1 tablespoon Maca powder
1 tablespoon Cacao powder or nibs (if you like a crunchy taste)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/3 cup of almond or hemp milk
1 scoop Whey or Vegan Protein powder
1 cup ice
Blend the ingredients together and VOILA! You can use less liquid if you prefer your smoothie thicker. I drink this smoothie after workouts (my favorite!)
– the protein and banana help with a quicker recovery. Maca and cocoa are superfoods that have many benefits. To name a few….
• Maca has been actually been linked to decrease depression, reduce anxiety, regulate hormones, increase libido and fertility, and improve stamina and athletic performance.
• Cacao contains over 300 chemical compounds (essential fatty acids, magnesium, protein, calcium etc..) and ton of antioxidants- nearly 20 times that of blueberries! It has also been linked to improving mood by raising serotonin levels.