Saturday 13 February 2016

Maca & Raspberry Smoothie for Valentine's Day

Hand on my heart, this smoothie is one of the nicest recipes I've posted. It's thick and creamy and so sweet it feels like you're having a dessert.

The superfood in this bad boy is Maca. Maca has so say been linked to an increased libido, which is why I picked it for Valentine's weekend, you cheeky so and so. All in all, there have been studies that suggested an enhanced libido but most of these studies have been small, and so scientists say more research is needed.

You can read more about the benefits of Maca here, here and in the Wall Street journal here. In a nutshell, it's an ancient root veg that survives way up high in the Andes. It's a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamin, iron, calcium and zinc. It's a great source for energy, stamina and fertility.

...and it tastes great. It's got a malty, sweet smell and is a warm caramel colour. What's more you can whip this up in a matter of minutes for breakfast or a sweet snack.

You'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder (I use Naturya)
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • 100ml almond milk (or more if you want it less thick)
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 handful frozen raspberries 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.

ENJOY! I was lucky enough for this recipe to be picked up by Furniture at Work's Elevenses in the Office eBook - you can download it for free here :)


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