Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MAD ABOUT MACA

I am completely mad about Maca and have it every morning in my brekkie.
Maca is a root that belongs to the radish family and is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.”  It is abundant in amino acids, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, vitamins (B1, B2, C & E) & minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, sodium & iron). Maca has so many benefits but here are a few:
  • Helps increase energy & stamina and oxygenate the blood
  • Strengthens the body and increases stamina
  • Helps us deal with stress
  • Helps balance hormones naturally
  • Helps increase sexual libido and male fertility
  • Helps us sleep and can cure insomnia
Creative Nature Superfoods knew about my love for Maca and kindly sent me some of theirs to try.  Here are a few of my favourite breakfast recipes I made using their deliciously creamy organic Maca powder

MACA & COCONUT PORRIDGE WITH A MACA, BARLEY AND CHICORY HEMP MILK LATTE 

Maca & Coconut porridge - Serves  1
 - 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of oats 
 - 5 tablespoons of coconut milk
 - 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of Creative Nature Maca Powder
 - blueberries and almond as a topping 

This is SO easy and SO quick to make.  All you need to do is pour the oats, water and coconut milk in a saucepan and slowly heat for about 6 - 8 minutes (or until all the liquid has been absorbed).  Then stir in the almond butter, coconut oil and maca powder, pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings!

Maca, barley and chicory hemp latte - Serves 1
 - 1 teaspoon of Creative Nature Maca Powder
 - 1 teaspoon of Barley & Chicory powder (a great coffee alternative)
- 1 cup of hemp milk (almond milk is also yummy)

Place the Maca and Barley & Chicory into a cup and stir together.  Heat up the hemp milk and pour into the cup and stir well.

OVERNIGHT CHIA OATS WITH MACA & POMEGRANATE 


Serves 1
 - 3 teaspoons of chia seeds
 - 3 tablespoons of oats
4 tablespoons of coconut milk/hemp milk/oat milk/almond milk (all are delicious)
 - 2 tablespoons of organic natural yogurt or dairy free coyo yogurt 
 - 1 teaspoon of Creative Nature Maca Powder
 - handful of pomegranate seeds

Again, this is unbelievably simple to make.  Simply put all the ingredients into a cup, stir well and leave to soak overnight (or 3-4 hours).  Then sprinkle the pomegranate seeds ontop.  I sometimes add other fruit like blueberries, banana or mango and some super seeds too - my favourite are Punch Foods Raw Cocoa boost.

BON APPETIT!! XXXXX

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this Chloe!

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  2. Thank you for posting the great content…I was looking for something like this…I found it quiet interesting, hopefully you will keep posting such blogs….Keep sharing. brad king maca

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  3. Organic raw maca powder is natural and high nutrition food with great taste. It is a fat free food. It is a great source of vitamin C. In addition to this it has many health benefits.

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  4. thanks for your info about maca, because i want to try new products contain maca, its maxiboost

    regards

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