I love me a green smoothie as much as any other basic health-conscious homie. But lately, I’ve been obsessed with this dessert-like smoothie.
The recipe for this smoothie was inspired by my deep love for chocolate and deep need to get my skin back to health.
I’ve always had relatively clear skin. So much so that all my friends would question as to how I kept it that clear. It was a physical feature I was always proud of.
Over the past few months, I started getting awful breakouts around my jaw area and only discovered this was hormonal acne quite recently. Since this discovery, I’ve been trying everything to balance my hormones naturally.
Luckily, I work for an online holistic herbs & supplement store so I knew all about maca and its amazing benefits for hormonal and sexual health. But, in case you’re not aware of this sweet-earthy flavored plant, here are some basic facts:
- there are different colours (yes, this is how I spell colours – I am Canadian)
- Yellow – for women
- Red – for men
- Black – for all
- considered an adaptogen that helps the body deal with stress
- contains compounds that mimic the biological actions of cannabinoids
- great for:
- hormone imbalance
- menstrual problems
- menopause symptoms
- improving fertility
- sexual dysfunction
Now that we’re all aware of the power of maca, here is the smoothie recipe you came here for:
- 1 banana (better if frozen)
- 1 date
- 1 cup of plant milk (I use soy)
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 tbsp. maca powder
- 1 tbsp. cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- sprinkle of cinnamon to taste
- 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
- 2 ice cubes (optional)
- lots of love!
Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do!