Given today is officially the end of Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere – boo hoo hoo 🙁 how about a little fake snow (don’t panic, it’s just coconut) and some hormone balancing maca with Smooth Mama’s Cocomaca Smoothie – just the ticket to get you in the ‘right mood’ for winter…
The Snow… Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Coconut milk is lactose free so it’s a great milk substitute for those with lactose intolerance, like moi!
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 pkt frozen coconut pellets (you can get these in Tesco appaz)
- 1 small banana
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 tsp maca powder
- sprinkle of desiccated coconut for your faux snow
The Hormones… Maca is a cruciferous root vegetable from the same family as broccoli, radish and watercress and, is grown in the high Andean mountains of Peru. It tastes slightly malty (think of Ovaltine or Milo) but is also earthy and a bit sweet all at the same time.
It contains vitamins B, C and E; calcium, potassium, iron, iodine, zinc, magnesium and 19 amino acids and, has been shown to be effective in improving sexual function by boosting libido and increasing endurance 😉 It’s also prescribed by complimentary healthy practitioners for the relief of both menstrual and menopausal symptoms, including poor mood and anxiety 🙂 Consumption of maca is thought to increase both mental and physical energy levels and, with all those nutrients it’s said to be very beneficial for overall health generally.
Get blending beeyoutees!