21 Apr Maca Coco Latte
Maca is a very unique superfood that supports hormone function/balancing, regulates mood, improves energy, increases libido, ramps up immune function and helps with concentration and focus. If that isn’t enough, it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids AND tastes great!
It’s derived from a root, grown in South America (Peru). It’s slightly sweet with a nutty flavour and would be a great addition to your diet to help support your health, overall. While it’s sweet naturally, it has a very low glycemic load (it won’t jolt your blood sugar up quickly).
Here in this recipe, I’ve used maca in a latte, but it is very versatile. Most people use it in smoothies. I find it pairs well with chocolate, if that’s your thing.
Personally and professionally, I’d much rather see my clients eating foods in their natural state, like this one rather than having to take swallow pills, even if they’re natural supplements. This one root will work wonders in so many ways if you can incorporate it in to your diet.
What you need
1 tsp maca
1 tsp cacao
1/2 tsp lucuma (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1 c boiling water
1/2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp Cashew cream (not milk but I’m sure that’d be fine too)
What you do
Blend it all together, baby! Make it frothy by blending or mix all ingredients together well in a pot on the stove top.
* To make your own cashew cream, just soak equal parts of water to equal parts cashews overnight and blend in the morning to make a thick, yummy, preservative-free cream. I generally use 1 cup of cashews and use it during the week. If you prefer it more milky, just add more water. You can also add a natural sweetener like maple syrup and vanilla if you want to make it a sweetened milk. Personally, I don’t because I add a sweetener if necessary to the drink I’m putting the cashew cream in.
Cheers to good health and happy hormones!