreme climates.
Maca powder looks similar to cinnamon and has a cocoa nutty taste. We recommend blending it into your morning smoothie, adding it to a acai bowl or mixing it in with tea. Just in time for Valentine’s day, try this dessert to get your love’s juices flowing!
Maca Love Jar
2 cups chocolate coconut milk
1 cup frozen pureed acai
1 frozen banana
¼ cup of cocoa nibs
2 tablespoons of Maca powder
Blend milk, fruit and maca together until creamy
Pour into two separate mason jars and place in the freezer for a few hours
Remove jars and top one side with cocoa nibs and the other side with coconut
Sick a straw in and enjoy !