I was recently exposed to Maca Powder, a ‘superfood’ that grows at high altitudes. It has been linked to increasing energy levels and balancing hormones just to name a couple of perks to the flavour, which is why I enjoy adding it to my smoothies. To me, maca powder has a rich nutty flavour, but it can be an acquired taste (Erin isn’t a fan, but I love it). It’s my new favourite smoothie add-on :). Read on for the full recipe and the brands of the powders I use. (more…)
The colour and taste of this smoothie was unbelievable, my mouth was stained for part of the morning, but it was worth it. I recently got a juicer and beets are one of my favourite things to juice because of their earthy and sweet flavour. Not to mention that beet juice packs a big nutritional punch. Some of the cited health benefits of beet juice include:
Increased stamina or energy because of it’s high concentration of natural nitrates. Nitrates help increase blood flow in your body.
Lowered blood pressure
Decreases inflammation in the body because it’s a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
It’s ability to detox the liver
…And the list goes on, but just as a reminder, if you’re not going to drink this smoothie for it’s health benefits, you can still drink it for it’s delicious taste.