Some mornings are more difficult than others and require an extra push to get going. Thankfully, that push can be given by a healthy, energizing breakfast!
This smoothie recipe is more than just a healthy breakfast; it’s also an energizing drink.
Chock-full of healthy, wholesome ingredients, the energy punch in this smoothie comes from maca, a powdered root that belongs to the cruciferous family.
Maca is considered to be an “adaptogen”, which means that it helps the body to naturally adapt to life’s stressors such as a busy schedule, illness, demanding job, etc. Maca has been found to provide energy making people feel more “alive”, while also helping to restore hormone balance and “feel good” endorphins.
Energizing Maca Breakfast Smoothie
Vegan and gluten-free
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 banana
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender
- Blend on high until smooth
- Add more ice as needed
Adding Maca To Your Diet
Maca is easily added into your daily diet in a variety ways.
The powder can be stirred into oatmeal or pudding, mixed into raw treats or cookies, and even used as a hot chocolate or coffee alternative.
Another alternative is adding maca to a smoothie to be used as a meal or a snack.
Whether you are simply looking for a delicious breakfast or wanting an energy boost to start your day, this energizing maca breakfast smoothie is the way to go!
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