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Did you know that Maca is a food that is grown at the highest altitude in the World? Maca is a root herb/cruciferous vegetable that is originally grown high in the Peruvian Andes Mountains and is considered to be a Super Food.

It is extremely nutrient dense filled with Vitamins B1, B2, C and E and rich in minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sulfur, iron, copper, iodine, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica. It contains 20 amino acids, 7 essential amino acids and almost 60 phytochemicals!

Why should you eat Maca?

  • Increased energy, endurance and strength
  • Immune System Support (Adapt genic properties)
  • Improved brain function
  • Stress Support
  • Balancing Hormones and enhances Libido & Fertility
  • Thyroid Support
  • Athletic Support
  • Longevity

 

How do you use it?

If you’re a Horlicks lover, then Maca is a Super Food/healthier essential for you! It tastes malty, just like Horlicks and it provides energy  so is great to use in your smoothies, plus it is a great addition to desserts and treats. Pair it with Cacao for a delicious combo! It is ideal for a smoothie booster ingredient.

You can have 1-8 teaspoons per day to start.

Superfoods Maple and Maca Ice Cream

(Makes 1L)

Ingredients:

500ml Water & Ice Cubes

1 ½ Bananas, frozen

1 ½ TBs Maca

¾ Cup Cashews

6 Dates

Pinch of Salt

½ tsp. Vanilla Extract

Method:

Blend all ingredients together excluding Maple Syrup. Pour into a container (suitable for freezing), stir in the maple syrup and Freeze.

Stir the ice cream (by hand) after 2-3 hours and put it back in the freezer. (Especially if you don’t own an ice cream maker).

 

Recipe and information is courtesy of Soaring Free Superfoods and Rawlicious

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