since having the "super ex" smoothie at organic lives, i have become convinced that maca is one of my favourite things. when i am feeling BLEH or hungry or not in the mood for ANYTHING, i have maca in my smoothie (often with cacao and frozen banana) and i'm SET. i am happy and ready to go! i'm not the only one this happens to either, i swear!
so perhaps it's best that i list some things that david wolfe shares about maca, also known as peruvian ginseng...
this root is known to improve the following conditions:
- chronic fatigue
- infertility and sterility in humans and livestock
- lack of libido
- menopausal symptoms
- menstrual discomfort and disorders
- poor memory
- stomach cancer
- stress tension
pretty good, huh?
maca is great with cacao and it's also great in salad dressings and broths... it has a slightly malted flavour, kind of coffee-ish to me sometimes (though i don't drink coffee, i only know the smell). this root's powder is a great emulsifier: it can draw fats/oils together with starches/sugars in a beverage or dessert.
the recommended amount to have daily is two heaping tablespoons and it's recommended you take one week off per month of consistent use to keep it working nicely for you!
i generally seem to have a smoothie (with maca!) thursday mornings - seems to be the day i enjoy the boost the most!