This refreshing and delicious endocrine-enhancing smoothie is bursting with beneficial nutrients that will get your day started and keep you going until lunch!
1/2 cup pure water or organic green or white tea (cooled)
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
1 scoop pure whey protein or vegan protein powder (no soy, no sugar)
1 t Maca root* powder (gelatinized)
1 T ground flax seeds
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen banana chunks
1 small handful fresh mint
1 large handful fresh organic baby greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard, etc.)
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt (optional)
Add all ingredients (except protein powder) to blender and process until smooth. Add protein powder and process briefly until combined with rest of ingredients. Enjoy! Makes 1 serving
*Maca is a root plant that is native to Peru and well known for its powerful, hormone-balancing properties. Although maca does not affect the hormones directly, it has hormone-balancing effects by providing nutrients to the body, which are used by the endocrine system. It’s qualities help alleviate a range of stressors including fatigue, anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep issues. Some of it’s other benefits include regulating mood swings, increasing libido, energy enhancement, improved fertility and enhanced mental clarity and focus.