What is Maca?
Maca is a type of cruciferous vegetable native to the Andes of Peru that’s been revered for its medicinal properties for years. It’s also an adaptogenic herb that helps your adrenal system balance your hormones. Due to it’s ability to increase energy, stamina, and libido it’s been dubbed “The Peruvian Ginseng.” It’s rich in antioxidants like glutathione and acts a natural antioxidant. Studies show that it may help fight chronic disease and neurological damage.
I found this recipe on the back of Trader Joe’s Maca Root Powder = )
- 1-2 Tbsp Maca Powder
- 1 Cup of pre-soaked & rinsed raw cashews or raw macadamia nuts
- 1 Cup of pitted Medjool dates
- ½ Cup shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
- If mixture is too crumbly to roll into balls, add 1 tsp of water a time.
- Roll mixture into small balls & store in the fridge or freezer.
- I’ve made this several times now and have never had to add in any water.
- Pre-soak your cashews for at least 4 hours and rinse them.
- You can soften up the dates by pre-soaking them in water for 20 minutes. It makes it easier for your food processor to blend them.
- You can store in the fridge for about a week. For longer storage use the freezer.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.
Information in this posting is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications.