|Source: Danielle Arsenault Raw Food Chef/Author and Owner of PachaVega|
|Prep time: 10 minutes|
What is Maca?
It comes from the Peruvian Andes of South America/ It has 20 amino acids 7 essential and Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E. It ccontains important minerals such as calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, tin and zinc. Maca is Hormone balancing, building muscle, increases stamina, oxygen in blood, neurotransmitter production and libido.
*This recipe comes from my participation in the 200 hour Raw Food Educator Program at Raw Foundation in Vancouver, BC. This recipe comes from the Superfoods Series we created together as a group of students. Upon completing this course, I became a certified Whole Foods Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach.
Blend all in a Vitamix or other high speed blender for at least one minute until the shake becomes frothy!
Benefits of Maca- Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root plant consumed as a food and for medicinal purposes. Maca is also known as "Peruvian ginseng" (despite the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng family), because it is used as a folk remedy to increase stamina, energy, and sexual function. It is typically taken as a pill or liquid extract or as powdered maca root. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/maca.htm