Maca Shot Shake and the Benefits of Maca

maca and benefits of maca

Do you need that extra boost of energy to help you get through your lengthy to-do list?

This healthy and tasty shake is something that you can easily make to combat your low enegy levels. I’ve actually added Maca into this shake and trust me, if you’re not too familiar with it, you’d be surprised with the benefits of Maca.

What is Maca?

Maca is considered a superfood. It comes from a root that belongs in the radish family that was traditionally grown in the mountains of Peru. It’s usually available in powder form after it’s harvested and ground. Not known to everyone, this root is rich in nutrients. To name a few, it has:

  • Calcium (even higher than the level of calcium found in milk)
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Phosporus

It is high in phytonutrients and it contains essential amino acids. Given the number of nutrients present in this one type of root, you can imagine the benefits of Maca that you can reap by adding this on to your shake.

Benefits of Maca

Maca Powder (Flour)

So, what other benefits of maca that you can get aside from the vitamins and minerals?

1. Maca can help if you have hormonal imbalances. This is especially useful if you are experiencing PMS, menaopause or if you are diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

2. It improves your mood and can help fight anxiety or depression.

3. It’s an awesome energy & stamina booster!

Ok, so let’s get right into how to make our Maca Shot Shake.

Ingredients:

  • 5g Maca Powder
  • 100g banana (1 large banana)
  • 25g protein powder (1 scoop)
  • 250ml almond milk (1 cup)

Just add all the ingredients to the blender and you are ready to go.

Macros per Shake: Calories 239.8, Carbohydrate 29.6g, Sugar 20.6g, Fibre 5.3g, Protein 22.6g, Fat 4.6g

(Macros based on organic whey isolate protein powder. Values will vary depending on the protein powder used.)

Loving the benefits of maca and want more recipes?

Try our delicous Maca Choc Truffles.

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